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9 Tech-Savvy Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

March 30, 2015
Nothing beats an outdoor party, but even the best backyard shindig comes with challenges, from incorporating music to fending off unwanted insect guests. Get the most out of your next outdoor event with these high-tech items.
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CineBox Backyard Theater System

For a guaranteed “wow” effect, this inflatable screen and HD movie system can turn your yard into an outdoor theater. Just add cars for your own drive-in show, or place it behind the pool for swim-up screenings.

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Big Turtle Shell

This waterproof and shockproof Bluetooth speaker can communicate with your devices from more than 30 feet away, filling your yard with music wirelessly. Take it anywhere you want to start a party: It plays for up to 16 hours on a single charge, so the music won’t stop before your guests do.

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ThermaCELL Outdoor Lantern

Just because bugs live outside doesn’t mean they're invited to the shindig. Free of icky “zaps” and stinky citronella, this lantern uses a synthetic chrysanthemum scent to drive insects away while illuminating your space with LED light. 

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Infratech Outdoor Heaters

Traditional gas heaters can be annoying to maintain, plus they don’t always light on command. If you’ve got an outdoor area where you’d like to entertain regularly, these electric heaters are efficient and nearly unnoticeable — and they won’t crowd the space like propane-powered poles will.

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