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Naked Pong

Posted by Dave On August - 22 - 2015
Girl playing strip beer pong

Photo courtesy of theCHIVE

Ever played strip poker? How about Strip Beer Pong? The rules are quite similar but the game play is a little different. We recently discovered a product called Naked Pong that takes beer pong to a whole new level.

Naked pong three sheets

Naked Pong is a sticker pack that has symbols and instructions you place on the bottom of your beer pong cups. Once a ball is sunk into a cup, the opposing player drinks the contents and then turns over the cup to reveal the consequence. Consequences range from remove a piece of clothing, the shooter needs to remove a piece of clothing, the player adds a piece of clothing or the player is safe and does not have to do anything. The stickers for removing a piece of clothing identify if it should be an upper body or lower body piece of clothing.

It’s pretty simple and you may or may not be able to play Naked Pong while tailgating, but you surely can back at the fraternity house. Arrange the cups any way you like and make sure to put the sticker that tells your opponent to remove their own piece of clothing in an easy to hit cup, like the head cup or the bitch cup. Make the cups that make you take off your clothes underneath the harder to make cups.

Naked Pong is $7.00 for a sticker pack of 20 which includes enough stickers for both set of cups in a 10 cup game of beer pong.

Proof: Sneaky Flasks Work

Posted by Dave On August - 21 - 2015

For years now, we have been telling you how to save money on the rising costs of attending sporting events and concerts by tailgating ahead of time. Eating and drinking in the parking lot is a fraction of the cost you would pay for food and drinks inside a stadium or arena. The same goes for being able to bring in your own alcohol despite it being frowned upon or outright banned at venues. That is why many people have chosen to smuggle in their own booze using a variety of stealth drinking vessels we commonly call sneaky flasks.

The biggest question we get is, “Yeah, they look great, but do they really work?”. Pictures are worth 1000’s of words.

Those two flasks were smuggled into Qualcomm Stadium before the Chargers/Cowboys pre-season game last week. Despite the NFL’s Clear Bag Policy, we were able to smuggle in 26 oz of liquor inside the stadium between an Ice Pack Flask and the Hair Spray Flask. We even posed with a security guard and asked him to take a photo demonstrating we were using the correct bag to enter an NFL stadium. Unbeknownst to him, the clear bag contained two flasks with liquor inside (and a few sealed water bottles to complete the ruse.).

NFL CLear Bag with flasks

This poor security guard had no idea this clear bag approved by the NFL included two stealth flasks.

Need more proof these sneaky flasks make it into venues where BYOB is discouraged or banned?

More picture proof:

As my old college football coach used to say, “The eye in the sky doesn’t lie”. All of these photos are not doctored and were taken inside venues that ban BYOB. The proof is out there and these picture prove it.

If you want to save some money while tailgating and attending events, you can buy these sneaky flask shown here and many more in our online store, shop.tailgatingideas.com or Spring Break 24-7.

Power. We all use it. Whether at home, in the car or out tailgating, we all use power. And if you are like most of us, we could always use more. More importantly, running out of power really sucks.

Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus

While tailgating, our smart phones tend to consume a lot of power. Whether you leave your Bluetooth on or your phone is constantly searching for a WiFi signal, your phone is draining its power constantly. Add to it that while out tailgating, everyone else has a smart phone in their pocket and they are all drawing on the same cell towers and pulling data from them. With higher competition for data and bandwidth, your phone can drain quickly. Lastly, if you are a social media butterfly and will post photos and status updates while out tailgating or the constant texting with others to let them know what to bring or how to find you, your battery could be dead before you even get into the game. Fantasy football (and baseball) geeks, checking their phone to get the latest on how their fantasy team is performing will kill a battery. What you need while tailgating is extra battery life.

Unfortunately, the most popular smart phone manufacturer, Apple, does not make the iPhone with removable batteries. If they did, you could have an extra battery and just switch them out when your first battery got too low. iBattz came up with a solution and created the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

The Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus is a removable battery case that provides 6000 mah boundless power, but also gives your iPhone 6 Plus full protection against impact and shock in a slim, snug fit profile. Included with the product is a premium clear 9H tempered glass screen protector to give extra frontal screen protection in case you drop your phone in the parking lot or any other hard surface.

Putting on the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus is quite easy too. Take a look at their demo video:

We had a chance to check out the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case because I currently use an iPhone 6+. (Disclaimer: We received a Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus sample. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)

Since testing out the product, we have dropped the phone (not intentionally) a few times and the screen protector and the case itself has protected the phone from any blunt force impact damage. The battery life is double compared to if I was using a normal phone case without an external battery. I merely charge the phone and battery case at night. Even if I know I will be using a lot of power from my phone that next day, I am not worried I will run out of juice.

After using the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus for about a month now, it is definitely “Tailgate Approved”. For those of you who follow Tailgating Ideas on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, have no fear, the photos and social media updates will continue fast and furious throughout the upcoming football season and beyond. I won’t run out of battery so the Instagram photos of what is on my grill will keep coming no matter how late in the day it becomes.

