7 Must Have Summer Gadgets 2017
We love summer at Giftageek. While winter offers a great excuse to stay in, cuddle up and watch your favourite Christmas film, summer for us is all about getting out, meeting your mates in a beer garden and planning spontaneous camping trips.
In this weeks blog post we look at 7 items that we think you really shouldn’t be without this summer. From beach holidays to hiking in the hills – we’ve got an awesome gadget to suit whatever your summer plans may be!
Please let us know anything else you think deserves a place on this summer essentials list via comments at the bottom or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.
1) The BBQ TOOLBOX
Nothing quite beats the satisfaction of grilling up your own burgers or steaks. There’s something about the seemingly long, yet relatively short wait from throwing meat on to actually getting stuck in that just makes it taste even better.
This uniquely designed and easily transported BBQ is disguised as a toolbox and folds out to give a 8″ x 15″ grilling space. There are plenty of other features too, including a heating rack for burger buns, storage compartments and a removable fuel tray. The handle also functions as fold out legs to ensure your meat is grill is super sturdy.
This brilliantly simple, yet genius gadget will make sure you’re top of the invite list for every barbecue this summer,
Unfortunately, guaranteed sunshine is not included.
£69.99 – Firebox
2) THE TRONO INFLATABLE CHAIR
Fed up of uncomfy camping chairs, sun loungers and picnic blankets? Upgrade your summer kit with the the Trono inflatable chair.
It inflates in just 3 seconds and weighs less than 1kg, so there’s more time to put your feet up and soak up those summer rays.
The chair is inflated by making a short swift movement and then quickly folded to trap the air inside.
This process takes just a few seconds and will stay inflated for up to 4 hours.
To ensure comfort and durability, the chair is made of durable, triple coated parachute fabric, and with over 400 positive reviews, this is a portable chair you can rely on. Aaaaand relax.
Approx £70 – TronoREAD MORE
We are huge camping fans at Giftageek and we try to go at least once a month during the Summer. We therefore know that pop up tents are usually thought to be low quality items used only at festivals or similar events, but it’s time to change our thinking, as the guys at Cinch have really gone all out with their range of pop-up tents.
This 3 man pop up tent can be put up and down in seconds and has a huge list of well thought out features, including built in LED lights, LED tent pegs, solar panel packs and a double skinned mosquito net, to name a few.
This is perfect for for anyone who is put off camping by tricky pitching instructions and the long list of other equipment usually required, this really is the perfect starter tent. There are other sizes and accessories available too, so you can find the perfect Cinch tent for you.
£250 – CinchREAD MORE
4) THE BIOLITE WOOD BURNING CAMP STOVE
The BioLite Camp Stove is an innovative gadget which allows you to cook food, boil water and even charge your phone all by burning under 50g of twigs. Impressed? We are!
The BioLite coverts heat from the fire into electricity, powering a fan which helps to keep the fire going. Any excess electricity generated can then be used for charging your devices. Nifty eh?
With 33 out of 38 reviews on Amazon being 4 or 5 stars, you can buy with confidence and make the BioLite an essential part of your camping kit this summer.
£115 – AmazonREAD MORE
5) the waboba 'big kahuna' water bouncing ball
Looking for a great summer or holiday gift for under £10? Look no further.
Waboba have been releasing their water bouncing balls for a while now but the ‘Big Kahuna’ changes things up with an easier to catch (and harder to lose) version.
If you have never seen these balls in in action, they are made of a super soft material and somehow defy gravity by bouncing on the water. By throwing them at an angle, you can get some impressive height and challenging catches.
Available in pink, green and blue, the Waboba will keep all the family entertained for hours for under a tenner!
£5.99 – MenkindREAD MORE
6) SUBEA EASYBREATHE FULL FACE SNORKELING MASK
Giftageek Laura has never been a confident sea swimmer and certainly would not have imagined spending hours in the sea at a time. However, having purchased two of the EasyBreathe Full Face masks for our latest holiday, to my amazement that is exactly what happened and we’ve not stopped raving about them since!
The EasyBreathe creates a seal around your whole face and therefore allows you to breathe normally for long periods through both your mouth and nose, whilst snorkeling close to the surface. The visor has anti-fog technology so you can stay in the sea for long periods whilst you follow a school of fish or anything else you may find! The innovative purge valve ensures no water will get in your mask and as it’s available in two colors and two sizes, you can find the perfect style for you.
Possibly the best £25 I’ve spent on a holiday related gadget, this transforms the sea for many people and comes highly recommended by both Giftageek and almost 5000 positive reviews at Decathlon.
£24.99 – DecathlonREAD MORE
7) CORKCICLE WINE CHILLER AND AERATOR
Are you or a loved one a self-confessed wine geek? This gadget was made for you.
By simply freezing the Corkcicle for at least 90 minutes before use, you can keep white wine chilled for up to an hour. Also good for keeping red wine at room temperature in hot places.
The removable top allows your wine to aerate, improving the aroma and taste when you finally get your hard earned glass. The pour through feature also allows you to pour through the cork for minimal fuss.
Cheers to that!
£15.49 – IWOOTREAD MORE
BONUS: LASER COSMOS PROJECTOR - INDOOR STARRY SKY
Okay we kind of cheated with this one. Perfect for anyone who loves the idea of spending the night under the stars, but not being outside.
This epic projector transforms your ceiling into a blanket of stars and clouds allowing you to enjoy one of the best things about the outside, inside! If you’re lucky you might even see a shooting star, how romatic!
£98.99 – IWOOTREAD MORE
7 MUST HAVE SUMMER GADGETS
So there are Giftageek’s favourite gadgets and geeky gifts of Summer 2017. Is there anything we missed that you think deserves a place? Please let us know in the comments below or on any of our social channels below!