This is the time of the year we celebrate Dads and Grads as we transition to another unforgettable summer. So what better way do we get prepared than with my top 10 coolest gadgets for the summer…
Before we dive into some of these elusive gadgets, I’d like to elaborate more on what we can expect during the summer months when the weather reaches it’s highest temperatures for the year. For me, I reside in sunny California where triple digit degree weather is quite the norm… so pool parties, beaches and BBQ’s is how we celebrate and keep cool throughout the summer.
Personally, I look forward to the blockbuster movie releases to hit the big screen. Some of the best anticipated films of all-time are released in the summer, and this year is no exception with the release of “Jurrasic World.”
What To Expect This Summer
While there has been a plethora of new gadgets to hit the market place, the one I find to be most intrigued by is the iWatch. This new piece of hardware is definitely a game changer and provides a host of new features that are described here.
There has also been an insurgence of drones and quadcopters lately. Although these remote flying devices have been around a few years, their popularity has grown exponentially. With so many gadgets making their mark, there is none more prevalent today than drones… sky’s the limit as far as what these gadgets are capable of capturing with a camera attached.
Top 10 Gadgets For The Summer
1. Cool Air with Vibration Massage
Cool Air with Vibration Massage is the personal cooling system that rests around your neck to provide a cool and breezy sensation. Simply add a small amount of cold water and press the “cool” button. Aluminum plates cool your neck, while a motorized fan cools the back of your neck and head. For stress relief, switch on the optional 2-speed vibration massage. The self-adjusting collar fits most neck sizes.
2. Portable Ice Maker
Keep the drinks cold all day long with your own personal ice machine. The Portable Ice Maker produces up to 35 lbs. of ice a day. Simply fill the reservoir tank with water and turn it on. The Portable Ice Maker produces ice in three different sizes, and has indicator lights that tell you when the ice is full, or when the water is low. Ideal for game rooms, Man Caves, backyard cookouts and more. Includes ice bucket and shovel.
3. Exfoliating Facial Brush
Dry flaking skin can increase the appearance of wrinkles and make you seem older. Eliminate it daily with our Exfoliating Facial Brush. You’ll be amazed at how smooth and young your skin feels. This facial cleansing brush uses advanced high frequency micro-pulsating vibration technology to gently remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. Two powerful settings give you ultimate control over your skin care regime -low for gentle cleansing that gives you amazing skin tone or high for penetrating exfoliation that will reduce the appearance of pores, oily areas, dry skin patches and unsightly blemishes.
4. Remote Control Flying Spaceman
With its powerful twin rotor technology, this cool Remote Control Flying Spaceman doesn’t need a rocket! Just pick up the easy to use infrared 2-channel controller, and this remote controlled spaceman is ready to take off for the stars…or at least the ceiling! Engineered using advanced ultralite micro components and bright diode lights, this radio controlled spaceman will bring you hours of indoor fun. Everyone will want to try their hand at flying the Remote Control Flying Spaceman across the room and bringing him in for a surprise landing almost anywhere.
5. RC Hovering Plane
Our rechargeable RC Hovering Plane looks like a sleek, modern fighter jet… but it flies easily, like a quadcopter drone. Made for indoor use, this Sharper Image exclusive has an ultralight foam shell and four rotors, plus a 3-axis gyroscope stabilization system that makes for smooth flying. Select one of three speed modes – slow (30%), medium (60%) or fast (100%) – to suit your RC piloting experience. Ages 14+
6. Rapid Electric Firestarter
Now you can light your charcoal, briquettes, wood, hardwood, pellets, heat beads and more in just 60 seconds – without smelly lighter fluids or chemicals! With 1,500 Watts of heating power, the Rapid Electric Firestarter makes it fast and easy to get your grill up to cooking temperature in a flash. Simply make a pile of charcoal, touch the pile with the tip of the device and pull it backwards when you see the glow. It reaches up to 600° F… a great way to pre-heat your fireplace before lighting the wood.
7. Verilux UV Rechargeable Sanitizing Wand
Bring your healthy home to a whole new level of clean with the Verilux UV Rechargeable Sanitizing Wand. This cordless, germ-reducing device uses Ultraviolet-C light to kill up to 99.9% of germs, viruses, MRSA, H1N1 and other micro-organisms on solid, non-porous surfaces. The UV Rechargeable Sanitizing Wand sanitizes without chemicals, irritants or residues for up to one hour on a full charge. Simply wave it over countertops, keyboards, cell phones, pillows, crib and mattress covers, upholstery, pet beds, hotel bedding, baby items and more.
8. Inflatable Water Park
Move over, old-school floating platforms; the Inflatable Water Park is the new must-have for water fun-in-the-sun. Kids (ages 6 and up) and adults alike can spend hours scaling the inflated rungs, and diving off of any vantage point, or sliding down the integrated slide. Heavy duty molded handles for convenient boarding and climbing. The inside areas feature meshed-bottomed splash zones, which are much like shallow pools. These are great for safety as well as for relaxation. This water park is tough – the durable seams and materials can take all the fun that up to 10 users can dish out!
9. Multi-Lens Golf Ball Finding Glasses
The Multi-Lens Golf Ball Finding Glasses use innovative technology to help you locate barely visible golf balls. The lenses can be changed quickly and effortlessly during the round as your needs change. This set includes 4 different sets of lenses designed to improve your putting, locate lost golf balls, assist in low light conditions and protect your eyes in bright sunlight. The yellow lenses enhance your vision in low light and heavy overcast days, while the complimentary grey lenses provide you with protection from the sun. The green lenses are designed to improve your perception of subtle breaks in the putting surface, providing you with a truer read of the green. The blue lenses make your golf balls practically glow for easy locating.
10. Talking BBQ Thermometer
This wireless BBQ Thermometer allows you to be chef and host at the same time! Visit with your guests. This thermometer will literally tell you when your entrée has reached perfection. Just place the probe in your entrée, whether on the grill or in the oven, and choose your desired level of doneness. The probe will wirelessly transmit to the display unit, which you can take with you – up to 100 feet away. Your entrée won’t burn while you relax; you’ll hear 4 beeps and “it’s done” (in your choice of 5 languages) when it’s time to remove your steak, roast or burgers for serving.
Bonus. Video Swim Goggles
Take amazing vacation videos and pictures – underwater! The rechargeable Video Swim Goggles have a built-in lens that shoots high definition video (120° wideangle at 1080p/30fps or 135° wideangle at 720p/60fps) and high-quality 3MP photos. The built-in battery gives you up to 1.5 hours of recording time, and the memory slot supports SDHC cards up to 32GB to hold hours of video or thousands of pictures.
Tell us what you think about these gadgets and let us know about gadgets you plan on using this summer in the comments below…