New compass manufacturer. It is designed to help you hold a better compass direction, and also lets you see more of the map
i have a friend who would like to know, can they go through washing machines without breaking?
Well the base of it is thicker, and it is aluminium round the capsule, so it should be stronger than other designs. Not sure washing machine protection is in the warranty though...
Interesting. How is it meant to be any better?
Ultra stable needle. The lines on the side of the compass, combined with the line in the middle, draw your line of sight towards where you want to go. You can change how you position your thumb in the compass to help it sit more naturally in your hand.
Did you get it for free Ralph?
I believe the correct term is astroturfing