FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

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Jan 1, 2010
2010 / January 2010

GE G3WP Waterproof Camera

If you’re plotting a winter getaway to a tropical beach somewhere, the G3WP may be for you — especially at this recession-friendly price. The first-ever waterproof (to 10 feet) camera from GE boasts 12.2 megapixels of resolution, 4x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen that automatically adjusts to changes in ambient light. Other advanced features include Auto Scene Detection, which automatically determines the appropriate scene type and optimizes exposure for sharp, vibrant pictures, and Pan-Capture Panorama, which lets you pan the camera across the scene while the engine automatically captures, determines overlap and stitches the frames into a single panoramic image. $199.


PowerGenix Rechargeable AA NiZn Batteries

Looking for high performance in your batteries but striving to be “green”? These eco-friendly numbers from PowerGenix are the first rechargeable batteries to deliver power equivalent to primary, single-use batteries — a 30 percent increase compared to conventional AA rechargeable battery technologies. PowerGenix’s NiZn also represents the most recyclable rechargeable chemistry on the market, having received certification from the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation for collection and recycling at its more than 30,000 drop-off points in North America. Kermit would be proud. $34.99 (pack of four, with charger).


Hitachi SimpleTOUGH USB 2.0 Portable Drive

Here’s the USB drive for the road “warrior” who’s rough and tumble — quite literally. Designed for serious mobility, it’s water- and shock-resistant, can survive a 10-foot fall unscathed and can withstand the pressure of a one-ton truck (should that unfortunate scenario ever come to pass). It also includes a “never-lose” integrated USB cable, an ergonomic silhouette for easy carrying and a cool topside LED for power status. Its TrueTrack Technology provides added data protection against rough handling. 250GB, $99.99; 500GB, $149.99.


Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go

Those innovators at Virgin are at it again: This portable, prepaid WiFi device is decidedly user-friendly, without the hassle of contract and monthly payments. You pay a flat fee for the gizmo and then select a prepaid plan that best suits your Web-surfing habits. For example, $20 buys 250MB of Internet access — equivalent to 12 hours of browsing. Access is available in a range of increments from $10 to $60. The only catch is you have to use it within a certain time frame. $99.99, plus plan fee.

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