Ever wished the force could be with you when searching for a destination? Or think it just might take a bit of the edge off the “Make a U-turn when possible” if you had the wisdom of Yoda telling you to do so? Well, now the force can be with your GPS, thanks to TomToms' new voices you can be guided to your destination by several of the Star Wars characters. Darth Vader, C-3P0, Yoda, and Han Solo can make your directions all the more entertaining. You can download, and sample, the voices on TomTom’s website and be amused every time Darth Vader asks you to “Take the next exit.”
Unfortunately, If you've always wanted one of the Defender 110's used in the G4 Challenge, you've been out of luck, as none of them are currently (legally) eligible for import into the United States. It's a good thing that we're constantly searching the web, because we've found the next closest thing to a real G4—this North American Specification 1993 Defender 110 that has been repainted in tangier's orange, and outfitted with a 300TDI engine, and a slew of other accessories. It even comes with a matching trailer that appears to be the back half of a Series! At $64,000.00 it isn't cheap, but remember, this is a genuine NAS model—and one that has been modified heavily to say the least.
So let me start by saying this—technology and I don’t often get along. I tend to be a little old school in how I do things. Touch screens are second only to voice recognition when it comes to completely failing to work for anything I try to do, so this review may be a little bit biased given that the eXplorist710 has a touch screen. I don’t use a lot of lotion, so my fingers are too dry to create the connections necessary for most touch screens to recognize that I am actually touching them (my iPhone being the only exception I have encountered). The eXplorist is very nearly a second exception to this, and honestly I was generally able to click on the things I wanted to select, as long as I didn't try to scroll (scrolling randomly dropped many way points rather than smoothly scrolling). My friend also played with it and said he had no trouble scrolling around, so my issue with this is probably due to my dry fingers. For sure, the eXplorist is a whole heck of alot better then the Garmin Nuvi’s which flat refuse to recognise me as a real human-being that is really touching it.
via West County Explorers Club: While planning for our Southwest trip, I asked my girlfriend, Natalie, if there was any gear she wanted to add to our camping list. She asked for a pair of binoculars for the truck, so I ordered a few to compare: the compact Bushnell Elite Custom Compact (7x26), the midsized Nikon Monarch 3 (8x42), and the full-size Nikon OceanPro, with built in compass (7x50).
What do you get when you combine a paddle tire, a BMW F800GS, and Jonah Street? Pure awesomeness.
If you notice less traffic congestion on Monday, you'll most likely be able to thank the thousands of commuters everywhere who will be ditching their cars, trucks and SUVs and riding their motorcycles or scooters to work for the 21st annual Ride To Work Day on June 18th. According to the Ride To Work organization, Ride To Work Day has been organized annually since 1992 to increase public awareness of motorcyclists; promote the use of bikes as safe, fun and reliable methods of transportation; and increase motorcycle safety.
For decades I was a die hard ice chest guy. Coleman steel belted models were my favorite. And I never understood why anyone would spend so much money on a fridge for their truck. Over the past half dozen years or so I've had the opportunity to use a portable fridge in my vehicle. Now I tell people it is the first piece of equipment I would buy. Here's why.
By Paul May, Owner, Equipt Expedition Outfitters