It’s the week of the big game and even if you really don’t care about the NFL or the Super Bowl, it’s hard to not use it as an excuse to get together with friends and family. So whether you have a big party planned, or just plan to have the game on with your family to watch the commercials, the Super Bowl is a big deal.
Of course, technology plays a big role in any successful Super Bowl party, and we tracked down some of the best tech items to make your party a success.
Of course, a great television is an essential Super Bowl party item. And maybe hosting a big party can give you an excuse to finally splurge on a new TV. This LG Electronics OLED65B6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV looks like it can do everything.
The 65-inch-class B6 delivers over a billion rich colors and infinite contrast on a flat screen, and enhance the viewing experience with the ultra-intuitive webOS 3.0 interface and crystal-clear Harman Kardon sound.
Wow. Imagine the big game on this bad boy! And when it’s all over, you can dig deep into the smart functionality and features for years to come.
We also know there are a lot of cord cutters out there that plan to watch the Super Bowl, and maybe haven’t dialed up a TV network channel in quite some time. If that’s you, it’s time to invest in a antenna to get the game for your party. But don’t just buy any antenna, go for one of the best with the ClearStream Eclipse. It’s easy to install, has great range, and was recently picked by The Wirecutter as the best HDTV antenna on the market. Read more about that and other picks here.
With the TV taken care of, it’s time to get down to business with the real star of Super Bowl Sunday, the food. Let’s start with some smoked meats. If you want the best ribs, brisket, or chicken at the party, you’ll want to invest in a great meat smoker. And when you do that, you might as well make sure it’s tech savvy. This Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker from Masterbuilt is a great choice. The Bluetooth hookup lets you control your smoker lets you control the temperature and cooking times of your smoker using the Masterbuilt app, making the process even more convenient. More info about this great smoker right here.
We’ve featured this Crock-Pot before but this is another great opportunity to bring it up again. This stainless steel slow cooker will not only be perfect for game day, but is also Wi-Fi enabled, giving you the power to keep the temp and time right where you want them as you prepare for your party.
As great as the Super Bowl can be, the kids are not always glued to the TV like some of the adults. So have some games lined up for them to stay occupied during the party as well. The go-to video game for football fans for decades is of course, Madden. And the latest edition is probably the best one ever. Just in case you don’t already have a copy, pick one up for Xbox One or Playstation 4.
And while it’s not technology driven, it’s always fun and engaging to have some sort of pool going on at your Super Bowl party. Here are a couple that are easy to print out and pass around before the game gets started. Have everyone throw in a dollar or two and guess which team will score first, what commercials will air, and how the halftime show will play out.