The Toys of Summer

16 mind-blowing gadgets every grown-up gearhead will love

 

The Toys of Summer


16 MIND-BLOWING GADGETS FOR GROWN-ASS MEN


 

The Toys
of Summer


16 MIND-BLOWING GADGETS
FOR GROWN-ASS MEN


“I’ve been afraid of people playing their life away with too many toys,” Ray Bradbury famously said.

Lighten up, Ray. It’s summer.

To help you achieve some no-guilt, grown-up fun, we present The Toys of Summer, our annual compendium of cool gadgets, impossible vehicles and wondrous outdoor gear.

Be safe and have fun out there.


16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

The Hot Tub Boat  
Hot Tub Boats 

Situated smack in the boat's center of buoyancy lies a 32-square-foot hot tub two feet deep and spacious enough for six adults. Heat is provided by a diesel-powered boiler, and the adjustable thermostat can go up to a tropical 104° F.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

Transparent Kayak  
Driftsun

Officially a kayak/canoe hybrid, the vision-granting vessel can handle both calm and choppy waters. It includes two aluminum paddles with ergonomic grips, in addition to a pair of wells for balloons — which keep the boat afloat in case it flips.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

CreekKooler  
Kanooler

Once you’ve got your transparent kayak, you’ll need this genius tow-behind cooler. It’s basically a boat for booze, and holds up to 30 12-oz cans of brew and 20 pounds of ice.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

Phatty Electric Scooter  
Phat Scooters

Available in two models — the Phatty Original or Phatty Sport — this electric two-wheeler packs a 1,200W motor with 70 lb.-ft. of torque and a top speed of 20 MPH. Surfboard rack optional.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

Prynt Pocket  
Prynt

A second-generation instant photo printer that works with most iPhones. Mysteriously, it allows users to add a video to the photo file that can be viewed with Prynt Pocket's companion app. It’s also a more affordable instant camera than similar options.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

e-Moke 
Moke America 

Originally designed for the British army in the 1950s, the early versions of the Moke were based on the British Motor Corporation’s Mini. After being discontinued in the ‘90s, they’re back stateside with the e-Moke, a street-legal electric vehicle with a 40-mile range and a top speed of 25 MPH.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

ProBeam Laser Projector  
LG

A portable projector that weighs four pounds and provides a 120-inch diagonal presentation on any surface. It connects to your wifi and bluetooth, but the 2,000 lumens of brightness and seven-year life expectacy are what make the product appealing beyond its portability.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

Prorace Board  
JetSurf

Looks like a wakeboard, treads water like a surfboard and propels like a jet ski. JetSurf's Prorace is pure water-sports extravagance. Zipping around at speeds up to 36 MPH, you'll be the talk of the lake/bay/ocean. Laird Hamilton approved, to boot.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

SCORKL  
David Hallamore

Forget artificial lungs. This lightweight, eminently portable scuba tank is about the size and shape of a water bottle, and it’ll get you 10 minutes of water submersion. Bonus: refills with a hand pump.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

SureFly 
Workhorse Group

Fly yourself to your next summer destination. Equipped with eight independent motors that each power a carbon fiber propeller, this battery-powered octocopter has a range-extending gas engine that allows it to cover 70 miles and hit a max altitude of 4,000 feet. And it’ll fit in your garage.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

One+ Cooling Cooler  
Ryobi

Twenty inches tall and 30 inches wide, the Ryobi One is a 50-quart wheeled cooler that happens to double as a cordless air conditioner.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

Spark Drone  
DJI

A pint-sized quadcopter you control with hand gestures. Featuring 1080p video, 16 minutes of flight time per charge and a top speed of 31 MPH.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

SS-12 Slingshot  
Assolar

Equipped with a laser sight and a flashlight, the SS-12 lets owners hunt small game, engage in target practice and torment Mr. Wilson with ease and accuracy. Also converts into a tiny bow.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

Pathfinder  
ION Audio

A cooler-sized, waterproof speaker that delivers 100 watts of peak power and 75 hours of sound per charge. The built-in wheels, multi-color LEDs, cup holder, USB charger and mic transform it into a beachside karaoke wonder.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

SoelCat 12  
Soel Yachts

This 16-passenger catamaran has already been dubbed a "Tesla on the water." Which is to say, the boat is fully sustainable and quiet to boot,reducing CO2 emissions as it ferries you about the nearest body of water.

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16 Mind-Blowing Gadgets Every Gearhead Will Love

CampStove 2  
BioLite

A smokeless camp stove and device charger, now with 50% more power, an integrated battery and an LED dashboard. Burns sticks, twigs and pinecones.

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