Looking for new gear to entertain you for summer? From the hottest new grilling machine to some R&R time with a new VR gadget, summer is going to be lit with a few of these gadgets and gear by your side
Check out some of our hottest picks!
KÜHL Eskape 50 Duffel
This summer, go on all your travels with the KÜHL Eskape 50 Duffel, which is part backpack and part duffel. This feature-packed bag includes fast-access exterior zippered pockets, a convertible side water bottle pocket, and two pouches for storing shoes or laundry-ready items separately. The Eskape doesn’t stop there; it also includes stow-away shoulder straps with easy-clip aluminum hardware, a padded back panel, and a self-aligning magnetic sternum clip. The variety of pockets combined with the high visibility interior keeps things organized, even for that friend who is always losing things. The TPU-laminated nylon fabric makes this a bag that’s built to last.
Marshall Middleton Speaker
Take your tunes with you wherever you go with the Marshall Middleton Speaker. As Marshall’s most powerful portable speaker in its lineup, the speaker uses two 3/5″ tweeters, two 3″ woofers, and two passive radiators to emit sound in all directions. The black body is IP67 dust- and water-resistant, has the signature Marshall script across the front. There’s a brass-colored multi-function button on top, and incorporates a detachable strap for easy carry. You get up to 30 feet of range with Bluetooth 5.1, and it has the the ability to pair multiple units together in “Stack Mode”, which is a callout to the stacks of speaker cabinets found on stages around the world. It can run for 20+ hours when charged and can charge other devices at the same time.
Motorola Defy Satellite Link
Motorola has launched the Defy Satellite Link, a lightweight Bluetooth device that uses a just-announced MediaTek chipset to connect to Bullitt’s satellites, allowing for two-way messaging even in spots where there’s no traditional cell phone service. Built for outdoor use, it passed Mil-Spec 810H testing and is IP68-rated for protection against water and dust intrusion. Its battery lasts for multiple days per charge, and it also has physical SOS and location check-in buttons for use without a smartphone. It launches later this year as a standalone device or in a bundle with one year of basic service.
WIHA 93-Piece XXL3 Pro Tool Kit
The WIHA 93-Piece XXL3 Pro Tool Kit is the ultimate tool kit that features all the tools you’ll ever need. Besides 93 of the most-used tools, its hard case is also a proper tool itself since the heavy-duty case features a 42” telescoping handle and large wheels for easy rolling. Plus, the case doubles as a ladder, seat or table with its sliding step and four legs that fold out. There are V-channels on the top that are marked in inch and metric units in case you need to cut something. The kit includes 22 hex L-keys, five precision screwdrivers, pliers, a 35-piece ¼” rachet and bit set, and so much more.
G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H2000 Watch
The G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H2000 Watch is a robust fitness tracker and watch in one complete package. The watch features six sensors (an accelerometer, gyroscope, an optical heart rate and blood oxygen sensor, magnetic sensor, pressure sensor, and thermo sensor) to provide rich data of both the workout and the conditions it takes place in. There’s a built-in GPS and eight different modes to track activities from swimming to running and more. There’s a Nightly Recharge feature that tracks sleep too. The watch features a biomass plastic bezel and band with USB and solar charging.
Bigscreen Beyond VR Headset
The Bigscreen Beyond VR Headset is unique from other sets in that it’s made to specifically fit your face using a scan from the iPhone XR’s TruthDepth sensor. It features a small size and weighs only 4.5 ounces. In terms of specs, there are OLED displays, 5120 x2560 resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The pancake lenses provide a 90-degree field of view with improved clarity (versus a VR headset that uses Frensnel lenses). It’s compatible with Stream VR base stations and controllers and fully supports Stream VR.
2023 Traeger Ironwood Pellet Grills
The newest Traeger Ironwood grills incorporate the Smart Combustion and FreeFlow Firepot technology of last year’s new Timberline models, while also adding a touchscreen interface for ease of use. Just like previous models, the new ones still feature Super Smoke Mode, WiFire remote control, and a downdraft exhaust system. The op-And-Lock accessory rail and ModiFIRE cooking surfaces also make customization more convenient.