Cool tech gadgets and the best beach toys for a red-hot summer.

by Afterpay
Oct 08, 2023      5 min read

Ready for a red-hot summer filled with sun, sand and unforgettable memories? With your best mates by your side and the right gear in tow, it’s a sure thing. 

Don’t know what you’ll need? You’ve come to the right place! From sick drones to easy-to-use ice cream makers, we’ve got the scoop on the coolest tech gadgets around. We’ve also scouted out the best beach toys to make your seaside hangs sublime. 

Let’s dive in. 

The best beach toys for summer.

Whether you’re planning a family beach day, a solo sun-soaking session or a fun-filled gathering with friends, nabbing some of the best beach toys out there can kick your summer escapades up a notch. No, we don’t mean inflatable balls and sandcastle kits (though these don’t hurt to bring either!) We’re talking toys of the tech kind – ones that keep the tunes playing, the snacks cool and the vibes immaculate. 

If you feel like you’re seeing the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 everywhere right now, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. This durable, water-resistant lil speaker is winning the hearts (and ears) of audiophiles across the country. With a specially tuned outdoor setting, it delivers a stereo sound that’s as big and bassy as it is crispy. (It’s real crispy.)

Smartphones come in handy for taking cute pics on the sand, but for breathtaking birds-eye shots you’ll love looking back on, nothing beats a drone. The Zero X Stratus+ ZXMP D1000 Drone features a 4K UHD resolution camera and a 120-degree field of view, making it an elite option for capturing high-def images and video. It’s got all the bells and whistles a pro could want, but fledgling photographers can use it with ease. Go drone or go home!

Wherever you’re headed, the 36 qt (34 L) Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12V Cooler/Warmer will keep your drinkies and foodstuffs at the perfect temperature. It’s roomy. It’s versatile. It’s a yes from us. 

Outdoor tech for warm days (and nights).

Whether you’re keeping fit in the fresh air or having a lazy day at the park, there’s an outdoor tech gadget to level up your balmy summer days and keep the good times rolling after dark. From immersive audio experiences to intimate film screenings under the stars, these bits and bobs will keep you entertained and connected come morning, noon and night.

Runners and cyclists, listen up! The Kogan Open-Ear Bone Conduction Sports Headphones might just be the GOAT fitness headphones you’ve been waiting for. Sitting comfortably on your upper cheekbones, they use bone-conduction technology to deliver quality audio straight to your inner ear. Unlike earbuds, this means you can still hear sounds from your surrounding environment, resulting in a safer exercise experience outdoors. Now we’ve heard it all. 

Okay, film buffs, picture this: you’re out on the verandah, drink in hand, ready to settle in for movie night with your best mates. (There’s something about alfresco viewing that just hits different, don’t you think?) With the Samsung The Freestyle Portable Smart FHD Projector 23, you create an instant big-screen experience wherever you are. Take it to your mate’s place or on the road – you name it! Enjoy crystal-clear picture quality and rich, powerful 360-degree sound, all in one simple rotating design. 

Cool tech gadgets to beat the heat.

When temperatures start to soar, there’s a bunch of cool tech gadgets that can help you feel more comfortable – indoors and out. What a time to be alive! 

No one wants to sit in a stuffy room trying to escape the heat. For cool, clean air throughout your main living space, you can’t go past the Dyson’s Purifier Cool™ purifying fan (white/silver). This powerful machine draws pollutants in and blows purified air out for a comfier, healthier home. Plus, it’s even quieter than the last model. Slay.

If an Aussie summer holiday is on the cards, we highly recommend hitting up Temu for a mini self-cooling solution. Sweet heat relief is at your fingertips with the battery-operated Upgraded Portable Misting Fan, whose handheld design makes it a dream to carry around. Or if you’re after something hands-free, the USB-chargeable Portable Bladeless Hanging Neck Fan with Adjustable Silicone Strap will blow you away (well, almost!) Simply slip it around your neck, switch it on and adjust the power level to your liking. 

Get your gizmos with Afterpay.

That sticky, sweaty feeling can be a real drag when you’re trying to relax and have fun. But rest assured, some cool tech gadgets may be all you need to take those scorching summer days from ick to sick. And don’t forget about the nifty outdoor tech sure to provide top-notch entertainment when you’re chilling in the backyard or off adventuring with mates. 

Pro tip: Afterpay lets you shop the best beach toys now and pay for them in four easy-breezy instalments. Love that for you. 

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