Electronic readers have many strengths, but beach-friendliness has never been one of them. The new , made from the same tough, transparent polycarbonate used in F22 fighter-jet windows, takes scratches, splashes, and errant grains of sand out of the equationNervous about taking a dip while your valuables sit unprotected on the sand? Tuck them in a . The 7" x 6" x 4" case keeps your keys and cash secure with a three-digit combination lock. The attached cable loops around picnic tables or beach chairs to ensure no one snags your things without making a scene.Large towels are bulky and take forever to dry. Instead, flop down on the ingenious , a beach blanket made from nylon parachute material—it dries in minutes, is mildew resistant, and stays cool to the touch even in the blazing sun. Weigh it down via built-in corner pockets that can be filled with sand. Stack the deck without getting it soggy with , by designer Peter Woudt. Made of transparent PVC, a flexible and durable plastic, the deck is easy to wipe down should it come in contact with saltwater or a melted ice cream cone.Bulky bottles of sunscreen are decidedly TSA-unfriendly. provide waterproof (and sweatproof) SPF 30 protection that won't trigger security. As a bonus, you get insect protection via chemical-free repellants like cedar essence and lemongrass, which remains effective up to four hours.