The 5 Must-Have Summer Gadgets

Don't have these? You're doing summer wrong.

By The Editors
August 18, 2015 9:00 am

Spoiler alert, gents: the golden days of summer ain’t gonna last forever. That sunkissed sand is slipping through the hourglass as we speak. 

Thus it is incumbent upon a discerning chap to maximize the time we do have.

Lucky for you, we’ve gone ahead and curated the five must-have techie gewgaws to help you do just that, from the best speaker for kicking out the beach jams to the best device for recording your moves when said jams are being kicked.

So read on — and enjoy it while it lasts.

image via GoPro

Boom Swimmer

Looks like an, er, tadpole. Sounds like a boombox. Durable, completely waterproof and boasting suprisingly beefy sound, plus the tail makes it easy to attach to everything from beach bags to bike handlebars.

$60 | Buy it

Parrot Mini-Drone

Parrot’s brand-new mini models are smaller and easier to pilot than traditional full-size drones, making them perfect for rookies and families. Easier on the wallet, too.

$100 | Buy it

JUUL by PAX Labs

There may come an occasion — at the beach, on a boat, whilst casting a line into peaceful stream — when you’d like to have a relaxing nicotine puff. When said occasion arises, ditch the chintzy faux-cigarette devices of other vaping concerns in favor of a JUUL. Artfully designed and yields potent, voluminous plumes that feel and taste more like a traditional smoking experience.

$49.99 | Buy it

GoPro Hero4 Session

GoPro’s just dropped cube model that’s smaller, lighter and easier to use than any GoPro ever released. A must for capturing everything from mountain biking to underwater swim footage to doing backflips off a rock into a very small swimming pool (see our cover).

$400 | Buy it

Nipi “Smart” Cooler

Meet the R2D2 of keeping your beers cold. Currently funding on Kickstarter, Nipi boasts USB charging ports powered by solar panel, rugged all terrain wheels that’ll roll over everything from grass to sand, and LED lighting for easy beverage location after sundown.

$265 | Buy it

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