The Good Life: Obsession August 2006

We’re already having panic attacks about summer winding down. Our therapy? Packing in tons of BBQs, with our favorite movable music player in tow. This lightweight one has a space-age design, and lets you transfer up to 62,000 songs to it. So let the neighbors file a noise complaint — or spare them their August Xanax and invite them to beat the blues in your backyard (BeoSound 3 music system, $850 at Bang & Olufsen, the Court at King of Prussia, 610-265-8788; bang-olufsen.com).