Great Tech to Make Your Summer More Awesome: Weekly Tech Blog, Week of July 3-7, 2017

Whether your summer is almost over or you are just starting to enjoy the long days and steamy nights, we have a wrapup of the best technology to make the last few months of summer that much better for you. Whatever your interest, we’ve got some great products.  Check out our list below.

For the beach or lake vacation:  Grills have gotten smaller and perfectly portable. The nifty little Una Grill is small enough to fit in a backpack but can make a meal for up to 4 people. It comes in a variety of colors and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. If you love the beach but hate tracking sand everywhere, the CGear Sand-Free Beach Mat is a great solution.  For the fisherman, the Deeper Smart Sonar takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect catch. If you are a budding photographer, drones have gone down in price dramatically and can help you get that great aerial view of that sunset to make your friends at home jealous.

For backyard movie nights and barbecues:  You can have a great movie night without spending a fortune. For a great starter projector, look at the Epson HC 600 cinema projector and fixed-frame screen.  Whether it’s a barbecue or a movie night, you still want to have clear sound. The UE Roll 2 is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers on the market. Add a great, multitasking cooler that can play music and blend up some daiquiris and your backyard fetes will be the talk of the neighborhood.

To make airline travel suck less:  Odoyo earphones are a must, particularly if you are stuck on a long flight.  These waterproof earbuds promise to cancel out all noise and include a built-in remote and microphone. With the exception of certain flights from the Middle East, a Kindle can be your best friend on long-term flights. The new Kindle Voyage, with its adaptive display, intuitive page press technology, and long battery life, can keep you amused all flight long. If TSA lines drive you crazy, try smart luggage. BlueSmart luggage has auto lock, GPS locator, and a supercharger. It can even weigh itself to make sure you’re always compliant.

For camping and music festivals: There is a plethora of awesome technology for campers, hikers, and festival goers. From mini USB lights to portable generators, camping has gone high-tech. The best two innovations are the CamelBak All-Clear Bottle, which can create clean drinking water in 60 seconds, and the Heimplanet Inflatable Tent. This little tent fits into a small bag, pumps up in seconds, and can sleep up to three. Lastly, one of the apps to find your friends in a crowd may be a lifesaver. Check out FindMyFriends for Apple or Android.

Whether you are traveling all summer or staying at home and enjoying the balmy weather, there are some great options out there to make this summer memorable.


Have a safe and happy summer from your friends at Commercient.