Game day gadgets you’ll be happy to have all year round
There are zero football-shaped dip bowls on this list.
Hosting a Super Bowl viewing this weekend is a wonderful excuse to buy some sweet tech you can use every weekend. We’re talking crystal-clear sound, homemade pizzas, and eco-friendly Solo cups.
If your team is down, try a stress ball if your team rather than screaming at the TV or the people around you. You can get a set of three to share with your friends. The 2.25-inch balls are made of rubber. $11.
Want to hear something horrifying? 90.5 percent of all plastic waste has never been recycled. That’s a nearly impossible figure to comprehend—though we tried. Bring a unique—and eco-friendly—cup with you wherever you’re going. This rainbow Fred & Friends cup will stick out from the crowd, and is made of anodized steel so it won’t crack or crunch. You’ll be the most environmentally conscious and fashionable party goer. $18.
Or pick up a couple sets of these Deco stainless steel red party cups. For the same price, you can get a pack of six that holds 16-ounces and is machine washable. Save them for the next big party and use them all year round. $18.
If you like watching the game in the dark, you’re not doing your eyes any favors. Adding LED light strips to the back of your TV can reduce eye strain and make the picture appear more contrasty. This Luminoodle TV lighting kit is cheap and will quickly upgrade any television. $17.
If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t need to spend every second in front of the game and likes experimenting in the kitchen, snag a BakerStone pizza box. Do a little preparation the day before—buy or make your dough, cheese, and other toppings—and have made-to-order pizzas for your guests. The stainless steel BakerStone is double-wall insulated, meaning it retains heat and can reach up to 800-degrees Fahrenheit. It can cook a pizza in under four minutes. It fits up to 11-inch pies and fits directly on top of your indoor gas stovetop. $129.
If you’re watching in a room far from the fridge and just don’t want to miss a second of the game, snuggle up next to the 60-quart Coolest Cooler. It’s packed full of features including rubberized wheels, Bluetooth speaker with eight hours of battery life, built-in magnetic bottle opener so caps don’t fly all over the floor, and even can come with a blender lid attachment for making frozen drinks. The blender lid also features a built-in USB port, so you can charge your phone from next to you. It’s also great for next season’s tailgating. Game on. $450.
The Fluance AB40 Soundbase is a 90-watt soundbar that’ll make anything you watch better. Similar to other sound bars I’ve written about, it creates a wide, virtual 3D surround-ish sound without needing all the extra speakers in the room. The speaker is 26 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and less than 4 inches tall. It’s encased in a wood cabinet and weighs only 24 pounds. You can connect devices via Bluetooth, 3.5mm Aux cable, or the included optical cable. It doesn’t include an HDMI port, so keep that in mind if that’s your preferred way of plugging in your speakers. $250.
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