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Head Gear

Adventures last longer with the ContourHD helmet camera.

Author Adam K. Raymond Photography John Lawton

Image – John Lawton

Skiing down a black-diamond slope takes all of 45 seconds, skydiving lasts about five minutes, and unless you’re touring France, bike rides rarely exceed a couple hours. But with the help of the ContourHD helmet camera, those experiences can last forever. The astonishingly light camera (4.3 ounces), which securely attaches to helmets, handlebars or, for the truly adventurous, heads, records everything you see in strikingly clear high definition. That way, when no one believes you jumped a bear on your snowboard, you’ll have proof.

ACTION PACKED
ContourHD / $250 / www.vholdr.com (Helmet not included)

OFF THE MAP

If you travel a lot and get lost even more, TomTom’s XXL 540S World Traveler and its maps of the U.S., Europe and Canada should be your new GPS. /$350 / www.tomtom.com

LAP IT UP

A compact netbook built out of aircraft-grade aluminum, the Nokia Booklet 3G gets online anywhere you can track down a cell phone signal. Perfect for those who enjoy the 24-hour workday. / $600 / www.nokia.com

PHONE HOME

Fans of Google’s Android operating system have been waiting for a phone that truly taps into its power. The Droid is that phone. / $200 / www.verizonwireless.com

WARM FRONT

As if the ridiculously soft tasar silk weren’t reason enough to get this scarf, each sale supports a tribal family in India for two weeks. Very warming. / $60 / www.organicadeluxe.com

A TOUCH OF CLASS

Knitted with specially made yarn, the fingertips of Dots Gloves allow you to work a touchscreen phone in frigid temperatures with no risk of frostbite. Still, texting and skiing is a bad idea. / $20 / www.dotsgloves.com

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