Amazon Finds – June 2016: Gadgets & Gizmos

In spite of their ambitions to win Oscars and send rockets to the moon, Amazon is still basically the world’s premier online bazaar, complete with shady dealers and fake brand name goods. As such, browsing Amazon’s endless catalogue can be an overwhelming if not downright futile process, especially when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. That’s where we come in. As gear-heads who (believe it or not) boldly navigate the maze of sites like Amazon for fun, consider us your own personal product curator. Here are some of our newest finds for the month of June.


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canon powershot g7 x mark ii black

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Black)

While you might think you’re the next Ansel Adams on that handy smartphone, the people at Canon are laughing at you, fully aware that your amateur app is no match for their superior technology and resolution. Still, that doesn’t mean the company can’t do compact and accessible. The new Canon PowerShot combines the convenience of effortless mobility with superior image processing. Put down your phone and pick up a PowerShot G7 instead.

Buy it here: $699

 

humangear gobites uno

Humangear Gobites Uno

Look down to your hand! It’s a spoon! It’s a fork! It’s both! Utilizing a highly durable BPA-free nylon material, the Gobites Uno is your one-stop eating utensil when you’re on your latest outdoor adventure. This thing is so sturdy it’s backed by a lifetime warranty and yes, humangear gave their guarantee knowing the Gobites would end up in that filthy mouth of yours over and over again.

Buy it here: $3.99

 

bragi the dash app enabled headphones

Bragi the Dash – App Enabled Headphones

The days of tangled cords are coming blissfully to an end. Here to deliver an unfettered audio experience from your mobile device directly into your eardrums is Bragi the Dash. Expect a lightweight, hands-free design and superior fidelity.

Buy it here: $350

 

octobermoon snorkel surface scuba mask

Octobermoon Snorkel Surface Scuba Mask with Gopro Dry Full Face Diving Mask for Action Camera

Flaunting a roomy 180-degree, adjustable full-face design, the Octobermoon Scuba Mask promises to bring you unforgettable, panoramic underwater views. The mask keeps up with the Jones’ too, and by that we mean there’s a built-in mount just for your GoPro camera. After all, you might claim to have spotted an exotic tropical fish, but why should we trust your mouth when we can take your camera’s word for it?

Buy it here: $67

 

elago keyring headphone splitter

elago Keyring Headphone Splitter

Compatible with any 3.5mm mobile device, the elago Keyring is a perfectly economic way to share a listening experience with friends. It features a tight, impact-resistant design that fits nicely on the average key holder. Don’t leave home without it, and we’re saying that because it means you also left home without your keys, dummy.

Buy it here: $10

 

nixon men descender swiss quartz stainless steel

Nixon Men’s ‘Descender’ Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Casual Watch

We’re big fans of the watch company Nixon. It seems like they always bring something new and interesting to the table with each new product line. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t make a simple, nice watch that exudes pure style and superior craftsmanship. The Descender Swiss Quartz is that watch. Featuring black stainless steel and luminescent hands, this is a timepiece for someone who values gear that works damn well and looks damn pleasing to the eye.

Buy it here: $450

 

clean bottle square bpa free water bottle

Clean Bottle – The Square BPA Free Water Bottle

Picture chasing a cylinder shaped water bottle as it rolls down a hill. Now go buy the rectangular Clean Bottle and erase that hypothetical scenario from your mind for good. While we’re on the subject of erasing things, this bottle also uses the best eco-friendly materials to permanently erase any metallic taste from your mouth. Supposedly it’s prone to leaking but hey at least you’re not running down a hill anymore.

Buy it here: $30

 

miir stainless steel insulated growler

MiiR Stainless Steel Insulated Growler

Roll up to your local taproom like a boss and get your fill on with this epic 64oz growler. It uses Korean Stainless Steel for sleek durability and double wall vacuum insulation to prevent condensation. Also, a portion of every sale goes to the Clean Water Project, which makes sense because without clean water there would be no beer to drink.

Buy it here: $55

 

sony mdrzx770bt bluetooth stereo headset

Sony MDRZX770BT Bluetooth Stereo Headset

The Sony Bluetooth Stereo Headset is another cord liberator that delivers hours of hassle-free music and even some extra comfort for those sensitive ears. In addition, the headset comes equipped with a microphone that allows to you to make hands-free calls via Bluetooth. Wow, that’s like convenience with a side of extra convenience!

Buy it now: $109

 

satechi aluminum usb headphone stand holder

Satechi Aluminum USB Headphone Stand Holder

So you went out and got a pair of killer headphones but you forgot to get a nice stand to keep them on. No worries–Satechi’s got you covered. Their universal headphone stand is not only compatible with all brands and sizes, but it features three USB 3.0 hubs for accessible data transfer. There’s also a cable organizer because apparently you went out and bought headphones with wires even after we listed two separate wireless headphones above. Nice going, genius.

Buy it now: $35

 

ricoh wg m1 black waterproof action video camera

Ricoh WG-M1 Black Waterproof Action Video Camera with 1.5-Inch LCD

Plunge 33 feet (or less) beneath the water’s surface and capture every moment of it in high resolution with the Ricoh WG-M1 Camera. It can also withstand sub-freezing temperatures in case you want a visual document of that time you got hypothermia.

Buy it now: $220

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