Ricoh Theta — $400 (October)
Panoramic photos are a great way to fully capture an entire vista. But without a tripod or a steady hand they can end up looking disjointed and just plain wrong. That's where this handheld rig comes in. Its lens can shoot crisp, spherical, 360-degree images with a single click. You don't even have to pay attention to where you're holding the camera because it will auto-adjust the image orientation, making it incredibly easy to shoot kickass photos when you should be focusing on other things, like the ski trail in front of you, the rock face you're scaling, or if you're truly hardcore, the parking median you're about to parkour over.