Gadgets for Dads and Grads

June 10, 2010 12:53:45 PM PDT
Whether it's a gift for a recent graduate, the upcoming Dad's Day or the latest summer vacation products, David Gregg, Senior Editor of BehindtheBuy.com shares his picks. Callaway Diablo Driver: Dad's Day is not far away and if he golfs, Callaway's new Diablo Edge and the Diablo Edge Tour drivers are designed to give Dad, and any golfer, a distance advantage every time they tee up. These longest all-titanium drivers are the most accurate Callaway has ever produced. The Diablo Edge features core technology for more stability and the Tour model features distance and power technologies providing performance that highly skilled golfers demand Both the Callaway Diablo Edge and the Diablo Edge Tour drivers retail for under $300; callawaygolf.com

KODAK ESP 7250 All-in-One Printer: This all-in-one printer allows the whole family to easily connect, print, and share everything from favorite summer photos to important documents for school or work. With built-in WiFi connectivity you can print from anywhere in the house or using your mobile device with Kodak's free Pic Flick app designed to let you print from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. It's is easy on the wallet too with the lowest total ink replacement cost in the industry. Replacement ink ranges from $9.99 for black to $17.99 for color. Under $200; Kodak.com

Ihome iP46 Portable Speaker System: Portable speaker system for iPods and iPhone that you can take to the beach, the pool or in the backyard with no batteries required. The built-in lithium-ion battery is rechargeable, so you can enjoy music anywhere. Other features include SRS TruBass sound enhancement and Reson8 speakers for great sound. The AC adaptor charges iPhone or iPod while docked. Best of all, it sells for only $99 and through Father's Day you can receive 20% off purchase using discount code Dads20 on ihomeaudio.com

TomTom XL 350TM: This widescreen GPS car navigation device features an industry first Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates. Lifetime Maps guarantees you receive four new editions of your TomTom map each year to ensure that you are always navigating with the most up-to-date map. And, Lifetime Traffic automatically sends real-time updates to your TomTom so you can always steer clear of traffic delays and take the fastest route possible to your destination. Of course the GPS is packed with all the features to get you from point A to B in style. It sells for under $200; tomtom.com

Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame: What separates this new 8-inch digital photo frame from the pack, is it has its own dedicated email address built -in, so that you can give to family and friends and they can send photos directly to the frame--no PC required. Once you receive the photos via email, you can quickly accept and view them. The frame holds 300 emails and still acts as a traditional digital photo frame and accepts photos from media cards, digital cameras or PCs ( it stores a whopping 6400 photos) . Since the frame uses cellular service, there are no WiFi configurations to set up and worry about. There are also no ongoing service fees. The Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame sells for $179.99; pandigital.net

You can look for more technology information at behindthebuy.com


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