Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 5 of 5

A look at the tech accessories that kept us in touch with HQ during our 3,700 mile motorcycle ride

At the conclusion of our five-day recap of our recent cross country motorcycle trip, we shift our focus from the gear that enabled us to escape the daily hustle to that which helped us stay within reach. While the thought of “hitting the open road” and escaping email was certainly freeing in the trip’s early stages, in reality being entirely offline for nearly two weeks …

Nokia Lumia 920

Three innovations in the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone

With plenty of attention going towards mobile phones on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” platforms, Nokia announced yesterday the flagship model for the Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 920. At first glance, the phone stands out for bright colorways, a glossy 4.5-inch display and hi-res screen. The UI is similarly improved with resizable menu tiles and less lag thanks to speedy Snapdragon …

Mobius by Eton

Charge your iPhone in a solar-powered case

With the recently released Mobius, a sleek new solar battery case for the iPhone 4, Palo Alto-based company Eton has upped the ante on green solutions for mobile devices. Mobius is a huge improvement over previous solar chargers that relied mostly on clunky external designs with limited mobility. Mobius users simply place the case in the sun and charging starts immediately. The pack can also …