SHINY THINGS

STUFF WE WANT.

Skiing - - Focus -

1> OAK­LEY AIR­WAVE 1.5 GOG­GLES Pow­ered by Re­con In­stru­ments, the Air­wave 1.5 tracks GPS data, in­clud­ing speed, el­e­va­tion, and hang time. Plus, us­ing the strap-mounted re­mote in con­junc­tion with the in-gog­gle dis­play, you can con­trol your tunes via Blue­tooth, see who’s call­ing or tex­ting, and pin­point your lo­ca­tion on a map. The only thing miss­ing is an in­te­grated hel­met cam. [$650; oak­ley.com]

2> OUT­DOOR TECH PRI­VATES The Pri­vates fold to the size of a soft­ball, pro­duce great sound, and are Blue­tooth and cable com­pat­i­ble. They’re ideal for long flights when you’re switch­ing be­tween phone mu­sic and cheesy in-flight movies. Charge them via USB and con­trol func­tions us­ing a touch pad on the right ear­phone. [$100; out­doortech.com]

3> PETZL TIKKA RXP HEAD­LAMP From dawn pa­trols and hut trips to 12-hour rando races, the Tikka RXP is awe­some. Its “re­ac­tive light­ing” au­to­mat­i­cally ad­justs the beam from two to 215 lu­mens de­pend­ing on the set­ting. Look at a map and it’ll dim; look up the trail and it’ll blast. [$90; petzl.com] 4> NIKON AW1 CAM­ERA Nikon’s AW1 is the go-any­where, do-any­thing cam­era that’ll take a beat­ing and still shoot great pho­tos. It’s wa­ter­proof to 49 feet, freezeproof to 14 de­grees Fahren­heit, and drop­proof to 6.6 feet. It sports easy man­ual con­trols and is com­pat­i­ble with Nikkor in­ter­change­able lenses (sold sep­a­rately) that go from macro to hella-zoom. [$750; nikonusa.com]

5> GARMIN FENIX 2 WATCH If you bring only one shiny gad­get on a ski mis­sion, make it the Fenix 2. It records heart rate and all the stan­dard GPS data (in­clud­ing way­points), and you can up­load to the in­ter­web to track your ad­ven­ture. It wire­lessly con­nects to your phone to dis­play texts and can con­trol a Garmin hel­met cam (sold sep­a­rately).

[$400; garmin.com]

6> EAST­ERN COL­LEC­TIVE CA­BLES Steezy ca­bles: You didn’t know you needed them. East­ern Col­lec­tive makes mini-USB, mi­cro-USB, Light­ning, 30-pin, and aux­il­iary ca­bles, plus ear­buds. The ca­bles are durable, the ear­buds sound good, and they’re all eas­ier to find while dig­ging through your tan­gle. Plus, East­ern Col­lec­tive’s founder is a ski bum from Burling­ton who got started knit­ting bean­ies, gloves, hood­ies, and other freeski ap­parel.

[$14–$26; east­ern­col­lec­tive.com]

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