Summer Gear Guide 2012

What are this summer's essentials for outdoor fun? An underwater mask that takes video, a cooler with built-in speakers, a stroller for your pet and much more.

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Tentstile Portable Suspended Treehouse
Tentstile Portable Suspended Treehouse

Tentstile Portable Suspended Treehouse

?Treehouses aren?t just for the kids anymore. Fulfill your childhood dreams of sleeping in a treehouse with the Tentstile Tree Tent, which combines the comfort and carefree feeling of a hammock with the protection of a tent, and takes it a whole new level ? literally! While Tentstile recommends not to suspend the tent higher than 4 feet for safety, if you do hang it higher, you?ll just need to pack a ladder, too. Even better? Tenstile plants 3 trees for every tent you buy.? ? Kathleen, Interactive Producer 960 1280

Tentsile Tree Tents  

Kelty Cabana Tent

Kelty Cabana Tent

“I have 2 small children, and when they’re not burying themselves in the sand, their seeking shade to nap or enjoy a snack. The Kelty Cabana tent is a must-have for staying cool at the beach or protected in the forest. About 9-feet-wide -- from corner-to-corner, and with a peek height of 4 feet -- the Kelty Cabana has plenty of room for 2 adults plus-or-minus 2 small children.” -- Rani, Managing Producer 960 1280

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Kubb Beach and Lawn Game

Kubb Beach and Lawn Game

“A friend of mine brought this Swedish Kubb lawn game on our Memorial Day weekend beach trip, and it was an instant hit. Think of it as a combination of cornhole, bocce and horseshoes … except with wooden dowels. It makes a great beach game because players can drop in and out as they please, no commitment necessary – so you can play a round or 2 and then get back to that trashy beach read anytime you want!” -- Allee, Video Producer 960 1280

Old Time Games  

Fifty/Fifty Double-Walled Vacuum-Insulated Bottle

Fifty/Fifty Double-Walled Vacuum-Insulated Bottle

“This stainless-steel insulated bottle can keep your liquids hot or cold all day, whether you’re hiking in the forest or lounging at the beach. I picked up one at Hopworks Urban Brewery, which offers it as a growler so you can finish your day outside climbing with a refreshing IPA (or any beverage of your choice.)” – Arthur, Video Producer 960 1280

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GoPro Hero3+

GoPro Hero3+

?I may never be an extreme athlete, but I can at least shoot video like one. This versatile, mountable camera from GoPro frees up my hands so I can get the footage I want while waterskiing or hanging on to the side of a rock wall. Full HD video and high-quality audio makes even a bike ride in the park look like a professional-quality sports video.? ? Josh, Digital Operations Manager 960 1280

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mophie space pack

mophie space pack

?The one thing I used to never leave the house without? My phone charger. That?s now so last summer with the new mophie space pack. With the rechargeable case, I don?t have to worry about my phone dying while I?m at the beach or at wedding this summer. And what?s even better? I won?t miss capturing a moment by stopping to delete photos from my phone (yes, I keep that many photos on my phone!); the mophie space pack has built-in storage, up to 32GB.? ? Kathleen, Interactive Producer 960 1280

Mophie, Inc.  

Topshop Floral Print Bikini

Topshop Floral Print Bikini

“After a few seasons of sticking to my typical 2-piece, I’m ready to jump on the high-waisted-bikini bandwagon -– that is, if I can snap one up before they all sell-out. Go for a modern print, or fully embrace the retro styling with this hot pink, floral number. A flattering swimsuit at Top Shop prices ($68 for both)? I’m mentally adding this retro bikini to my shopping cart now.” – Sara, Senior Interactive Producer 960 1280

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Fouta Beach Towel

Fouta Beach Towel

“This summer, ditch that bulky, old neon-striped beach towel in favor of something a little more … Turkish. Inspired by traditional Turkish towels, the Fouta Beach Towel has smooth cotton on one side, and looped-cotton terry on the other, making it lightweight, absorbent, and the perfect addition to your beach bag!” -- Allee, Video Producer 960 1280

Serena & Lily, Inc.  

Bicycle Wine Rack

Bicycle Wine Rack

“This handy wine rack combines 2 of my favorite summer activities -- wine tasting and bike riding! Handmade with olive-oil treated leather, it’s a simple bike accessory that can easily be taken on and off. Now I can take my favorite wine to a summer dinner party or cookout without a glass bottle jiggling around in a bag on my back.” – Kathleen, Interactive Producer 960 1280

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Tailgate Toss XL Platinum Edition

Tailgate Toss XL Platinum Edition

“Whether you're heading to the beach, hanging out poolside or throwing a BBQ for your family and friends, bring the Wild Sports XL Tailgate Toss, the perfect game to keep the ultimate sports fan entertained during the long, offseason months. From the Dallas Cowboys to the Kentucky Wildcats and every team in between, select your favorite squad, grab a few of your buddies and let the bean-bag games begin.” – Ben, Interactive Producer 960 1280

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BioLite Wood Burning Camp Stove

BioLite Wood Burning Camp Stove

“My family and I are determined to go camping this summer, and what camping trip would be complete without a campfire? But we’re not the kind to rub sticks together, so the BioLite Campstove is right up our alley! It doesn’t need fuel, and the heat created from burning just a handful of kindling converts into usable electricity that can be used to recharge your gadgets. Enjoy a campfire and charge your phone -- what more could you ask for?” – Rani, Managing Producer 960 1280

