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Top Gadgets for Dad – 7 Unusual Birthday & Christmas Tech Gift Ideas

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Gadgets for Dad – 7 Unusual Birthday & Christmas Tech Gift Ideas

Top Gadgets for Dad – 7 Unusual Birthday & Christmas Tech Gift Ideas

  Running out of time to find that perfect present for the dad in your life? No longer simply the domain of the younger generation, the obsession with gadgets and technology has rapidly spread to the grey-haired and dad-bodded among us. Whether your pops is a tech devotee or a stubborn luddite, these strange marvels will be sure to bring endless fascination. But my dad already has all the gadgets he could ever want! Oh you sweet summer child. No man has reached the limit of his own lust for technology. If you broaden your definition of “usefulness” you’ll see that there are always new needs to fill. Without further ado, we present our list of the top 7 unique gadgets for dad (dadgets?) – in order of most useful to most ridiculous. #7 : Portable coffee brewer For the caffeine-addicted dad on the go, this neat contraption will allow your pops to shave precious minutes off his morning routine by brewing his coffee while he starts his commute. All you need is your car’s cigarette lighter or any other power socket and you’re all set to brew some seriously above-average java!   #6 — Robotic Lawn Mower If you’ve experienced being a teenager living in the suburbs, your most dreaded chore is most definitely lawn mowing. Give your dad a taste of the good old days by getting a robot to replace you! The WORX Landroid Lawn Mower is state-of-the-art when it comes to automated lawn care. On the downside, now that technology has replaced the only actual useful thing that teenagers can do, they’re bound to become even more insufferable.   #5 — Foldable Electric Bicycle — The perfect transportation mechanism for a practical city-dwelling dad. No Garage? No problem. Tiny Apartment? You can stuff it in the closet. Spending most of your salary on that tiny apartment? It’s extremely cost-efficient. Each electric charge will allow you to coast for 50 miles, at which point it will become just a regular old bike.   #4 — Washable keyboard — An inevitable part of every PC lover’s life is the thin layer of mysterious grime that builds up on their keyboards. Personally, I don’t even want to imagine what lies beneath the cracks in-between individual keys. Actually trying to clean a keyboard thoroughly is an extremely frustrating and time-consuming experience. Luckily, there’s a better way. With the Logitech washable keyboard, you can just pop that sucker in the sink and rinse it off. Forget losing crumbs between the cracks – it’s completely airtight!     #3 — Usb Mini-Fridge Nobody likes getting up from their computer in the middle of a vegging out session. If human beings liked to move, we wouldn’t have invented all of this technology business to begin with! Now you can keep a cool drink handy at all times, with this USB-powered tiny fridge. Just watch your dad plug this neat gadget into his PC, and witness him become the envy of even the scruffiest of neckbeards.   #2 — Ice Cream Combination Lock Does your dad jealously guard his frozen treats like some kind of tubby middle-aged golem? Make his dreams come true with the Ben & Jerry’s Pint Locker! Never again will he have to deal with you pesky young’uns swiping his...

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8 Smartphone Gadgets That Do Amazing Things

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Smartphone | Comments Off on 8 Smartphone Gadgets That Do Amazing Things

8 Smartphone Gadgets That Do Amazing Things

  Personally, I can’t wait until the day when everything we own is linked up to one device. Some people might be freaked out by this prospect and the fact that losing one thing could render them helpless, but I think it would actually lead to people becoming much less forgetful. Never mind the fact that by then the device would probably be surgically inserted into your arm. Until that time comes, here are some incredible things you can already do with your smartphone:   1) Accept credit card payments With the Square Reader you can easily turn your smartphone into a mobile credit card payment system. This incredibly useful little device is well on its way to making those clunky credit card readers a thing of the past.                       2) Control your car While using your smartphone to drive is still only possible for RC cars (and tanks, and drones), it’s still possible to link your car up to your phone in other ways. The Viper SmartStart will let you lock and unlock your doors and trunk, start your car, and check on its location. 3) Protect your home The Canary is a device that hooks up to your smart phone and tracks motion, temperature, and air quality in your home. If anything goes wrong, it will alert you on your smartphone, no matter where you are! 4) Copy a color The Nix Color Sensor is a gadget that allows you to scan a color in real life and immediately view it on your Smartphone.   5) Lock your home, and bike A while back I featured a lock for your home that was controlled by your smartphone. It allowed you to lock/unlock your door remotely and share this ability easily with whoever you wanted. Now I noticed that there’s something similar in the works on Kickstarter for your bike, that seems to have even more cool features and possible uses. 6) Make a Beer The Brewbot allows you to control a home brewing machine with your smartphone. It’s basically a wet dream for techies who also love craft beer. 7) Detect fish underwater Yes, this thing will actually allow you to see where the fish are in a body of water. I would imagine that it’s pretty much the ultimate device for all the lazy fishermen out there.                             8) Know when to water your plants The Fliwir uses smart sensors to track soil moisture, light, humidity, and temperature in order to tell you the exact time that you need to give your plants some more water.   Honorable mentions: Control your eating habits Turn it into a projector   If you can think of any other cool gadgets that link to your Smart Phone, let me know!  ...

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