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Outdoor Retailer: TopoCharger from Trimble
The TopoCharger is an iPhone case doubles the battery life of your phone, which is nothing new, but it also doubles as a detailed mapping system of each state in the country through MyTopo. Small chips loaded into the charger feed directly into your phone. This allows for the use of maps without cell service and the accompanying battery drain. These maps work exclusively with Trimble's lineup of mobile apps such as Navigator and GPS Hunt. Price for the TopoCharger is $149 and additional chips are $69. Available Fall 2014. www.trimble.com
The Salt Lake Tribune is providing a look at some of the items spotted during the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held Jan. 21-25 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Previews of the gear will be posted on the Hiking Utah or Fishing Utah blogs. An overall look will run in the Business section of the Salt Lake Tribune Feb. 9.<