Backyard Innovations and S’more |


With the onset of spring and warmer weather approaching, Gadget Guru Steve Greenberg is back with “Backyard Innovations & S’more”. These are all products that will make your garden time more enjoyable.


Thermacell® Mosquito Repellent — are must-haves if you plan on spending time outdoors with friends and family this mosquito-free spring and summer. The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent, Rechargeable E-series E55 repels mosquitoes at the touch of a button. It creates a powerful 20-foot zone of protection, so you can enjoy your patio, lawn, pool, or deck without pesky mosquitoes this season. Within minutes, the heat-activated technology emits an invisible, scent-free repellent that wards off tough mosquitoes, including those that can transmit encephalitis, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. Thermacell E-Series is suitable for people and pets, and is independently tested and EPA reviewed for safety and effectiveness. The E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repellent works for 5.5 hours on a single charge, and long-lasting refills provide up to 40 hours of on-demand mosquito protection. Available for purchase for $39.99 at:

Timber Techis the leading brand for beautiful, durable and low maintenance patio and outdoor products. Created for those who love the aesthetics of natural wood, TimberTech’s innovative technology delivers a superior design that looks and feels like real wood. These products are for those who want to spend more time enjoying their decks, not maintaining them. Built on a foundation of innovative technology and sustainability, the company has diverted approximately 500 million pounds of waste and scrap metal from landfills, turning recycled materials – like plastic bags and milk jugs – into beautiful boards. Terrace. Whether you have a deck that needs updating or you’re building from scratch, check out the forward-thinking design options on to order your free samples and see for yourself just how great composite can be. handsome.

Solar patio lanterns — This is the pair of solar lanterns that attach to the top of a bridge post. Each lantern’s built-in solar panel recharges its battery in eight hours of sunlight exposure and powers the two white LEDs for up to eight hours. The lanterns attach to the top of a deck post using the included hardware and provide outdoor lighting enjoyment without access to AC power or constant battery replacement. Built-in sensors automatically turn the lanterns on at dusk and off at dawn. Each unit has a weatherproof aluminum frame with a matte finish that won’t rust. Fits 4″ or 6″ deck or fence posts. Black, White or Bronze. Set of two for $69.95

wine bottle light — Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, this is the battery-powered lamp that turns an empty wine bottle into a decorative outdoor lamp. Ideal for camping, picnics or parties, the device slips into the top of any standard wine or champagne bottle and illuminates the glass from the inside out. Its LED emits warm light with a color temperature of 3000° Kelvin and has two brightness levels (15 and 40 lumens). A twist from the top adjusts the brightness and turns the light on/off. With a waterproof top. LED rated for 100,000 hours. To be used only in empty bottles. Requires three AA batteries. 10 1/2″ L x 3/4″ Diameter. $39.95

O’Bright portable LED table lamp with touch sensor – has 3 brightness levels, makes a great night light for kids, bedside lamp, bedside lamp and is perfect for a coffee table. It is portable with a built-in battery. It is equipped with a 1500 mAh rechargeable battery allowing up to 48 hours of use. You can connect the lamp to the wall outlet all the time like an ordinary bedside night light. You can disconnect it if needed and carry the portable light overnight for added safety. Or take it to outdoor camping as a spare light. Available in 4 finishes. From $29.99

Colsen fireplaces – gives you an instant ambiance of a real fire and allows you to leave the smoke and clean up behind. It is a centerpiece in any home. Eco-friendly fireplaces are easy to turn on and off. Just use rubbing alcohol to start that fire! Just make sure you have good ventilation. Whether it’s a romantic and cozy evening watching Netflix or creating s’mores with the kids, Colsen fireplaces create the perfect environment for warmth, comfort and relaxation – anywhere, anytime – at a fraction of the cost of a built-in fireplace. You may traditionally think of fire pits as being outdoors. Well, you’ll be happy to know that Colsen specializes in bringing it all indoors for year-round enjoyment, making it number 1 in this category. Don’t worry, you can also take them outside to double the fun! Modern, portable designs complement today’s decor and offer an easy way to set the stage for an inviting atmosphere for quiet times alone or while celebrating with loved ones. The brand recommends using 70% or 91% isopropyl alcohol as fuel for clean burning. Hex Small Fire Pit is $89.99

And finally, if you want your kids to really learn about GADGETS, then you should check out his new YouTube gadget game show called “WHAT IS THAT?” In each episode, the panelists try to guess the identity of a mystery gadget. How is your “IQ Gadget”? It’s sort of “Shark Tank” meets “I’ve Got A Secret”. Please check it at:

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