Summer Gadget Guide for IT Nerds

Get ready for summer with these fun tech toys, practical gadgets, and labor-saving robots. Our list includes everything from waterproof speakers to a robotic lawn mower.

Cynthia Harvey

May 21, 2018

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What's on your schedule for this summer? Relaxing by the beach with a good book? Heading into the mountains for a weekend away? Having friends over for dinner and drinks? Sleeping in the hammock in the back yard? Teaching your dog some new tricks? Playing video games indoors in air-conditioned comfort? Or will you just be working like always?

According to the National Recreation and Park Association, the three most popular activities for summer are having a picnic or barbecue, going for a walk/hike, and going to the beach. And according to Statista, the most popular summer vacation activities are shopping, swimming/watersports, and visiting a historical event or sight.

Whether you plan to spend your summer shopping, swimming, traveling, partying, camping, sleeping or slaving away to maintain your company's IT infrastructure, Network Computing’s summer gadget guide has got you covered. The lineup includes plenty of robots (the kinds that won't stealing your job), plus tools for listening to music, playing with your pet and getting around town.

This slideshow features gadgets priced between $20 and $1,000 that any tech nerd would love. And just in case shopping is your favorite summer activity, we've included helpful links for buying these items online. Feel free to give them as a gift or treat yourself.

After all, busy IT professionals already have more than enough to do. So don’t work any harder than you have to this summer. These tools and toys can make the season more relaxing, less stressful and more fun.

 (Image: Stevebidmead/Pixabay)

About the Author(s)

Cynthia Harvey


Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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