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It’s the most patriotic day of the year! Show your love for Uncle Sam by celebrating — and bring along these gadgets. Watermelon kegs, floating tables (with coolers), portable speakers — here’s everything you need to take the party with you on the Fourth of July.
Watermelon Keg, starting at $19.99, kegworks.com
Be the hit of the summer party when your beverage is tapped from a watermelon! Just clean out the melon, add your favorite juice (and other enhancements) and tap it. This buzz-worthy dispenser is as fresh as it gets.
Party Bar LiddUp Illuminated Cooler, $199, Homedepot.com
The party truly follows you with the Party Bar Cooler. This roomy 125-quart ice chest has everything you’ll need, including an LED light, bottle opener and wheels that lock. And it holds 158 12-ounce cans! With this illuminated cooler, you’ll never have to open a mystery drink in the dark again. Wheels make it ultra portable, and yes, it does have a built-in drainage dispenser.
Kelsyus Floating Cooler, $29.48, Homedepot.com
No more drying off in order to get a beverage! Kelsyus keeps your drinks within range — in the pool with you. This floating cooler can hold up to 18 cans, and, thanks to the six numbered drink holders, you won't have to play a guessing game every time you go for a gulp. Folds in to a bag for great portability!
Picnic At Ascot Portable Picnic Table, starting At $96.99, Wayfair.com
Can't find a seat in the summer heat? Bring your own picnic table. This four-seater weighs just 21 pounds and folds into a carrying briefcase. Comes in a number of styles and colors.
Citrus Zinger Sport Fruit Infusion Bottle, $15, zinganything.com
Why drink lemon water? It clears the skin, and even helps with weight loss and digestion! That’s my advice to you this Fourth of July, and well, anytime. The Citrus Zinger Sport Fruit Infusion Bottle makes it oh-so-easy, and delicious. Choose your favorite citrus (or other flavor, like ginger or cucumber), squeeze it into the base and just add water. Also comes in a biggie size and a Kid Zinger bottle — add honey or agave and make a natural lemonade kids will love!
Lifeproof FRĒ cases, starting at $72, lifeproof.com
Lifeproof is one of my favorite sleek smartphone cases. Now, with the release of FRĒ, the case is shock proof, dust proof and even waterproof up to 6.6 feet. And get this: the FRĒ Power version not only protects your phone, it also charges it! Comes in three colors and styles.
JLab Shaker Bluetooth Vibration Speaker, $39.99, jlabaudio.com
Sound is all about vibration, right? So the logic goes that by using the vibration of any object you can enhance sound. That’s the science behind JLab Portable Vibration Speaker, a tiny Bluetooth speaker with 10 hours of battery life that attaches to just about any surface by suction cup (plastic cups, pizza boxes and Styrofoam coolers work great) and boom! Instant amplification.
Ahh-Qua Bar Inflatable Pool Party Bar Float, $42.99, wayfair.com
Whether you’re lounging in the pool, at the beach, on the lake or tubing down the river, there’s a seat saved for you at the Ahh-Qua Bar! This floating lounge includes four seats surrounding a mini inner-cooler and cup holders for all.