Our Shopping Guide for Grads and Dads

Looking for a great gift idea for dad? How about the perfect piece of tech for the grad in your life? We’ve got you covered! We have something here for everyone–everything from Bluetooth speakers, to home audio and RC helicopters. So sit back, relax, and do your shopping without even leaving the house–courtesy of your friends at YourTechReport.com.

 

Fitness & Outdoor Enthusiasts

FINIS: Swimsense (powered by SportSense)

World’s Only Swim Performance Watch Monitor that Tracks Swim Stroke Type

  • Automatically captures and gives insight into your performance/workout as soon as you start swimming
  • Monitor records by stroke type via motion sensing technologies for workout analysis
  • Analysis software displays distance, calories, different stroke types, pace, stroke count, efficiency, SWOLF Score and workout timeline
  • Allows you to configure the settings for unique pool sizes, meters, yards, gender and weight

Available at: FINISInc.com and Best Buy
Price:
$199.99
Website: www.Finisinc.com

Grace Digital Audio: Eco Extreme

Rugged all-terrain waterproof speaker case, provides dynamic sound and protection for your iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 player, keys, and other personal items

  • Water and dirt resistant design protects your mobile phone, MP3 player, and personal items from the outdoor elements
  • High impact shock proof casing withstands drops, falls and spills
  • Internal storage compartment holds keys, mobile phone, MP3 player, credit cards, drivers license and cash, keeping it safe from sand, sun, and water
  • 3.5mm audio jack works with any mobile phone or MP3 player, 3” full range forward firing speaker
  • Includes a 2” detachable carabineer clip, making it ideal for backpacking, biking, beach trips, and camping.
  • IPX7 Approved (International Weatherproofing Standard), powered by 3 AA batteries

Available at: GraceDigitalAudio.com
Price:
$49.99
Website: www.GraceDigitalAudio.com

Handy Helpers


Keyport: Slide V.01

The ultimate keychain alternative, housing up to 6 different key blades in a convenient, compact fob that slides right into your 5th pocket

 

  • Why lug around a pocket full of dangling keys when you can carry a single key fob with everything you need?
  • Stainless steel skin houses up to 6 different blades, keeping your keys protected and secure
  • Blades are available for a wide range of keys, each designed with a universal head so they slide seamlessly into the Keyport
  • Blades are interchangeable and easily identified by 6 exterior color nodes
  • Choose from 3 useful inserts: bottle opener, LED Light, and 4GB or 8GB USB flash drive
  • Customize your personal style with 9 scintillating Keyport colors (Abyss, Azure, Black, Copper, Champagne, Golden Zircon, Gunmetal, Silver, Spectrum)
  • Weighs only 2 ounces when fully loaded with 6 key Blades

 

Available atMykeyport.com

Price: $49 (Blades $4.99, Inserts $5.99)

Websitewww.mykeyport.com

SuperTooth HD

The most powerful Bluetooth speakerphone on the market with unparalleled clarity, featuring dual mics and speakers, and the ability to send Facebook, Twitter, SMS and e-mail messages via voice

 

  • Twin Speaker V Array Technology emits amazing audio quality, boasting two 2.5 watt speakers and a 5.4 watt amplifier
  • Built-in dual microphones pick-up voices more clearly, and anti echo and DSP control cancel echo and background noise for clearer communication, even in noisy vehicles
  • Advanced voice commands allow drivers to answer incoming calls just by saying “answer,”  call pre-dialed phone numbers, check battery levels or retrieve voicemail, all via voice
  • Drivers can also compose and send Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and SMS messages via voice using the SuperTooth Handsfree Assistant feature, powered by Dial2Do; these texts are posted as audio files recipients can listen to
  • Reads incoming e-mail messages out loud; reads incoming SMS messages out loud (for Androids and Blackberrys only)
  • Multipoint technology connects up to 2 phones at the same time, answering the phone that rings
  • Provides 20 hours of talk time and 1,000 hours of standby
  • Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones, including iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smartphones with an Android OS or Windows Mobile operating system
  • Requires zero installation – just clip the durable, magnetic clip to your sun visor and pair it to your phone
  • Comes equipped with USB cable and in-car charger
  • Features A2DP audio streaming of music, podcasts and turn-by-turn navigation from smartphones and GPS navigators

