Time-saving tools and technologies
Fun in the Sun
Summer is near, so get ready to soak up some sun at the pool
or beach. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and beach towels, along
with some nifty gear and gadgets that will make your day in the
sun even more enjoyable.
1 Made in the Shade
Tired of lugging a cumbersome beach chair?
Worn as a backpack when folded, the Wearever
Backpack Beach Chair stores small coolers, blankets, books and water bottles. Measures 28” x
23. 5”, 11 pounds. $29.95. www.shadeusa.com
When you want some protection from the
sun, the Undercover beach chair shade attaches
in seconds and collapses into a 16” diameter bag.
This item is sold separately from the beach chair.
2 Solar-Powered Tote
No need to worry about your portable gadgets losing power at the beach.
The Reware Juicebag is the world’s
first beach tote with a high-tech flexible solar panel that can fully charge
your cell phone or camera in two to
four hours. Measures 19” x 15” x 11.”
3 Weekend Warrior Survival Gadget
The Scorpion is a splash-proof, multi-tasking
dynamo that requires no batteries, thanks to
its solar panel, hand crank and DC adapter.
Use the flashlight, AM/FM radio and NOAA
weather reporter anywhere. You can charge
your iPod with the USB port and even use it
as a bottle opener! Measures 5. 25” x 2. 5” x
1.75.” $49.99. www.etoncorp.com
This isn’t your father’s beef jerky. Perky Jerky is an invigorating
snack food made from strips of tender teriyaki-pepper beef with
a hint of Guarana for a unique boost you won’t find in any old
granola. Order online or look for packs in your local convenience
or sporting goods store. Three 2-oz. bags are priced at $14.99.