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Tailgating season is upon us. What better way to spend a weekend than packed into a crowded, overpriced parking lot with your friends, grilling, drinking and trash-talking? And now's the time to bring your tailgating experience to a new level by using the latest that technology has to offer. Keep your old rusty, trusty grill and beat-up beverage cooler -- we know that's part of the ritual -- but try adding a few of these high-tech products to make your next game day outing that much easier.
1. iGrill ($80)
The iGrill is a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer that pairs up with your Apple or Android smartphone, freeing you to walk up to 200 feet away from the grill without worrying about whether the meat's burning, so you can join in pregame banter with the group that parks behind you.
2. Eton Rukus Solar Speaker ($95)
No need to bring spare D batteries. The Rukus harnesses the power of the sun to keep the jams (or scores from other games) going for up to eight hours. An added bonus, it has a USB port to charge your other devices throughout the day.
3. DISH Network Tailgater ($450)
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For the ultimate tailgating experience and title of "Tailgating King," check out DISH Network's Tailgater system. Drop this antenna and receiver anywhere, and watch all the games going on that day. Don't be surprised if your little corner setup becomes the most popular parking spot in the lot.
4. Beer Pager ($20)
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What's worse than forgetting which beer can is yours, even though you've only had a few sips? Stop wasting suds with the Beer Pager, which can help you find your beverage within 60 feet. As you get closer, the recorded belch gets louder.
5. RC Cooler ($60)
Want to use technology to be the laziest son of a b*tch out there? Then look no further than the RC Cooler. You press a remote control, and the Cooler rolls over to you like R2-D2. Capable of keeping 12 drinks cold at once, say goodbye to that "long" walk to the community cooler. Simply awesome.