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Ronstan Clear Start sailing watch

Ronstan added new styles and models to its Clear Start sailing watch line, including a smaller 40mm watch with integrated band, colors for women and youth sailors, and two stainless-steel models. They feature large buttons, clear displays and Ronstan’s proprietary sailrace programming. All watches are shock- and water-resistant to 150 feet and have a luminescent backlit display. $75 to $130. Ronstan International, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, (401) 293-0539. ronstan.us

December 2014 issue

 

Dr. Shrink’s Super Cap

Dr. Shrink’s Super Cap is designed to prevent support poles from poking through shrink wrap when heavy snow accumulates on it. Formed in a dome shape and measuring 20 inches in diameter, the Super Cap rests on the woven cord strapping that runs length- and crosswise on boats. It can be attached to wooden uprights with either a nail or staples. $3.45. Dr. Shrink, Manistee, Michigan, (800) 968-5147.  www.dr-shrink.com

December 2014 issue

   

Pelican ProGear 9000 Light-Case

The ProGear 9000 Light-Case is made from impact-resistant polymer, is watertight and floats. It also features dual LEDs that offer several light modes, a built-in attachment hook and a high-strength aluminum carabiner. It’s available in black and yellow. $59.95. Pelican Products International, Torrance, California, (800) 473-5422. www.pelican.com

December 2024 issue

   

SeaLife Micro HD

SeaLife calls its new Micro HD camera the “world’s first permanently sealed waterproof camera.” Guaranteed not to leak, the 13-megapixel camera features a 2.4-inch LCD and a 140-degree wide-angle lens, and it shoots 1080p video at 30 or 60 frames per second. The Micro HD ($399.95) has 16GB of storage; the Micro HD+ ($499.95) has 32GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. The internal battery lasts for three hours of continuous use and is charged with an included USB cable. SeaLife, Moorestown, New Jersey, (800) 257-7742.

www.sealife-cameras.com

October 2014 issue

   

Satellite hot spot

With the Sat-Fi satellite hot spot, Globalstar customers can use their smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when they’re out of cellular range. Using an app that connects Wi-Fi-enabled devices and the Sat-Fi, subscribers can send and receive email and SMS text messages, and make voice calls. $999. (Airtime plans start at $39.99 a month, and unlimited voice and data plans are $149.99.) Globalstar, Covington, Louisiana, (985) 335-1500. www.globalstar.com

October 2014 issue

   

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