Inflatable screen brings drive-in to the backyard

It's now officially summer, so it's time to get ready to sit outside and relax in this beautiful warm weather. Of course, just because it's nice out doesn't mean you should be deprived of the biggest and most ostentatious home theater experience possible. An inflatable 8 x 7-foot projector screen with all-weather surround sound speakers should make getting in touch with nature a much cushier experience. Inflating in just 4 minutes, it's kept upright using two tie-downs and PVC piping, so you can keep watching Monsoon Wedding even if an actual monsoon hits. While the $10,000 price tag might seem cheap compared to the $17,000 Entertainment Island, keep in mind you'll need to supply your own projector, DVD player, and receiver to really use this thing, so you could easily double the price right there. No one said roughing it would be cheap, but hey, it's cheaper than a pool.

Inflatable outdoor home theater screen, via New Launches