Update: See our newer post The Best Flashlights Of 2009 What are the most efficient flashlights available today? We think LED-based flashlights are the only ones worthy of consideration. LEDs will shine longer than other bulbs, and can withstand shocks and temperature extremes. The best LED flashlights incorporate bright, high-quality LEDs with regulatory circuits that… [Continue Reading]
This solar powered GPS unit was well reviewed by UberGizmo. GPS units are good match with solar, because they are always being used outdoors, usually during the daytime. The manufacturer says the solar panel increases the battery life by 8-30 hours. See the full review at UberGizmo.
The Toughbook computers by Panasonic are among the few consumer-oriented computers that are “ruggedized” to resist drops and the hazards of travel. Toughbooks have magnesium alloy cases and dent resistant lids. A shock-mounted hard drive insulates and protects data from the bumps and knocks of the road. Toughbooks also have good battery life, Panasonic says… [Continue Reading]
Most notebooks aren’t really built tough enough. They get scratched and break if you drop them. The Toughbook W2 has a lot going for it. It’s rugged (it has a magnesium alloy case & shock mounted hard drive), ultralight (2.8 lbs), thin (about 1.2"), has a long battery life (5-6 hrs), and is relatively inexpensive… [Continue Reading]