Gadgets for the Guru- Father’s Day Edition
Logitech Harmony 350 Control
For Dads for loves controlling devices, the Logitech Harmony 350 Control includes compatibility to more than 225,000 TVs, gaming systems, computers, amplifiers and cable/satellite boxes. The one-touch access allows dads to power up the TV, cable/satellite box and more on the touch of a button.
Does Dad have butterfingers? The DrySkin by Subtech Sports is 100% waterproof screen protector for their smartphone or tablet. The DrySkin protects the user’s phone from water, dirt, sand, snow and scratches. This screen protector is only 0.2mm/0.008in thick. The DrySkin is available for the iPhone 5/5s, Galaxy S2/3/4/5, iPad 3/4, Blackberry Bold, iPhone 4/4S and iPad 2.
Starting at $24.95 subtechsport.com
TUNZ Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker by TYLT
The perfect gift for any music-loving dad, the TUNZ speaker connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device. It is also NFC Enabled- and has a 2800 mAh battery that lets Dad play music for up to 20 hours. Dad can also charge his device via the speaker. The speaker comes with three vibration-canceling silicon bands in red, blue and black and is great for any time of the day. It features touch controls for volume, play, pause and handsfree call/answer.
What’s a better gift than keeping Dad’s health in check. Withing’s Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, lets dad keep track of their blood pressure. With an accompanying Health Mate app, all BP readings are stored and syncs with the Withing Health cloud that creates an simple chart. Dad’s BP readings are instantly given feedback based on the World Health’s Organization’s Official standard. It works with both Android and Apple devices.
These Star Wars themed on-ear headphones are perfect for geek dads. This pair of noise-canceling headphones is lightweight and portable with tangle-free cords and foldable hinges so that Dad can carry it anywhere. Its leather memory foam ear cushions and adjustable headband lets Dad listen to music comfortably.Each pair includes a 3D emblem, available in Stormtrooper, Rebel Alliance, Boba Fett and Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire
Case Logic Jaunt Laptop Backpack
Is Dad a traveller? Case Logic’s Jaunt Backpack lets Dad travel with all this devices safely and comfortably. The backpack features integrated compartments for a 15″ laptop plus sleeve for your tablet, there is a quick access front pocket to have things within reach. Mesh side pockets for water bottles and an organizational panel to keep small accessories and pens. Specs: 12.2×10.6×17.7 in size, made from polyester, 1.21 pounds, 1404 cubic in volume and a 25 year warranty. Available in black, in, anthracite and pomegranate.
NueVue cases is not your ordinary iPad and iPhone case. They are antimicrobial protective cases, that eliminates 99.9% of bacteria everything you remove the device from the case. It also cleans your screen and fingerprints keeping everything spick and span. The cases are made out of cotton twill, leather and canvas. Available in a variety of colors.
iPhone from $45/ iPad mini from $49/ iPad from $57, Available at www.nuevue.com
Has Dad been late to the juicing trend? A high-powered blender could be a way to get him on a healthy track this year. The Black & Decker 12 Speed Fusion Blade Blender has a six-cup glass jar and a robust motor that will let Dad mix, chop, pulse, blend and even shred through ice. The lid insert doubles as a one ounce measuring cup, and the jar is marked with clear measuring levels. Colors come in red and silver.
George Foreman 4 Serving Removable Plate Grill
The summer heat is in full swing, so Dad might not want to stand next to flaming burgers on the barbecue. Help Dad bring the grilling indoors with the George Foreman Removable Plate Grill. It can cook up to four servings in 10 minutes and eliminates the need for butter or oil with a durable non-stick coating. The removable plates are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Available in Red, Black and Silver.
• Dimensions: 12.28″L x 6.5″W x 13.27″H
WAHL Lithium Ion Clipper
Does your Dad cut his own hair? Then the Lithium Ion Clipper is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. The at-home haircutting device takes lowering your ears to a whole new level. The 23-piece set boasts multi-cut clippers, an assortment of blades, combs, and scissors. This is the first device of its kind to harness lithium ion technology that offers twice the run time and 50% more power. The self-sharpening precision blades ensure Dad will use this clipper for a long time.
Does your Dad need a little trim here or there? Or a quick raise of the sideburns? The Lithium Ion Trimmer features heavy-duty stainless steel blades and a sleek body that makes this facial hair grooming tool the best on the market. The trimming tool gives you a 4 hour run time and 2 times the torque of a standard trimmer. The world wide voltage makes this trimmer a perfect gift for the Dad that likes to travel and trim on-the-go.
Its hard for dads to be maintaining all their chargers for their devices. The Universal Multi-Device Charging Station allows dads to charge up to 6 devics simultaneously using only one power source. The charging station’s sleek design removes all the messy cords. The Charging Station is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and also all USB Charged devices.
Justin 10,000 mAh Powerbank
Whats better than a 10,000 mAh portable charger? The Justin Powerbank can charge 2 devices simultaneously using its high-speed charging via a 2.1A USB Port. Dads can fully charge their iPhones 5 times on the Justin 10,000 mAh Powerbank. A bright blue LED indicator tell dads how much power is left. Its the perfect portable charger on the go.
If Dad is looking for a new way to experience his favorite tunes, consider the just released adidas Original x Monster Headphones. Your dad can expect that quality Monster sound with this over–the-ear model, or if he likes something smaller, it also comes in an in-ear version. Colors come in black, white and blue.
