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Sunny Days

By Catherine Pearson | Posted July 2009

In this enviro-conscious age, everybody’s aware that the sun is a great source of free, clean energy. Which is why there are scads of handy chargers out there, from small multi-...

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Intellian D-Series

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2009

When DirecTV announced earlier this year that all of its high-definition programming would be broadcast from its Ka-band satellites only, boaters who wanted to receive it and...

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Intellian Technologies k6

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by IntellianWhen DirectTV decided to migrate its HD programming—now 130 channels strong—from Ku to trickier-to-lock-onto Ka-band satellites, it was a bummer for...

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KVH TracVision M1

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by KVHThe competition for world's smallest stabilized satellite TV antenna has come down to definitions. KVH's new M1 is a 12.5-inch dish that only weighs 7.5 pounds...

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Fusion Marine Stereo

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by Fusion MarineNow I just need the boat. When I first wrote about the Fusion Marine Stereo system in my column last July, I not only saw a lot to like but had already...

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King Controls VuQube

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2009

Photography by King ControlsLast year King Controls introduced a clever portable satellite TV dish called the VuQube, and some boaters began enjoying its ability to tune in...

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Fusion Marine Stereo

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2008

Fusion Marine Stereo MS IP500Is there a man-machine interface as successful as the iPod’s? And don’t they make huge sense on a boat, letting you take your whole music collection...

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ActiveCaptain Mobile

By Ben Ellison | Posted May 2008

ActiveCaptain MobileLast year when I lamented on the dismal state of digital chart Point of Interest info, an exciting possible cure was the brand-new ActiveCaptain, a free Web...

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Glomex Polaris

By Ben Ellison | Posted December 2007

Glomex PolarisSatellite TV and radio are great on a boat, since they're able to deliver clear and familiar channels most everywhere you cruise. But what about unfamiliar content?...

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Freestyle Audio Sport MP3 Player

By | Posted November 2007

Freestyle Audio Sport MP3 playerSo I not only tested the Freestyle water- and shockproof Sport MP3 music player, but also my ability to windsurf like I once could. Unfortunately I...

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Sea-King 9815-RJ

By | Posted July 2007

King Controls, though a major player in the RV market, is still a new guy on the block in the yachting world. Hence the aggressive $3,695 price tag on its 14-inch Sea-King...

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KVH M2

By | Posted July 2007

KVH has met the competition by rejiggering the original battle-beginning M3 into three models. Actually the M3st is the original—with a DirecTV receiver and IR/RF remote...

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SeaTel Coastal 14

By | Posted July 2007

Last year KVH shook up the world of marine satellite TV with its unusually small M3 (see my column "TV on a 25-Footer?" November 2006). Even some big boats liked the idea of...

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