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Portable Satellite TV System

Price: $599

Flat screen televisions are a staple at tailgates, including HD and 3-D TVs, transforming temporary outdoor party setups into open-air man caves. Including a TV adds several not-insignificant expenses to the tailgate. Some RVs have retractable TVs mounted on their sides, and hitch mounts are used for pickups and cars, or there’s this $600 steel outdoor entertainment center. But TVs don’t come pre-loaded with cable or satellite TV channels, so for those who can never go anywhere without their stories—or in the case of tailgating, their games—VuCube [pictured here] offers portable satellite television access.