Whatever your celebration's style -- barbecue, picnic or old-fashioned clambake -- these six essential gadgets will fuel your outdoor summer fun without breaking the bank.
What makes the Grilliput so cool is how convenient it is. Though it has an ample cooking surface of 9" x 10.2" this grill is portable and when packed away is less than a foot long - perfect for an impromptu 'cue.
And clean up is no big deal either. The grill has got a built-in cleaning feature and is dishwasher safe.
The Firefly Lid turns your water bottle into a lantern. It fits on a standard 63mm wide-mouth bottle and is watertight so you can actually use it as a lid for beverage during the party. The Firefly Lid can be used side up, upside down or hanging.
Depending on the mood of the party, you can adjust the light level from bright to dim and switch out the bottles with ones of different colors to change the feel of your fest.
Philips' Portable Speaker System comes with a power pack to amplify the music. So not only is it loud enough to be heard outside, the powerful speakers are also clear and crisp.
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One way to wet your whistle and keep it cool is the Thermos 2700 can insulator. With a much sleeker design than your average foam rubber sleeves, the stainless steel model boasts a double wall vacuum insulation that promises to keep your beverage cold for 2 hours.
Summer picnics can be a great time to share some wine with friends or someone special but heavy bottles can be a hassle to lug to the to a picnic and the glass can be dangerous outdoors.
The Platypus Wine Reservoir is a light weight solution for transporting wine to your favorite summer spot and after the wine is gone, the reservoir collapses for easy cleanup. But it does more than carry; it keeps wine fresh and extends its life by eliminating oxygen from the container.