Power Specifications
Input – 5V DC, 1A
Output – 5V DC, 1A
Battery Capacity – 6000 mAh
Battery Charging Time ~ 8 hours
Battery Life Cycle – 500

Physical Measurements
Width – 85 mm / 3.35 in
Height – 169 mm / 6.65 in
Depth – 15 mm / 0.59 in
Weight with Battery – 140 g / 4.94 oz
Weight without Battery – 70 g / 2.47 oz

The Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus will cost you $129.95 but is well worth the price to not run out of power on your phone. iBattz also offers other battery cases for other iPhone models including the iPhone 6 and iPhones 5 and 5/S.

Camo Caps

Posted by Dave On July - 28 - 2015

Camo Caps before and After

One of our more popular blog post that taken in thousands upon thousands of visitors despite being almost two years old is the best ways to smuggle alcohol post from August 2013. Apparently there are quite a few tailgaters out there looking to bring in their own hooch past security in order to save a little money on the inside.

We recently discovered a new product that helps the booze smuggling nation do it in a smarter way and a means that will slip past security without detection. They are called Camo Caps and they are an ingenious way to re-seal your open water bottles. We did a video demonstration on how these little guys work.

As you saw in the video, the package includes six (6) Camo Caps that will reseal opened water bottles with any clear liquor inside. Most stadiums and venues will allow you to bring in your own water bottles as long as the cap is still sealed. These little Camo Caps will slip by security undetected and priced at $5.00 for a package of six, they pay for themselves the first time you use them.

We got our Camo Caps from Spring Break 24-7.

Cooler2See Four Colors

I know what you are thinking. “Oh great. Another beer koozie review. What could they possibly do to improve the beer koozie to warrant another product review?”. That’s an outstanding question and normally if it was not something that fell into the “that’s pretty damn cool” category, we would have probably passed on this one. But fortunately for you, this beverage koozie has a lot more bells and whistles than just keeping your can or bottle cold.

First off, take a look at the video we put together demonstrating it and reviewing it.

As you saw in the video, the Cooler2See Magnetic Koozie with LED Flashlight is multifunctional in that not only does it keep your can or bottle cold but it also has magnets and a built-in LED flashlight. Magnetic anything is pretty cool while out tailgating because you are always going to be close to something metal, normally your car/truck/SUV and all of those vehicles have large surface areas to place magnetic things. You saw in the video we had two of the Cooler2See koozies stuck to the official Tailgating Ideas van and we had plenty of room for more.

Another aspect of having magnets embedded into your koozie is you will never lose your bottle opener. If you won’t be using the magnets to stick the koozie on your vehicle, you can always put your metal bottle opener on the side of your koozie. This way you never have to ask “who has the bottle opener?” or go searching for it all over the tailgating space.

Purple Cooler2See with Bottle Opener on side

Some tailgaters may be a bit leery placing magnets on their car’s finish but that won’t exclude those tailgaters from using the Cooler2See koozie. Instead of using your car to hold your koozies, stick them on the leg of your pop-up tent. The majority of the pop-up tent’s legs are made from magnetic metals and now you just have to remember which color your Cooler2See is if everyone is drinking the same brand.

So we covered the part about it keeping your drink cold. Check. The part about it has magnets and can be placed on metal surfaces? Check. How about the LED flashlight on the bottom? Not yet, but here it comes.

Cooler2See flashlight on grillThe Cooler2See gets it’s name from the fact that on the bottom it has powerful LED lights that are super bright and compare with any flashlight out there on the market. When I learned about the Cooler2See before even getting my hands on the samples, my mind immediately thought of all the times I have been tailgating and needed a light. Those times when we are post-game tailgating and letting the parking lot empty to avoid the traffic. I could use a flashlight to check on the grill to make sure the second round of brats are cooked properly. The Cooler2See allows me to do that AND I don’t have to put down my drink. What about those times when it is dark and I want another beverage from the cooler and I can’t see if I am grabbing a beer or a soda because it is too dark? The Cooler2See solves that problem too.

Cooler2See flashlight in cooler

The possibilities go beyond just tailgating. Think about going camping. Sitting by the campfire at a neighboring campsite and you need to go to the restroom or back to your campsite. No need to take a flashlight with you because the Cooler2See LED lights on the bottom are plenty bright to light your way. Camping, fishing, off-roading, hunting. Any activity you can think of that might require a flashlight and drinking, the Cooler2See has combined the two for you.

Cooler2See while off-roadingWe were sent a few samples of the Kooler2See in order to test out and review personally. (Disclaimer: We received samples of Cooler2See koozies. The fact these samples were provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.) As you can see from the mix of photos, we tested them quite a bit. Not only do they insulate and keep bottles and cans cold, the magnets are quite strong and the LED flashlight on the bottom is very bright. All in all, after putting the Cooler2See magnetic koozies through the ringer, we are going to deem them, “Tailgate Approved”.

Honestly, we enjoyed these can and bottle koozies so much, we decided they were worthy of being offered in our online tailgating gear store.

The Cooler2See comes in four colors; Red, Light Blue, Green and Purple. Cost of each Cooler2See is $14.95 and they all come with three (3) AAA batteries so they are ready to go right out of the box. Shipping varies based on the quantity you order.

To buy one or multiple Cooler2See magnetic koozies, visit the product page: Magnetic Koozie with LED Flashlight.

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