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If you’re a student, it’s that time of year again. The time when the dreadful “back to school” ads start appearing. I don’t know about you, but for me, seeing those ads are just depressing. I wanted to cry when I saw that Amazon already has these ads going. Instead of thinking about school starting up in a few weeks, I’d like to focus on how you can use tech to make the most out of the end of summer!

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Relaxing by or in the pool is one thing, but relaxing by or in the pool with music is another thing. There are plenty of great Bluetooth speakers out there, but my speake
r of choice is the Anker SoundCore Sport XL. It’s waterproof, sports a large 15 hour battery, sounds great, and can take a beating. To compliment your speaker, you might want to consider a music streaming subscription, such as Spotify or YouTube Red.

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I talk about this frequently, so I won’t spend too much time on it, but it’s important to make sure you kee
p your phone charged. My external battery of choice is still the Anker PowerCore+ 10050. It’s got a nice, metal build, and it features Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities.


Waterproof Phone Cases

81+Mbxe11uL._SL1500_Nothing says summer like a day on the lake, or perhaps a day at the beach! What happens if you’re on the lake and your phone falls out of your pocket? You’re doomed! Not anymore. There are many solutions for a waterproof phone. From cheap waterproof bags, to professional cases. For the cheap route, check out the Universal Waterproof Case by JOTO. At only $8, it will get the job done, ho
wever, it’s very intrusive. For a more professional option, check out Lifeproof cases. Specifically, I would recommend the FRE series.

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Bluetooth speakers are great for listening to music at parties and other public gatherings, but what if you want to unwind with a private listening session? You’ll want some headphones. The
re are plenty of great options, but one of my favorites is the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.

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Going on a trip? Maybe you’re going white water rafting. Regardless of the activity, the GoPro camera will always bring some extra fun to what ever you do! I always take mine with me when I go white water rafting, and the footage is awesome. If you’re on a budget, the HERO Session will do the cut. If you can afford it, the HERO4 Silver is my GoPro of choice.

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While this isn’t a tech product, I felt that it needed to be featured. All of the items above will go perfect with a hammock. As long as you have some trees to attach it to, a hammock is a great way to relax to some music or YouTube. My personal hammock of choice is the Fox Outfitters Neolite Trek hammock. It’s comfortable and durable, but only suited for one person. It’s also on the smaller side. If you’re looking for something bigger, check out the Neolite Double hammock. While pricey, if you want the absolute best hammock on the market, you’ve gotta get the ENO DoubleNest hammock. It’s very spacious, and it has perfect 5 star reviews on Amazon.

Enjoy Summer While You Can

That’s it for this list! Hopefully it can help you make the most out of the rest of your summer. Enjoy it while you can!

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Christian Taylor is a tech enthusiast, video producer, graphic designer, journalist, and drummer from Nashville, TN. He makes weekly videos about tech on his YouTube Channel, Drumrocker365. As his username says, he is a professional drummer with a touring band, The Zach Allen Band. Starting his channel in 2011, Christian is experienced in YouTube. He also enjoys programming, and developing websites. He has experience with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, C#, and PHP. Christian also has an entrepreneurial background, starting his first company, Emerald Hosting, at age 13.