From an extra-rugged smartphone to the perfect grilling fork, these 10 high-tech toys are ideal for summer
Summer gadget guide 2011
Casio G'zOne Commando
Nike+ SportWatch GPS
G-Form iPad Extreme Sleeve
Brookstone Always Perfect Chef's Fork with Digital Meat Thermometer
Pentax Optio WG-1
Éton American Red Cross Axis Self-Powered Safety Hub
iRobot Scooba 230
Polaris Ranger EV
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A remarkably innovative golf aid, the $89 SensoGlove is aimed at training you to hold the club with a light grip. (Golf experts say a tight grip is the primary cause of an erratic swing on the course.) Sensors in the fingers measure your grip, and an LCD screen alerts you (both visually and audibly) about your grip pressure. You can configure the sensors to warn you when you exceed a threshold, such as a tightness level over 10.
In my tests during a practice session and a complete 18-round course, the SensoGlove actually improved my accuracy for both short chips and long drives. The large LCD screen was readable in direct sunlight.
The glove is made of cabretta leather and matches the styling of other golf gloves. It's available for right- or left-handed players, with versions for men and women in a range of sizes.