Summertime Tech Gadgets.

Summertime Tech Gadgets.

Once June hits, thoughts of homework, after school activities and the hustle and bustle are quickly replaced with visions of fun camps, long days at the beach and weekend family trips. Summertime activities can be enhanced with the right tech gadgets, whether you’re boating, beaching or basking. Waterproof, wireless and solar are the name of the game for these summer tech essentials. ready for this summer?


So to start off with is the  Thermacell Mosquito Repeller Lantern.  This very bright lantern also repels mosquitoes. This repellent, is a synthetic copy of a natural repellent found in chrysanthemum plants. How it works is: the  device is powered by a butane cartridge. Butane provides a cordless, portable heat that activates the devices. The heat generated by the butane cartridge is directed to a metal grill. A small mat saturated with repellent is   inserted on top of the metal grill. Heat disperses the repellent from the mat into the air, creating the zone of protection.

If your planning any trip in the woods and anticipate mosquitoes to rain on your party then you might need to give this a try. Depending on the make and model prices start at about $25.00.  You can find out more information on their website at: http://www.thermacell.com/ or you should be able to find it at your local Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, or Home Depot.


Next is the SpinChill beverage cooler. Don’t wait half an hour to chill your warm dr inks when SpinChill cools them in about 60 seconds. All you have to do is clip on a beverage to the SpinChill arm, stick it in the ice, and let SpinChill spin the drink in the ice for about a minute. After that your dink is cold.  You can find more information on their website at: http://www.spinchill.com or search for it on Amazon.


Third on my list is the SanDisk iXPAND Flash Drive. Designed to be the perfect companion for your iPhone or iPad when your on holidays and away from your computer, the iXpand Flash Drive offers an easy way to free up space on your device by automatically backing up your photos and videos. You can even copy movies to it, plug it into your iPhone or iPad so you can watch videos straight from it as well. It’s like an extra storage drive for both your Apple devices and computer.

The drive has both a flexible Lightning connector that works with most cases on iphone or iPad and a USB  connector on the other end to plug into your Mac computer or PC so you can easily move your stuff where you want it. It comes in 16, 32, 64, and 128 Gigabytes sizes and pricing starts at about $125.00. You can find more information on their website at: www.sandisk.com or your local Costco, Henrys, or BestBuy.


Finally, is the ZeroLemon Solar Charger. For those who plan to be off-the-grid without access to electricity, you might want to consider a charger that’s powered by the sun. Charging times are slower, but having a waterproof power source that’s reliant on natural resources comes in very handy when out in the woods. They come in different colors, and battery sizes. You can find it on Amazon.ca starting at $29.99.

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