June 2018 Product Picks — Takin it with you

Posted on May 22 2018 in Product Picks

By Jayne Cannon

For most people, summer is go-go-go time. And when you’re on the move, you need electronics that will move with you. Here are a few that may make your days a bit sunnier.

Power to go

When stormy weather is on the horizon or hits, grab the Best Emergency Radio/Charger. Get NOAA alerts, listen to the radio and charge your devices as you weather the storm. It’s a powerful flashlight, too. $100.

800-321-1484; hammacher.com

talking dirty

You take your phone everywhere … which means it picks up grime and germs. Clean it up with the PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer. Insert phone, close the lid and in about 10 minutes, your device is germ-free and ready for duty. $60.

888-365-0056; uncommongoods.com


No matter where you roam, you’ll speak the local language with the Live Conversation Speaking Translator. The handheld device translates your words into any of 12 languages or will translate what’s said to you into English. $350.

800-321-1484; hammacher.com

Roll with music

It’s not a day at the beach without your playlists, but why risk turning your smartphone into a sandy, soggy mess? Enter the Drifter Action Speaker. Download your favorites and jam for eight hours on a single charge. $200.

888-365-0056; uncommongoods.com

Light reading

You love to read at the beach, beside the pool or in the tub, but books get heavy — especially when waterlogged! Take your library with you on the Kindle Oasis that will let you listen to books as well as read them. And it’s waterproof. From $250.

888-280-4331; amazon.com

thinly sliced

Apple’s mini 4 is the slimmest iPad yet, but it has a girth of features: a crisp, 7.9-inch Retina Display; 8MP camera; 1080p HD video recording; and a speedy A8 processor. It’s your perfectly portable digital media center. From $399.

800-692–7753; apple.com