Available at: SuperTooth.net beginning June 2011

Price: $129

Website: www.SuperTooth.net

Swann: DVR4-2600 Kit

DVR/camera kit & Swann View app enables live remote viewing on a variety of cell phones & tablets

  • View live recordings on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile 6, Symbian & iPad with Swann View app
  • 500GB hard drive records 30 days of non-stop video from 4 cameras
  • Includes 4 high resolution color cameras with night vision
  • Included mouse & remote control provide easy operation

Available at: Fry’s Electronics & HSN
Price:
$449
Website: www.swann.com

 

 

Men on the Move

PowerSkin®: Shock-Absorbing, Battery-Boosting Smartphone Cases

Cases are designed to be your go-to, go-anywhere, go on-and-on power source, fusing style and superior protection into a slim-fitting smartphone case that doubles battery life

 

  • PowerSkin® collection includes cases for iPhone 4, HTC EVO, HTC Thunderbolt, Droid X, BlackBerrys, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Vibrant, HTC HD7, myTouch 4G and many other smartphones
  • One piece tough case outfitted with impact-resistant silicone rubber
  • Cases are lightweight, flexible and feature a non-slip grip for ultimate protection
  • XPAL Powered™ battery technology extends talk time anywhere from 4.5 to 8 hours, providing a convenient, compact source of power
  • 100% recycled (except for the battery and internal components)
  • All cases come standard with micro-USB recharge port, on/off button and LED battery status lights

Available at: Power-Skin.com
Price:
$49.99 – $79.99
Website: http://www.power-skin.com

AViiQ: Portable USB Charging Station

Ultimate blend of travel wallet and 3+1 USB travel charging hub

 

  • Allows you to charge up to 3 USB devices simultaneously using one AC plug
  • Eliminates tangles and cords with innovative cable storage design
  • Multiple internal and external pockets to neatly store documents such as passports
  • Specialized port allows easy syncing and backup data to pass through while changing
  • Weighs under 1 lb and is small enough to fit in a purse, laptop bag or backpack

 

Available at: aviiq.com
Price:
$99.99
Website: www.aviiq.com

SuperTooth Disco

The only portable speaker on the market to wirelessly stream 28 watts of explosive sound

  • Sleek, compact design ideal for use on-the-go; easily slide the Disco into a purse or bag
  • Integrated rechargeable battery ensures 3-4 hours of non-stop high-volume music or up to 10 hours of moderately played tunes
  • Forget the wires and cables – the Disco is compatible with the latest versions of iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and any other phones, PCs and MP3 players that support Bluetooth A2DP
  • Comes with a 3.5mm audio cable for PCs or MP3 players that do not support Bluetooth A2DP
  • Boost your bass with a simple click of a button
  • Measures 89 mm height x 315 mm width x 70 mm depth

Available at: Department, specialty and mobile phone stores

Price: $149.00

Website: www.SuperTooth.com

Geeklicious

Digital Storm: Enix
Sandy Bridge architecture, vertical heat dissipation, efficient internal structure & above 4.7GHz overclocks, create a powerful gaming system unlike any other

  • Overclocks of 4.7GHz and above thanks to Enix’s vertically cooled chassis and Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture
  • Unique internal structure maximizes Micro ATX format & provides easy access to ports
  • The motherboard is rotated 90 degrees, taking full advantage of heat’s natural tendency to rise
  • Hard-drives are installed on the side of the chassis for passive cooling, minimizing noise

Available at: DigitalStormOnline.com
Price:
Base configuration starts at $1,132
Website: www.DigitalStormOnline.com

 

