Whether you’re trekking through Yosemite or just pitching a tent in the yard, there’s nothing more fun than camping with Dad. If your dad’s idea of adventure is wandering to the fridge during a commercial break, not to worry — I’ve got a bunch of high-tech camping accessories that make great Father’s Day gifts, and will turn even the most novice adventurer into an outdoor enthusiast.
Let’s set the lens straight, shutterbugs. iPhones snap some pretty sweet shots, but nothing takes the place of our beloved Canons and Nikons when it comes to taking a masterful photograph.
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The glass is always half full when tables are arrayed with glamorous glasses. Adorn your summer table with these Hollywood Regency-inspired golden chevron highballs from C. Wonder. They’re straight-up gorgeous and would be a worthy vessel for any retro cocktail you’re serving up poolside. And bring those cocktails out chilled, thanks to this impressive new refrigerator from Samsung. It’s got four doors (like a sedan, but chillier) and a whopping 31 cubic feet of space. And when your guests ask for bubbly water, they can serve themselves straight from the door, thanks to the built-in Soda Stream sparkling water dispenser. Now you can skip the doses of high-fructoses and serve up natural sodas in your stylish glasses.
Quirky couple and design dynamic duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz know what other tech manufacturers still don’t— that speaker docks don’t have to be black and boring. In fact, they can be whimsical and downright fashionable, as is this Flower Freaq from the Novogratz collection at Soundfreaq. This device is an equal-opportunity connector, charging/docking up to two iOS or Android devices, or letting passers-by stream audio via Bluetooth… no docking necessary. Use the AC adapter, or the rechargable battery if you’re away from walls, and with beautifully clear stereo sound, this speaker is pretty bloomin’ fabulous.
Summertime is in full swing, and there’s a long list of gadgets I consider a must-have for enjoying the season. Here’s a Today Show clip from last year— still love all each one of these ideas for summer at the beach or having a killer backyard BBQ.