Warm weather is bound to be on the horizon, which will have us daydreaming about lounging by the pool with a good book (or tablet). To enhance your outdoor reading we’ve compiled a list of gadgets that will turn your poolside reading time into a backyard oasis.

Reading Sunglasses

Reading Sunglasses

Reading sunglasses are exactly what they seem: sunglasses that have a reading glasses prescription. There are two main kinds of reading sunglasses: bifocal and fully magnified reading sunglasses. The tinted, reading sunglass lenses are perfect for outdoor use.


Wide Brimmed Hat

You’ve got your stylish reading sunglasses, now all you need is a wide-brimmed hat. A wide-brimmed hat will not only keep the sun off your face, but will give you proper shade so there is no need to squint while reading.


Umbrella Halogen Heater

Have you ever wanted to read outside on a starry, summer night but it’s just a little too chilly? An umbrella halogen heater attaches to standard umbrella poles making it easy to enjoy a summer night with a good book.


Everyday Innovations Bookmarker

This simple accessory is perfect for the avid notetaker. The Bookmarker is a replaceable pen and bookmark rolled into one, with 100 sticky notes for marking off pages and a strap for holding your book shut as well.


Anti-Glare Screen Protector

Screen Protector

For the reader who has gone electronic, an anti-glare screen protector is just what you need for your device. Tablets are great for indoor reading, but once they are taken into the sun, text can become obstructed by glare and finger smudges. To boost the clarity of your device and cut down on glare, definitely consider an anti-glare screen protector.

Disclaimer: All references to “bifocals” herein refer to readers having unmagnified lenses containing a “bifocal style” single powered reading glass insert located in the lower portion of the lenses.