The Products You Need For Your Next Beach Vacation

Technology and water aren't always a match made in heaven. How many times have you accidentally spilled something on your smartphone and made an emergency visit to a genius at the Apple Store?

That's now a problem of the past, thanks to today's wide range of waterproof products. You can avoid the risk of damage — and even use your phone (and other products) to get more out of your trip to the beach. From waterproof cases to cameras, trackers, and speakers, there are affordable ways to make summer days much more fun.

An added bonus: they'll barely take up any room in your suitcase or beach bag. Click through for nine of our favorite gadgets and accessories.
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With eight hours of battery life and a detachable "tail," this waterproof Bluetooth speaker is ready for your next sailing adventure — or hanging from your poolside chair. Connect your phone and play on.

BOOM Swimmer, $60, available on
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Pop your iPhone in this case before heading to the beach. Watershot's SPLASH kit has touchscreen access, so you won't need to take it out and risk sand or moisture damage. It's waterproof up to 33 feet, so you can also feel confident snapping photos while you snorkel.

Watershot SPLASH Housing Kit iPhone 6/6s, $110, available on
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If you'd prefer to leave your iPhone on the shore, this is the underwater camera to take into the deep blue sea. It's waterproof up to an incredible 50 feet and easily connects to your phone for wireless photo transferring.

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 Waterproof Digital Camera, $168.92, available on
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There are wearables for almost everything now, so it's no surprise that there's one for swimming. This band, which is a collaboration between Speedo and wearables company Misfit, is one of the most useful and affordable. Use it to track your laps and swimming distance, as well as your sleep quality and duration. The best part? It doesn't require any charging — just replace its coin cell battery every six months.

Speedo Shine by Misfit, $80, available on
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Goggles aren't known for being the most attractive or comfortable pieces of eyewear, but this polarized pair defy the standard. Integrated clearsight technology reduces the risk of eye fatigue and UV protection keeps your eyes safe from sun damage. The purplish-blue coloring is a pretty, summery touch.

Speedo MDR 2.4 Polarized Goggle - Elastomeric, $32, available on
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Float in the pool with your music. This Bluetooth speaker comes with its own inflatable float and a bungee cord, so you can listen while you lounge in the water — or when you go canoeing.

Ultimate Ears UE ROLL 2, $100, available on
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For action-camera devotees, there's nothing more appropriate than GoPro's Floaty. Put your Hero4 Session inside and capture incredible videos of your time wakeboarding, snorkeling, or just enjoying a nice swim in the lake.

GoPro Floaty Hero4 Session, $20, available on
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Wear Garmin's band in the shower, when you're swimming, or at work. The wearable keeps tabs on the usual steps and sleep quality while also letting you know about incoming calls, texts, and emails.

Garmin Vivosmart, $150, available on
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Why risk getting your phone wet when you can slip it in this touchscreen-sensitive nylon pouch? A waterproof headphone jack means you can still listen to music while keeping your smartphone safe.

Outdoor Research Sensor Dry Pocket, $22, available on