Summertime Leisure Gadgets

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Summertime Leisure Gadgets
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Whether your idea of a perfect summer is lounging by the pool, roughing it in the mountains or entertaining friends in the backyard, the right gadgets can make all the difference. From splashproof speakers to a charger that soaks up the sun to keep you connected, read on to find out the top tech gear for summer fun.

Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom
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Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom

Take the party outside this summer with the Logitech UE Boom wireless speaker. The water- and stain-resistant skin makes it tough enough for any outdoor festivities, and the 15-hour battery life means the music will keep going long into the evening. The speaker is compatible with both Bluetooth and NFC and can be paired with up to eight devices.

Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom

Solio Bolt
Solio

Solio Bolt

When you're out and about all day, the last thing you want to have to worry about is how you’re going to charge your devices. The Solio Bolt battery charger uses solar energy to charge your phone, tablet, digital camera or any other USB-operated device. The lightweight, compact battery requires eight to 10 hours of sunlight to fully charge and can give most smartphones up to two full charges before needing to be recharged in the sun or via USB.

Solio Bolt

Casa Moda S’mores Maker
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Casa Moda S’mores Maker

S’mores are a tasty summer staple, but it’s not exactly convenient to build a campfire every time you have a craving. Casa Moda’s S’mores Maker uses chafing fuel to toast your marshmallows and is safe for indoor and outdoor use. The set comes with toasting forks and ceramic trays for your graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows.

Casa Moda S’mores Maker

Oregon Scientific Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer
Oregon Scientific

Oregon Scientific Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer

When you think about your favorite summertime foods, most of them probably involve a grill. With Oregon Scientific’s Grill Right thermometer, you can avoid standing over a hot grill in the hot sun. The wireless thermometer offers four doneness selections -- rare, medium rare, medium and well done -- and will alert you verbally and with an alarm when your meat has reached the correct temperature. The receiver has a range of 330 feet from the probe, so you can relax almost anywhere without missing an alert.

Oregon Scientific Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer

Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon

Kindle Paperwhite

The long, lazy days of summer are great for catching up on all those books you’ve been dying to read. Lighten your luggage by leaving the hardcovers at home; Amazon’s portable, lightweight e-reader slips easily into your purse or carry-on. Unlike tablets and smartphones, the Paperwhite’s e-ink display is designed to be just as readable on a sunny beach as it is indoors.

Kindle Paperwhite

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
Canon

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Share your photos on the go with this Wi-Fi enabled digital camera from Canon. The PowerShot ELPH 320 HS features a 16.1-megapixel sensor for you to capture your favorite summer moments with stunning clarity, both as still photos and as high-resolution 1080p videos. The killer feature is the built-in Wi-Fi capability that allows you to upload photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube without ever connecting it to a PC.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

PNY 16GB Bottle Opener Attaché USB 2.0 Flash Drive
PNY

PNY 16GB Bottle Opener Attaché USB 2.0 Flash Drive

PNY combines your love for technology with your love of an ice-cold beer in this nifty bottle opener flash drive. It attaches to your key chain, pulling double duty as a safe repository for your files and allowing you to crack open a cold one no matter where you are.

PNY 16GB Bottle Opener Attaché USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Tunebug Shake
Tunebug

Tunebug Shake

Wearing headphones while you bike can be dangerous, but the alternative -- biking in silence -- isn’t always appealing either. The Tunebug Shake is an ultraportable, wireless Bluetooth speaker you can mount on your helmet, allowing you to safely stream your favorite playlist from your smartphone while you bike, skate or snowboard.

Tunebug Shake

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