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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.

Portable Oven For Gourmet Camping Viddles

Thanks to the innovators at Coleman, you’ll never have to sit around a campfire lamenting the lack of freshly baked treats again. The company’s changing the face of outdoor baking forever with a propane-powered portable oven.

Propane Coffee Maker Kind Of Misses The Point Of Camping

Outdoor gear manufacturer Coleman was just trying to do a nice thing by creating the Portable Propane Coffee Maker. It works like the machine in your kitchen, using only water, a filter and some coffee grounds. Oh, and a tank of propane.

Coleman's Steel Belted Chest Cooler Isn't Messing Around

What do you get when you spend a whopping $US173 on a cooler? Stainless steel and cold beers, that’s what.

Coleman FlashCell Cordless Screwdriver Charges in 90 Seconds

If you’re like us, you might use a cordless screwdriver once a year, long enough for its charge to trickle away. But get this: The Coleman FlashCell Cordless Screwdriver will be ready for you in a jiffy, charging in 90 seconds or less. That’s because it’s not charging batteries, it’s charging a large capacitor, sucking up the juice and getting you back to your screwing duties lickety-split (yikes, how many double entendres can I use in one sentence?).

The Popular Mechanics reviewer says it’ll last a little less than two thirds as long as a regular rechargeable screwdriver on a charge, but then, you can plug it in, and a minute and a half later it’s ready to go again. Only drawback we can see? It’s $99.99. [Popular Mechanics, via Oh Gizmo]

Pen-Sized Fishing Rod

The Fishpen, by outdoor gear company Coleman, is a telescoping fishing rod in a pen sized container. It’s for when you happen to pass a creek, or pond, and the mood strikes you to Fish your little heart out and hook some bass in the mouth for the pure love of the sport. The compact bronze reel snaps on after extending the metal pole. Two pens, a case, and hooks, weights and bobbers for $40 bucks.

[Fish Pen]

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