Any triathlon or multisport competitor would be familiar with the Garmin Forerunner series. Recently, Garmin introduced the new Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch. It’s slimmer than the previous Forerunner 305 and Forerunner 310 XT and it’s equipped with new modes and features.
The Garmin Forerunner 910XT is basically a GPS watch. It’s programmed to record details such as your speed and time. The Forerunner 910XT will store the information and you can later upload it into the Garmin Connect. Once uploaded, you can use the Garmin Connect software to analyze the data from your workout. This software comes for free with the purchase of the watch.
One new feature of the Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS watch that the other models don’t have is the Run/Walk function. This function allows you to achieve a consistent pace and speed. The Garmin Forerunner 910XT also allows you to create alerts for time, distance, and calories.
For the cyclist, you will love the Forerunner 910XT with the ability to customize its settings for five different or separate bicycles. The Forerunner 910XT watch can be worn either on your wrist or on the bike mount quick-release system so that you can monitor your data easily.
Swimmers would appreciate the FR 910 XT because this model supports lap swimming. It can record speed and number of strokes a swimmer takes for each lap. The FR 910 XT can recognize several swimming styles such as the freestyle, butterfly, and combination. If you have your own style of swimming, the FR 910 XT will record it as Unknown.
For all active sports enthusiasts, you’ll appreciate the back light feature of the Garmin Forerunner 910XT. When activated, the screen will illuminate for 15 seconds and power down again. There is also a model equipped with a premium heart rate monitor to provide additional useful data for your workout and training.
Suggested retail is $399.99, available in stores Feb 2012. Place your order now at Amazon to reserve your Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch.
Everybody loves good music with good audio quality. Your iPhone may produce a good-enough sound quality for casual listening. But as an avid music lover, you may prefer a higher quality sound system for your iPhone (and iPod too), and there are situations where you may want to pump up the volume. What you’re looking for is the Fluance FiSDK500 iPhone speaker dock.
Fluance is associated with high-end quality and the Fluance FiSDK500 iPhone Speaker Doc does not disappoint, offering you a high quality speaker system matching a home theatre system. It comes with many high-end features such as two full-range woofers, an audio grade wood cabinet, ultra high-end tweeters, composite input and output jacks and a built in amplifier. At the same time, to live up to their home theatre system image, this speaker has a piano black glossy finish, to highlight the exclusive quality and workmanship.
There are several advantages of this iPhone and iPod speaker dock. First, a remote control is included. With the remote control, it’s much easier for you to make changes to the speaker settings to suit your preferences. Also, the audio functionality is designed to emulate that of a home theatre system. For example, the unit remains in standby mode when you power it down, very consumer friendly.
A few things to watch out for, keep in mind that the Fluance FiSDK500 iPhone Speaker Doc does not run on battery, so this is not a portable unit. The high-end speaker system requires the AC/DC power to operate the higher powered audio amplifiers. It’s also been reported that you can experience a bit of audio distortion at really high volume. But at the majority of the output range, the sound quality is outstanding, distortion free and clean.
Despite a few of these shortcomings, overall, the Fluance FiSDK500 iPhone Speaker Doc is a great quality speaker system, and for under $200, it comes in at a good price compared to other comparable systems that can cost much more.
Apple’s iPad 2, despite all of its incredible features, is not exactly an ideal device for typing. Especially if you need to type longer documents and you don’t have all day to navigate the virtual keyboard. This is precisely why you’ll want to get your hands on the new Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad, a physical wireless Bluetooth keyboard that facilitates your typing on your iPad 2 and can be stored efficiently when not in use.
The new Logitech Fold-Up keyboard for iPad 2 comes in black color and is made of a light durable plastic. It can be separated into two sections for compact storage when not in use, and easily reassembles into a single keyboard unit when you’re ready to use it. When you’re finished using the keyboard, you simply tuck the keyboard under your iPad. Think of of this wireless keyboard as a handy combination of a portable keyboard and a storage case for your iPad 2.
Even handier, the keyboard acts like a stand for your iPad so that your iPad can be tilted as you are typing. It virtually transforms your iPad into a mini laptop. An internal rechargeable battery that also includes a USB module for recharging powers the Logitech Fold-Up keyboard. And connecting to your iPad 2 couldn’t be easier using the Bluetooth wireless interface provided by the keyboard. With the convenient Bluetooth feature you won’t need any wires or cables to connect the keyboard to you iPad 2.
And this is a quality keyboard as you would expect from Logitech. Comfortable and responsive to your touch, one user reported that she was able to type 91 words per minute using the Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2.
The Logitech Fold-Up Wireless Keyboard for your iPad 2 may be the ultimate accessory you’ve been looking for to finally complete your iPad 2 and make an already truly wonderful device absolutely perfect!
The premise of a great portable video camera is your ability to capture great moments and memories where ever you go. And now with the Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera, that includes underwater too! And portability means a small and light weight form factor. The Kodak Playfull is certainly compact enough, just 94mm x 56mm x 12.7 mm in size and this little gem weighs a mere 85 grams. It’s literally a credit card sized video camera. Amazing!
The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera can withstand a depth of 10 feet underwater. The video camera is also sturdy and shock resistant and can survive a 5 foot drop onto plywood without sustaining any damage. The Kodak Playfull camera’s waterproof construction is certified to an IPX8 level which means that the device has to withstand being continuously submerged to at least one meter or 3 feet of water. The camera is also equipped with a white balance mode that adjusts for proper color balance underwater.
The focal length of the lens is 35mm and its maximum aperture is F/2.4 which also features a 2x digital zoom. The remarkably compact camera is equipped with an 18MB internal memory and can hold up to 32GB of storage with a standard SD memory card. That’s equivalent to thousands of pictures and hours of HD video that can be captured at 30 frames per second. It has a resolution of 1 Megapixel and has a USB as well as a HDMI port that enables you to watch what you’ve just recorded. It’s as simple as that.
The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera provides a convenient LCD display on the back of the device for easy monitoring and playback, and includes its own miniature speaker and microphone. Tons of fun and sweet memories with the Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Video Camera. And an affordable low price too!
If you’re the type of person who tends to forget to charge your electronic devices like MP3 Players and cell phones, no more worries with the Powerbag Backpack. With its built in 3000mAh battery and three charging cables, the Powerbag Backpack lets you charge your devices on the go. When you’re driving in your car, it might be easy to resort to charging your devices in the car but if you’re on the train or bus, you have time on your hands with no convenient way to charge up your devices.
The unique capability of the Powerbag Backpack is that it can recharge your devices on the go, but it’s also a great backpack with plenty of room. On the back there’s a pocket where you can fit a laptop as big as 16 inches. The second largest section of the bag consists of various pockets where you can place your iPad, a small tablet and the small 3000mAh battery.
Take a Powerbag Backpack Tour
It’s fully convenient and at the side of the bag there is a double ended micro or mini USB plug and a 30-pin plug that’s suitable for all iOS devices. When you power up the battery by hitting the Powerbag button, 4 LED lights will illuminate and indicate the remaining charge of the battery. Your fully charged phone or MP3 player will be automatically disengaged by the charging circuit to avoid accidentally draining your devices. Testing indicated that a 10% – 15% charged iPhone was able to re-charge 3.5 times to full capacity by the Powerbag Backpack.
Now we think you’ll agree, this is a pretty useful idea. After all, if you already carry a backpack, now you can keep your devices charged while you carry them around and that’s a great added benefit.