Save Me Steve: Tailgating Gear

Tailgating has never looked so good. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello looks at some pre-game supplies that could turn anyone into a sports fan.

EZ Hitch Tailgate Table (Tailgating Challenge) – Three pieces set up easily with the arm that hooks into your trailer hitch. Then you place the table on top of the arm. The umbrella is able to slide in and be attached in the center of the table. It comes with a built in bottle opener.

Kool Max Cooler (Tailgating Challenge) – This is a cooler with 350 watts of power and four speakers. It has a built in radio, inputs for hooking up your MP3 player, wireless remote and Bluetooth. It also features two built-in drink holders on the lid, a bottle opener on each handle and a rechargeable battery.

Household Essentials Standing Ice Cooler (JC Penney) – The cooler rests on a collapsible stand to keep it off the ground. It’s deep enough to hold plenty of ice and drinks -- up to 48 12 oz. cans and zippered to keep drinks colder. This cooler also has an access flap in the lid that lets you slip your hand in without letting all the cold air out. It collapses to store in less space than a conventional cooler.

2-in-1 LED Ceiling Fan (JC Penney) – This weather-resistant, lightweight, portable fan provides up to 37 hours of light per set of batteries. You can also get up to 50 hours of low-speed fan or up to 30 hours of high-speed fan per set of batteries. It has a built-in handle and hanging hook.

A-Maze-N Tube BBQ Smoker - Add a savory smoked flavor to your food with this amazing product. It works with cold or hot-smoke meats, cheeses, fish, nuts or salts. It’s made with stainless steel construction that is corrosion-resistant and you light the pellets through the starter hole at the end of the tube. It will produce smoke during cold smoking and hot smoking, for four hours up to 225 degrees.

BBQ Dragon Flame Starter – Try the fire-starting tool that starts charcoal faster than a chimney without using lighter fluid. It works by blowing large amounts of low-velocity, cool air at fires, providing them with more oxygen so they burn hotter and faster. It’s cordless, hands-free and portable.