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Classic Pocket Camping Compass

By: on July 12, 2015
$2.80
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Nothing caps off a grueling, straight-up, 10-mile ascent in the summer heat better than showing off your baller gold pocket compass to all the sweaty beards in the latest REI gear mowing on their Whole Foods trail mix and sandwiches at the top. And the best part: it didn't cost you more than a tenner.

Though this throwback pocket-style compass is not made of gold--probably a good thing, since refined copper is much lighter for its intended use--it is fully functional, and a swell tool for Dad, Grandpa, and hipsters to put to work hiking, camping, and orienteering. The full compass is about 2" in diameter, the face about 1-1/2".

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North Sense Human Compass Implant

$350 from Cyborg Nest »

I've wished I were a human bulldozer. A human airplane. A human beatbox. But a human compass? Never crossed my mind before North Sense....

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TurnPoint Smart Motorcycle Glove

$149 - $199 from Kickstarter »

The TurnPoint Glove is a navigation wearable for motorcycle riders. It makes following GPS maps and directions easier (and safer) because you don't have to find a nonexistent windshield, dash, or air vent on your bike...

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Pocket-Sized Grappling Hook

$34.95 from CountyComm »

One more Bat Toy for my Bat Toy Box! This pocket-sized tube that adeptly screws into a grappling hook was originally produced by EDO Robotics in response to a desert warfare operator's request for a lightweight, reusable...

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NavoPed Self-Walking Shoes

Want to pimp out your feet Google-style*? To avoid unpleasant collisions with other pedestrians, telephone poles, and public fountains that just came up out of frikkin' nowhere? To slap on your sneakers and never look...

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Covert Escape Nickel Compass

$24.48 from Amazon »

If I had a nickel for every nickel that's ever gotten me out of a pickle, I'd have...one Shomer-Tec Nickel. Because, holy Thomas Jefferson, dudes, the Shomer-Tec nickel isn't just your average five cent piece. It's also...

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Lechal Vibrating Navigation Insoles

$99.99 from Amazon »

Whoa. Lechal insoles are like NavoPeds come to real life. The inserts and their Bluetooth smart pods automatically pair with your phone to interpret map / navigation data and convert it into haptic feedback, felt as foot...

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SPOT - Smartphone-Satellite Connector

Sold Out from Amazon »

I might say I want to go off the grid for a week, but really I mean I want to be away from people and civilization right up to the point that I need the help of people and civilization because I got my leg stuck in a...

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GPS & HUD Snow Goggles

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As much as I miss these simpler days on the ski slopes, I think I'd rather move forward with Oakley's Airwave HUD & GPS goggles than don my pink & purple snowsuit and man perm to travel back in time. Though you'll pay...

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LiveMap - Bike Helmet with Built-In Navigation

$1,500 - $2k from LiveMap »

Though specifically in development for use on a motorcycle, I'd probably wear the LiveMap helmet while driving and walking as well. Its built-in navigation system and voice-controlled interface allow those rolling 'round...

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Garmin Head-Up Navigation Display

$129.99 from Garmin »

Keep my eyes on the road? Whaaat? I haven't done that since, like, 1996. For a while I would clip my nails and text while driving to pass the time, but after all of those creepy PSAs came out I could hardly even type...

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Ranger Pace Counter

$9.99 from Amazon »

Accurate. Works day or night. Functional without satellite, cell tower, or batteries. However, using the Ranger Pace Counter will require focus and baseline mathematical skills. So it's still not for everyone....

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Bluesmart One Smart Luggage

$300.99 from Amazon »

In theory the Bluesmart One is the most versatile suitcase you can drag behind you through the airport terminal and plop down next you at the gate. The piece of smart luggage has built-in niftiness that allows it to connect...