9 Gadgets to Survive the Sun, Sand and Sea
Sun! Sun! Sun! Here it comes…If you're hitting the sun and sand this summer, then take these gadgets (and gadget accessories) with you on your wet and wild oceanside adventures.
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From a tide-telling watch to a scuba mask with a built-in camera, we've found gizmos that are rugged enough to survive the deep blue sea.
And since the beach is about relaxation, too, we've got floating speakers and towels equipped with audio systems to help you hang loose.
Keep reading for the tech you didn't even know you needed at the beach.
Solar iPad Charging Case
When you're sitting by the ocean on a sunny day, this iPad 2 and 3 Charging Case ($199) will keep your tablet running with a solar panel that converts indoor and outdoor light into energy and stores it in a backup battery. An additional USB port charges phones, cameras, and the other devices with you.
The case has a unique "whistle locator" as well — just whistle, and it'll start beeping to make you aware of its location!
Hi-Sun Towel with Speakers
There's not much the Hi-Sun Towel ($78) can't do. The all-in-one backpack, beach towel, and inflatable pillow includes a built-in rechargeable wireless speaker so that you can rock to summertime jams wherever you are. Plug your smartphone or music player into the 3.5mm universal jack, and your tunes are good to go.
Nixon's Supertide watch ($200) is both time-telling and tide-telling. The watch face is programmed with tide charts and sunrise/sunset data for more than 200 beaches. The Supertide, which has silicone straps and stainless steel casing, can survive in depths of as much as 100 meters.