As a die-hard beachcomber, I regularly search the net for cool beach gear. Here are a few items that gave me a chuckle:
Waterproof Case for iPad.
Last summer, I loaded up my brand new iPad with books and headed off to the beach. I didn’t read a thing because I couldn’t see a thing–the iPad is useless in direct sunlight. I don’t think it needs a floatation device–just a better screen.
The ‘burkini’ is the brainchild of Australian Aheda Zanetti, who saw the need for athletic garments geared to muslim women. Please forgive me, Aheda, if I have trouble reconciling “freedom, flexibility, and confidence” with obligatory head-to-toe body coverage. At the beach no less.
Ok, I get it. Little kids would find the hand-trux shovel cool. But who wants to lug any more beach gear than than have to–especially a beach toy that could take little Billy’s eye out?
Inflatable Floating Cooler
For all you lazy bones who don’t want to get out of the water to get your brew, I give you the inflatable floating cooler. Next up: the inflatable floating toilet.
Ergonomic Beach Lounger
Finally! One of my big complaints about loungers is that they weren’t constructed for laying on your stomach, and it was difficult to read. Now you can easily read on your belly while you wait for that massage from Jose the pool man.