Spring is finally here. It is begging us to go outside and enjoy the sun, barbecues, and pool parties. No matter if you are planning a camping trip or you want to transform your backyard into an oasis for your family and friends, here is a brief list of essential outdoor tech gadgets you should invest in. 

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  1. A Robotic Lawnmower

    If the mental picture of yourself pushing a loud petrol-powered mower across your yard on a hot Sunday morning sends shivers down your spine, maybe it is time to switch to a robotic lawnmower. With their help, you can finally enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass without breaking a sweat. Similar to robot vacuum cleaners, a robotic lawnmower does the job for you. All you need to do is program it and this nifty will be able to mow your lawn automatically without your supervision. Its major benefit lies in the fact that it is electrically powered, meaning you will not need to worry about gas odors and harmful emissions.

    Sure, robotic lawnmowers do not come cheap. The price depends on many factors, such as flexibility of programming options, sensors, sound, working area capacity, adjustability of blades. The shape and complexity of the lawn also matter. For example, if you have trees or backyard lighting, the machine will need to use more battery power to overcome those obstacles.

    2. Outdoor Entertainment

    Spending time outdoors is all about soaking up the sun, admiring the nature around us, and enjoying gorgeous sunsets. But, has this ever happened to you?. You have invited your friends to an outdoor birthday party. You are having a barbecue. People are out on the patio and it seems they are having fun. All of a sudden, someone remembers that the biggest sports match of the year is scheduled for today and everyone is rushing inside to watch it.

    While that scenario can happen to anyone, it may ruin the party mood. To prevent that from happening, invest in outdoor entertainment tech. Outside entertainment TVs are waterproof and perform well in all climates. They can withstand extreme temperature variations, salted water, snow, rain, dust, insects, and humidity. 

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You do not need to worry about brightness, either. Outdoor TVs are designed specifically for fully shaded outdoor living areas, such as patios. They are brighter than indoor TVs and offer ambient light sensors that can automatically control brightness. 

     3. Outdoor Speakers

What is a backyard party without music or a movie night without a quality surround-sound system? To keep your guests entertained, you need to invest in quality outdoor speakers. In terms of durability and sound quality, outdoor speakers are different from their indoor counterparts. Like outdoor TVs, they are created to handle extreme weather events, rain, sun, wind, and dust. Above all, they will blend well with their surroundings, providing your guests with quality, rich sound. 

When choosing an outdoor speaker, there are several factors to consider, including their longevity, sound quality, size, features, and durability. The price ranges based on the features offered. Outdoor speakers are constantly getting more sophisticated. They now offer a wide range of neat features, such as solar charging, streaming radio services, or voice assistant support. 

    4. A Patio Umbrella with USB Chargers

When creating a stylish patio space, an outdoor umbrella with a built-in USB charger for mobile devices is a must. Its solid aluminum frame is designed to withstand different temperatures, while a quality fade-resistant polyester fabric will provide a perfect shaded lounge for your friends during the day. Though its multi-purpose USB chargers, it will also keep your wearable devices charged. Your friends will love it. 

The umbrella is also a perfect place to enjoy peaceful summer nights. Its frame contains tiny energy-efficient LED lights and a solar panel at the top. Requiring no electricity, the umbrella will provide lighting that can last up to 12 hours. 

   5. A Mosquito Repelling Lantern

As the sun goes down, our backyards get packed with tiny predators ready to feast on our blood and spoil our time spent outdoors. Yep, I am talking about mosquitos. You have probably used different tactics and remedies to keep them away, from bug repellents to citronella oil. However, to win the war against those annoying creatures, it is time to equip yourself with the right tech. 

For example, you could invest in a natural mosquito-repelling lantern. It emits a pleasant all-natural mist that sprays every 5 or 10 minutes. Apart from helping you get rid of mosquitos, the lantern will serve as a great source of soft light and look great on your deck or patio. 


If you want to spend more time outside this year, it is time to give your backyard a makeover. And, investing in the right outdoor tech may be your perfect starting point. I hope the gadgets from our list will make your backyard experience enjoyable and help you spend more quality time outdoors. 


Jacob Wilson is a business consultant, and an organizational psychologist, based in Brisbane. Passionate about marketing, social networks, and business in general. In his spare time, he writes a lot about new business strategies and digital marketing for Bizzmark blog.

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