1. Fun beats
Turn up the volume on your entertaining plans. There are plenty of options for wireless music connectivity to your smartphone or tablet for truly portable sound, including the funky UE Boom2 wireless portable Bluetooth speaker, which is waterproof — perfect for the beach or pool. Built tough to take anywhere, it has a 15-hour battery life to ensure plenty of listening time.
2. Breath of fresh air
3. Cool it
When the temperature rises, you can never have enough cold drinks on hand. Enter the bar fridge — the ideal accompaniment to any occasion to help quench thirsts. The Hisense 157L bar fridge has plenty of space for all of your drinks and perishables, with an adjustable glass shelf and fruit and vegie crisper. Plus, it comes in a range of stylish colours for extra cred.
6. Photo opportunity
We all tend to get a bit snap happy at this time of year. From family catch-ups to holiday adventures, it’s the prime time for creating and capturing memories. A DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) is ideal for taking multiple shots and is a good step up from a point-and-shoot camera. The Nikon d5600 allows you to take vibrant pictures, full HD videos and time-lapse.
9. In the mix
When it comes to multi-tasking appliances, you can’t go past a blender. Beat the heat and put your blender to work creating delicious, refreshing cool drinks and sorbets. Simply add some ice and it’s time to chill. Ideally, choose a model with a pulse setting, for precise results. Multiple speed settings are handy so you can adjust it to suit your needs.
10. Cleaning up
On a sunny day, there are better things to be doing than washing dishes. A dishwasher can save you time, with many models offering a quick wash option. Not only is it possible to get a dishwasher at an affordable price, most use less water and energy compared with washing by hand, and are also better at cleaning dishes. Double-drawer models also allow you the option to wash a smaller load if necessary.