Mountain Mama Pregnancy Climbing Harness, Sony Action Cam and Nokia Lumia 920

Mountain Mama Pregnancy Climbing Harness

Mountain Mama is a pretty decent moniker for a company supplying outdoors gear for expectant mums. Mostly it’s been clothing, but it’s really going for it here with the first full-body rock-climbing harness.

It’s completely adjustable, with an X-strap at the back for additional support, an open belly area design, for the business end of the pregnancy and leg loops moulded with extra padding for comfort.

All very well I can hear you saying, but what about even the idea climbing while carrying, so to speak? Mountain Mama’s founder, Teresa Dufflin, climbed all the way through her first pregnancy and as she puts it, “it’s designed for women, by women”. So bring it on. And not just the epidural.

Mountain Mama Pregnancy Climbing Harness available early 2013 for around $120, see

Sony Action Cam

The go-to camera in this area is the Gore, the area being the self-filming of oneself during acts of derring-do. Catching big water.

Taming black slopes. Pulling off a 360 flip. Chasing the kids round the garden. Now Sony’s HDR-AS10 has pitched itself against it. Boasting Carl Zeiss Tessar optics, it’s necessarily small to capture those point-of-view shots. Given you don’t want to be fiddling when you’re flying, it has a big start/stop button and can deliver decent 4X slo-mo HD footage. To capture every grimace as you land. It comes with a waterproof, life-proof casing that makes sure the video will survive, even if you don’t. And there’s a WiFI enabled version for wireless sharing and smartphone remote control. Comes with a raft of accessories and mounts to suit every class of exhibitionist.

Sony Action Cam $200 pre-order at

Nokia Lumia 920

The thermonuclear blaze of publicity that heralded the arrival of the iPhone 5 was inclined to bleach out the previous week’s Nokia Lumia 920 launch. Which is perhaps unfortunate for the one-time ruler of the mobile world as it’s its best smartphone yet. And it’s not Android either, the shiny, colourful Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8, with its distinctive Mondrianesque tiled homepage. An 8MP camera and hi-res 4.5 screen raise the game. Great mapping with augmented reality and inductive charging that lets it juice up cable-free make it technically a serious contender. The question is, can the brand match the spec? It’s worth a look if you’re ABA.

Nokia Lumia 920, price will depend on network provider

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