Here are a few tech accessories that have been introduced in the past year. LifeProof (www.lifeproof.com) waterproof rugged cases are starting to get built-in auxiliary batteries. This makes an iPhone (case currently available for the 6) a true 10 hour device under the most demanding conditions. We don’t know yet if they are developing for[…]
Our friend Brian Saunders of tabletEXgear has a few new products, illustrated in the video here. We have a few of his packs ourselves, and there’s nothing better for cruising.
Just ordered mine. We’ve been waiting for the mini version to come out. For those foresters who like chest packs, this is the one designed specifically for the purpose. $129.95 USD. I’ve spoken a couple times with Brian Saunders, the designer up in British Columbia, and he’s gone through several iterations with this, finally settling[…]
A former forester up in British Columbia, Brian Saunders, came up with a brilliant chest pack for tablets. He started off with an iPad-sized one, and we called him up right away to ask about an iPad Mini-sized variant. It took him but a few weeks to make a prototype, and it looks pretty nice.[…]
Tig’s Take: It handled the two-year-old during the pre-bedtime bath. There isn’t much worse it could be subjected to. I did notice that placing a sharp-cornered plastic box made a little mark in the rubbery screen protector. The box was only about half a pound in weight. I don’t so much mind the mark, but[…]
The Ipega waterproof iPad Mini case appears to work well, even passing the hand-it-to-your-two-year-old-in-the-bathtub test, which says something. If it can do that, it can handle forest inventories. It does not appear to be as hardy as a case as, say, the Otterbox Defender or the Griffin Survivor – both of which we’ve tested and[…]
We’ve relied on cases like the Lifeproof case for waterproofing in the past, but there’s a new technology out that infuses waterproofing throughout the electronics at a molecular level. You can see it at liquipel.com. We’re sending a couple units out there to get treated so we can beat them up and report on how[…]