It’s that time of the year. Schools are back in session, the leaves will soon be changing colors and it’s almost time for “toe to meet leather” on the gridiron.
In other words, it’s time for football season, and that of course means tailgating. For many football fans the real action takes place before the game is played in the stadium. It takes place in the parking lot and on decks and yards all over the country with tailgating.
There are some great gadgets and tailgating accessories you can arm yourself with for 2012. here are some of my favorites.
An iPhone case and a bottle opener all in one. It always happens at a tailgate, you can never find a bottle opener. Now you have one built into your iPhone case. Made of 16 gauge, 304 stainless steel, it’s think, sleeks and durable. The metal blade retracts right back into the case. Available at Amazon.com.
A grill thermometer that works in conjunction with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. With a 200-foot Bluetooth connection and free accompanying app, iGrill is revolutionizing the way we cook and grill today. This sizzling, one-of-a-kind grilling and cooking thermometer enables its users to multitask between grill and guests with the peace of mind that their food is perfectly cooked at target temperature and safe for consumption. The iGrill is powered by four AA batteries. Whether executing multiple meals or catering to individual tastes, the iGrill’s dual probe support enables its users to monitor two separate pieces of meat simultaneously. That’s rare technology well done. Perfect to bring to the tailgate at the big game.
Vortex Hand Crank Blender ($90)
No electricity needed for this blender.
The Vortex Hand Crank blender goes anywhere and the party keeps going as long as you can keep turning! No cords or dead batteries – just clamp the base onto a solid surface and starting cranking!. Features 1.5 Liter shatterproof pitcher and stainless steel base, which fits into the pitcher for compact storage. Powerful two speed gear system crushes ice or works as a food processor.
You don’t have to worry with any of your gadgets running out of juice with the ZAGGSparq.
The convenient size and portable power of the amazing ZAGGsparq means gadget lovers will never again have to worry about low batteries. The portable charger provides an extended battery with dual USB ports and up to 4 extra charges for cell phones, smartphones, and the iPhone. You’ll also get plenty of spare power for your iPad or Android tablet.
The small size of the ZAGGsparq 2.0 makes it perfect for slipping into pockets and bags, and the convenience of carrying universal USB power on-the-go makes it an indispensable electronics accessory. Perfect for travelers, businesspeople, and tailgaters. Go team! Get yours at Zagg.com.
Mini Green Egg ($349)
A Mini Green Egg is the perfect solution for picnics and tailgating when you want to take The Ultimate Cooking Experience with you! With a 10 inch grid diameter, it’s also a popular size for grilling on apartment balconies or camping and boating. No need for propane tanks at a football tailgate, when you have a Mini Green Egg.
You can use the “EGG” year around in all climates, even in freezing temperatures or during pouring rain. You will find it more versatile than any outdoor cooking appliance on the market, whether comparing it to gas, electric or another charcoal grill, because the EGG is a smoker, a grill and an oven all rolled into one.
The Green Egg gives perfect results and you will be the envy of all the other tailgaters in the parking lot. Go to www.biggreenegg.com.
Cruzin Cooler (Gas or electric $350- up)
The Cruzin Cooler combines two basic necessities of life, the ability to have cold food or a beverage handy along with the means to get somewhere, without walking.
Have you ever tried to walk around a massive football stadium like the one in Athens or Tuscaloosa? The Cruzin Cooler is light-weight, comes in various sizes and colors and is available in electric models, with up to a 10 mile range on electric models and 30 miles on the gas models. It’s a combo cooler/motor scooter.
The cooler is light and small enough to fit in most trunks. The cooler can be used for hunting, sporting events, camping, and of course tailgating. At www.cruzincooler.com
The Party Trailer
What do you get when you combine Food, Beverages, Fun, HDTV, Surround Sound, and Multi-Media into a mobile trailer? You get “The Party Trailer”.
It’s a fully self contained 6′ x 8′ unit on wheels.
* Holds Two Kegs of Beer and 5 cases of beverages on ice
* Granite counter tops
*42 inch Flat screen HD TV
*Six Removable bar stools
*Power up and down canopy
“The Party Trailer” Flat screen HD TV can easily be seen from all 6 bar stools and is easily removed for transporting.
The design provides for plenty of under counter storage to store the removable trailer tongue, bar stools, extra beverages, coolers and other game or sales gear.The Sunbrella canopy and bar stools are custom made for easy cleaning and weather resistance.
Great in all kinds of weather. This is for the SERIOUS tailgater.
Get yours at www.thepartytrailer.com.
Be the “King of the Tailgate” this year with these great items.