That special someone on your Holiday Wish List spends most of the year chained to the office desk. You know that once that long awaited vacation time comes around, the great outdoors is the only recreation that will do. When it comes to the perfect gift, your weekend traveler needs high-tech that works on the go. Here is a Wish List that just may help:
First, you get the master of doing it all on the move – the Apple iPad. When it comes to getting out-and-about, this super-trendy, lightweight, touch-controlled tablet device comes fully loaded. Having a 10-inch screen, the iPad is the perfect size for reading anything – from your favorite newspaper article to that important PDF guidebook that you need to review on the run!
Taking advantage of the built-in Wi-Fi (or 3G on some models) puts fast-loading, full internet pages right in your hands. No need to run home or sprint back to the office. Using the on-screen QWERTY keyboard, you can write that email and send it off while drinking a coffee at your favorite café.
Second on our list is really going to take you back to the great outdoors. The Garmin ETREX Vista HCX is as feature packed as you would expect from this globally recognized expert in outdoor adventure gear. The first thing you will encounter when you venture off the beaten path is that you just can’t get a reliable GPS reading from any basic GPS device because of the dense canopy of trees all around you. The HCX handles these geographical walls with a high-sensitivity chipset known as WAAS (Wide-Area Augmentation System) which delivers extremely precise accuracy. It also features audible alarms that warn you when you are traveling off course.
If you choose to venture off the beaten path, you may find yourself in some amazing places that have never been seen before. This is the best time to pull the Canon Powershot SX210 IS GOLD point and shoot camera out of your pocket and take that memory home with you. Just perfect for the rugged outdoors, this slim camera has a metal body and an advanced optical Image Stabilizer (IS) which intelligently adjusts for camera shake. The SX210 sports a 28mm wide-angle lens that takes pictures at 14.1 megapixel resolution. Add that to the Smart Auto software with Scene Detection Technology, that intelligently detects the scene and selects optimum settings for the camera from a list of options, and you will be taking some amazing photos of those never-before-seen vistas.
And when you finally set-up camp, make sure you have these along for any emergencies that might happen: