The New Backyard Barbecue

Wireless technology can make your next backyard bash the envy of the neighborhood.

By Karen Schulz on April 23, 2013

For most, barbecue essentials include hamburgers, a charcoal or gas grill, music and outdoor entertainment. However, a few wireless accessories can transform your next backyard from ho hum to maximum fun.

The most important part of any barbecue is the food. With iGrill, everyone gets perfectly cooked food just the way they like it. Eliminating the guessing game, the iGrill is a meat thermometer that alerts your smartphone when food has reached the perfect temperature, ensuring your title as grillmaster remains intact barbecue after barbecue.

Next up, you’ll want to crank up the music. Wirelessly stream music from your smartphone to the booming speakers of the Nokia JBL Power Up Speaker. As a bonus, the Power Up features wireless charging technology so your guests’ devices stay charged throughout the party.

No barbecue is complete without your favorite sporting events on TV nearby. Belkin’s @ TV Plus brings games poolside so guests don’t have to check scores on the TV inside your home. This accessory allows you to wirelessly watch TV on a smartphone or tablet through your home’s Wi-Fi network.

Last but not least, family fun is crucial for the kids at your party. iCade converts a tablet into an old school gaming station, adding a classic twist to modern gaming. Slide your tablet into the unit and your device attaches to the iCade’s joystick via Bluetooth technology.

As your parties move outdoors, heat up your barbeque with wireless technology.