Blast tunes at the beach

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It's time to power-down your phone, put on some SPF 30 and head outside for BBQs, hikes and the beach days. But you don't have to give up all technology to relax. Here are some gadgets to get the most out of summer's lazy days.

After you've soaked up the quiet sounds of birds chirping, waves crashing, or a warm breeze rustling leaves, crank up some tunes. The $100 Wonderboom is a compact speaker from Ultimate Ears that's sturdy enough to withstand water and even a drop on the ground.

And if you want a speaker you can control even when your hands are covered in BBQ sauce, the company's Megaboom speaker works with Siri and Google Assistant voice commands.

First published May 31, 2017: 1:11 AM ET