You’re looking at the Sony DEV-50V, an overhauled version of the pricey multi-gadget Sony announced at IFA a few years ago. The sophisticated optical has a brand new beautiful look — They’re part 25x zoom digital binoculars, part sophisticated 3D camcorder, and all kinds of crazy expensive.
Adapting its military-grade gear for the consumer market, Fraser-Volpe’s STEDI-EYE Mariner binoculars promise to remove up to 98 per cent of unwanted motion from shaky hands or vibrations from a moving vehicle. It’s weatherproof and packs night vision too, making it an uber-expensive accessory for serious bird watchers.
Forget the tigers and bears, I don’t want one of these big cats nomming on my skull. These eight tools will help you stay alive — and possibly even let you enjoy — your trip to Africa.