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Crispy Fingers No More With This BBQ Tong With Integrated Heat Shield

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As the northern world prepares for winter, a good portion of the world further down south keeps on trucking like nothing’s happening. These people may even have BBQs now and then, so someone might be interested in a BBQ tongs with an integrated heath shield for your hand. It’s not the most sophisticated gadget out there, but the simple things can sometimes make the most difference. For all of $20, you’ll be able to flip those steaks without turning yourself into on in the process.

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Coolest Cooler Is The Swiss-Army Knife Of Coolers

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With the summer in full swing, coolers are cool again. And the coolest of them all really appears to be, well, the Coolest Cooler. Having blown way past their Kickstarter goal ($1M+ raised with a $50k goal), it appears lots of other people agree with the vision. See, this 60-quart cooler doesn’t just keep your liquids frosty, it also doubles as: a blender, a set of Bluetooth speakers, a USB charger, and more. There are LED lights to guide you to your drinks in the dark. There are tie-down straps to secure your other gear atop of it. Hefty tires ensure you don’t get bogged down in the sand. Internal dividers keep drinks separate from ice, if that’s what you want. Heck, there’s even a bottle opener.

It’s a pretty mind blowing cooler, and you’ll have to pledge $185 to get yours. That’s still much less than the expected $300 retail price.

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Shorts With A Waterproof Pocket

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Like to run into the water without thinking? You go to the kinds of parties where you’re likely to be pushed into a pool by some drunken fool who didn’t at least ask to see your phone before pushing you in? There’s a long list of situations where you’d want to be wearing shorts with waterproof pockets, and the Stash shorts pictured above got you covered. They feature a watertight plastic pocket with an opening large enough to fit wallets, phones, keys or cash. Also, their usefulness is not limited to times where you’re in the water involuntarily; going to the beach and leaving your valuables on the sand to possibly get stolen is always a risky proposition.

The problem is… the Stash doesn’t actually have you covered, since they’re not for sale. They were on Kickstarter a while back, but the campaign didn’t reach its funding goal. They would have sold for $80, but now the company is trying to figure out some other way to bring them to market. Best we can do is point you to their Facebook page where they might update you if ever this product gets made.

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Puzzle Pong Takes Beer Pong Into The Pool

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Puzzle Pong is not the first floating beer pong setup, but the makers have thought long and hard about this and introduced some improvements over other such products already on the market. Puzzle Pong is modular and can be assembled into a 4, 6, or 8 foot long table with ease, and then folded back up into a 7 lbs. briefcase when you’re done. It’s made from polypropylene foam, which not only makes it float, but is also more durable than other floating materials. The recesses for the cups feature tiny holes that allow water to drain through and prevent splashing around from a stray shot. Of course, we’re not sure why you’d want to avoid getting splashed while standing in a pool, but there you have it.

If you want your own Puzzle Pong, head over to Kickstarter and pledge $50. Delivery is slated for November so you’ll likely miss the summer, unless you live in the kind of climate that’s summery all year long. And if that’s the case, we hate you.

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The Modern Day Technophile Does Not Play Fetch With His Dog Like Regular People

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The iFetch device pictured above will throw a ball 10ft, 20ft, or 30ft., so that you don’t have to. It’s meant to be used entirely by your dog, without your intervention. It features a large funnel shaped opening that your pup will hopefully learn how to use, and is activated by the introduction of a ball. Take your pooch to a park, set this on the floor and watch as your canine amuses himself with minimal intervention on your part. If the animal was any smarter, it would resent you for not “spending quality time with it”. Or maybe it’ll do that anyway. I don’t own a dog and never have; will they even notice?

Either way, it’s $75 to pre-order one on Kickstarter.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Summer Is Having An RC Amphibious Vehicle That Brings You Beer

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What kind of summer is it when you’re forced to actually move? You’re basking in the sun, and while having suds at your disposal is always great, having to get up to get them isn’t. But if you’re equipped with the Electric Amphibious Vehicle by Frontgate, you can always retrieve more bottles without having to do much of anything. There’s room for 4 drinks, as well as a center mounted water cannon should anyone try to take them from you while in transit. Granted, you’re going to need another person to reload it for you, but that’s what friends are for, isn’t it?

It’s $99.

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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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Ultrasound Device Checks Your Propane Levels

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If you’re enjoying the summer, there is a chance you’re using the inferior BBQing method known as the propane grill. Aside from it being a well known fact that cooking with propane is inferior to charcoal, you also have to deal with fill levels on your tank. How do you know it’s empty? You can knock on it, shake it, or lift it… all in an effort to figure out how much is left. Or, you can spend $90 and get the Truma LevelCheck. It’s a dead simple device that uses ultrasounds to check for liquids. Press it against the side of the tank, and an LED will tell you what’s on the other side: green means liquid, red, no liquid.

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Tactical Apron Should Satisfy The Warrior Griller

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With BBQ season in full swing, we’ve had no shortage of BBQ-related items to report on lately. Add the above Tactical Apron to that list. Looking a lot like a long bullet-proof vest, it’s covered in a real MOLLE System, as used in the Army. This allows for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories, which in this case is going to be spatulas, tongs, and knives. It comes with 2 large pouches and 3 smaller pouches in which you can store salt and pepper shakers, or your phone. Whatever you need to do your job on the grill, you can store it on the Tactical Apron. It’s a pretty badass purchase, and at all of $35, is worth every penny.

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