Gadgets for the Guru: Poolside livin’
Now that Arizona is warming up, it’s time to whip out your swim suit and relax by the pool. Here are a few poolside gadgets that will for sure make a splash!
Liquid Image goggles
Underwater photography with the coolest water goggles ever! The Wide Angle Scuba Series dive mask makes underwater photography hands free for safer swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The goggles work up to 130ft / 40m deep. Available for purchase for $199.99.
Ivation Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
This floating speaker is the coolest way to jam out to your favorite tunes while swimming in the pool. The speaker ball comes in black and white and boasts a strong clear Bluetooth signal up to 33-foot (10-meter). The floating capability keeps it above water where you can enjoy it! It requires 6 AA batteries (not included). Available for purchase for $79.99.
Ultimate Ears has taken it a step further by releasing the new MegaBoom. Slightly wider and taller than its predecessor, the MegaBoom is the ultimate portable speaker for the music lover in your life. With 360° of big bass and high-quality sound, the MegaBoom can blast your favorite tunes while you’re laying by the pool. Pair multiple Booms around your backyard for a maximum experience of ear-intriguing sound. It syncs well with a Bluetooth-enabled device and definitely has a boom. Available for purchase for $299.99
With summer just around the corner, kids are ready to splash in the pool. One of the top concerns for parents is pool safety. iSwimband is a portable and personal drowning detection system for parents. Children or toddlers will wear the Bluetooth sensor equipped iSwimband and it will alert the parents’ iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch should a swimmer remain submerged for too long a period of time, and/or if a non-swimmer should accidentally fall into the water. iSwimband works in pools, lakes, rivers, the beach, spas and bathtubs. Available for purchase for $59.99.
SunBriteTV is the original outdoor TV and is engineered specifically to withstand outdoor conditions and can be permanently placed in an outdoor environment. You can easily view your favorite TV show or the big game in direct sunlight with this super slim flat-screen panel. SunBriteTV is completely waterproof and offers the best outdoor TV design on the market. Transform your outdoor patio into an entertaining living space that would make anyone jealous. Available for purchase for $4,095.00
The PortaFon waterproof smartphone bag that can protect any kind of cellphone (with a screen size up to 5.3″) from water, snow, sand, grease and dust. It was originally designed to be used in the pool or sea (up to 100 ft underwater), but customer feedback saw that winter sports were another scenario in which the PortaFon worked perfectly. It’s made out of durable PVC and the locking mechanism is very easy to operate, and miraculously it seals the phone from all-weather while you can still use all the functionality of your phone (including texting, answering the phone, taking good quality pictures and videos). Available for purchase for $12.99
Photos courtesy of Ivation and Liquid Image