With summer now underway, many are turning attention to some long overdue vacation time, sorely needed R&R, and a general reprieve (however slight) from the rigors and responsibilities of daily life. Even so, summer can still be a hectic time of balancing work hours with entertaining the kiddos, socializing with family and friends, and even treating yourself from time to time. So, any amount of help to enhance, ease, expedite and streamline our lives is a boon.  With this in mind, here are a few great solutions sure to spur satisfaction this summer.

RovR KeepR Cocktail Caddy/ Mobil Bar

For those summer sorées, the RovR KeepR is not only a great cocktail caddy or mobile bar but also serves as a modern-day version of a picnic basket. There is no limit to how you can organize your goodies for the beach, picnics, and other outings. Cups, utensils, plates, fruit, and even cheese and crackers find a nice home, safe in separate compartments that are easily accessible.

The KeepR carries like a pail and rests flat on surfaces, so it can be the center of attention and always remain open for service. This combination of utility and style has defined RovR’s mission, and the KeepR takes it to another level. This pairing is certainly unique in the cooler market. It’s designed for all those situations where you want to bring an assortment of food and drinks to the park or the waterfront but don’t need (or want to lug) a big cooler.

Db Element Rolltop Backpack

A functional and chic backpack, the Element is a 32L rolltop built to withstand any moisture the sky or sea throws your way. Your belongings will feel safer than ever whilst stored inside.

Made with nylon ripstop fabric and featuring quick-access pockets for your phone, wallet, and laptop, this weatherproof pack is the perfect companion for the workday, water, and backwoods. In fact, the waterproof ripstop fabric combined with brand new snap buckles and Hypalon accents makes this design the company’s sturdiest bag yet.

The large main pocket is coated in white fabric, so it’s easier to see your gear within—even at the bottom—and it also includes smart internal pockets for easy organization. Don’t want to unroll the top? Just access items in the main compartment easily through the zipper on the side. The included laptop compartment also fits up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro.

SideTrak Attachable Second Laptop Monitor Screen

Even during the summer, many still need to work, which often involved a fair amount of screen time. The “new normal” of working remotely can become easier and more structured thanks to SideTrak. The device is a 12.5-inch FHD IPS portable monitor. That securely attaches to the back of your laptop with device-safe metal plates.

The founders of Stand Steady, innovators of standing desks and ergonomic office products, designed SideTrak to bring ease and efficiency to people at work. By combining the portability of a laptop and the productivity of working on two screens. Taking only a matter of seconds to install, it’s a game-changer for working remotely. With monitors that swivel, slide, and stand-alone, there’s an option for every type of worker. Not only does SideTrak bring ease to work duties, but it also makes your presentations more engaging by mirroring your screen and sharing the content with an audience using SideTrak’s innovative 270° screen rotation capabilities.

Additionally, adding a second screen increases productivity by 20-30 percent, saving you more than eight hours each week! Being able to pick up your dual monitor and move it around without having to unplug your setup? Priceless.

IMILAB EC4 Home Security Camera

IMILAB is a company that specializes in innovative smart home gadgets, now offers the EC4 Spotlight Battery Camera Set. Super easy and fast to install, this system is equipped with 2.5k crystal ultra-clear resolution.

The camera offers a vibrant four-megapixel live stream, making visual clarity affordable and achievable. The exclusive HD customized lens offers an F1.6 large aperture and allows you to always shoot clear and sharp videos. It also features a bright spotlight that turns on automatically if a person is detected at night, revealing a full-color capture. Embedded with AI features that immediately track anyone coming within its purview, reducing the rate of false alarms, the EC4 also comes with an optional solar panel.

It also includes a built-in 5200mAh rechargeable battery, so a single charge can last for months! The EC4 is waterproof and will function perfectly in the rain and snow. The operating temperature is -20 to 50ºC. Users can view the live streams, read instant notifications sent from the camera and revisit the historical records anytime they want. Data can be stored on the SD card locally or be uploaded on the IMILAB AWS cloud storage service, which covers 190 countries globally with extremely high reliability and security.

ili New York Leather Accessories

Need an easy way to amp up your summer style? Check out ili New York! For one, the company’s Convertible Baguette Wristlet is right on the money for the shoulder bag trend of 2021. It comes in 13 different colors and has an RFID blocking lining with six credit card slots and a zip pocket to keep you organized.

