This Week’s Must-Haves: a Solar-Powered Outdoor Speaker

This week, the Adweek staff would like to swipe right on several must-have gadgets, including a solar-powered speaker, a USB port that fans you while you surf, and a camera that looks suspiciously like a sardine can.


Om Sound System $1,595

Turn your backyard into a musical oasis with the Om outdoor speaker system from Italian design company Avant*Garde. Each Bluetooth-connected unit is weather-resistant, has three built-in LED clusters to provide soft lighting and comes in multiple customizable finishes to match your outdoor décor. Built-in solar panels ensure that you'll never have to worry about killing the mood to find a charging cable. Up to four Om speakers can be tethered via radio frequency to create a far-reaching soundscape.

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Lomography La Sardina Capri Camera With Flash $99

Snap your photos in old-school style with Lomography's La Sardina camera. Inspired by the design of a sardine can, the 35mm camera features a wide-angle lens, two shutter speed settings and external flash. The "Capri" edition comes wrapped in colorful striped canvas fabric.

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Trakdot Luggage Tracker $49

While you can't prevent airlines from misplacing your luggage, the Trakdot tracker ensures that at least you'll always know where it landed. Just download the Trakdot app, register the TSA-approved, battery-powered device, and slip it in your suitcase. When you arrive at your destination, Trakdot automatically sends you a text or email with its location, and—assuming your bag arrived along with you—even tells you when it's coming down the baggage carousel.

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Orlebar Brown La Riva Loca Bulldog Swim Short $345

Featuring one of photographer Slim Aaron's iconic images of the French Riviera in the 1960s, these tailored swim shorts from British resort wear brand Orlebar Brown are a chic choice for any pool-side occasion—whether you're sipping Champagne at the Hôtel du Cap or just lounging in your own backyard.

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June by Netatmo Sun Monitoring Bracelet $99

You know how important it is to religiously apply sunscreen at the beach or pool, but when it comes to the everyday? Maybe not so much. The splash- and sweat-resistant June bracelet from Netatmo helps keep skin damage at bay by calculating your personalized daily "sun dose" and then tracking your sun exposure via built-in UVA and UVB sensors. When you're nearing your limit, you'll get an alert from the June smartphone app. The app also gives you a daily sun forecast and can recommend SPF, sunscreen or a hat.

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Kikkerland Mini USB Plane Fan $10

Whether at work or your home office, Kikkerland's airplane-shaped personal fan will keep you cool all summer long. The fan plugs into your laptop's USB port and features a flexible gooseneck cable and soft safety blades (so you won't accidentally injure your nose while getting up close to that cool breeze).

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