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SunBrite Outdoor TV

Yes, it sounds almost sacrilegious to watch TV outside (don’t we get enough couch-potato time as is?), but you have to admit it might be nice to watch the season premier of Game of Thrones outdoors. 

The folks at SunBrite were apparently thinking the same thing. The company's HD televisions are designed to be rain-, dust-, insect-, and humidity-proof. They will also work in temperatures from 122 to negative 24 degrees Fahrenheit.  

You can mount the TV onto your patio or somehow configure wires to the tent in the backyard. We're still waiting for the camouflage version. 

Starting at $1,495, sunbritetv.com

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EcoMow

We have vacuums that move without a push and calculators that do math for us, but where's the technology to lighten yard work chores? Wouldn’t it be nice to never mow your lawn again?   

EcoMow designers must have been asking the same question. The group, founded by a team of engineers and business students from George Mason University, have solved the problem of big yards and long grasses. The EcoMow is a self-run lawn mower that fuels itself with the grass it cuts.

You also don’t need to drive it—at all. The EcoMow uses Google Maps-driven software that’s compatible with Android devices to navigate your yard. All you have to do is input the layout of the lawn and then go make yourself a drink.

$TBD, ecomowtech.com

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Pedro's Master Tool Kit 3.0

You’ll never waste time scrambling for an allen wrench again with Pedro's Master Tool Kit 3.0

Co-developed by professional mechanics from the Garmin/Slipstream road bike team and the Luna Chix mountain bike team, this kit has everything you need and more to fix your bike.

The well-organized, indestructible, lockable, watertight, pressure-regulated case comes with 64 professional tools. The mix includes multiple configurations of tinkerers’ beloved hex, as well as many more exotic offerings. (Bonus points if you know what a vise whip is.)    

The tools are all for the mechanically inclined, except for maybe the beverage wrench—useful to those of us who have never even fixed a flat.   

$800, pedros.com

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Seven Gadgets to Purify Your Water

Ever camp by a beautiful brook with water so clear you figure it must be safe to drink? Not so fast. Giardiasis, a diarrhea-causing disease, is invisible to the naked eye and can be spread by almost any wild animal. And that’s just one of the culprits that can make you very, very sick in the backcountry.   

Luckily, we have access to lightweight water filtration tech. These seven gadgets all serve one purpose—removing poisonous contaminants from water. Some filter bacteria and parasites, while others zap viruses dead. So invest in a filter and don’t risk ruining your camping trip again. Trust us, your bowels will thank you.  

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Shinola Runwell Watch

Shinola is supporting American workers in a big way.

The bicycle manufacturer and crafter of fine leather goods built a watch factory in Detroit to help reinvigorate the job market in American’s original manufacturing city. Its first project? The Runwell, a hand-assembled timepiece made from 84 of the most precise Swiss-made components available.

Shinola makes two watch styles for men and three for women. The latest iteration of the signature men’s Runwell is the Runwell Sport Chronograph. An Argonite 5021 high-accuracy quartz movement drives the hours, minutes, date indicator, and stopwatch. Its 47mm stainless steel case has a double curved sapphire crystal to make this timepiece a real beauty.

$900, shinola.com

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