MAGPIX SX3
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Think ahead to the thaw

The Outfitter takes a break from product testing to spotlight cool things for spring.

MAGPIX SX3
This digital camera-binocular offers outdoors enthusiasts top value. Features include 3.1 megapixel resolution, 16 MB flash memory (unlimited with optional MMC/SD cards), 10x25 viewfinder, 10-power fixed zoom, USB interface, and TV out and playback. Runs on AAA batteries. $150. (877) 862-4749, www.magpix.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Eric Boyd / LAT ()
DC-INCASE SKATEBAG
Skateboard footwear maker DC Shoes and carrier maker Incase teamed up to produce this awesome pack for Apple nuts. It opens to expose a neon-orange interior built for a PowerBook, an iPod and other products. The exterior features a soft, quick-release skateboard clamp. $129. (800) 692-7753, www.apple.com

Editor’s note: The Outfitter column will return Dec. 28. ()
POLAR AXN300
The AXN300 serves skiers, climbers and others by counting ski runs, tracking weather and vertical speed, calculating fitness levels — too many features to mention. And geeks like us can upload and download data from/into the AXN300 at Polar’s website. Web site. $225. (800) 227-1314, www.polarusa.com ()
AUDUBON BIRD CLOCK
Celebrate the season of the birds (and the bees) with a clock chock-full of bird songs. At noon and midnight, hear the melody of the summer tanager. The very shy hermit thrush chirps up at 9. One of 12 North American bird songs on the hour, every hour. Runs on AA batteries. $23. (866) 627-4537, audubonnaturestore.com ()
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