SuperStar Bluetooth speaker
Portable speakers are perfect for gatherings, but they can be bulky and cumbersome. If Dad needs an alternative, Monster’s SuperStar Bluetooth speaker might be what he’s looking for. It’s the world’s smallest audiophile Bluetooth speaker and is so slim and compact, it can fit in your back pocket. It’s splash resistant, and Dad can even use it as a speaker phone for conference calls. Available in 6 different colors.
For dad’s that just loves the outdoors and adventures. The waterproof Motorola Talkabout MS350R provides range for up to 35 miles. The Talkabout MS350 series uses both Family Radio Service (FRS) and General Mobile Radio Services (GMRS) frequencies, providing more channel combinations. There are up to 22 channel + 8 Repeater*** channels, each with 121 privacy codes for 2,662 combinations. The radios are packed with features so that Dad can stay in contact with his love ones:
• 23 hr. alkaline (3 AA) or 9 hr. NiMH estimated battery life
• iVOX hands-free communication without the need for an
• Push-to-Talk Power boost
• Vibracall vibrating alert
• Quiet Talk interruption filter
• built-in Flashlight
• 11 weather channels (7 NOAA) with alert feature
• backlit display
• 10 call Tones
• lcD battery meter
• Advanced priority scan
• extra large buttons for glove operation
A flashlight for any situation, the Olympia RG850 Flashlight is a high-performance rugged flashlight. It uses innovative CREE LED technology to ensure high-brightness for any illumination need. It has a textured body that offers an anti-freeze non-slip grip making it easy to use even when wearing gloves. There are five light settings including strobe and SOS for emergency situations.The Flashlight is waterproof and impact resistant to 1.5 meters. Weighing only 4.2 oz.,the light-weight, compact design is perfect for any situation.
The Dropcam makes it easy for dad’s to see what’s happening at their home or business when they are not there. Dropcam provides a cloud service and a line of video monitoring cameras that work together so you can wirelessly stream live video to your smartphone, tablet or computer. Dad’s can zoom up to 8x, nightvision is also possible with its infrared sensors. The two-way talk feature via built-in mic and speaker lets dad talk to his love ones from anywhere in the world.Besides live video streaming, Dropcam provides an optional service called Cloud Recording that lets you go back and review footage from the past week or month so you can capture, relive and share important moments.
The rechargeable 10-megapixel Digital Polaroid Pocket Camera is perfect for capturing memories. This digital camera by Polariod shoots HD Videos and high quality photos. Dads can then crop, edit and add borders right on the 2.5” LCD screen (including the classic white Polaroid border) and choose which photos to print — the Digital Polaroid Pocket Camera makes smudge-proof 2″ x 3″ prints (with peel-off sticky backs) in minutes. Color is embedded in the paper — so there are no ink cartridges needed. Dad can also upload files to any computer via USB.
Give Dad a gift that will bring his home into the 21st century with Kwikset Kevo by UniKey. Dad’s smartphone will be transformed into a key used to unlock the doors of his home. The Kevo is the market’s first Bluetooth enabled touch-to-open smart lock so Dad doesn’t have to fumble for his keys at the door anymore. The Kevo replaces the existing deadbolt and is easy to install. The iOS/web portal let’s Dad manage locks, send or revoke eKey access to members of the family and he can even view a lock history.
Smartphone Photo Cube Printer
Want to print your photos right from your phone or tablet? The Smartphone Photo Cube printer prints 4″x 6″ or panorama color photos right in your own home with the Smartphone Photo Cube Printer. Dad’s don’t have to connect the printer to the computer and can print right away. The printer is compatible with portable devices, either through the docking base or the USB port. The all-in-one cartridge stores the paper and ink, and makes waterproof, borderless color photos that resist scratches and fingerprints.
HISY is great for family pictures on the phone. HISY is a wireless camera remote that lets you take group shots without holding your phone! There is no app required, and it has a distance of up to 90 feet. So you can take photos at the push of a small remote anytime anywhere.
What makes the Basis different than other wearables on the market? Besides having all the necessary fitness tracking features. It also has the function to track your REM and sleeping patterns. This is great for a busy dad looking to fit better healthy habits into his routine. Basis’s advanced sensors automatically capture calories burned, steps taken, activities (including running, walking and biking), perspiration, skin temperature, heart rate and sleep to give Dads the most comprehensive view of their health and fitness. Its Advanced Sleep Analysis is able to detect all sleep phases:
• REM (only band capable of detecting REM, which is important for mental recovery)
• Deep sleep
• Light Sleep
• Total duration and sleep score
Dad doesn’t have to worry about damaging his phone screen with invisibleSHIELD Glass. Made of fortified tempered glass, it provides scratch protection but also clarity of the screen. At only 0.4mm thick, it also features a unique oil-resistant coating that repels natural skin oils so it’s always a breeze to clean. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Available for a variety of devices.
Starting at $34.99 zagg.com
For dads who wants music anywhere. The Tadpole is the smallest Bluetooth speaker on the market. Making it easy to carry in the pocket or anywhere else. Even though its tiny, it packs a surprising punch. The Tadpole, which weighs less than an ounce, connects seamlessly to Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, recharges via USB and provides more than two continuous hours of listening.