Make Your Fall Hike Even More Enjoyable with These Gadgets

It’s kind of sad that summer 2018 is already behind us – but being able to open the windows in our house and enjoy some cool, fresh air is really lovely! To make the transition into fall a little cheerier, and to take advantage of the gorgeous weather, why not treat yourself to one (or more!) of these terrific outdoor-friendly items?

The Lander Cairn XL Smart Lantern

Though the days are getting shorter, there’s no need for your hikes to be also! Keep leaf-peeping and exploring the trails well into the evening with this handy lantern. It’s waterproof, light-weight, and even gives you several colors of light to choose from. Read our review.

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The Casio Pro Trek Watch

When you’re enjoying the great outdoors, it’s a given that you want to know where you are and keep track of the time. But what about the weather? Is there a storm rolling in? How will you know when it’s time to pull out the poncho and head for shelter – preferably BEFORE you’re already soaking wet? This watch features an altimeter, a barometer, and a compass – so you’re constantly in-the-know about your elevation, any changes in air pressure that would indicate a storm on the way, and the direction in which you’re headed. Read our review.

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Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds

Enhance your hike with some tunes using these fantastic earbuds. Up to five hours of battery time – or 15 with the included charging case – will keep you humming along on that ambitious day trip. The Bluetooth connection is top-notch, and they’re super comfy too. Read our review.

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Finally, if you are going to be enjoying the great outdoors, looking at the leaves change or picking apples, you’ll want to make sure your iPhone is protected. There are some great choices for each model of Apple’s smartphone but the only way to protect your investment is to buy one… and use it. Some great options can be found here. Best of all, a rugged case for your iPhone need not break the bank. For example, the i-Bason iPhone X case is under $20! Check them out.

Grab some new gear, head outside and enjoy what’s left of the (mostly) decent weather. After all, “winter is coming,” and it will be here before you know it.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.