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12 Awesome Gadgets You Should Take To The Beach

12 Awesome Gadgets You Should Take To The Beach

Summer is coming and I’m sure most of you are ecstatic about going to the seaside as I am. Taking a vacation and having a bit of fun does wonders for our stress levels, keeps us vigorous and lets us recharge our batteries. If you have already picked out your destination, and chances are you have, than it might be the right time to think about what to bring along. Don’t worry, I’m not going to bore you with a standard list of stuff to bring like sunscreen and things like that.

I’m here to talk about gadgets that are fun and can make your summer holiday a bit better, and provide you with some additional activities you can participate in. So, let’s dive into it, shall we?

1. UV Monitor – Health first folks

UV Monitor

    Spending the entire day sizzling in the sun is great but it can also be dangerous for your health. Having a UV Monitor to tell you when you need to protect yourself should be a priority.

    2. Video Camera Scuba Mask – Making Underwater Memories

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opK-DCAwSjg

    Scuba diving is really fun, and sometimes words are just not enough to describe the experience. You could talk for hours and still not be able to explain what you’ve felt while diving, but a video can do this for you.

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    3. Aqua Mask with Lights – Scuba Diving at Night Anyone?

    Lights on diving mask

      Most people dive during the day, but how about diving at night. This could be quite dangerous, but if you get this gadget, you are free to enjoy the magic nighttime the sea can offer.

      4. eBook Reader – Bring Your Library to the Beach

      Kindle

        This is a standard seaside activity. In some cases, it might be a problem picking out a book you would enjoy while relaxing on the beach. Having a Kindle is a great solution for this kind of problems since it allows you to bring your entire library with you and even buy new books without any hassle.

        5. RC Metal Detector – Treasure Hunting on a Whole New Level

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEFWjOCse0E

        Searching for lost treasures in the sand is great fun and can help you kill some time while getting a tan. Using an RC dune buggy will make it even more fun – it combines the fun of a remote control car with the excitement of a treasure hunt – and who knows what you might find!

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        6. A Waterproof Deck of Cards – A Royal Flush That Won’t be Destroyed by Water

        Playing cards

          Card games are a great group activity when you are feeling too lazy to swim or play volleyball. Unfortunately, cards can be destroyed easily by wet hands and water dripping from the hair of the players. This is a great way to avoid this.

          7. Two Person Hovercraft – Let’s Go For a Ride

          Mini hovercraft

             

            This one is a bit pricy, but imagine cruising through the waves with a friend or a partner and enjoying the sea like never before. Also, this isn’t a thing that breaks down easily.

            8. Waterproof iPod Case and Speakers – The Music You Want Without Risk

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            waterproof case for iPod iPhone

              Music can dictate the mood of any situation, and there is no better feeling than being able to relax in the water while listening to your favorite artists thanks to a good waterproof iPod or iPhone case, and at the same time avoiding the risk of destroying their iPods.

              9. Twister Towel – I Don’t Think There is a Better Place to Play This Game Than the Beach

              Twister towel

                I’m sure that most young people will agree with me on this one. Twister is always fun, and is a great game to play with friends.

                10. Cellphone Signal Amplifier 

                Mobile phone at the beach

                  Not all beaches have cell phone coverage, but you can avoid this easily by bringing your signal amplifier with you. Sometimes, you can’t really avoid your business obligations completely, and this allows you to be available for emergency calls.

                  11. Remote Controlled Submarine – Up Periscope

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                  Mini remote sub

                    Who says that toys are just for kids? This toy is perfect for all age groups and ensures hours of fun.

                    12. Underwater Scooter – Diving With Style

                    Underwater scooter

                      Scuba diving is fun, but can be quite exhausting, forcing you to take a break when you really don’t want to. An underwater scooter, in combination with one of the scuba masks mentioned before, you are going to have a blast.

                      These gadgets can make a trip to the seaside even more fun but the thing you mustn’t forget to bring is good mood. Everything else is secondary. Enjoy your vacation and have fun!

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                      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                      In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

                      Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

                      In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

                      Minimizing Tabs

                      Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

                      Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

                      Incognito Mode

                      Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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                      1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
                      2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
                      3. Download extension New Incognito Window

                      This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

                      Save Webpages as PDF Files

                      Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

                      Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

                      Open Recently-closed Tabs

                      Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

                      One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

                      The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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                      Solve Mathematical Problems

                      Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

                      For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

                      Play Media Files

                      Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

                      In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

                      Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

                      With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

                      Stay Focus(e)d

                      Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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                      Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

                      With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

                      This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

                      Grammarly for Editing

                      Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

                      You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

                      Loom

                      There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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                      There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

                      With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

                      Chrome Calendar Extension

                      No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

                      Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

                      Final Thoughts

                      Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

                      Featured photo credit: Andrew Neel via unsplash.com

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