Top 5 Gadgets For The Perfect Summer BBQ

Summer’s in full force, and you’ve probably already loaded up your smartphone with our Top 5 Grilling Apps. However, RadioShack also has the other gadgets and gizmos to make sure your big summer BBQ is a rousing success. Don’t get us wrong– it IS mainly about the food (and the friends!), but there’s always a little extra you can provide to make sure your guests enjoy your party as much as they can. We’re here to help.

Wireless Outdoor Rock Speakers

Because no party is complete without some tunes, pick up some outdoor rock speakers. Teflon-sealed and able to be placed up to 300 feet away from their audio source, these speakers are made for outdoor parties. Plus, if you hide them well, you’ll leave your guests wondering where all those awesome jams are coming from.

Apple iPod Touch

So now you’ve got the speakers, but you need a source for the sound? An iPod touch is perfect for that. Not only can you play your music, but considering its ability to download apps, you can stream music online, too. We’d highly recommend Songza – it’s FREE, and they’ve got some awesome playlists.


iGrill Meat Thermometer

Now that you’ve got the music going and everyone mingling, why should you be tethered to the grill? Go wireless with the iGrill Meat Thermometer – it connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and alerts you when the meat’s done perfectly.

Estrella Outdoor Lights

Great barbecues often end up going late into the night. We get it (in fact, we recommend it). That’s why these outdoor lights are a necessity. They’re long-lasting, adjustable, and can be attached to additional lights for more visibility. There’s really no better way to light up the night.

Nikon Coolpix

Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera

The best part of hanging out with friends is the memories you’ll make. Be sure you’ve got a digital camera around to capture those moments! Nikon’s Coolpix digital cameras are a great choice, with up to 10x optical zoom, a Xenon flash once darkness falls, and a small form factor. You can also record video at 1080p with the Coolpix, then share it on YouTube.

Are we missing any? Leave a comment with YOUR ultimate summer BBQ gadget and we’ll pick two winners to receive a Nikon Coolpix digital camera!

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  • Li

    My ultimate BBQ gadget is a motorized grill cleaning brush

  • Tracy P

    Think you about covered it, I use my ipad/ipod so I can listen to all my itunes music.

  • Carolina Dhabolt

    I got my husband this beer holsters that not only him but his friends love when we are grilling out.