Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

15th Anniversary: Peak Performance From New Climbing Tech

General Technology News






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2008
Steve's Avatar
Moderator
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Emerald Isle
Posts: 87,788
Steve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant future
Thanks: 24
Thanked 176 Times in 44 Posts
15th Anniversary: Peak Performance From New Climbing Tech
The last time Wired reviewed equipment designed to survive the highest mountain in the world (May 2000), climbers were schlepping 9-pound, $11,000 sat phones on the trek to Everest's 29,000 feet. Climbing tech these days is ultralight, cheaper, and practically Everest-proof. Any season now, mountaineers will be Twittering from the summit ("OMG my toz R bLk!"). Here's some of the latest gear to leave us breathless.
1) Zeal Optics SPP Goggles
Besides 100-mph winds, Everest is legendary for causing snow blindness. In 2003, Zeal Optics was one of the first to offer photochromatic polarized lenses in goggles. The new SPP adds a spherical lens design for better peripheral vision. The combo equals near-perfect acuity in all conditions, preventing scorched corneas and errant steps on cliff edges. $200
2) Spot Messenger
At the touch of a button, the Spot Messenger grabs coordinates from GPS satellites and sends them to your Spot Web site so Mom can track you on Google Maps. Hanging from an ice wall? Hit the 911 button to ping the International Emergency Response Center. (But try to avoid drama above 21,000 feet, where Spot's accuracy can stray.) $170
3) Roper SwitchBack UltraMobile PC
Back in 2000, even mountain-ready laptops weren't up for Everest: "You can actually hear the hard drives screaming," one documentarian said. Standard drive heads ride on a cushion of air, which thins out as you climb. The rugged SwitchBack is available with a solid-state drive that works up to the brain-scrambling height of 20,000 feet. $6,000
4) Black Diamond Cobra Ice Tool
The carbon-fiber Cobra features a sawtooth pick on the business end (for ice penetration) and a modular head design that lets climbers attach an adze for chopping steps or a hammer for driving pitons. Everest hopefuls sucking wind up to base camp will barely notice its 600 grams. $300


http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo? http://www.pheedo.com/feeds/tracker....052446f459b2fe http://feeds.wired.com/~a/wired/topheadlines?i=qcZUSz
http://feeds.wired.com/~f/wired/topheadlines?i=KB49TL http://feeds.wired.com/~f/wired/topheadlines?i=0lF2fl http://feeds.wired.com/~f/wired/topheadlines?i=gPAfOl http://feeds.wired.com/~f/wired/topheadlines?i=WbqtPL


More...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15th Anniversary: Behind Wired's Story Behind the Microsoft Antitrust Case Steve General Technology News 0 08-06-2008 03:50
15th Anniversary: Revenge of the Wii Steve General Technology News 0 07-08-2008 06:10
15th Anniversary: 5 Things Wired Pronounced Dead Prematurely Steve General Technology News 0 07-01-2008 05:30
15th Anniversary: Tractors Turn Out as Smart as One Writer Predicted Steve General Technology News 0 04-26-2008 05:20
15th Anniversary: Why the Future Still Needs Us a While Longer Steve General Technology News 0 04-02-2008 05:50




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:06.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120