Holiday Gear Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast

December 11, 2018

It's that time of the year.

Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling, and we are getting closer to our annual visit from the man in the red suit.

Still looking for the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? Look no further than WaterLily USB and some other great gear to pair with it in this gift guide for the camper, hiker or adventurer on your list!

WaterLily USB

"Super useful for charging overnight. Solar isn't a viable option in my area so this works nicely."

- Amazon Customer Review -

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If you haven’t picked up a WaterLily, there’s never been a better time to do so. The WaterLily USB allows you to recharge your devices using water or wind so that you never have to worry about your battery levels while you are exploring the great outdoors. The WaterLily USB is great for powering your smartphones, battery banks, cameras, camp lights, speakers, GPS, and more!

Providing up to 15 watts of power, the WaterLily allows you to capture nature's energy at any time, not just when the sun is shining. You can set up your WaterLily to capture energy while you sleep and then run your devices all day long. It’s durable, shockproof housing and weatherproof design ensures that you can take your unit on any adventure without worry, and best of all, it fits right in your backpack!

Optional accessories include an emergency hand crank and a custom dry bag that protects your devices from the elements. For powering your devices on the go, the WaterLily USB is a must for the outdoor enthusiast on your shopping list.

Anker PowerCore Lite 10000

"PowerCore Lite 10000mAh Power Bank is the perfect one to bring along with you whenever and wherever you go to "

- Amazon Customer Review -

A good power pack is an essential item for any tech savvy adventurer. The new PowerCore Lite 10000 from Anker makes storing the energy created from your WaterLily a breeze. Simply plug it in and let it charge to keep all of your devices powered when you need them.

The PowerCore Lite 10000 is incredibly slim and lightweight for its capacity which is rated at 10000 mAh / 37 wh. Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies combine to ensure the fastest possible charge up to 2.4 amps. This makes the PowerCore Lite 10000 the perfect companion for WaterLily turbines.

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Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

"I'm an average music listener, and I think it sounds amazing. Has a big bass too compared to what you would expect"

- Amazon Customer Review -

When it comes to fun in the great outdoors, a good speaker is a must for the gadget savvy people on your shopping list. The Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth speaker packs a powerful punch in a pint-sized package that is rugged enough to take on any adventure.

Featuring a high quality silicone rubber exterior, this speaker is designed to go where you go. It is completely waterproof and the tear resistant strap is designed to strap on to your backpack, bike, or just about anything else you can think of, without having to worry about it breaking.

The Soundlink Micro also works with the Bose Connect app and can be linked with another Soundlink Micro in “Party Mode” when you need to get even louder. Best of all, you can power the Soundlink Micro with your WaterLily, making them the perfect team for all of your outdoor adventures.

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Aftershokz AS600 Headphones

"Very good product, maybe the best in this price range, good microphone."

- Amazon Customer Review -

We all love to listen to music when we are hitting the trails or waterways, but a big concern for many outdoor enthusiasts is losing their ability to hear what is going on around them while they are cranking the tunes. Fortunately, the Trekz Air from After Shokz offers an innovative solution that allows you to listen to your favourite songs without sacrificing awareness of the world around you.

Trekz Air are “open ear” headphones that feature bone conduction technology that delivers sound directly through your cheekbones instead of your ears. This allows the user to freely hear what is going on around them without sacrificing the quality of their music.

Made of durable and lightweight titanium, they are comfortable to wear and you won’t have to worry about them breaking if you drop them on the trail. In terms of sound quality, they may not perform as well as your old Beats headphones, but for active users who need to be aware of their surroundings, they offer a great compromise. The Trekz Air charges via USB which means you can use them all day and then recharge with your WaterLily at night!

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Lume Cube Lighting Kit for Smartphones

"I love the form factor of the light, its power, and battery life (suitable for most purposes)."

- Amazon Customer Review -

Video or it didn’t happen? No problem. With the Lume Cube Lighting Kit for Smartphones, you can get that perfectly lit photo or video with ease. Compatible with both iPhone and Android devices, the Lume Cube Lighting Kit is a great addition to your backpack.

The Lume Cube Lighting Kit for Smartphones features a 1500 daylight balanced lumen LED that can be increased in 10% increments from 1% - 100% to ensure that you get the exact lighting you need, when you need it. It connects via bluetooth to your smartphone app and is waterproof up to 100 feet. It also features an adjustable clip to fit any smartphone and includes female ¼” 20 tripod mounts on the bottom and back so that you can get the angles you need.

Whether you are filming an outdoor video, livestreaming to social media, capturing video/photo content for your next marketing project, or video chatting with the kids at home, the Lume Cube Lighting Kit for Smartphones does it all. Best of all, you can use it with your WaterLily to ensure that it is charged and ready to go when you are.

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SOLOSHOT 3 with Optic 65 Camera

"I found the set up to be easier than expected. We used this for filming water sports in Muskoka and the product was amazing."

- Amazon Customer Review -

There are a ton of great choices available when it comes to camera options for recording your outdoor pursuits, but one of the coolest gadgets currently on the market is the SOLOSHOT 3. Essentially, the SOLOSHOT 3 is a robotic camera system that is designed to get you the shots you want without having to hire a camera operator to follow you wherever you go. The technology uses a waterproof/shockproof tag that the subject wears and the SOLOSHOT 3 will follow the movement of the tag for up to 2000 feet.

The system offers a couple of different camera options that clip directly onto the SOLOSHOT 3 base. While the Optic25 camera is a solid option, if you want to get the most out of your SOLOSHOT, the Optic65 is the way to go. With 65x optical zoom and a 1/2.3” backside illuminated CMOS sensor, the Optic65 can shoot in 4k at 30fps, 1080p up to 60fps, and 720p up to 240fps for slow motion playback.

Unlike previous generations of SOLOSHOT systems, no calibration is required, and it can be moved at anytime and it will continue to automatically track the subject. The system can be controlled using a built-in touchscreen display or remotely via your smartphone or tablet. The SOLOSHOT3 Base is powered using a built-in 6,600mAh lithium-ion battery that provides around 3.5 hours of continuous use. For added convenience, the Optic65 camera draws power from the same battery. The Tag uses a built-in 550mAh battery that lasts around 3.5 hours and can be re-charged by attaching to an accessory port found on the front of the Base. And of course, for adventurers on the go, you can use your WaterLily to ensure you always have the power you need to get that perfect shot!

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