The ili New York Safari Charm Snake Key Fob makes a great fit at under $10! The cool snake design is made of leather, is lightweight, and easy to find in a handbag. Other pieces in the collection include a lion, paw print, wine glass, and many more. I also adore ili New York’s Triple Compartment Satchel that is perfect for getting organized for work, school, play or anything life throws your way!

It comes in buttery smooth leather with haircalf accents and a removable and adjustable crossbody strap. It has RFID blocking lining, and secure and padded compartments for your laptop, cell phone, and many other pockets for essentials.

Included is a secure center zip compartment and two open compartments with snap closure, back slip pocket, inside padded laptop pocket, two slip pockets, three pen holders, keyholder strap, and zip pocket. 

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LED Light Therapy Mask V2 

The sun, sweat, and makeup can greatly undermine our skin, so here are a way to help put your best face forward: Peppy Co’s medical-grade LED Light Therapy Mask V2. 

Designed to offer an easy and safe solution in an effort to provide perfect skin, this mask harnesses three therapeutic lights for a clearer complexion in just 10 minutes a day.

This mask is yet another created by the Australian-developed lifestyle brand that offers easy, affordable, and non-invasive solutions for perfect skin. With blue light to banish bacteria, red light to prevent wrinkles, and yellow light to detoxify skin, the LED Light Therapy Mask V2 offers pro-level dermatologist LED light treatment all without having to step foot outside your home.

Blue light affects the oil glands and kills acne-causing bacteria beneath your skin. This helps combat the appearance of acne, makes your skin less oily, and promotes anti-inflammatory effects. Red light is absorbed by the outer layer of your skin and promotes the production of collagen and elastin fibers. This slows the signs of aging and revitalizes the appearance of your skin. Yellow light promotes the alternating function of cell oxygen, while also helping prevent pigmentation and sun damage.

This therapy mask even features double LED power as it features 64 bulbs compared to the traditional 32. It’s also easy to use with just three simple steps: Wash and dry the face; power on the mask via the included USB cord; select your treatment, place on the face and relax as it goes to work.

The Extraordinary, UnOrdinary You: Follow Your Own Path, Discover Your Own Journey

Need purposeful summer reading? If you wake up every day feeling like you’re going through the motions? Or that the hundreds of choices you make have almost no impact on the people around you, The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You are a worthwhile read. Many motivational books will tell you that, to better the world, you must first better yourself. But consider that, if you only need to change the way you see yourself, then the world around you will change. Also that what you do everyday matters and inspires others. By sharing your own story you can motivate and encourage those around you. In doing so, change the world.

Everyone has a story, and in The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, author Simone Knego takes you inside her unique journey and the extraordinary moments that have shaped her life and defined her mission. Sharing the lessons she’s learned from life’s ups, downs, and laugh-out-loud moments. You’ll be inspired to discover your own journey and to go out into the world and be good. Knego’s debut title is one of Entrepreneur magazine’s “9 Must-Read Books for 2021.” An international leader and keynote speaker who’s scaled Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. This mom of six’s book delivers actionable insights via stories of her life’s humorous and moving everyday moments, including how others can discover they too are Unordinary.

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Salonpas Arthritis Pain Relief Gel


Pain Gel

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During the summer not only do I partake in more travel and tourism excursions and activities. I also hit the gym more often and am generally more active. If you’re anything like me, you’re sore at the end of the day! For those with arthritis, a condition that affects 350 million people worldwide and 50 million people in the United States (including 300,000 children), some of that discomfort can be eased with Salonpas Arthritis Pain Relief Gel.

It’s the newest product from the pain relief experts at Salonpas. This new product is powered by diclofenac—an effective pain-relieving NSAID. Once only available as a prescription. Diclofenac sodium one percent gel is now an FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) medicine.

Salonpas Arthritis Pain Relief Gel is clinically proven to reduce the pain of arthritis in major joints—foot, ankle, knee, elbow, wrist, hand. It is safe to use for up to 21 consecutive days. The gel is clear, non-greasy, and unscented that reduces inflammation, and delivers relief right at the site of pain

Who Is The Author?

Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist, and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers, and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B.

This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations, and events. Merilee is the Founder, Executive Editor, and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as host of the nationally syndicated “Savvy Living TV show. As a prolific consumer and business trends, lifestyle, and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme.

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