Gadgets and Gear That’ll Make You King of the Beach

grace eco extremeGrace Eco Extreme ($50)

There are almost as many kinds of iPod docks out there as there are iPods, but Grace’s offering stands out by working with not only iPods, but also iPhones, Droids, Blackberries, Zunes, and pretty much any other handheld electronic device that’ll play your favorite summer tunes. The rubberized, shockproof, waterproof exterior is great, but we especially like the Extreme’s buoyancy. If it falls out of a boat, off a dock, or into the tub during your weekly bath, it floats and keeps your player alive for up to 30 minutes on the high seas.