A Realistic Guide To Using Gadgets On The Beach

Headed to the beach this month? All manner of dedicated speakers, coolers and phone cases are going to be vying for your don’t-get-sand-or-water-in-it money. Do you really need to pay money to achieve that? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Let’s look at the why and how and save you both cash and broken phones.
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This May Look Like a Vintage Basket, but It's Also a Cooler

Coolers: often ugly, frequently necessary. You can get a styrofoam piece of junk that you're going to spend $3 on only to throw away later, or you could spend $50 or more on a hunk of ugly plastic that will sit in your garage nine months of the year collecting cobwebs. Those aren't your only options, however. These… »7/10/12 7:40pm7/10/12 7:40pm

Bullet-Shaped Bollinger Champagne Cooler, For 007's Giant Gun

A giant gun that fires bullets containing chilled bottles of Bollinger...sounds like a psychedelic James Bond-theme dream. But at least the bullet bit is nearly a reality. Bollinger has come up with this 007-themed champagne bottle cooler in time for Quantum of Solace »9/30/08 12:10pm9/30/08 12:10pm that actually bullet-shaped, though there's no…

Photochopped R2-D2 USB Beverage Cooler Can Be Yours, Actual Product or Not

Add this one to the "ouch, ouch, ouch" Photoshop bin. Yeah, I can use the pen tool to smoothly decapitate R2 and throw a Coke can top and USB cord in too. What I can't do, though, is build an actual USB beverage can cooler out of a shrunken R2-D2 model. Which I would want. It's up for pre-order at Play.com for… »8/06/08 12:45pm8/06/08 12:45pm

Veuve Globalight Cools Your Champagne, Gives Romantic Glow Too

Designer Karim Rashid has turned out this multifunction champagne cooler just in time for the upcoming Milan Design Fair, and we have to admit it's rather beautiful. Produced in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, the Globalight is supposed to keep your champers chilled for two hours and also sheds a halo of pink… »4/15/08 6:33am4/15/08 6:33am