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Time on our Hands: Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision

Since their early days, Victorinox (a company better known for its versatile pocketknives) has produced watches that, while standing up to the “Swiss Made” on their dials, haven't been afraid to get dirty. The Night Vision watch ($695) is the latest handsome, sturdy and exceedingly useful piece of kit from the revered brand. And its most innovative feature has nothing to do with telling time.

Environmentally enlighted

Design Spotlight: Switch LED Light Bulbs

Improving on Edison’s original incandescent light bulb design has been a mixed bag -- the soft-serve CFLs save energy but cast a bluish cadaver pallor and require a HazMat response to clean up mercury released if they break. A different,

Light the Way

Kickstarter: Bosavi Headlamp

Sound principles don’t always create success, but they certainly don’t hurt. The Bosavi Headlamp ($80) is a multi-purpose light backed by the fundamental axiom of usefulness, something too often taken for granted. While flexible-use lights abound, the Bosavi provides a quality

Flash of genius

Kickstarter: Blink / Steady Bike Lights

Bicycle enthusiasts the world over are unanimous on the subject. Apart from a sturdy helmet, the best tool against road rash is not more protection, it's prevention. Many accidents involving cyclists occur due to lack of visibility, and this problem only

L.E.D. Surfer by Jacob Sutton

What do you get when you combine three nights of Red Epic filming on a skidoo, with a bespoke L.E.D. suit, and Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France? One hell of a visual spectacle, that's what. While the short film above looks as graceful

Keep your creature comforts

HiNation HiLight

Plenty of brands sell solar panels to help adventurers keep their gadgets charged no matter how far they wander off the trail. The HiLight (~$257) from Swedish company HiNation provides the same charging convenience for USB or Micro USB devices,

Über Compensating

Sharp Aquos 80-inch LED HDTV

Owning a 55-inch flat screen TV seems pretty damn sweet — that is until you mount it next to Sharp’s Nimitz-class LC-80LE632U. With an 80-inch diagonal, this full LED backlit HD 120Hz TV features more than double the screen area of

Canine Shine

Glowdoggie LED Collars

Glowdoggie LED Collars ($45-$50) are designed to make b(raving) the elements with your four-legged friend a safer affair. Their integrated Superflux LEDs have a lifespan of 150,000 hours or roughly 81 dog years of use — providing owners and other

Top of the Line Television That Edges Out the Rest

Samsung LED 9000 Series 3D HDTV


The Pioneer Kuro Elite may still hold the title of best picture quality in our books despite its age, but after what's been announced so far this year we're not sure that title will hold for much longer. Showcased at

Yes, It's an $800 Flashlight

WiseLED Tactical Flashlight


It's no secret we as Gear Patrol editors hold a soft spot in our hearts for multi-tools and flash lights. So when we came across the WiseLED tactical flashlight, there was no denying our compulsion to cover it, despite it's


Inova XO3 Flashlight


"Yeah, it's tactical, Matte black, overbuilt, and expensive." That sums up the Inova XO3 pretty damn well. Well, all except one thing. Inova has been kind enough to skip the expensive part. Machined from a solid block of aluminum, this sucker is

The Most Energy Efficient Flat Panel HDTV Ever

Samsung UN46B7000 LED Green HDTV

samsung-un46b7000 Until OLED really takes off in the consumer market, LED backlit LCD screens (yes that's what these TVs are, not LED TVs) like the Samsung UN46B7000 will be riding the cutting edge of HDTV technology. That's because screens of this type

eGear Luxeon Star 1-Watt Tactical Hand Torch

Essential Gear Luxeon 1-Watt Tactical Hand Torch Made from a high-strength machined aluminum alloy, this rugged, water-resistant torch can be hand-carried or easily weapon-mounted for search, inspection, or target identification. The single Luxeon Star 1-Watt LED produces an amazing 30