While it’s nice to have warm weather after this long stint of cold, it can tend to get a little too hot too quickly. The best ways to cool off are to drink water and sit in the shade. If you’re going to just be sitting around anyway, why not charge up your devices while you relax?
The Device Charging Market Umbrella has four solar panels woven into the 9′ diameter canopy, and if the sun fails you, there’s a 1000mA rechargeable battery to make up the difference. There is an aluminum pole and spreaders holding up the whole thing, which have been powder coated to make them weather-resistant. The umbrella is operated by hand crank, and in all this will set you back about $500. Of course, this is only the umbrella, so you’ll probably want to factor in the cost of a table and chairs for this patio furniture accessory.