Swann: RC Helicopters

New line of remote controlled gyro helicopters boast simple operation & realistic performance

  • Easy-Fly Gyro Technology provides stability and makes flying a breeze
  • 6-way multi-directional flying includes up/down, forward/backward, left and right turns
  • Powered by built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery & recharged via remote control

Available at: Fry’s, BrandSmart, J&R Music
Price:
$59
Website: www.SwannSecurity.com

Sculpteo: 3D Printing Service

Turns imagination into reality, transforming virtual objects into tangible items

  • Create your own real-life character, robot, miniature, jewelry or model from a 3D file
  • Free 3D software helps turn ideas into 3D geometric objects
  • Accepts various 3D file formats, including the most common: OBJ, 3DS, STL, SKP
  • Unique online community platform allows designers to share models and upload designs
  • Ability to customize object’s material, color, size and shape

Available at: Sculpteo.com
Price:
Varies based on customization
Website: www.sculpteo.com

 

Home Theatre

Antec: soundscience™ rockus™ Speaker System

Desktop speaker system creates the ultimate personal theater experience & features 3Dsst technology

  • Anodized aluminum satellites reduce vibration and minimize distortion, resulting in clear mid and sparkling high-range sound
  • Active subwoofer with passive radiator technology, delivering an expansive range of bass comparable to larger footprint subwoofers
  • 3D-tuned drivers to deliver audio optimized for soundscience’s 3Dsst technology
  • Dual-mode operation: 3D mode for enveloping games and movies, and music mode for faithful stereo music playback
  • Optical input for playback of digital audio from game consoles (Xbox 360, PS3,) and other, similarly equipped devices
  • Remote control pod for volume adjustment, 3D/music mode selection, muting and digital/analog input selection

Available at: Amazon.comNewegg.com and Antec’s Online store
Price:
$ 199.99
Website: www.soundscienceaudio.com

AOC: Aire Black LED Monitor

Sleek LED monitor features one of the world’s slimmest display panels

  • 12.7 mm-thin widescreen monitor offers impressive image quality with a 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 5ms response time, and a DVI-D with HDCP input for the ultimate HD viewing experience
  • Embedded Screen+ technology lets the user divide the screen into four self-contained work areas
  • EPEAT Gold Certified for its green packaging and production, the monitor consumes only 15 watts of energy on average
  • Built-in VESA stand can be used on a desktop or easily mounted on a wall by folding the stand at its tilt hinge

Available at: Best Buy, Radio Shack, Office Max, Fry’s, TigerDirect/CompUSA and PC Richards
Price:
20” (e2043Fk) $129, 22” (e2243Fwk) $149, and 23” (e2343Fk) $179

Website: us.aoc.com

Warpia: StreamHD

Advanced wireless USB solution connects your computer and HDTV for easy online streaming

  • View online videos, slideshows, movies, etc on a flat screen TV in true 1080P (1920 x 1280) resolution
  • Enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound for the ultimate wireless home cinema experience
  • UWD (ultra-wideband) technology doesn’t reduce your wireless internet bandwidth and supports a 30-feet stream radius
  • Includes a USB PC dongle, video base with wireless USB receiver, power supply unit, HDMI cable, SPDIF cable, Quick Start Guide, installation and documentation CD, a one-year warranty, and access to toll-free or online chat tech support.
  • Compatible with Windows® 7, Vista™SP2, XP® SP3

Available at: Amazon.com and Warpia.com
Price:
StreamHD $159.99
Website: www.warpia.com

Grace Digital Audio: Allegro Wi-Fi Radio

Portable wireless radio & streamer provides crystal clear music inside or outside your house

  • Access to over 16,000 radio stations, 20,000 on-demand programs, and over 35,000 podcasts
  • Equipped with its’ own battery recharging circuit, the Allegro’s triple power option allows use of AC adapter, 6 AA regular or rechargeable batteries
  • Class D digital amplifier and rear ported full range speaker provides superior audio quality
  • 5 station presets, displays song/artist info, alarm clock radio, and remote control with Pandora controls
  • Wirelessly stream music and stored audio files from your PC or Mac

