Best gadgets and gear for your backyard party

It’s July, and you’re probably thinking about ways you can enjoy your backyard, balcony, or patio while the nice weather lasts. That’s why you’ll want to take a peek at this roundup of our best gadgets and gear for your backyard party. Because even if you’re throwing a get-together for just a few people, you'll want to entertain with style.

Best gadgets and gear for your backyard party
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker by the Poolside

Just because COVID-19 is still making its way around the US doesn’t mean you have to miss out on one of the greatest joys of summer, lounging in your backyard with flip-flops on your feet and a cold drink in your hand. While the typical summer bashes you used to throw may be off limits, you can still hang out in your backyard with your family and a few friends. Or even just by yourself. To help you do that, we’re rounding up our best gadgets and gear for your backyard party.

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Whether your siblings have been hankering for a pool invite or you want to impress your in-laws with your barbecue skills, we’ve got the gear you’ll need to make it happen. And for the pizza lovers out there, there’s even an at-home pizza oven. That’s right, you can serve fresh, wood-fired oven pizza right on your deck. You may never want to visit the pizzeria again.

And planning fun, small rituals for yourself—like a pool party every Friday afternoon or sitting on your veranda each evening for a happy hour—can boost your productivity. According to Forbes, rituals like these help us transition from one activity to another. And one great way to relax and signal to yourself that the weekend is here is to spend Friday evening out in your backyard.

Samsung The Terrace QLED 4K Outdoor Smart TV

Watch TV in the fresh air with the Samsung The Terrace QLED 4K Outdoor Smart TV. Get outdoor entertainment all year long thanks to this smart TV’s IP55 rating, which ensures that it’s protected from water and dust. And you needn’t worry about glare from the sun because The Terrace reduces glare and sharpens contrast.


ASMOKE Portable Applewood Pellet Grill

A great piece of gear for your outdoor party is the ASMOKE Portable Applewood Pellet Grill. It uses 100% all-natural applewood pellets that come from fruit orchards. The compact and portable grill offers eight-in-one versatility and a color LED temperature control.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker will be a great addition to your pool party. Submerge it in water for 30 minutes and drop it from five feet, this Bluetooth speaker will survive the craziest party stunts. It’s also pretty powerful for its small size and can handle a crowd.


Barsys 2.0+ Home Automated Cocktail Maker

Impress your guests with this backyard party necessity, the Barsys 2.0+ Home Automated Cocktail Maker. This gadget helps you mix drinks in under 20 seconds. Just add your spirits to begin. Connect the device to your smartphone over Wi-Fi and on the app, you’ll find cocktail recipes, and drinks you can customize.


AeroBand PocketDrum Portable Drum Set

A fun way to entertain guests during your backyard party is the AeroBand PocketDrum Portable Drum Set. This gadget lets you and your friends play all the beats you want, silently, without bothering the neighbors. Portable and less expensive than a full drum kit, this gadget is sure to provide hours of fun.

Looft Looftlighter X Cordless Grill Wand

Light your grill quickly and effectively with the Looft Looftlighter X Cordless Grill Wand. This cordless grill wand cleanly lights a fire in about a minute by blasting super-hot air. Plus, its ergonomic shape makes it easy and secure to hold. Simply charge it up, and you’ll be ready to ignite the Weber.


Sony SRS-XB23 EXTRA BASS Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The Sony SRS-XB23 EXTRA BASS Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a piece of gear you’ll need for your backyard party if you want to hear your favorite music outside. This gadget is compact, and its batteries last a full 12 hours. So you and your friends can dance the evening away.


BenQ 4K Home Theater Projector

Call your friends over for a movie under the stars when you’ve got the BenQ TK850 4K Home Theater Projector. This 4K projector will display your summer movies in crisp clarity while you munch on popcorn and enjoy the breeze. You can even use it at mid-day thanks to its HDR-PRO and Dynamic Iris.

BenQ TK850 4K Home Theater Projector

BenQ TK850 4K Home Theater Projector on a Table with Snacks

DeWalt 45 Qt Roto Molded Cooler Beverage Container

Keep your drinks seriously cold with the DeWalt 45 Qt Roto Molded Cooler Beverage Container. This backyard party helper uses reinforced insulation to keep drinks and snacks cold for days. Even if you set it up under direct heat outside, your party beverages will stay ice cold.

DeWalt 45 Qt Roto Molded Cooler Beverage Container

DeWalt 45 Qt Roto Molded Cooler Beverage Container Outdoors with Drinks

Ooni Karu Wood-Fired Portable Pizza Oven

Enjoy delicious pizza anywhere with the Ooni Karu Wood-Fired Portable Pizza Oven. Compatible with wood and charcoal, the Ooni Karu gives you authentic wood-fired pizza wherever you set it up. This oven reaches 932°F in just 15 minutes, letting you bake your creations in only 60 seconds. Ooni Karu can cook meat, fish, and vegetables in a portable design.


So, are you ready to finally enjoy your backyard this summer? I don’t know about you, but these gadgets and gear have certainly inspired me to dust off my lawn furniture and bring out the BBQ. Did any of these gadget strike your fancy? Let us know in the comments.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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