Gadgets for the Guru: Gameday edition
It’s gameday and you take out an awesome tech gadget to show your friends at your team’s pregame celebration. “HOW COOL,” they’ll say! Gear up for football and tailgating season with these awesome gadgets from grill and beverage accessories to bluetooth speakers with high quality sound.
By using a double layer of high quality insulation, the Case Coolie makes carrying your cold beer easier than ever. You’ll never have to fill a cooler full of ice or ice packs again, because the Case Coolie can keep a 30-pack of beer cold for up to 10 hours. The Case Coolie’s effective thermal barrier makes it a multi-purpose product that can be used to keep anything cold or hot; just don’t try to do both at the same time.
$29.99 Case Coolie
This compact, 4-serving grill boasts the exclusive “George Touch” non-stick coating that cooks any meat to perfection and removes up to 42% of fat content. With removable, durable, and dishwasher safe plates it’s ridiculously simple to grill and clean your George Foreman grill during a tailgate. What will you cook with your George Foreman grill? AZTB loves to grill chicken, burgers, or carne asada. Maybe you’ll take after Michael Scott and you’ll adopt the morning routine of waking up to the smell of bacon.
$34.99 George Foreman grill
EatSmart Precision Elite Thermocouple Food Thermometer
Do you love cooking, baking, grilling and all things food-related? The Precision Elite Food Thermometer is designed by chef’s and cooking professionals so that you can serve up delicious meals and desserts with precision. Using EatSmart’s InstaRead technology, the Precision Elite Food Thermometer is able to read temperatures in 3 seconds of less with a broad range of -40F to 572F (Fahrenheit/ Celsius Switchable). 2 year Full Warranty included
Designed with two circular speakers connected by a sleek cord resembling the popular martial arts piece, PUMA Soundchuck can blast music waves anywhere you want to go. The speakers were created with magnets, allowing you to connect and detach the speakers easily around your backpack, golf bag, laptop bag, purse or anywhere else. A perfect way of listening to your favorite tunes on your way to the tailgate.
$129.95 PUMA Soundchuck
The all-new rugged, shockproof and water resistant Big Turtle Shell® from Outdoor Tech provides the best wireless audio experience in any setting from the beach or campfire, to pool party or backyard BBQ. Using Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the Big Turtle Shell wirelessly connects with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or any other Bluetooth-enabled device to bring you 110 decibels of auditory bliss. It streams 360° omnidirectional, crystal clear audio from a range of over 30 feet and will play for 16 hours on a single battery charge. The massive battery capacity (7800 milliamps) also gives it the capability to charge external devices, like your smartphone, via the USB port. Made for life on the go, at just 2.2 pounds the Big Turtle Shell is easy to handle, mount, pack and take with you anywhere; especially a tailgate.
$229.95 Big Turtle Shell
Ultimate Ears Boom (UE Boom)
The UE Boom portable bluetooth speaker is great for every occasion. With a water and stain resistant acoustic skin, the UE Boom is perfect for the beach and pool party. Its cylindrical shape allows for a 360-degree sound output. A subsidiary of Logitech, the UE Boom is able to provide high quality music with a sleek beautiful design. You can enjoy 15 hours of playback on one charge and users can pair two speakers together using the UE Boom app for iOS and Android devices for stereo output.
$199.99 Available in 6 colors ultimateears.com
Justin Power Bank 10,000 mAh
What’s better than a 10,000 mAh portable charger? The Justin Powerbank can charge 2 devices simultaneously using its high-speed charging via a 2.1A USB Port. Anyone can fully charge his or her iPhone five times on the Justin 10,000 mAh Powerbank. A bright blue LED indicator tells you how much power is left. It’s the perfect portable charger for the on-the-go individual.
$49.99 Power Bank 10,000 mAh
The U-Stone is a powerful power bank, and at 12,000 mAh it can charge up to two devices at once. With its soft-edge design you can easily charge a device in just the 7 hours that you sleep. The U-Stone comes in the colors Sand Khaki and Stone Gray. Winner of the German Reddot Design Award back in January, 2013, this power bank is one of the best on the market.
Bandolier transforms your mobile device into a piece of wearable technology. Each Bandolier features two slots to accommodate credit cards, driver’s license, and cash. With this fashionable phone accessory there will be no more frantically searching in your bag for your iPhone. It’s available in aqua, black, orange, and pink.
$40.00 Bandolier SHELBY
The world’s first tech case integrated with a wireless remote camera shutter. This unique case gives you a greater degree of control and flexibility when it comes to capturing your favorite moments. The remote shutter wirelessly pairs to your phone via Bluetooth and slides out from the back of the case. Using the remote, you can take pictures and videos without being limited to how you hold your phone. This allows you to get the best angle on your next self-portrait or set up the perfect group photo. Selfy gives you the freedom to make every moment picture-perfect, and is compatible with iPhone 5/5S, Samsung Galaxy S5, and iPad Air.
$39.99-$79.99 Selfy cases
Vinnebago by Corkcicle is the ideal way to enjoy perfect temperature beverages on the go; cold or hot. Simply pour your favorite drink into the three walls of proprietary insulation of the Vinnebago bottle at the temperature you’d like to keep it, and Vinnebago will do just that – keep it chilled for 25 hours or hot for 12 hours. Vinnebago eliminates the need for a cumbersome cooler, there is absolutely no bottle sweat, and no pre-freezing required. And since there’s no breakable glass, it’s great for the beach, boat, pool deck, or grassy mall. Vinnebago can fit a full 750mL bottle of wine inside and is perfect for not only wine, but also water, sports drinks, iced coffee and mixed cocktails, as well as hot coffee, tea, mulled wine and hot chocolate.
Chillsner by Corkcicle is the first and only, in-bottle beer chiller that keeps beer cold from the first sip to the last, whether drinking from the bottle or as you pour into your glass. Just freeze, insert into any bottled beer, and drink right through the Chillsner. Made from stainless steel, Chillsner uses the same proprietary thermal gel as the famed Corkcicle. It is a must-have gadget for any seasoned tailgater; especially in the hot Arizona temperature.
$29.95 for set of 2 Chillsner
KettlePizza was developed to give people an affordable way to cook real wood fired pizza on a traditional charcoal kettle grill. The stainless steel sleeve goes between the grill top and bottom creating a cooking chamber that remains consistently hot throughout the cooking cycle because the lid never needs to be removed. This solves the problem of overcooked bottoms and under cooked tops, which is the common result when cooking pizza on an outdoor grill. The KettlePizza is the perfect tailgating accessory for pizza lovers!
A variety of kits range from $149.95-$399.95 KettlePizza
Searching through a packed crowd to find your friends? Is the university mall cluttered with students and tailgaters alike? Use the Uberlife app post and share where and when you’ll be hanging out next to auto-alert any friends who are nearby or free to hook up. Invite your network and follow them in uberlife to find out when they’ll be in your area or free to hang out too, all through your iPhone’s GPS.
Sports Bar Finder
Seamlessly locate a local sports bar so you and your friends can cheer on your favorite football team. Powered by DIRECTV, find sports programming at bars and restaurants in your area using GPS, or near any address. You can also filter your search results by sport, save a favorite bar, get directions and send info to friends. Available on the iOS and Android marketplaces for free.
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