9 Innovations for the Great Outdoors

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A Shield That Keeps Electronics Dry

Say there's an amazing game or movie on TV, but you don't want to go inside and miss out on the beautiful summer weather. Now there's no need to miss either, thanks to the new outdoor inflatable theatre from Sima Technologies, a consumer electronics manufacturer based in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. The structure only takes five minutes to inflate, and its weather-resistant PVC construction and water-resistant speakers make it okay to keep outside in the rain, or even nearby a swimming pool. Its 70" screen projects 480p resolution at a 16:9 aspect ratio, and since it's designed to play outside, the display provides 900 lumens for optimal brightness. Should you want to plug in a DVD player, DVR, or Xbox, the theatre can connect to HDMI, VGA, and USB cables and devices.
Cost: $999.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.