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Gadget Guy David Novak showcases tailgating gadgets

Gadget Guy David Novak stopped by the Indy Style studio to tell us about seven products that are sure to improve your tailgating experience. These products are perfect for fall football tailgates!

Here is more information about each gadget:

1. Karambit Knives: Black Fox Mini-KA, Fox 479 Black G10 Folding Karambit E.W., Bastinelli Pika Black Fixed

$59.95, $129.99, $134.99

When going to a tailgating event, it’s handy to have an all-purpose knife for cutting, cooking, setting up tents, etc. With any of these following pocket knives from Karambit Knives, you’re guaranteed to have a durable and reliable tool to cut through any plastic, rope, wiring or anything else in between. Among the many, many styles offered by the company, check out the tiny Black Fox Mini-KA Karambit, a compact stainless steel Single Edge knife with a Security Liner Lock and a Pocket Clip with a Keychain Attachment, or the Fox 479 Black G10 Folding Karambit – Emerson Wave, a very sturdy Plain N690Co Steel Blade with a Reversible Clip Attachment. Finally, there is the Bastinelli Pika Black Fixed Karambit, which features a Single Edged Chisel Blade at its front-end.

2. Dometic CFX3 55IM Powered Cooler

The Dometic CFX3 55IM is a sleek electric-powered cooler that can cool and freeze, just like a refrigerator. It features a robust ExoFrame construction for outdoor use, an included Rapid Freeze Plate and Silicone Ice Trays that can produce ice in a matter of hours, and 53L of Storage Capacity for storing up to 83 cans. Its integrated 3-Stage Dynamic Battery Protection System prevents dead car batteries and also allows for a deep power-draw on dual batteries. Lastly, for controlling its cooling and freezing, you can either use its Weatherproof High-Resolution Color Display and Soft Touch Buttons, or the CFX3 Mobile App.

3. Thinkware Q800PRO Dash Cam 


Parking your vehicle at tailgating events can be a headache. With the Thinkware Q800PRO Dash Cam, you can easily record any incoming and unwanted “oopsies” from other drivers so you have video-proof. Featuring a new Optical Lens and an improved 5.14MP Sony STARVIS Image Sensor that delivers strikingly clear video quality in 2K QHD at 30 fps, this innovative Dash Cam can record any vehicle occurrences in high-quality video. Plus, its advanced Driver Assistance System can warn you of any potential forward collisions and lane departures, working along with Smart Alerts for red light cameras and speed cameras. 

4. Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam 


When you’re out tailgating with friends and family, your vehicle can go through the occasional disaster, as not everyone remembers about “safe-driving” when they’re out partying. For those unfortunate fender-benders, the Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam makes for a great “silent witness.” With ground-breaking features such as a built-in 140º Wide-Angle Polarising Lens for 1440p HD Video Recording, 10Hz GPS for Google Maps, Wi-Fi and BLE Connectivity, Intelligent Parking Mode, Emergency SOS Response and support to Alexa Voice Controls, this sleek Dash Cam is a must-have for protecting yourself on the road or at any tailgating event. The set also comes with some neat accessories, including a Rear Window Camera, a Rear View Camera, and a Cabin View Camera.

5. Jabees Firefly Vintage Wireless Gaming Earbuds 

$69.99 $49.99 

When you’re at tailgating parties, the loud noises from the crowd can make it nearly impossible for you to follow the game. That is, unless you bring with you the Jabees Firefly Vintage. This sleek pair of Wireless Gaming Earbuds features outstanding sound quality, ANC Technology for Noise Reduction, Bluetooth 5.2 Connectivity with very low latency at just 80 ms, Built-in Touch Controls, Voice Assistant Support to Siri and the Google Assistant, and up to 7 hours of battery life. 

6. Solo Stove Yukon Portable Smoke-Free Fire Pit 

$599.99 $469.99 

Tailgating parties are not the same without a firepit, and having one you can transport to any stadium is a bonus. Enter the Solo Stove Yukon, featuring a smoke-free fire you’re able to start in minutes. The Yukon also features durable Stainless Steel construction, an extra-large capacity that fits logs up to 22″ inches long, and a 360° Airflow Design that creates big flames up to 4 ft. Additionally, its integrated Ash Pan at the bottom catches loose ash to prevent the airflow from clogging, while also working as a heat shield to reduce the heat transfer to the ground beneath it.  

7. Cat S62 Pro Smartphone 


Sometimes your tailgating dreams get dampened by rain. Never fear, the Cat S62 Pro Smartphone keeps the communication open with drop-proof and waterproof construction. It also boasts a 5.7” Full HD 18:9 Display Screen, Gorilla Glass 6, up to 256 GB of Storage Space, 48 hours of battery-life, and a 12MP Dual Pixel Sony Camera that’s complete with a FLIR Lepton 3.5 Sensor to produce pro-grade thermal images, helping you diagnose any potential water leaks, electrical shortages and hotspots on your RV.

You can learn more about David Novak here.