Must-Have Gear for Summer Parties
We do certain things in the summer: We drive to beaches, we cook outdoors, we blast music. Now's the time to upgrade your vital equipment so you're prepared for the next pool party, backyard barbecue, or impromptu picnic. Read on for our top new product picks.
Etón Soulra XL Portable Sound System
This system solves two problems: First, you won't run out of battery life too soon because it uses solar panels to harvest power—five hours in the sun and it's fully recharged (which translates into eight hours of continuous play). Second, no more worrying about getting sand and water in your iPhone/iPod. The wireless speaker system has a hidden dock that protects your precious gadgets from the elements. A removable strap lets you take it anywhere. It's an ideal conversation-starter at the beach—ask admirers if they have any song requests.