Beach Trip, Please
AquaVault Waterproof Floating Phone Case This waterproof phone case (pictured above) may be the best small investment you’ll ever make. Designed with a triple seal, it protects against pool splashes, and it floats should you accidently drop it in. You can touch, talk and listen through the seal as well as take quality photos and videos underwater. Fits all phones and comes with a neck strap. Choose from black, white, blue and pink. $29.95
The Icemule Classic Medium This soft cooler is a great beach buddy. You can strap it on your back so your hands are free for carrying a fishing rod or surf board. The medium size fits 12 cans and keeps ice solid for 24 hours, and the roll-top, no-zipper design makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. It is also 100% waterproof and floats! Weighs 2 lbs. $69.95
Kindle Paperwhite The latest iteration of Amazon’s e-reader is the thinnest and lightest yet. It has an IPX8 rating, meaning that it is supposed to be able to survive in up to two meters of fresh water (essentially the deep end of the pool) for up to 60 minutes. The 300 ppi glare-free display makes it easy to read, even on a sunny day. Comes with Audible, which you can pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers in case you prefer audiobooks. A fully changed battery will last weeks. In addition to black and light blue, it now comes in sage and plum. Opt for the 32 GB version (no ads!) if you want to download magazines, comics and audiobooks. $179.99
Matador Droplet Packable Dry Bag This three-liter water-resistant bag is ideal for keeping things like your phone, camera and snacks dry while at the pool or stowing your wet swimsuit after a dip in the ocean. The 9 x 10.5 inch drawstring bag folds up to fit inside a silicon droplet-shaped carrying case that you can attach to your keychain or throw in your tote. Comes in a beachy blue. $14.99
Olympus Tough TG-6 Digital Camera Waterproof up to depths of 50 feet, this point-and-shoot camera is great for taking photos in or near the water. Five underwater modes and three dedicated underwater white balance modes allow you to take high-quality photos. You can easily share your pics using the built-in Wi-Fi and Image Track app. Shock-proof, crush-proof and pocket-sized, it’s perfect for traveling.