Apr 1, 2014 8:30 AM
"Work vacations" are definitely an oxymoron, but that doesn't seem to stop your boss from sending you on them. Take charge of these faux vacations by literally being able to charge your electronic devices while outside. With the Solar Powered Patio & Beach Umbrella ($250), you can keep your phone, iPad, and other gadgets plugged in via two USB ports. If you have to keep on top of work emails, you'll be damned if you don't at least do it next to the pool!