ClimateCase 700 Series
If your next trip requires cruising through the sun a little closer to the equa-
tor or stomping through arctic conditions, no need to worry about extreme
temperatures damaging your iPhone. After 15 minutes below 32°F or above
95°F, the iPhone powers down to stay protected. If I’m counting on my
iPhone to capture media or to make an emergency phone call, however,
I’m going to want an insulated iPhone case to keep the temperature of
my lifeline at a healthy level.
The ClimateCase is a multi-layered thermal phone case made
of nylon, neoprene, and a patented gel. Before heading out
in hot temperatures, just put the case in the refrigerator for
four hours. If it’s going to be pretty chilly out, microwave it
instead to turn it into a heated pocket. The ClimateCase
will regulate the iPhone’s temperature up or down in two
minutes or less. When it comes down to it, preventing
this kind of hardware failure is an easy step, and it may
be a step that saves the day.
Adventure can happen anywhere. And as long as we
continue to put our iPhones in risky situations, we will
have to consider how to protect them against disaster.
Whether you aspire to travel the world or embark on a
Hawaiian jungle journey, I hope this rugged gear roundup
will help you keep your iPhone safe.
UE ROLL 2 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker
A portable outdoor speak is crucial for any adventure, whether you find yourself on the road, in a tent, or on the beach. Music
can change moods, inspire dance parties, and pull people together in harmony. Knowing all of this, I wish I had taken the Roll
2 from Ultimate Ears on my trip to Hawaii. Not only can you pair this small but loud Bluetooth speaker with other UE speakers
to create a chain of sound sources, but it offers a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet and comes with a built-in bungee cord for
mounting the speaker to just about anything. I’ve been a bass player for over 20 years, so the first thing I noticed was the UE
Roll 2’s impressive bass. UE’s iPhone app allows you to customize EQ, easily control volume, manage your alarms, power the
device on and off, and monitor the speaker’s battery life. The speaker is a rubberized UFO-like disc that is a little smaller than the
average hand. Ultimate Ears even includes an inflatable floatie so the Roll 2 can join your next pool party. Adventurers will be
hard-pressed to find a small, waterproof, wireless speaker with high-volume sound clarity like the UE Roll 2.
Chris Vasques has worked for tech companies such as Avid and Gazelle, where
his long history of gadget and technology fascination became a professional
passion. He is currently studying Sustainable Community Development with
a focus on Media Marketing, and enjoys writing, playing music, productivity
hacks, and entrepreneurism.