Some of the coolest gadgets for the hottest days of the year
By Robert Schork Published July 11, 2011 at 02:02 PM
1. Sima XL-PRO Inflatable Outdoor Home Theater Kit
Recreate that retro drive-in theater experience in your own backyard with this inflatable home-theater kit. Taking less than five minutes to inflate, the 72-inch screen comes with a pair of speakers, and an LCD projector with remote.
2. Excalibur Electronics Motorized Pool Lounger
Be the captain of your own “ship” with this inflatable pool lounger, which features large armrests, a beverage holder, and joystick-controlled twin propellers to point the SS Lazybones in any direction.
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3. Safety Turtle
Protect your children, pets, and others from accidental drowning with these wristwatch-style sensors, which, upon immersion, wirelessly activate an alarm in the base station receiver.
(price varies by model)
4. Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
Forget chasing after the ice cream truck or rushing home before your store-bought gallon melts in the summer heat—you can effortlessly create your own cool custom confections with this fully automatic, versatile ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt maker. Features a heavy-duty motor that can whip up frozen desserts in 25 minutes and a large-ingredient spout to easily add mix-ins.