Technology-infused camping is here to stay.
So before you decide to tough out this summer’s rainstorms by hiding in a soggy tent or chug cold coffee to stay awake on a hike, consider picking up a few of the new high-tech products that have been designed to make the great outdoors a little more user-friendly.
From a retro-style camper with air-conditioning to two-in-one travel mugs and coffeemakers to a tiny camera that that allows stargazers to snap images of the Milky Way or identify the various constellations, AD has you covered with three innovative camping products you need to know about this summer.
1. Happier Camper.
Happier Camper’s latest high-tech, retro-style camper—the HC1 Lightweight AC—is equipped with a remote-controlled air conditioner, which doubles as a humidifier. The small fiberglass camper also boasts solar panels, a Bose sound system, and iPad and tablet docking stations; the base price is $15,950. happiercamper.com
Mojoe, a travel mug that doubles as a coffeemaker, brings a whole new meaning to “coffee on the go.” Powered via a car adapter, wall adapter, or rechargeable battery, this mug heats water to 200 degrees. Available online, the mugs start shipping this summer, according to the company's Kickstarter update; $90 each. mojoebrewing.com
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Just point this iPhone-size astronomy camera, called Tiny1, at the night sky and an augmented-reality map will guide you toward whatever star you’re searching for. The smartphone-connected device is compatible with multiple camera lenses and telescopes. Although TinyMOS’s Indiegogo campaign doesn’t end until next month, you can pre-order your Tiny1 camera through the Indiegogo campaign which has already reached more than 250 percent of its funding goals; $500. tinymos.com