Top 10 Portable Summer Tech Items
From the pool to the beach to the park, we’ve got 10 portable technology items perfect for summer.

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Whether you’re trying to stay dry, charge up, or burn calories, the summer sun and surf don’t always mix with technology. We’ve got 10 portable gadgets to keep you moving no matter where your vacation takes you.


LUMIX DMC-TS4 Waterproof Digital Camera

Waterproof to 40 feet and shockproof to 6.6 feet, the Panasonic LUMIX also comes with a built-in GPS and compass. Color choices include orange, black, blue and silver. Retail price: $399.99


LifeProof LifeJacket

The LifeProof LifeJacket is a waterproof case for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The case floats and is designed to provide shock protection from up to 30 feet. The case comes with a wrist strap. Retail price: $39.99


Keystone Solar Battery Chargers

These solar-powered battery chargers fold up like a wallet when not in use and are designed for beachgoers and campers without access to an electrical outlet. The Keystone chargers are made in the U.S.A. and come with a USB port to plug in directly to devices. Retail price: three-panel charger $39.99  six-panel charger $79.99


Klipsch All-weather S4i Rugged Headphones

The rubberized moldings on these ear buds make them moisture and damage resistant, according to the company. With a built-in remote, the headphones allow Apple iPhone users the ability to transition between music and a phone call with one click. Available in orange, yellow, blue or red. Retail price: $99.99


JAKKS Action Shot Camera

Attach the JAKKS camera to a skateboard, helmet or bike to capture outdoor adventures. With a  waterproof case, the camera can capture underwater footage up to 10 feet. Retail price: $49.99


Pantech Element Tablet

This waterproof tablet comes equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and operates on the AT&T 4G network. For capturing wet and wild summer moments, it comes with a dual-facing camera for stills or video. Retail price: $299.99


Samsung W300 Camcorder

For diving and underwater adventures, this waterproof and shockproof camera can capture images up to three meters below sea level and shoots in 1080p HD. It features a 29.6mm wide-angle lens and a built-in USB for charging and transferring video files to your computer. Retail price $159.99


myCharge Peak 6000

“Internal batteries just can't keep up with the need for power and that's why we created myCharge " says Ron Ferber, creator of myCharge, a device he says  can provide power to hundreds of devices including all Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung products. With one charge before you leave the house, the myCharge will supply your devices with an estimated 2-3 charges while on the beach or by the pool. Retail price: $39.99 to $99.99 depending on battery capacity



About the size of a tennis ball, the HDMX Jam is a mini-speaker that connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, notebooks and tablets. The rechargeable speaker works up to four hours on one charge and functions up to 30 feet away from the music source. The Jam comes in four colors including “strawberry” “apricot” and “grape.” Retail price: $39.99



If you’re looking to track calories burned on long walks on the beach, the Tractivity will track the distance walked, calories burned, the number of steps and pace. The Tractivity clips onto your shoe and plugs into your computer via USB to track progress. Retail price: $29.99

Top 10 Portable Summer Tech Items

From the pool to the beach to the park, we’ve got 10 portable technology items perfect for summer.

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