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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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                      Ivan Dimitrijevic

                      Ivan is the CEO and founder of a digital marketing company. He has years of experiences in team management, entrepreneurship and productivity.

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                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                      Joe’s Goals

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                        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                        Daytum

                          Daytum

                          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                          Excel or Numbers

                            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                            Evernote

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                              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                              Access or Bento

                                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                Conclusion

                                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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