Great Home Gadgets for Your In-House Summer Vacation
Summer time is officially upon is, at least that’s what my thermometer is telling me as it happily pushes up towards one hundred degrees. To beat the heat, you are going to need an arsenal of gadgetry both indoors and out. I have compiled a short list of summer gadgets that will be fun for the whole family, although I am sure you would be just as capable as enjoying them on your own as well.
Outdoor Inflatable Theater
Whether you intend to impress the ladies with your swag or invite your friends over to watch the Phillies game by the pool, this outdoor inflatable theater is here to help. Now you can enjoy the lazy but enjoyable aspect of watching TV without feeling guilty about being stuck indoors. The theater is made from a bright white vinyl 72″ screen frame which you can inflate in under 5 minutes thanks to the included electric pump. It claims to be weather resistant and made from PVC piping, but let’s not get too cocky, keep sharp objects away.
Camping is a long-time hobby of the Summer season, but putting together your shelter can be an exercise in frustration. If you don’t mind suiting up with some warm looking rain gear, though, you can carry it with you wherever you go easily with this wearable tent. The suit comes with everything you’ll need, including a lightweight sleeping bag. The material of the suite is made from waterproof, breathable 3.1 oz. urethrane-coated rip-stop nylon, which is really a fancy way of saying tent stuffs. The jacket has zippered underarm vents and a reversible front zipper, not to mention an integrated hood and collar. This could be the perfect accessory to a solo hiker/camper.
Roomba Indoor/Outdoor Robotic Sweeper
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just relax and not have to worry about cleaning up after your latest late night celebration? Now you can with this crafty Roomba Robotic Sweeper. This little robot is happy to clean a wide variety of surfaces, including basements, decks, porches, and pool boundaries. The on-board sensors keep the Roomba from doing anything too drastic, and you can just set it and forget it while the brushes sweep your local surfaces at 1000 times per minute. Just be sure to keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t become self-aware and decide to take over the household.
It can be easy not to notice just how much water you are sweating out while baking in the summer heat, but one clever manufacturer wants us to know when our water supply is low. The iDration bottle will tell you if you are thirsty even if you don’t feel the need to partake just yet. It works by lining up with a smart phone using Bluetooth technology. If you don’t feel thirsty now, not to worry, the bottle will be happy to remind you.
Modern Drift Lighting
Looking for a way to light up your pool? Sure, you could go ahead and physically install lights around your swimming hole of choice, but these modern drift lights are a much cooler way to light up the night. They are hand-molded, waterproof, and float along while providing an ambiance that is unmatched. If you are looking for a night of romance in the pool or just want to unwind for awhile, this is the way to do it.
Inflatable Irish Pub
What better way to get your friends together and include all the awesome fun of hanging out in an Irish Pub without the problem of splitting up your tab after drinking for a few hours. These inflatable pubs are 8 meters tall and 15 meters wide. They are designed to look exactly like the genuine article, complete with a fireplace, stone wall, two chimney pots, and other important details. Grab a beer, pulling up a chair, and hang out!
Poolside Beer Pong
Beer pong is an activity that is well suited to any season, but it can be hard if you want to both enjoy the pool and play at the same time. Now you don’t have to choose one or the other with this poolside beer pong set. Just make sure things don’t get too rowdy and someone decides to go under it and flip it over, declaring themselves the winner forever.