Tech Talk: Devices to help you while camping

Posted at 7:29 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 09:55:12-04
You either love it – or hate it. It’s hard to find someone who’s right in the middle. Whether you are camping inclined or not – Jason Strong from AT&T has some new gadgets to show us that make “roughing it” a little more comfortable. 
* Smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S7
Not everyone who camps needs a true rugged product. For those who want a beautiful, slim design that can resist some of the elements, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is ideal.
-The phone is water- and dust-resistant.
-Samsung’s new camera is its best yet - with dual-pixel technology. And faster autofocus means you’ll be able to capture more action.
-The S7 has expandable memory, so you can capture your adventure on a microSD card.
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* Backup Batteries:
Zagg makes some great backup batteries, and the Power Amp 18 is one of its biggest.
-Made of aluminum covered with durable silicon.
-Multiple USB ports mean you can charge up to three devices at the same time.
-One charge powers up to six devices.
-Quick Chip technology delivers the fastest charge to each device.
-It features a super bright LED flashlight, lantern and emergency beacon.
-Its silicone strap makes it easy to carry.
Cobra Jumpack Jump Starter Power Pack
Novice campers may worry about getting stranded in a remote location when they return from a couple of days of camping and find their car battery dead.
- The Cobra Jumpack can jump a car multiple times off one charge.
-It provides a rapid charge to your phone through its USB output.
- Plus, the Cobra Jumpack also has a built-in LED flashlight, because you never know what time of day your battery will die.
* Speakers
There are some great speakers on the market. But for those just looking for a lightweight, portable speaker with big sound for the hike and bike trail, you can’t get better than the Tadpole Active. 
-The active version is water- and dust-resistant.
-A carabineer attaches directly to your purse, pack or belt.
-Stream for up to three hours of music off one charge.
-What makes this particularly great for hikes and bike rides is that you’ll still be able to hear ambient noise here in Texas Rattlesnake country.