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With longer days and even hotter afternoons, it's safe to say the dog days of summer are finally here!
Luckily, gadget expert Steve Greenberg visited TODAY Wednesday to recommend six neat products that will help you beat the summer heat.
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1. Wow Cup, $12, Amazon
For parents with messy kids, this gadget is truly a life-saver. This spill-proof cup will save your floor, couch and everything in between. The 360 degree Uni-Flow drinking edge keeps the toughest liquids where they belong. This cup also makes for easy storage, since the BPA- and phthalate-free cup is stackable without its lid. Cheers to cleaner, stain-free car rides!
2. Ciao! baby Portable Travel Highchair, $53, Amazon
You'll never have to worry about finding a seat for your little one again. Whether you're picnicking, camping or just taking a trip down to the beach, this highchair will make traveling hassle-free. The portable chair is a light 8 pounds and includes a carrying bag for easy transportation. It also includes a clear vinyl tray and a five-point safety harness — both of which require just a wipe-down with water to clean.
3. Nostalgia Snow Cone Maker, $40, Amazon
This cute, '50s-diner-inspired snow cone maker will make dessert a whole lot of fun. The gadget can create enough shaved ice to make 20, 8-ounce snow cones at a time and the attached shelf makes for easy, hands-free syrup mixing and matching. This counter-top model features stainless steel cutting blades and is 100 percent BPA-free.
4. Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker, $50, Amazon
This gadget will transform all of your favorite fruits into delicious soft-serve. All you need to do is throw frozen fruits of your choice into the chute and pushing down with the plunger. The result is a healthy, fast dessert that takes seconds. Create your own sorbets and desserts for the family or the whole party! The clean-up is also easy — all of the parts are removable and dishwasher safe.
5. Wet Head Game, $9, Amazon
Take backyard games to a new level! This kid-friendly, Russian roulette spin-off involves a surprise spray of water for the unlucky loser. You can play using trivia questions, a spinner or your own challenge game. Don't forget to use the hashtag #wetheadchallenge to share all of your wet, crazy fun!
6. HoMedics My Chill Personal Space Cooler, $80, Bed Bath & Beyond
Take the blissful breeze of an air conditioner wherever you go — just add water! This compact air cooler makes for the perfect personal gadget. The unit can cool 4 feet of surrounding air by up to 12 degrees. When fully filled with water, the air cooler has four hours of run time. This air conditioner comes in two lightweight sizes: small (2.87 lbs) and medium (4.07 lbs).