Velocitek, the company that brought us the Pro-Start and the SpeedPuck, has stepped into the digital compass market and stepped up our most important tactical tool. Inside the solar-powered Shift Compass is a nine-axis solid-state sensor that tracks the orientation of your boat in three dimensions, making for a more accurate and rapid reading. With 1.5-inch numbers on the clean display, bearings are easy to see. It’s not just a standard compass, either. You can quickly record port and starboard headings, with lifts and headers indicated on the display. There’s a countdown timer and only one button on the face to start, sync, and stop the function. It’s impossible to get it wrong. It has a red LED that reportedly can run 60 hours from a full charge.