As a geek and avid beach bum, I hate to restrict my love for net surfing and reading just because of those strong sun rays. I know, most of you thought the LapDome on the left was totally freakish, rightly so, as it's not everyday you see people sporting "tents" with their laptops inside. But it does offer that shelter your laptop desperately craves in the hot sun, and removes that nasty glare which makes it humanly impossible to see anything on your screen.
And for reading, Cynthia Rowley's Resort Collection offers up this gigantic hat with attached sheet ensemble that will shield rays while you read away. . . melancholy girl not included!