Is one of your friends a hard-core skier? Don’t worry about what to get them for their birthday. Skiers love risk and any gadgets that will enhance their skiing experience. We’ve come up with four gifts that would be great for skiers.
Voice Communicating Ski Goggles
Skiing and using a phone at the same time is likely to cause an accident. That’s reason enough to keep any person from talking on the phone while skiing. Or is it? Hammacher Schlemmer’s Voice Communicating Ski Goggles ($299.95) solve this problem. These goggles have a Bluetooth system that connects wirelessly to smartphones and makes it possible for skiers to listen to music and even answer calls.
GoPro Hero3 Camera
Your skiing friend has surely been telling you lots of stories about their experiences on the slopes. With this camera, you can help your friend record the most memorable of these moments. GoPro produces tested cameras used by lots of skiers— the Hero3 ($209.99) can be attached to a helmet to capture high-speed action. It has waterproof casing and connects wirelessly to GroPro apps on tablets and smartphones.
Ski boots are supposed to protect skiers from the cold. Sometimes, though, accidents happen and boots can drip or go damp. Save your friend from getting wet feet while skiing with this handy dry warmer from Sidas. The Drywarmer can warm up any dripping boot. It also has a UV light system that kills bacteria and keeps your ski boots clean. This bundle is priced at $35.
Zippo Hand Warmer
Weather is unpredictable, and a tolerable temperature can drop to freezing cold in minutes. Give your friend extra protection from bursts of cold weather with a handy hand warmer from Zippo. This $16.95 gadget can warm a skier’s hand for up to 12 hours and prevent frostbitten fingers.
Anker 2nd Gen Astro Portable Charger
Many of us can’t live without our beloved iPhones, and this applies to avid skiers as well. You can give your skiing friend additional power for their iPhone with Anker’s 2nd Gen Astro portable charger. This $27.99 gadget has a build sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of skiing.