These models are the latest solar-powered chronographs from the high-performance Edifice lineup. The sporty designs of these motorsports concept timepieces are created using carbon fiber, an essential material for racing car applications, for their faces.
A solar-cell is used to generate electrical power from light, which is used to charge a battery. This eliminates any need to worry about the battery suddenly going dead, as long as the light is available. A full charge provides enough power for about five months of operation, even if there is no exposure to light.
Casio Men’s Edifice Quartz Watch with Stainless-Steel Strap, Silver, $136
New Inexpensive Sunglasses from Tifosi
Tifosi® adds some classic cool to the mix with the retro-inspired Swank sunglasses. Lightweight nylon frame in a medium fit. Square frames with rounded edges. Saddle bridge with rubber nose panels that don’t slip while you sweat. Integrated hinges for a seamless look. Logo hit at temples. Polycarbonate lenses are scratch-resistant and shatterproof. 100% UV protection. Soft case included. Tifosi Swank Sunglasses, $25
If you’re still rocking the good old iPhone 6S or the Samsung with an RCA connector, here is a pair of buds that will work even as you sweat out your work out. I still pine for the days before Bluetooth when I simply plugged in my buds, no waiting for the connection. Some things just work. EcoSurvivor IPX4 Sweat Resistant Earbuds with Mic, $14.60
Philips dual USB battery pack
This one has 5x More Power – With 10000mAh, this battery is more than 5x larger than your standard iPhone 8 battery, which ensures you have plenty of power when you need it. This one is indeed a doozy, with two different charging ports. If this had USB C, it would be a dream. PHILIPS 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger, Battery Pack, $19.99
H2Go Purifier Global
If you’re travels are going to take you somewhere in the serious boonies, you might need this. It is the best way to avoid getting Giardia, which is what happens when you drink contaminated water. This is not a cheap gadget but it’s worth every penny to avoid getting sick in the field.
This device weighs only 3.8 ounces (108 grams), fits in your pocket, and is very simple and easy to use. It will treat anywhere from 1 liter (1 quart) up to 20 liters (5 gallons) of water with just a couple button clicks. It automatically calculates the correct dose for the volume selected, so there is no dosing to calculate. It is inexpensive to purchase and virtually free to operate, with no maintenance, no spare parts, and no consumables (other than common salt), making it truly sustainable. Aqua Research H2Go Purifier Prime $99
Glamfields Travel adapter with USB outlets
This useful gadget gives us more of what we all crave–USB outlets to charge the batteries, phones and other gadgets we bring along on our trips. I even used this in my Canadian hotel room, where the plugs are the same as the US but the USB was very handy. This works in just about any country. Glamfields travel adapter worldwide all in one international power adapter $22.90
Humming Hemp Seeds, Good for You
Hemp is the new big thing. And here for any hemp lover, is the mother lode. These hemp hearts are full of good things. Grown in the Heart of America – these hemp hearts are Paleo and Vegan certified and alway Gluten-Free and non-GMO Flavor Profile: subtle earthy profile with a pleasant “nutty” taste and soft chewy texture.
These hemp hearts are always zero net carbs, high in protein, nutrient-dense and optimally balanced, boasting a 3:1 ratio Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, all nine essential amino acids, antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals, including iron. Humming Hemp, 12 Ounce Hemp Hearts, U.S. Grown Raw Hulled Hemp Seeds, Paleo and Vegan Certified $9.99
Here is a pretty useful device, that will take care of a lot of things at once!
FLPSDE’s Outer Chamber keeps up to 20 oz hot or cold for hours while the Inner Chamber stores up to 7 oz of snacks or personal items like keys or cash. Secure the Outer Chamber’s cap and flip to remove the Inner Chamber to use FLPSDE as a 30 oz cup. It is a bit hefty but it does all of these things, nicely made stainless steel with vacuum seal inside. FLPSDE Dual Chamber Water Bottle | Drink+Snack $34
Jump Start Your Car and a Lot More
This device is the Jumpstart, and it looks like a very thick flashlight, and indeed it is. But it’s a whole lot more.
Jump Starter – The JumpSmart can jump start up to an 8-cylinder, 5.0-liter engine with ease (up to 2.0L Diesel). Its powerful 37000 mWh high-grade Lithium-Polymer battery is compatible to jump-start with most cars, trucks, SUV’s, boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers, ATV’s, and more! Re-charge up to 1000 times.
Flashlight – Beyond its jump-start features, this 8W, 330 Lumen LED Flashlight has 4-Modes (High Beam, Low Beam, SOS & Strobe), and a 495-foot reach is a perfect tool for daily use, traveling, outdoor activities, and in emergency situations.
Power Bank – Use the patented SmartSpeed Technology to charge (1) USB device fast at 2.4 amps when you run out of power! Power up virtually any device, such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras, navigations units, and more. JumpSmart Portable Car Jump Starter $119.00
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Max Hartshorne has been the editor and publisher of GoNOMAD Travel in South Deerfield Mass since 2002. He worked for newspapers and other sales positions for 23 years until he finally got what he wanted and became the editor at GoNOMAD. He travels regularly, enjoys publishing new writers, and does exactly what he wants to do every day.