8 Great Products for Summer

From entertainment to work, these products are just what you need for a summer reset.

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Work: The EscapePod, from the wellknown designers of tiny homes on wheels, gives executives some peaceful separation from the distractions of home without ever leaving. No need to head to the office or build a new wing when this solution requires minimal space and comes at a fraction of any build or rental cost. One day, escaping could mean morning yoga and the next a space to batch record your podcast episodes. Aesthetically, the EscapePod is designed to balance beauty and function, from the lights to the modern exterior. escapetraveler.net; Prices range from $11,900-$14,870 for the Studio and $12,800-$15,970 for the Ma. Update: Due to high demand, per the website, new orders are not being accepted until December 2021.

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Play: If you live near the ocean, there’s nothing like getting out on the wavesand now you can try a new way of riding them. YuJet USA has created a “dream toy” that lets you surf without waves. This electric jetboard (think surfboard and Jet Ski collide) is fully electric and made of carbon fiber, and puts a literal jet engine beneath your feet for 40 minutes at a time, reaching speeds of 24 mph. You don’t need waves to go the distance. yujetusa.com; $9,999.

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Burn: Knock out any stress (and extra calories) from the roller coaster of pandemic life with the Fightcamp home boxing studio. Fightcamp touts a balance of powerful technology and elite trainers who push you to hit harder than ever before. It comes with punch trackers, quick wraps, freestanding bag, workout mat, and boxing gloves. Use the interactive app and let the trainers work you harder than Stallone in all those Rocky movies. joinfightcamp.com; $1,219 to $1,349, plus monthly app membership of $39.

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Eat: Healthy french fries? Get out of town or out of the kitchen while this appliance does everything for you. Breville’s Smart Oven Air replaces the oldschool toaster with an appliance that lets you air fry, dehydrate, slow cook, bake, roast, or yes, even toast. The Smart Oven Air ensures fast, even heat distribution, accelerated preheat times, and reduces cooking times by up to 30%. breville.com/us/en/products/ovens/bov900.html; $399.95.

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Ride: Electric bikes have become all the rage in both big cities and suburban communities. NYCbased Wing Electric Bikes’ Freedom X models come equipped with builtin lights and theft protection, a powerful battery that is removable for easy charging options, a control dashboard, and an overall design that keeps the bikes lightweight for great maneuverability and handling. Wing touts its products as being effortless while allowing you to outsmart traffic, which sounds like a winwin to us. wingbikes.com; starting at $1,298.

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Watch: Make social distancing easier with the Nebula Cosmos Max 4K Home Projector. Just off the presses, this new, allinone system features builtin 360 sound and high res to the max, and can be used indoors or outdoors for backyard movies, makeshift driveins for the whole neighborhood, or simply to turn your living room into the movie theater you’ve missed during the pandemic. Because audio is built in, setup is simple and can be easily moved from one popup show to the next. seenebula.com; $1,700.

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Relax: Let’s face it, you want a bit more class in your pool than another unicorn floatie. Relax and make the most of the return of warm weather with the “world’s finest pool chaise.” Made of comfortable and firm foam that will actually hold up when you want to sit upright reading or drinking, it includes a headrest, cup holder, and adjustable seating positions. This chaise is a musthave for floating the days away. Add some poolfriendly, LED, colorchanging glow balls and you can soak (or celebrate) into the night. Find it here; $399.

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Rinse: Once you’re done floating, rinse off with this modern, highend outdoor shower. PIPE by Boffi uses simple processes to bring you a waterfall of cleansing water, allowing you to refresh your day in a surprisingly relaxing way. This simple design combines groundbreaking technology finished with topnotch manufacturing processes. Prices vary.

Ben Bloch is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, journalist, and CMO of his own boutique consulting firm, Bloch Strategy.