Running, swimming, playing… When you think of summer, that’s what probably pops into your mind. But just because you’ve got to go outside, that doesn’t mean you can’t take your hi-tech gear with you. From tools for enhancing your summer fun to toys for better playing, these latest gizmos and gadgets will help you get
the most out of the hot
L’Oreal UV Sense
The makeup master has developed a battery-free wearable that measures UV exposure. At only 2mm thick and 9mm in diameter, the tiny electronic sensor can be worn on a fingernail or pair of sunglasses and, via an app, will give you warnings about sun exposure.
It’s available exclusively through dermatologists in 2018 with a global launch planned for 2019. Estimated pricing is $40 or less.
Smacircle S1 Folding eBike
Smacircle, based in Shenzhen, China, claims it’s built the world’s most compact and lightweight foldable eBike. Weighing in at roughly 15 pounds, the bike can be folded into a small backpack and locked using your phone.
Moodo Scent Machine
Gather up all of your scented candles and oils and throw them in the garbage. Feel better? If not, you may be interested in Moodo’s Wi-Fi-connected, Alexa-supported scent machine that can make your home smell like an ashram, spa, or the beach.
4K Action Camera
The PowerDolphin is a bit like a remote controlled fish that can record 4K footage both above and below the water using an app or remote control, all from the safety of your sun lounger up to 3,000 feet away. It also comes with a healthy catch of fishing features, like sonar to find shoals, and a bait dropper and hook – no more faffing about with rods and nets.
Stellina Smart Telescope
Rather than peer through a lens, the Stellina telescope uses a smartphone app to help you track and look at the stars, and is smart enough to tell you exactly what you are staring at. If there happens to be a hazy orange sky over the city, worry not, as the Stellina telescope uses a special light pollution filter to cut through the atmosphere. Weighing a tidy 15 pounds, it’s portable enough to lug around if you want to take it on a hike as well.
The Zapata Flyride is basically a jet ski, but one that isn’t limited to boring old forwards, backwards, left, and right. Oh no, the Flyride has a long tube coming out the back that pumps enough water through to launch you up into the air, where you can perform barrel rolls! The Flyride can support two people, launch and land from the beach, and is wirelessly connected so it can be controlled remotely. It sure looks like it is loads of fun!
TRONO Portable Kids Lounge Chair
The TRONO Inflatable Kids Lounge Chair is exclusively custom-made for the little ones in your life. In fact, with its foldable design this lounge chair is not just inflatable but is also super lightweight for portability. So, whether it’s at the beach or in camp grounds, the kids get to enjoy the comfort of a lounge anywhere outdoors. This chair inflates within seconds and uses air to fill up.
SUPjet Electric Standup Paddleboard
This standup paddleboard comes with a built-in electric drive propulsion system to let you love the water even more. With just a push of a button, the drive system propels you along at an average of five miles per hour. It can also keep going for more than 1.5 hours, allowing you to relax and appreciate your surroundings. Plus, you can easily paddle on your way back. The electric drive motor provides practically no drag, thanks to its placement. Likewise, a guard panel covers the pocket, eliminating the risk of propeller strikes.