If you are looking for one gadget that does everything but put up your tent, put this
Camping Gadget of the Week on your shopping list.
It is the Eton Raptor.
Top 19 features of the Eton Raptor:
1. Monocrystal solar panel w/ solar charge indicator
|All photos from etoncorp.com|
2. Solar powered USB cell phone charger (5V, 500mA)
3. Digital display
4. Altimeter (altitude information)
5. Barometer (pressure and temperature)
7. Chronograph **
8. AM, FM, WB digital radio tuner
9. NOAA weather alert ^
10. 10 AM / 10 FM station presets
11. Digital clock w/ alarm
12. IPX-4 splash proof
13. Audio line input
14. DC input with mini-USB plug (5V, 500mA)
15. 1800mAh, rechargeable lithium ion battery
16. Battery charge indicator
17. Bottle opener
18. Thin form factor
19. Carabiner ***
** This is an instrument for constructing triangles in marine surveying etc (Don’t think I will ever need it, but nice to know its there).
*** A carabiner or karabiner is a metal loop with a sprung gate used to quickly and reversibly connect components in safety-critical systems. (Thanks Wikipedia for that answer – I called it a metal thingy up till then)
^ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin (in case you were wondering...)
The Raptor is nice and compact, weighing in at only 320g!
As you can imagine with all those built in gadgets, a 42 page manual comes with it to help you navigate your way around use.
The Raptor comes in 3 colours – orange, green and black.
Retails in USA for $100, but if you are buying in Australia, well, of course, that’s a different story......Expect to pay around AUD165. So the moral of this story is – shop around online.
Would we get one:
Yes, because it is a pretty cool gadget...Just like last week’s gadget, the headlamp (read about that one here).
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