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5 best summer gadgets you need to buy now

For many, summer is the best time of year. School is out, families go on vacation, there is baseball every night and barbecues get fired up all over the country.

During these months the world is very much our oyster, with opportunities only limited by the edges of our imagination. The same goes when it comes to what kind of gadgets we will need.

Really, almost anything can be helpful during summer, which makes it tough to decide what you get. But that’s where we come in, with this list of five summer gadgets you will want to buy right now.

Make sure that meat is ready before taking it off the grill

We’re not going to say you have to host a barbecue this summer, but it certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea. That is, assuming you do not make your guests sick because of something you did not cook enough.

That is where the ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Remote Digital Cooking Food Meat Thermometer comes in. It will work with both a grill and a smoker, and being wireless means you do not need to stand around while you wait for readings.

No, you can be up to 300 feet away as your meat cooks, keeping an eye on the large LCD display that shows both the food and oven temperatures as well as a timer in case you want to watch that, too.

Nothing beats a refreshing iced tea

If there is one thing that makes a summer day feel that much better, it is a refreshing glass of iced tea. Whether you are at a barbecue, lounging by the pool or just hanging out, it’s tough to beat.

Sure you could buy a jug of tea, but why do that when you could make it yourself? With the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker, all you need are tea bags or loose tea leaves to brew an amazing tasting beverage.

This Mr. Coffee has an automatic shutoff, and its pitcher has a sturdy handle for steady pouring. The removable basket makes cleaning a breeze, too.

Keep the bugs away while you are outside

If there is a downside to spending time outside, especially in the evening, it is bugs. No matter where you live, if a light is on the insects are sure to follow.

While asking bugs to politely leave is certainly an option, a better idea would be to install the Bug Zapper Light Bulb. The bulb provides two different modes that can be chosen with the wall switch, as you can go with lighting with anti-mosquito or the separate anti-mosquito.

The bulb’s LED blue-violet light band emits a wavelength of 365-420nm, which attracts mosquitoes, and its 360-degree light means no annoying insect will be able to resist. It is safe for everyone and everything that is not a bug, though, as there is no radiation, it it is non-toxic and chemical-free.

Enjoy the shade while you charge your device

No matter where you live, the summer sun can be a bit brutal. Yet, you want to be outside, so what is there to do? Plant yourself under an umbrella, that’s what.

Or, more specifically, the SORARA Patio Umbrella. Sure, it will keep the sun (or rain) off of you, but because it’s solar powered it will provide light and the ability to charge your small electronic devices.

The umbrella’s 64 lights will last for up to 12 hours at a time, and its polyester fabric, anti-rust powder coated aluminum frame with eight steel ribs give it great durability.

What tastes better on a hot day than ice cream?

Really, who doesn’t like ice cream? On a hot day, few things are better than a lovely bowl or cone filled with the stuff dreams are made of.

While you can go out and buy some, there is nothing quite like making your own. With the Gourmia GSI170 Automatic Ice Cream Maker, you can do exactly that. If frozen yogurt or sorbet are more your style, it can do those, too.

This will produce up to 3 pints of whatever your heart desires, and it could not be any easier to use. Once the ingredients are in, you just need to press “start” before it begins creating your delicious concoction, one that will be ready to enjoy in less than an hour. But if you are anxious (and why wouldn’t you be?), its LCD display allows you to monitor the entire process.

Oh, did we say five items? Here’s a sixth because we like you

What is this, you are asking? Well, it’s a Mini Bulldog Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Of course it is.

The cute doggie speaker comes in black, white or red, with its mini size making it convenient to carry. Or, since it’s so fun, it would make a nice addition to any room.

It’s up to you where the speaker will go, but wherever you put it, it’s sure to get people talking and saying “awwwwwwww.”

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