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Geeks in heat: Tools for a high-tech summer

Now that summer has officially arrived, many of you will be heading to the beach or the lake or just getting away from the office. Here's some tech that can help make the most of it.

Now that summer has arrived, many of you will be heading to the beach or the lake or just getting away from the office. Here are some great technologies that can help you make the most of it.

Take a look at our photo gallery of tech tools for summer 2010:

15 tools for a high-tech summer

Here are links for the 15 tools that are pictured in the photo gallery:

  1. Fitbit
  2. Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G
  3. Callpod Fueltank Duo
  4. Garmin Nuvi GPS
  5. FloTV personal television
  6. Amazon Kindle
  7. Apple iPad
  8. Nintendo DSi XL
  9. Flip SlideHD
  10. Sony waterproof digital camera
  11. TriSpecs Bluetooth sunglasses
  12. Myvu Media Viewer sunglasses
  13. Oregon Scientific Personal UV Monitor
  14. Dyson Air Multiplier bladeless fan
  15. Rubik's TouchCube

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).

9 comments
TBBrick
TBBrick

No, I'm nut a spanner-heaving Luddite, I do enjoy technology such as my Saturn's OnStar, my Clie (yes, it's a dinosaur, but it so does what I want it to do,) my iPod, my cell phone, and my laptop wifi. Buuuuuut, when I think of summer, I think of things like Torch Lake MI, Moose Tracks ice cream, the Applesauce Inn's asst. innkeepers, Boxers Bella and Lucy. Technology comes to mind as a means to get somewhere or get something done, not summer itself.

neil
neil

Get a life and spend your two weeks fishing, or walking, or anything but thinking about which gadget to use while on holiday...

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

But mainly for those of us having to spend summer at the desk! But, hey, a geek with a tan is less the geek, is it not? Staying inside all summer is like a rite of purification... just remember your vitamin C and D so you don't get scurvy. ]:)

GSG
GSG

what is this 2 weeks that you speak of? I'm excited about my 4 day weekend over 4th of July and am saving about 4 books on my Nook to read. Needless to say, I plan to be a hermit for 4 days.

wfairley
wfairley

I want a new cell phone, with 4G data rates (or better), and a 5"-7" screen. It will have USB 2.0 and iPod port connectivity (allowing me to use any of the available accessories for input or output and recharge anwhere) along with HDMI or Displayport output, and wifi, bluetooth, and tethering for multiple devices. Don't forget the MicroSD slot and the cameras. The OS will support full sized web browsing, multi-tasking, all the usual smartphone functions that were taken away from a few years ago. Put a camera strap on the corner. I want it to announce potential disasters in my local area, no matter where I am, and I want to select the language and voice style: "warning, tsunami warning is in effect" "warning, tornado warning in effect" "warning, earthquake warning is in effect" "warning, terrorist attack is in effect" This device will replace my: * GPS ($200) * simple cell phone ($50) * portable gaming console ($200) * personal television ($200) * portable music player ($200) * hd flip camcorder ($150) * p & s camera ($200) * alarm clock ($100) * Internet video conference system ($200) * NOAA weather radio ($50) Sell it globally, and this device will deliver the knowledge and safety of the Internet to 99% of the planet's poor communities. The Dell Streak comes close, as does the HTC Evo 4G, but I'm not sure there are any other offerings in this product category. Yet. Jason, can you help us out with this? Can you get the folks at TechRepublic to review all of the devices in this category?

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

That's a terrible title! Eye-cathcing, but man, the mental imagery nearly blinded me!

Jaqui
Jaqui

I had the same imagery. :D

.Martin.
.Martin.

be that immature. I, for one, am that immature.

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