Gadgets for the Guru
Ultimate Ears Boom (UE Boom)
The UE Boom portable bluetooth speaker is great for every occasion. With a water and stain resistant acoustic skin, the UE Boom is perfect for the beach and pool party. Its cylindrical shape allows for a 360-degree sound output. A subsidiary of Logitech, the UE Boom is able to provide high quality music with a sleek beautiful design. The UE Boom is 7.1 inches tall and weighs 538 grams. You can enjoy 15 hours of playback on one charge and users can pair two speakers together using the UE Boom app for iOS and Android devices for stereo output.
*AZTB received a review unit of the UE Boom. The team loves the sound quality of the speaker, it is exceptionally loud for its size and the large volume buttons on the speaker is a plus.
$199.99 Available in 6 colors ultimateears.com
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Sir Lancelot’s Armor Holy Grail Screen Protectors
Do you have a screen protector on your devices but still manage to crack your screen? You might need a bulletproof screen protector. The Holy Grail Series by Sir Lancelot’s Armor is made of tempered bulletproof glass. It is ranked number nine on the Mohs scale of hardness– with only a diamond ranking higher. This line of screen protectors are impact and scratch resistant. It is 100% bubble-proof and reusable. The Holy Grail screen protectors are currently available for Apple (iPhone, iPads and Minis), certain LG and Samsung smartphones.
Pricing ranges from $30.99 to $54.99 sirlancelotsarmor.com
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Love your GoPro and your action-filled adventures but hate the shaky videos produced? The Steadicam Curve allows users to shoot shake-free with its stabilization technology. It can also lock the camera to frame while you are on your adventures. Weighing only 0.5 pounds, the Steadicam Curve has a compact handle that folds and fits in your back pocket. The Steadicam Curve is compatible with GoPro Hero HD, Hero 2, Hero 3 with GoPro LCD in the BacPac compatible housing.
$99.95 Available in 4 colors steadicamcurve.com
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The fēnix 2 training watch by Garmin includes all the necessary features for the athlete and outdoor lovers. With a GPS Navigator and worldwide based map, you don’t have to worry about getting lost. The watch marks up to 1,000 waypoints and stores up to 10,000 track points. It is also equipped with an altimeter, barometer, and a 3-axis compass. From running, climbing, riding, hiking, skiing to swimming, fēnix 2 provides users real-time feedback on their progress and helps them achieve their training goals.
There are dedicated training modes like swim and ski modes to collect data and gauge efficiency. It can also help you be a better runner with its advanced running dynamics. The fēnix 2 is scratch-resistant and waterproof up to 50 meters. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 50 hours in GPS mode and up to five weeks in watch mode.