Technology Picks for Hunters

    

Colby Ward

In my previous article we discussed the “game changing” impact new smart phone technologies are having on outdoorsmen. This month, I would like to share some new to the market technology gadgets that will make your time in the field more productive.

3G Cellular Camera by Spypoint

Navigate quickly and easily through your photos from anywhere in the world! The images are stored online on your myspypoint.com account. Use your computer or your Smartphone to configure every parameter of your camera remotely and check the status of your camera at all times. With the Spypoint LIVE-3G, you will not have to travel anymore, the camera takes care of communicating with you when necessary. Fewer trips into your sanctuary, means less scent left behind which increases your odds of connecting on those old mature bucks.

Spypoint X-CEL Video Camera


The new X-CEL video camera by Spypoint allows you to attach to your bow or body, which makes recording your hunt easier than ever. This camera is shockproof and waterproof down to 30 feet. Has 640X480 AVI video resolutions and uses a micro-SD card for recording. Runs on 2 x AA batteries and ships with 4 mounting brackets for scopes, bow, forehead mount and helmet.

LifeProof Suction Cup Car Mount


If you are tired of picking your smart phone up off the floor when you are on the way to your favorite hunting spot consider the LifeProof Suction Cup Mount for your truck or car. Keep your hands free, your iPhone mounted while navigating with GPS, hands-free calling or recording the road on your iPhone-turned dash cam makes it your perfect travel companion. You can even attach it to your tree stand or ground blind. They also make a bike or bar mount as well.

LifeProof LifeJacket


I also found the LifeProof LifeJacket valuable for bowhunting trips for gar and carp or just any water activity where the buoyant padding will keep your Iphone afloat. The LifeJacket surrounds the LifeProof iPhone case, floats in water and provides enhanced shock protection if you happen to drop it. It comes with a lanyard and wrist strap and quick-release attachment points to keep hands free.

LifeProof Cases for iPhones and IPads

LifeProof cases are water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof, and still offer full access to all the functions of the phone and IPad. If you spend as much time outdoors as I do, it is just a matter of time before you crack a screen, drop it in water or clog your outlets with dust and grime. The lifeproof cases protect your technology assets so they work when you need them and will last a long time.

Technology changes our lives in many ways. Whether you are sending e-mails or texting from your tree stand, using your built in compass on your Smartphone or retrieving motion camera photos in your office from your most remote stand locations, technology is changing our world. I say embrace it, enjoy it, protect it and let it change our lives forever.

 

Happy Hunting!