Handheld Electronics

Chandlery: Practical Sailor Holiday Gift Ideas 2010

Temperatures are dropping and the winds are rising, a sign that the holidays are just over the horizon. Every November, Practical Sailor editors celebrate...

Marine Electronics: Practical Sailor Tests Portable Depth Sounders

One would expect that one of the least complicated and most critical pieces of electronic equipment on a boat would also be the most...

Marine Electronics: AIS Gets Ocean Tested Near Dardanelles Strait

Its been several years since the Automatic Identification System (AIS) became a mandated way of life for the commercial side of the marine industry....

Cobra Will Take Your Call Now

While it sometimes seems marine electronics marketers are piling on unnecessary features just because they can, anyone who has watched their $300 cell phone...

Mailport: June 2010

In the April 2010 review of beverage holders, I think you "nixed" the Sail-Buoy a bit early because you attempted to use it from...

Weather Radar for Windows Phones

We know the drill now. If we feature a Mac product, we have to appease the PC crowd, and vice versa. Otherwise, the earth...

Testing Navigation Applications for the iPhone

In theDecember 2009 Practical Sailor, we covered navigation programs for a collection of PDAs, smartphones, and Windows Mobile-based pocket PCs. In January, we reported...

Stabilizing Cameras and Video Cameras Underway

Anyone who has ever tried to stabilize a camera aboard a moving boat knows how difficult it can be to keep the equipment dry,...

Portable Sailing Tools for Tracking and Tuning Boat Speed

The marine GPS receiver in its purest form is meant to answer three important questions: Where are we? What direction are we going? How...

Mailport: February 2010

I understand you are going to do an article on navigating by phone using the iPhone. I thought you may be interested in my...