4th of July is still a week away, but everyone’s already making plans. A few minutes ago, I heard fireworks going off outside. It’s definitely that time of year. On July 4th, America’s Independence Day, families and friends will get together in back yards, parks, and roof tops to BBQ, party, and watch the dazzling fireworks displays. This year, take your celebration to a whole new level with some geeky tech additions.
Swashbuckling BBQ Sword
Sure, you could just be normal and manage your meat on the BBQ with tongs or a skewer, but who wants to be normal? Handle those dogs like a pro with the BBQ sword from Think Geek. You can wear an eye patch if you want, but remember to take it off before the fireworks show.
Show up with these US flag headphones on and nobody will ever doubt your patriotism. Go the extra mile and have some patriotic music read to go for anyone who asks what you’re listening to.
Build A Fireworks Launch Center
Adam at Addictornics wanted to safely launch fireworks from a distance, but he didn’t just phone this one in. With some time and patience, you can create an awesome fireworks launch pad like his. Just don’t forget the launch codes.
If someone in your family is sick, you don’t like crowds, it’s raining, or you simply want to stay in on the 4th, you can still enjoy a fireworks show in your own living room. This fireworks projector from Sega Toys creates a simulated fireworks show without all the smoke. It’s not the same as the real thing, but you’ll have the best seat.
July 4th iPhone Apps
There are tons of iPhone and Android apps to help you get into the patriotic spirit, keep mosquitoes away, and find awesome yet simple BBQ recipes. A fun little app that can help keep the kids from asking “when are the fireworks?” for two hours before the show is the I Love Fireworks app. You just tap the screen to make fireworks appear.