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Top Ski-ing Gadgets 2010 / 2011 Season Northern Hemisphere

Thousands of snow fans around the world will be heading for the slopes in the Northern Hemisphere this Winter and so we have compiled some of the best ski-ing gadgets available online – perfect for gifts, corporate sweeteners and keeping the kids quiet.

Keep Entertained

Veho Muvi Camera with Extreme Sports Pack bundle

The Veho Muvi Camera with Extreme Sports Pack bundle features the smallest video camera in the world with a high resolution 2MP camera.

The Veho Muvi comes with a 2GB Micro SD Card, that’s enough for 90 mins footage, and with a built in rechargeable battery life of 2-3 hours, you’ll never miss a thing. Easily connects to your computer via Micro USB, so you can upload your videos in seconds. It also charges through any USB giving complete portability.

Features a voice activated start/stop recording function so it can be used completely hands free when you need them for other things. The Extreme Sports pack will allow you to strap the muvi to almost any piece of equipment or your body. Ideal for all outdoor activities.

Keep Informed

Extreme Sports Map

Extreme Sports Map for iPhone allows you to take all the great features of the web based Extreme Sports Map along with you on the road or the trail. Thousands of spots worldwide marked on the map. Skate spots, Skateparks, MTB trails, Surf breaks and Snow Parks, they’re all there. Submissions by skaters and riders for skaters and riders. Geo-location allows you to find spots near you.

Other ski apps for iPhone:

  • iTrailMap (Ski and Snowboard trail maps)
  • SKI TRACKS – GPS TRACK RECORDER
  • Val d’isère Ski Guide

Keep Powered Up

Orca Powerstrap

Whether you need a break from the slopes, a coffee break in front of a log fire or to simply keep the children entertained, the Powerstrap is the essential must-have accessory during a skiing holiday.

Ideal for use with portable devices, such as mp3/mp4 players, handheld games consoles (such as the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP), charging mobile phone or a digital camera, the Powerstrap is an essential addition when packing for long car or plane journeys and holidays.  The Powerstrap is designed to be a wearable rechargeable battery pack.  Available in two versions, the Orca Powerstrap features Li-Ion polymer battery cells enclosed in a highly water-resistant silica gel casing. The batteries provide a total of 1500mAH of power while the soon-to-be-released and much anticipated Powerstrap 2 features a smaller 1000mAh battery, however is more slender and compact when worn. It also has a stylish LED clock face built in, so the time is always at hand to ensure you make your skiing lessons.

The Powerstrap and Powerstrap 2 have been designed to provide quick and easy power for portable electronic devices.  It comes with ten adaptors, so there is the option to use the Powerstrap with different kinds of portable devices.

£39.99

Mophie: Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4

The juice pack air is a protective case with discreetly integrated charger for the iPhone 4, and is the perfect gadget to keep the device juiced up when you’re out on the slopes all day. The ultra-thin and lightweight, low-profile case provides almost twice the power – virtually doubling the power available to talk, surf and send. With a full charge, the iPhone 4 benefits from an additional 6 hours (on 3G) or 12 hours (on 2G) of talk time, 36 hours of audio playback and up to an additional 9 hours video playback.

The case design acts as a virtual speaker box, redirecting sound from the bottom of the iPhone 4 to the front, resulting in a richer, fuller sound quality. The design of the case does not cause any interference with the iPhone 4 signal and four light LED battery status indicator tells users exactly how much ‘juice’ is left. The juice pack air features a 500mAh battery for fast charge technology, with an advanced battery for added safety, as well as an included USB cable to enable users to simultaneously charge and sync an iPhone 4 to iTunes without having to remove it.

£79.20

Keep Dry

OverBoard 90L Duffel Bag

With a removable, heavy-duty shoulder strap, padded carry handle and twin haul handles on either end, the Adventure Duffel Bag enables users to comfortably transport gear to and from the slopes. The Duffel Bag has a tough and durable base to protect its contents against any knocks and has two internal side mesh zip pockets to keep the smaller essentials close to hand. Another feature of the duffle bag is its weatherproof zipper flap that helps ensure the contents are kept dry. These sporty looking duffels are available in black, blue and white to match the rest of your slope gear.

  • £30.00 (current reduced price for the snow season) www.over-board.co.uk

OverBoard 20L Pro-Sports Backpack (new product)

These cool, colourful and sporty looking Pro-Sports bags are perfect for carrying your essentials to the slopes. Offering 100 per cent protection from dust, dirt and water, these backpacks will float if they are dropped in water – meaning that they are perfect for the uncertain conditions of the slopes. The padded shoulder straps, lumber support, adjustable sternum strap and waist belt mean that this bag is so comfortable you’ll forget you’re lugging around all that heavy gear.

  • £44.99| www.over-board.co.uk available from the 25th November

Waterproof Waist Pack (new product)

Are you cool enough to carry it off? This 100 per cent Waterproof Waist Pack provides a perfect home for all the little things you need to take out into the elements. It has a tight fit around the waist and an easy zip. The large convenient mesh pocket can easily store a drink, so you can keep hydrated during an intense session on the show.

  • £24.99 | www.over-board.co.uk available from the 25th November

OverBoard’s Waterproof Camera Case or Zoom Lens Camera Case

Now you can capture those aerial combinations and moves on the slopes without damaging your expensive camera or camcorder. These 100 per cent water-, dirt- and dust-proof camera cases from OverBoard provide full protection for digital cameras and camcorders, including those with a zoom lens. Due to the cases’ unique Slide Seal System, they are easy to use and offer reliable, watertight protection. The cases are submersible to depths of 6m/19ft, so users won’t have to worry about snow damaging their precious devices, and can have fun shooting extreme footage of their jumps this snow season.

  • £14.99 Compact Case, £19.99 Zoom Lens Case| www.over-board.co.uk

OverBoard Technology cases

OverBoards range of 100 per cent waterproof technology cases are made to fit iPhones, iPods, cameras, mobile phones and PSPs, and allow you to use your precious valuables on the slopes without the worry of damage from the elements. Secured tightly with straps, they will travel with you even when you’re travelling at extreme speeds down the slopes.

OverBoards Pro-Sport Headphones

You can now ski or snowboard while listening to your favourite tracks with ease using the OverBoard Pro-Sport Headphones and iPod case combo. The round neck sports band creates a comfortable fit and the reactive coiled cable eliminates tangles during spins and combinations. The 100 per cent waterproof headphones work perfectly for ski and snowboarders of all abilities.

  • £24.99| www.over-board.co.uk

Waterproof Key Master

This fuss-free multi-purpose 100 per cent waterproof case is perfect for storing away keys, cards and cash on the slopes. Constructed from 42mm soft matte PVC, it seals tight using OverBoard’s slide seal system to ensure those losable pocket invaders stay dry and secure while you’re having fun in the snow. This handy case is supplied with a convenient neck lanyard for portability – just don’t panic when your car keys are not in your pocket!

  • £12.49| www.over-board.co.uk

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