St. Patrick's Day Gadgets

Free apps for the best St. Patrick’s Day ever

March 4th, 2013

Text MessagingBy Phil Hornshaw

St. Patrick’s Day might be mostly about hanging out with friends and drinking green beer, but this is 2013 – gadgets should be involved somehow. Luckily, there are plenty of electronic items that can augment your St. Patrick’s Day experience in a number of ways, from helping you keep the beer cold or deliver it to your system, to just adding a bit of green to your life.

When checking out gadgets for any occasion, it’s a good idea to figure out what you might need them to do. Are you hosting a party? Need to keep the beer fresh and the music loud? If that’s the case, there are plenty of gadgets that can help. If you’re planning to go out, a smartphone might be your best friend.

Beer containment devices

If you intend to field St. Patrick’s Day at home or at a friend’s place, there’s one device you may well need: a refrigerator. Sure, your standard kitchen fridge might do the trick, but what if you want green beer in every room in the house? You might need mini-fridges, or coolers.

Luckily, if you’re hoping to get hold of cerveza receptacles, you have a lot of options. You’ll find a wide selection of potential refrigeration solutions from Best Buy, Walmart and Target, all of which offer 2 percent cash back, and Sears, which offers 5 percent cash back. Don’t forget to hit up Walmart or Target for green dye for the beer, as well, and Best Buy can help you with speakers and MP3 players for your party music, as can Radio Shack (with 3 percent cash back).

Essential electronics for pub-crawling

For those who will be heading out for St. Patrick’s Day rather than staying in, you’ll find

DrinkedIn App Screenshot

some handy items to get the most out of your evening. ThinkGeek offers a number of cool devices that might help out – like a combination magnetic screw driver and bottle opener – and offers 3.5 percent cash back as well.

Best free apps for St. Patrick’s Day

There are also a whole lot of great smartphone apps for St. Patrick’s Day, like DrinkedIn Barfinder for getting the details on your next bar location, and Taxi Magic to help you get there (and back home) safely. Both are available on the Google Play App Store and the iTunes App Store for free. You can get solid deals on smartphones from most of the retailers above or from cellular carriers, with AT&T offering $100 cash back and Sprint offering $30 cash back.

Whatever you do on St. Patrick’s Day and with whatever gadgets that help you do it, make sure to have fun responsibly; the best gadgets will help you have fun safely.

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