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The DrillBeach Umbrella Digs Into The Sand For You

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Its not like many people go around complaining about how hard it is to jam a beach umbrella in the sand. But then again, it’s not because something is already easy that it couldn’t be easier. That’s the entire point of technology, isn’t it? In any case, the DrillBeach is an electric beach umbrella that features a corkscrew at the bottom; press a button and it easily digs itself into the sand with barely any effort on your part. Since it’s electric, this means it uses a battery, which you can then use to charge your electronic devices through its integrated USB port.

It’s not a life changing product, to be sure. But if you’re already in the market for a beach umbrella, you might consider dropping the €30, or roughly $32 they’re asking in their Kickstarter. It’s far from being funded, so we’re not sure you’ll ever get a product, but if it does fund, shipping is expected in September.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Think Of The Haba Baudino Spilling Funnel XXL As 3D Sand Castle Printing

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Playing around in the beach invariably involves building some kind of structure with wet sand. Humans have probably been doing this since forever, and a good number of toy and accessories have been invented over the years which purport to help or assist in the process. The Haba Baudino Spilling Funnel XXL is one such toy. It’s a hand-held funnel that fills up in part with water, and the other part with sand. You then use it to create whatever you want, since the line of sludge that comes out the tip solidifies almost instantly, turning your hand into a 3D printing head. Sure, the resolution on this won’t be stellar, and maybe you’ll have to sand some edges (see what we did there?), but in the end you’ll have your kid (or even yourself) playing around in the beach, being creative, and hopefully exercising some sort of intellectual skill that these kinds of toys are supposed to stimulate. It’s $9.49.

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Hide Stuff and Keep ‘Em Safe with TanSafe

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Sun, sand, sea, and… thieves?

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all your stuff when you’re at the beach, with so many distractions and all. It’s easy pickings for anyone with unscrupulous intentions if you just lay your stuff by your towel or umbrella while you get a tan, read a book or heck, even go for a swim. What you need is the TanSafe. While it’s not 100% fool proof, this stash box disguised as a bottle of suntan lotion might help you keep your stuff more secure.

It’s pretty obscure and people won’t really think twice about it because who doesn’t have suntan when they’re at the beach, right? It has a watertight seal so the stuff inside stays dry, and it’s spacious enough to hold your cash, cards, keys, and even your phone.

It’s available online for $14.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Cheezburger ]

WalkBag is a Bag and Beach Towel in One

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Summer is fast approaching. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a picnic, or even a camping trip, it’s time to get your gear ready for whatever activities you’ve got lined up. You should add the WalkBag to your list. It’s a bag that’s also a towel at the same time, so you can use it to carry your essentials and whatever stuff you need.

When you’ve found the perfect spot, just empty it and pull it inside out to transform it into a beach towel or picnic blanket. It also has a sleeve on one end where you can insert an inflatable or makeshift pillow for added comfort.

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LoungePac Chair Is For Professional Beach Bums Only

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Summer is on everyone’s mind these days, and that means trips to the beach are on the horizon. You can either go there like an amateur, with… a towel. Or you can gear up and bring the LoungePac Chair. When folded up, the 10kg (22lbs) chair is not much larger than a carry on bag, measuring 32″Lx25″Wx12″H. Once unfurled, ten seconds after you reach, you have got an adjustable umbrella, two large thermal Coolers with cupholders (coolers can hold wine bottles), and a removable tote bag. Even the leg support is removable if you fancy having your toes in the sand.

Versatility at the beach doesn’t come cheap, though: $259.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

You Too Can Disappoint Your Kids With The 3D Sand Castle Printer

By David Ponce

Just look at those “creations.” They were made with the Spilling Funnel XXL. You put the water in, and the sand, and then it mixes into a sludge which pours from the spout, allowing you to create layer after layer of whatever you want. In principle you could potentially make pretty things with it, but if even the product shots show you a disgraceful sack of sand poo that tries to pass as something recognizable, you know your kids’ attempts will likely be even worse. Maybe if you set their expectations right and sell them on how this isn’t meant to make castles and turtles and other sandcastle-y things, but instead it’s an abstract art instrument… Maybe then they won’t feel inadequate? We’re not sure, parenting seems hard. We can however tell you that it’s $9.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]