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GPS with built-in camera from Garmin

Picture perfect: Garmin® Oregon® 550 with built-in camera offers touchscreen GPS for all seasons, all reasons

OLATHE, Kan./May 7, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t touchscreen handheld GPS devices, integrating a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, which creates geotagged images, and a 3-axis compass into the popular series of intuitive touchscreen handhelds. The waterproof Oregon 550’s easy-to-use interface and versatile features make it the ideal solution for customers looking for a multipurpose GPS device.

“As everyone looks for ways to do more with less, Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t can be the one GPS device you turn to for all of your activities, in any climate, on any terrain, at any time of year,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Easy enough for beginners to master, Oregon will guide you in your adventures, capture the highlights and bring them back home.”

There’s no need to tote a separate camera in your pack or pocket as Oregon 550's 3.2 megapixel autofocus digital camera with 4x digital zoom automatically geotags each photo with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to mark, remember and navigate back to that exact spot in the future. With this waterproof digital camera, you can take and view pictures in landscape or portrait orientation, and 850 MB of internal memory offers ample storage. These pictures can then be printed or stored and shared online, making every trip even more memorable. Once your Oregon 550 is connected via USB, you can use my.Garmin.com to detect Oregon’s photos, simplify the selection and uploading processes and then store those photos on Picasa, a popular online photo sharing community for friends and families around the world.

The built-in 3-axis compass and enhanced sunlight-readable touchscreen are two other key additions to the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t (which features preloaded 100K topo maps for the entire U.S. in state-of-the-art 3D elevation perspective). The 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. And Oregon’s glove-friendly, color 3-inch touchscreen display is brighter and easier than ever to read and use in all conditions, responsive to the touch of your finger, yet resistant to the forces of nature. Weighing only 6.8 ounces, the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t come with two precharged AA NiMH batteries. These batteries provide up to 16 hours of life on a single charge and don’t lose energy when not in use. The included battery charger saves you money and reduces waste as batteries get recharged and reused. Also in the box is a carabiner clip and USB cable for high-speed USB connections. A microSD card slot provides even more storage for photos, mapping and memory and allows you to view pictures from other devices with Oregon's picture viewer.

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New GiSTEQ Explorer Announced

New product designed to make group outdoor excursions more enjoyable.

Brea, California, (August 21, 2008) – Once again the creators at GiSTEQ have focused on making a product that helps not only the experienced adventurers, but the novices as well. This new product can be found on their website: http://www.gisteq.com/Explorer.php.

The GiSTEQ Explorer is designed to be everything the avid adventurers will ever need in electronics. The GiSTEQ explorer has four main functions. Its first is to allow for live communication within a group while it is connected to your FRM/GMRS 2-way radio, and the PTT speaker microphone allows you to be hands free from your radio when talking with your group. It also functions as a GPS tracker and has waypoint navigation as well. It has many different functions, all in one rugged and lightweight unit, making it a very versatile piece of equipment for any outdoor lover to take with them.

“We wanted to create a unit that would come in extremely handy for those people who love the outdoors. Like our popular PhotoTrackr, this unit is lightweight and easy to use, but is built to withstand the adventures of your average hiker or outdoorsman.” Says Eric Liu, president of GiSTEQ Corp.

The GiSTEQ Explorer is a unique device that has many functions that even the casual hiker or hunter would find appealing, including the built-in compass, the easy-to-read thermometer, and the bright LCD display, which makes it easy to see and use even in low light conditions. Aside from keeping in touch with your hiking or hunting team, you can also use the GiSTEQ Explorer’s GPS Tracker, allowing you to record your trips and save your waypoints, making it easier to navigate your way through the wilderness no matter how far you may roam.

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New Product to Protect Against Harmful Impact of Ethanol Blended Gasoline

The numbers of automobiles and non-road engines that can be affected by ethanol blended gasoline is significant. According to studies cited by The Environmental Working Group, there are 247 million cars, trucks and buses and 400 million non-vehicle gasoline engines. Many of these have the potential of severe fuel system damage.

“The limited data available clearly indicate that non-road engines and a sizable number of older, still roadworthy vehicles could be damaged by increased levels of ethanol in fuel,” reports Olga V. Naidenko, PhD, Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group.

In order to combat the harmful effects of Ethanol, Eastwood has created the new Fuel Guard™ additives. Eastwood’s Fuel Guard helps prevent corrosion in fuel systems and internal engine components, gum and resin build-up, clogged carburetors, injectors, filters and fuel lines, deterioration of certain types of rubber used in seals and hoses, plus aggravation of water and moisture problems in fuel storage or unused engine situations.

“Ethanol blended in gasoline actually attracts water. This causes the water and gasoline to separate, producing Phase Separation. Phase Separation can create severe fuel system damage. Once it has taken place, it presently cannot be reversed,” Robinson warned.

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Weaver® Unveils New Buck Commander™ Optics Offerings for 2011

Accuracy, From a Distance
New Buck Commander series binoculars are waterproof, shockproof, fogproof and feature fully multi-coated, scratch-resistant lenses. Rigorous testing confirms consistent performance and a rugged, rubber-armored finish ensures performance in the harshest of conditions.

Quality Optics for Shotgunners
Buck Commander shotgun scopes boast either Dual-X or Command-X reticles—perfect for spotting big bucks. Scopes feature 1-inch, one-piece tube construction for excellent toughness. With 4-times magnification range and fully multi-coated lenses, these scopes take hunters to the next level of accuracy.

“Our new Buck Commander series additions are sure to make an impact with hunters this season,” said Product Marketing Manager, Tom Knudtson. “Willie and the Buck Commanders know how to hunt hard—and we’ve got a full line of optics they can trust in the field. These scopes and binoculars won’t break the bank—but will give you the performance you demand.”

Part No.        Description
94587    Buck Commander 8x42 Binocular
94588    Buck Commander 10x42 Binocular
94585    Buck Commander 8x25 Compact Binocular
94586    Buck Commander 10x25 Compact Binocular
94578    Buck Commander 2-8x36 Dual-X Scope
94579    Buck Commander 2-8x36 Command-X Shotgun Scope

To view Weaver’s complete lineup of Buck Commander optics, go to www.weaveroptics.com/optics/buckcommander/.

About Weaver® Optics and Mounts
Weaver Optics and Mounting Systems bring more than 80 years of innovation and expertise to the shooting experience. Engineered to be the most reliable optics systems, Weaver offers a full line of scopes and mounting systems. Weaver rings set a standard for which many mounting systems are still measured and continue to provide precision shooters with the most important part of their setup. For more information and product images, visit www.weaver-mounts.com.


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Raxiom LED Lighting Giveaway!

Raxion 3 inch LED Lights

To get the word out about the new line of products we are giving away some of the most popular lights! The winner of this give-away will receive a Raxiom 50” Double Row LED Light Bar, as well as a pair of Raxiom 3” Square LED Lights.

These high quality lights come with a Lifetime Warranty and make a great addition to any Jeep Wrangler.

What’s the Retail Value? - $900 in Wrangler parts!

What do I Win?
- 50 inch light bar, 2 x 3 inch square LED Lights, 50 inch light bar mount and wiring harness

Who can Win?
- Contest is open to anyone within the continental United States

When does the Contest End?
- 6/27/2014

Giveway Entry Form:

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