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Gear Review: FitBit Charge HR

Yesterday, a fellow LRT passenger noticed the black band around my wrist and asked, "Is that an Apple watch?" I refrained from pointing out how my FitBit, with its narrow, rectangular screen and lack of push button on the side looks nothing like an Apple watch and what rock was he living under, anyway!?┬áBy opting…

Photojojo

Accessory Review: Photojojo Phone Lenses

A few weeks ago I stopped by Beakerhead HQ to collect a Sampler Set of Photojojo smart phone lenses - my reward for getting creative with Beakerhead's #LetGo eco-graffiti promo. I rarely used the almost-always-disappointing camera in my old phone. So one of the early benefits I've seen from adding the Photojojo lenses to my…

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Updated Gear Review: Peak Design’s CapturePRO Camera Clip and Accessories

Over the past six months we've used our CapturePRO Camera Clips in Canada and New Zealand, on several hikes in fine weather and in snow, tramping around on a glacier, exploring an active volcanic island, at Mount Doom and in Hobbiton. We've attached them to quite a variety of packs and bags, as well as…

Gear Review: KEEN Gypsum Mid Boots (Women’s)

I bought a new pair of boots for our February 2014 trip to New Zealand and the first time I wore them hiking was for our climb up Single Cone. Just a few steps past Lake Alta I found myself thinking "Oh, oh...maybe these new boots weren't such a great idea." I'd purchased a pair…