Photography by BioLite  

Chris Grundy with the Polaroid InstantShot
Chris Grundy with the Polaroid InstantShot

Chris Grundy with the Polaroid InstantShot

Chris tries out the new Polaroid InstantShot -- smile! 960 1280

  

uwater MP3 player

uwater MP3 player

If listening to music while swimming or diving is your wish, check out the Uwater Waterproof MP3 player. 960 1280

  

LG 55-inch OLED TV

LG 55-inch OLED TV

LG unveiled a 55-inch 3D OLED TV that is the thinnest and lightest OLED TV on the market. It features voice and gesture recognition. 960 1280

  

SimpliciKey Deadbolts

SimpliciKey Deadbolts

There's no need to worry about where your keys are with SimpliciKey. The electronic deadbolt can be opened using a remote control or by simply entering a code into the keypad. 960 1280

  

Zipbuds

Zipbuds

These earphones won't get tangled because of their unique Zipper-integrated cabling. They provide superior sound with comfortable eartips. Zipbuds can be used with iPads, iPods, iPhones, Andriods and other media devices. 960 1280

  

Mercedes Benz's DICE

Mercedes Benz's DICE

Chris had the opportunity to try out Mercedes-Benz's Dynamic and Intuitive Control Experience (DICE). DICE is an augmented reality-based dashboard that allows users to control features of their car with simple hand movements. Users can also see weather, social media, messages, GPS and more. 960 1280

  

Mobileye Driver Assistance

Mobileye Driver Assistance

The Mobileye 5 Driver Assistance product helps identify situations that could become dangerous, such as lane departures, pedestrian presence and headway monitoring. It can also help control the car by doing things like switching high beams on and off. This model has Bluetooth, so critical real-time warnings can be delivered to a smartphone. 960 1280

  

Casio 3D Cat Painting Creation

Casio 3D Cat Painting Creation

The Casio 3-D Digital Painting tool will transform 2-D images into 3-D masterpieces by either adding subtle texture or making them truly 3-D like the cat in this picture. They hope to have the product on the market soon. 960 1280

  

Celluon Prodigy Laser Projected Keyboard

Celluon Prodigy Laser Projected Keyboard

The Celluon Prodigy Laser Projected Keyboard lets you add a full-sized keyboard to any smartphone. Just attach your device and project the keyboard on a surface so you can type away. 960 1280

  

Schick Hydro Power Select Razor

Schick Hydro Power Select Razor

A task as simple as shaving is now enhanced with the Schick Hydro Power Select Razor. Users can select from 3 settings to find the vibration that is best for them. It also has a hydrating gel reservoir that when activated with water releases a gel to soothe skin. 960 1280

  

GorillaMobile kit

GorillaMobile kit

The GorillaMobile is a one-of-a-kind mobile entertainment kit that lets you attach devices such as your smartphone or digital camera to unusual places. It includes adhesive cups, suction cups, rubber foot grips and a camera adapter screw. 960 1280

  

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm

The House of Marley Bag of Rhythm lets you turn your iPod, iPhone or any other portable music device into an audio system. The bag includes twin tweeters and woofers to amplify the sound. 960 1280

  

Casio G-Shock Smart Watch

Casio G-Shock Smart Watch

Casio's G-Shock Smart Watch is Bluetooth-LE enabled so the watch can connect to your phone and alert you to e-mails, calls and texts, and help you locate your phone if you can't remember where you put it. 960 1280

  

IC Realtime ICRSS Home Security Application

IC Realtime ICRSS Home Security Application

The IC Realtime ICRSS Home Security App lets you control up to 9 cameras set up in your home. With the app you can move, tilt or zoom them and power them on or off. 960 1280

  

iBallz tablet protection

iBallz tablet protection

The iBallz are a great way to protect your tablet. They slip onto the corners of your device and prevent damage when it is dropped. You can also use them to position your tablet in a tilt position for typing or watching movies. 960 1280

  

Case-Mate Tank

Case-Mate Tank

These Case-Mate Tank cases are military-grade strength and can stand up to any abuse you put your iPhone through. The retractable screen shield slides into place to prevent cracking and condensation. 960 1280

  

Victorinox Swiss Army Flash Drive

Victorinox Swiss Army Flash Drive

Victorinox, the makers of Swiss Army Knives, are now entering the flash drive market. In the new product, the flash drive can either take the place of the knife or be added onto one. They range in size from 4GB and higher, and some offer a layer of protection that only allows access via fingerprint recognition. 960 1280

  

Bone Collection Horn Stand

Bone Collection Horn Stand

The Bone Collection Horn Stand adds 13 decibels of sound pressure to your iPhone, and can also be used to prop the phone in the vertical or horizontal positions. 960 1280

  

Optrix HD Sport Case for Smart Phones

Optrix HD Sport Case for Smart Phones

Optrix HD is a sports case that transforms your iPhone 4S/4/iPod into an HD action sports camera. It is waterproof so it can withstand all types of weather. The case includes an anti-vibration sled to help limit vibrations. 960 1280

  

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