‘Tis the season for getting wet, sandy and sunburned. Don’t waste your time indoors playing with technology when you can take your technophile act to the beach, a campground or even the back yard with your family. These gadgets can help you stay connected and entertained all summer long, no matter where you are.
Waterproof iPhone Case
Whether you’re trying to protect your phone from grease while you’re grilling up chicken or from saltwater while you’re trying to catch a wave at the beach, this $80 iPhone case is a no brainer. It’s waterproof to 6.6 feet and resistant to sand, liquid and just about anything else you can get on it. That means it’s perfect for just about any summer activity. We’ve personally used this at the beach and can vouch for its waterproof capabilities. Heck, you can even use it in the shower.
Jambox by Jawbone Speaker
You don’t need an expensive house-wide audio system to keep the tunes going all summer long. The $200 Jambox by Jawbone speaker is perfect when you’re hanging out on the deck or lounging on a beach. It uses Bluetooth, which means you can stream audio from your iPad, Android tablet, or just about any phone. The sound quality is sure to wow your friends even though the Jambox is much more affordable than many competing products. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors to match your towel, bathing suit or sandals.
Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is our favorite eReader, hands down. The newest E Ink eReader to hit the market, it offers a non-intrusive backlight for reading in your tent or at home as the sun falls below the horizon. It’s priced at $139, comes with a charger, and offers a rubberized backside for extra grip.
Casio Surf Watch
Keep track of high and low tides to make sure you and your kids have the best boogie boarding experience this summer. With Casio’s GLX-5600 watch, you’ll know exactly when the tide comes in and when it goes out. Plus, it’s waterproof to 200m, which means you can dive in without a care. A variety of colors are available, including red, white and blue.
Go PRO HD Hero2 Surf Edition Camera
This underwater camera is capable of capturing 11 megapixel photos at 10 photos per second as well as grabbing 170-degree wide-angle 1080p HD video. Wear it to record your latest snorkeling adventure or strap it to the front of your board to catch the action on the fly. We suggest gathering around the HDTV at the end of the day to review the fun. The camera will set you back $300, but it’s the best bet for bringing underwater escapades to life.
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