Keep your tools, gardening supplies, cold weather clothes, enormous stash of drugs — whatever — safe and sound inside a Rubbermaid ActionPacker ($26-$94). Available in a variety of capacities, from 8-48 gallons, these rough and rugged storage containers feature weather-resistant construction, tough, lockable latches, double walls for added strength, and a 6-year warranty.
Some people mow their lawns by hand, pushing mowers under the hot summer sun. But not you. You're relaxing in the shade, sipping an Arnold Palmer, nodding at your neighbor as he toils behind a noisy, sputtering, gas-powered contraption. This is possible thanks to the Husqvarna Automower 260 ACX ($TBA), a self-charging, auto-piloting, robotic mower. The ACX will handle this weekly chore without supervision, and is capable of sending you an SMS should something unexpected take place. The ACX has an adjustable mowing height, runs almost silent, has ultrasonic sensors to prevent collisions, and finds its way back to the charging station when it needs power. Rain and weather proof, the mower can handle uneven ground with ease, and even has a programmable anti-theft alarm should your neighbor's covetous nature overwhelm his better sensibilities.
Whether you're camping or just doing some late-night grilling in the backyard, the Coleman LED Quad Lantern ($75) will light your way. Boasting 24 5mm white LEDs, the lantern is split into four removable sections, each of which can be turned on and off independently, letting you decide exactly how much illumination you need. With a run time of 30 hours, rechargeable NiMH batteries and built-in hanging/carrying handles for each detachable section, it's the only outdoor light you need.