Keep your ski pals connected with this intercom system that clips onto helmets for 8 hours of talk time. Cardo Packtalk Ski’s integrated boom mic allows skiers and snowboarders to chat, take phone calls, or stream music while shushing downhill, reconnecting group members who temporarily veer out of the 1km range.
THE BEST Radios
Product designer and engineer Jude Pullen created this internet-connected globe that doubles as an international radio tuner. By rotating it to a location beneath its pointer, you can listen to streaming audio from over 2,000 stations around the world. Find the build guide on Instructables and read more on DesignSpark.
This gadget combines an AM/FM/weather radio, a 130-lumen flashlight, and a 2600 mAh battery for charging mobile devices. Its radio and flashlight can be recharged via handcrank or solar energy. It also has an ultrasonic whistle for alerting search and rescue teams.
A big honkin’ waterproof speaker. Perfect for tailgating or job sites, with up 100w of power, Bluetooth, AM/FM, and analog audio sources. Its battery can deliver 75 hours of sound per charge and can juice up gadgets. A telescoping handle and wheels make for easy transport.
Electronics maker Eton teamed up with the American Red Cross to create radios designed to work in any situation. The FRX3 can be charged up with its hand crank or solar power, plays AM/FM and NOAA weather bands, and doubles as a flashlight and smartphone charger.