Wearable technology is becoming increasingly common, making our devices easier to use and the information we have access to more useful than ever. The Oakley Airwave 1.5 Goggle ($650) features a unique heads-up display, delivering data unobtrusively to your field of view every time you hit the slopes. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS integration, you can control your music, analyze your speed and distance, determine the temperature, and even find your next run while you're on the move. You'll perceive the data in your goggles as if you were looking at a 14-inch screen five feet away, so you won't need to refocus your vision as you're moving. It's the perfect way to access all the information you need when you ski or snowboard, without the need to ever touch your smartphone.
If you're serious about backpacking, camping, or disaster preparedness, and you just can't imagine going on without a functional smartphone or tablet, then the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor ($150) is the portable recharging solution for you. This device doesn't rely on energy from an outlet to get its juice. Instead the hydrogen from its removable and rechargeable cores combines with oxygen from the atmosphere to create power on the spot, producing no emissions other than a puff of water vapor. The reactor is just over five inches long, weighs only half a pound, and can charge an iPhone through its built in USB port up to six times without needing a replaced or recharged core.