Available at: GraceDigitalAudio.com
Price: $169.99
Website: www.GraceDigitalAudio.com

Sceptre: 19- & 24-inch LED HDTV DVD combo

Sleek widescreen LED HDTVs feature built-in DVD players and clutter-free design

  • Widescreen LED display features ultra-fast 5 ms response time and auto contrast enhancement
  • DVD player integrated into the unit’s ultra-slim design
  • Dual HDMI ports and a USB port further expands functionality
  • Energy Star 3.0 complied saves power
  • Black finish with striking chrome accents

Available at: Target, NewEgg, Sears and Costco
Price:
$269 MSRP (19-inch) and $399 MSRP (24-inch)

Website: www.sceptre.com

 

High Tech Sound

Marshall: The Minor

Marshall earphone model brings big stage performance sound to individual listening enjoyment

  • Authentic design mimics a tele plug and classic knobs of Marshall Amplifiers
  • EarClick technology discretely secures the position of the earphones while head banging or slam dancing
  • Features 3.5mm jack, remote and mic compatible with a majority of mobile devices including iPod/iPhone

Available at: MarshallHeadphones.com, AC Gears, UrbanOutfitters.com, Turntable Lab and more
Price:
$59
Website: www.MarshallHeadphones.com

Wicked Audio: Reverb Headphones

Urban-inspired, over-the-ear headphones provides earth shaking sound

  • World-class headphones feature deep bass and powerful tones for an impressive listening experience
  • Sports a city-streets look with an elaborate graffiti design
  • Over-sized earcups add to the ever popular urban appearance, allowing users to embrace their individuality
  • Crafted with high-quality plastic for durability and a gold-plated plug to prevent corrosion
  • 40 mm Driver, 20-20,000 Hz Frequency, 1.2 Meter Cord
  • Available in 3 bold colors: Blue, White and Red

Available at: FYE and other select international retailers 
Price:
$29.99
Website: www.wickedheadphones.com

 

Pro’s On-the-Go

Hercules: eCafe Slim HD & EX HD

New Slim, light netbooks with long battery life options

  • Each is a 10” netbook with a variety of features for ultimate mobility and connectivity
  • Both feature multiple USB ports, an Ethernet port, built-in web cameras, mic/headphone input
  • Slim HD model is only .8” thick and weighs 1.9lbs
  • EX HD model features 13 hours of battery life in real use conditions and an HDMI port
  • EX HD model includes multimedia touch controls and can play 720p HD videos

Available at: TBA
Price:
Slim HD $229 and EX HD is $269
Website: www.ecafe.hercules.com

HandStand for iPad & iPad 2

A revolutionary rotational iPad case that maximizes functionality and protection

 

  • A rotating disk that allows the user to spin the iPad 360 degrees to effortlessly swivel from landscape to portrait
  • The perfect ergonomic solution to holding your iPad that prevents accidental application launches and enables the user to scroll with no fumble or fuss
  • Durable, semi-flexible silicone case that provides reliable protection for you iPad without scuffing
  • Integrated stand that allows for optimal viewing and comfortable typing for tabletop or desk use
  • One size fits all hand strap to hold the iPad firmly in place and enables your free hand to easily manipulate the touch screen
  • Simple, elegant and durable design
  • HandStand for iPad comes in black and white / HandStand for iPad 2 comes in black, white and pink
  • Made from 100% recycled plastic and resin

 

Available at: thehandstand.com
Price:
$49.95
Website: www.thehandstand.com

booq: Mamba catch S/L

Pocket-packed messenger bag updates the traditional flimsy, collapsing laptop bag with an easy to access shape holding design

 

