As you head out on your summer adventures, take some of these must-have gadgets with you! From chargers to cameras to boomboxes, we’ve compiled the list of our top 10 must have tech gadgets that we’ll be using this summer!
1. Memorex Party Cube CD- $116
Take your tunes to the beach, the lake, the pool, and everywhere in between this summer with the Memorex Party Cube CD. Just pop in a CD or MP3 player, and crank up the volume. Offered in black and white, the Party Cube will be the hit of your next beach party.
The Memorex Party Cube CD is available from Amazon.
2. Aquapac Waterproof Cases- Price varies by model
If you’re planning to get that new DSLR, iPhone, or Kindle anywhere near the sand or pool, you’re going to want a great waterproof pouch to keep it safe and dry. The capacitive material will let you check Twitter, answer your girlfriend’s text, and make that last minute business call before checking out for the week- all while your device remains safe from the water.
Aquapac Waterproof cases are available in a variety of dimensions from their website.
3. Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS- $346
Make some memories this summer, and not just the ones that are above the sea. Capture your next scuba excursion, pool party, or beach trip from a whole new perspective- under the water (well, not below 40 ft., that is…). With a 16MP sensor, plenty of underwater-ready lighting, and a super cool designer, the Optio is just what you need to have a memorable Facebook album by September.
The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS is available from Amazon.
4. Sony Bloggie Sport HD Camera- $179
While you’ve got your awesome waterproof Pentax to take some still pictures, do yourself a favor and invest in a way to make sure that everyone remembers the fun of the night- in full HD. With its dust and water protection, you won’t have to worry about taking it down to the sand with you, and everyone will thank you when they can watch themselves catch the best waves of the night over and over again.
The Sony Bloggie Sport HD Camera is available from Amazon.
5. The Sandless Beach Mat- $59
Okay, so it’s not exactly “technology,” but it is something that I’ll definitely be purchasing before my beach trip. Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to lay down on an icky, sandy towel. Yep, that looks like everyone. Fear the sand no more! This specially-designed mesh lets the sand fall right through, but it won’t come back through the bottom of the mat. Enjoy your sandless oasis on the beach this summer, and have fun watching everyone squirm and scratch!
The Sandless Beach Mat is available from Hammacher Schlemmer.
6. Surf Report by Oakly- Free iOS App
When you’re done tanning on your sandless beach mat, you can check out how the waves are looking down the beach with Oakly’s Surf Report app. Available for iOS, this free service will help you catch only the best waves of the trip.
The Surf Report by Oakly app is available for free on the iTunes Store.
7. Pack Tap- $19
The Pack Tap is a great way to bring along plenty of beverage for everyone in your group without hauling bulky coolers around all day. The pouch can hold 2 liters of your favorite drink, and it’s great for bringing your beverage into an area where glass isn’t allowed.
The Pack Tap is available from River Sports Outfitters.
8. Freeloader Pro Solar Charger- $79
Chances are, your iPhone or camera may not have the stamina to keep up with you on your summer adventure. Fix the problem by plugging it in to one of the most reliable solar chargers on the market. You’ll never have to worry about rationing battery life on the beach again!
The Freeloader Pro Solar Charger is available from Think Geek.
9. Kiva Stowaway Pack- $49
This virtually weightless backpack is great for hauling around all of your gear, and when you don’t need it, you can fold it away to nothing. This super-stylish, light-as-air bag is a must have for your next adventure.
The Kiva Stowaway Pack is available from Luggage Pros.
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So we’re curious- what’s your favorite summer tech gadget? Why do you love it? Let us know in the comments below, and we may even add some of the best products to the article!