WHAT: Smith Optics I/O Recon Goggle
WHY IT'S COOL: These comfy, next-generation goggles not only feature moisture-wicking face foam and a 5X anti-fog inner lens, but also GPS, Bluetooth, and a discreet micro-optics display. So as (or better yet, just before or after) you schuss down the slopes, they can help you navigate, find friends, see incoming messages, monitor weather conditions, manage your music playlist, and track such real-time alpine stats as distance, vertical, and jump analytics. They include two interchangeable performance mirror lenses, a microfiber goggle bag, and a protective hard case.
THE PRICE: $650
WHERE TO GET IT: smithoptics.com
WHAT: beyerdynamic T5p Headphones
WHY IT'S COOL: When you want to hear the best your music has to offer — whether from a portable player, hi-fi, or in-flight — these headphones offer the ultimate mobile-audio experience. Their leather-wrapped foam earpads excellently seal out ambient noise. And the sumptuous music delivered through their angled drivers into your ear canals is clear, bright, balanced, wide, and open. They are simply exquisite.
THE PRICE: $1,399
WHERE TO GET IT: brookstone.com
WHAT: Sony 3D Digital Recording Binoculars
WHY IT'S COOL: These ergonomically designed dual-sensor binoculars can capture 7-megapixel stills or record full high-def 2D or 3D video. They feature an impressive 20X total magnification, image stabilization, good low-light performance, and a dynamicautofocus that quickly adjusts when panning across subjects at varying distances. Among its other advanced features:geotagging, stereo audio recording, and a diopter-adjustable viewfinder.
THE PRICE: $2,000
WHERE TO GET IT: sonystyle.com