  • More than 20 interior/exterior pockets, including a separate laptop compartment and mobile device sleeves
  • 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior with water-repellant coating and interior water repellant ripstop lining
  • Diagonally overlapping interior accessory pockets, provide easy access to all your gear
  • Separate accessory zipper pouch to carry cables, external hard drive, etc.
  • Large back pockets for documents, double as luggage trolley pass through
  • Equipped with Terralinq service, helps reunite you with your lost and found bag

 

Available at: BooqBags.com and various retailers Stores.Booq.com
Price:
S – $129.95 / L – $149.95
Website: www.booqbags.com

Smartfish: ErgoMotion Keyboard

The world’s most intelligent keyboard that adapts to the way you type and automatically makes subtle adjustments to create the most comfortable computing experience ever

 

  • Features ErgoMotion™, computer peripheral technology designed to maximize comfort  and prevent repetitive stress injuries related to extended usage
  • Patented motion system that studies your typing frequency and makes subtle, comfortable adjustments so your hands and wrists are never in a fixed position while you work
  • Developed in collaboration with the country’s leading Orthopedic Hospital, The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City

 

Available at: Getsmartfish.com
Price:
$ 149.95
Website: www.getsmartfish.com

Verbatim: USB 2.0 Wallet Drive™

Executive-inspired leather encased portable hard drive offers distinctive style and premium storage

  • Hand-stitched, genuine brown leather enclosure keeps data safe, and stylish
  • Portable hard drive features USB 2.0 interface
  • Compatible with both USB 2.0 ports
  • Includes Nero BackItUp & Burn software (compatible with Windows OS) for data back-up and recovery
  • Available in 640GB storage capacity
  • 7 year warranty
  • Windows and Mac compatible

Available at: Verbatim.com (available now)
Prices
: $109.99

Website: www.Verbatim.com

BullGuard: BullGuard Mobile Security 10

Mobile security app for Android, Symbian, Windows and Blackberry devices protects against alarming increase in mobile-based viruses and malware

  • Antivirus module protects your phone from viruses and yourself from identity theft and online fraud
  • Antitheft: If your phone is stolen, allows you to go online to delete sensitive data, lock it and locate it by GPS
  • Parental Control feature lets you keep an eye on what your kids are up to on their phone and make sure they don’t run up huge bills
  • Firewall protects personal details on your phone from hackers and intruders
  • Spamfilter keeps your phone clean and blocks unwanted texts and unwelcomed callers
  • Basic Backup stores your contacts and calendar, even if you lose your phone
  • Includes an application that is installed on your mobile device as well as a Web service that can be accessed via your PC and an Internet browser
  • Free 24/7 support when you need it

Available at: BullGuard.com
Price:
$29.95
Website: www.bullguard.com

 

 

 

Samsung LED D8000 TV

  • New ultra-slim bezel design increases screen size for a more immersive viewing experience
  • Samsung’s Smart Hub with hundreds of Samsung Apps to choose from
  • 2D & 3D in full HD 1080p,  240 Hz refresh rate
  • Ultra Clear Panel and Micro Dimming Plus technologies provide the richest, most realistic pictures with deep blacks and pure whites
  • 55” LED D8000 – $3,599.99 | 46” LED D8000 – $2,799.99

 

Samsung BD-D7500 Blu-ray Player

  • Samsung’s Smart Hub with hundreds of Samsung Apps to choose from
  • World’s slimmest design at 0.9”
  • Captivating 2D & 3D in Full HD 1080p, including Samsung’s 3D Converter technology
  • AllShare makes it easy to share multimedia content like movies and videos between devices such as a PC, camera, tablet or mobile phone
  • With built-in WiFi, no additional cables or wires are needed to connect to your wireless home network
  • $349.99

 

Samsung HW-D450 Sound Bar

-          3D Depth Sound for an immersive audio experience

-          280W output power

-          Virtual surround sound

-          Wireless subwoofer included

-          Designed to match the length of a 40” flat screen TV

-          $349.99

 

 

Tags: , , , , ,

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment





Trackbacks