This Week’s Must-Haves: a Perfect Solution for the Lazy Dog Owner

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting must-have items including a game of fetch that dogs can operate themselves, a travel-ready bar kit and an old-school croquet set. Take a look!


iFetch $115

So your hyperactive pup wants to play a game of fetch, but after a long day, you're far too tired to lift a finger, let alone throw a ball. The solution? iFetch, an automatic ball launcher that—with a bit of training—your dog can learn to operate himself. Just drop a miniature tennis ball in the large opening on top of the machine and iFetch will launch it 10, 20 or 30 feet, depending on your chosen setting. The device works both indoors and outdoors, runs on either AC power or batteries, and even saves energy by automatically going into sleep mode when not in use. While iFetch is recommended for small to medium dogs, a larger iFetch Too is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and set to ship to consumers this fall.

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Daines and Hathaway Triple Bar Set $380

Keep your favorite libations close at hand no matter where your travels take you with this luxe bar kit from British leathergoods purveyor Daines and Hathaway. The set includes a trio of stainless steel flasks and shot glasses, all nestled within a chic suede-lined case that has a sturdy shoulder strap for easy portability.

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Edyn Garden Sensor $100

A CES Best of Innovation winner, this solar-powered sensor makes your garden a whole lot smarter by measuring light, humidity, temperature, soil nutrition and moisture, then sending the data to your smartphone via your home's WiFi network. The connected Edyn app uses that data to measure your garden's health, suggest which plants will thrive best in your backyard and even send alerts when your plantings are in need of attention.

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L.L. Bean Maine Coast Croquet Set With Boat and Tote $219

Add some old-school style to your next field day with L.L. Bean's stylish croquet set, which includes everything you'll need for a six-player game, plus one of the brand's signature (and, of course, monogrammable) Boat and Tote bags for carrying.

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Kate Spade Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket $45

Kate Spade's nylon-backed blanket lets you enjoy a summertime picnic without getting grass stains on your jeans—or finding an uninvited guest crawling around your lunch. When it's time to pack up, the blanket folds into an included pouch for easy storage.

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Pulse Hybrid Portable Charger $70

Enjoy the great outdoors without worrying about a dead iPhone battery. The Pulse charger from Live Work Play uses solar energy to ensure that you'll always have a backup power supply (enough to fully charge three iPhones), and it can also be charged via USB cable in case of cloudy weather.

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