We’re already in graduation season and Father’s Day is quickly approaching. That means everyone’s looking for the perfect gifts for dads and grads. This time, skip the tie or the gift card — old standards are great, but you’ll want your gift to stand out, and tech is the way to go!
Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with the following brands to show you some great tech gift ideas for the dad and grad in your life!
This TV from LG is perfect for families who want to treat dad to an upgrade for the next big game or Netflix marathon!
LG Super UHD TV (65UH7700)
LG SUPER UHD TVs are LG’s best 4K LED TVs; they’re Smart TVs that deliver amazing clarity with a billion rich colors, deeper blacks and an elevated brightness so the image comes to life as never before.
They’re the first TVs to deliver HDR done right because they’re the only ones available today offering both formats of HDR (HDR 10 and advanced Dolby Vision HDR). That means you can help future proof your purchase and enjoy an enhanced experience. Plus, the TVs come with LG’s award-winning webOS 3.0 SmartTV platform that let you easily switch between cable content and your streaming services like Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more.
Priced at $1,799.99 (with Instant Rebate) for the 65” – normally $2,799.99 without rebate. NOTE: The 65” price listed above reflects LG’s Memorial Day promotional pricing. Original price is $2,799.99 for the 65”.
Available for purchase at national retailers like Best Buy and Amazon and regional retailers across the country.
For more information, visit www.lg.com/us/super-uhd-tvs.
The handy dad who’s always working on DIY projects around the house would love to add these to his toolbox!
Dremel Velocity and the RotoSaw+ with Dust Vault Attachment
The Dremel Velocity™ is the ultimate cutting tool that combines the best in power and speed performance, making it an efficient, all-encompassing solution that cuts down on project time. True to its name, Dremel Velocity is nine times faster than traditional oscillating tools due to a patented high-torque mechanism. Velocity also has an unmatched 7.0 amps of power and an integrated control foot, best suited for cutting a wide variety of materials in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. The combination of speed and power makes for a multipurpose option that cuts down on the number of tools required for each project.
The RotoSaw+ with Dust Vault Attachment™ combines the power of a 6.0 Amp cutting tool with an integrated dust collection system that can be used on the toughest materials – from drywall and tile to granite countertops and has the ability to collect up to 90% of dust and debris.
Dremel Velocity: MSRP $179.99
RotoSaw + with Dust Vault Attachment:
- The RotoSaw+ with Dust Vault™ kit: $99.99
- Stand-alone Dust Vault attachment: $29.99
Available for purchase:
Dremel Velocity: Available online beginning April 2016 and can be found in store at Lowe’s beginning May 1, 2016.
RotoSaw+ with Dust Vault Attachment: www.amazon.com, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, CPO, Ohio Power Tool, Tyler Tool and Grainger.
Dremel: www.twitter.com/Dremel #Dremel
If you have a stylish dad or grad who’s interested in the latest wearables, you’ll want to get this smartwatch!
Moto 360 2nd Gen
Available from Verizon, the Moto 360 2nd Gen is a smart watch that allows you to get notifications right on your wrist and is equipped with Bluetooth® 4.0, Moto 360 to wirelessly sync with your compatible smartphone. It also features voice recognition technology and a built-in fitness tracker and heart rate monitor notes the steps you take, calories you burn, and also your heart rate. It also analyzes how active you are and sends spontaneous notifications to help you go a little further. For the Month of May, Verizon customers can get $50 off any Moto 360 2nd Gen or Moto 360 Sport smartwatch.
Prices range from $299.99 to $399.99 depending on the Moto 360 2nd’s material. However, until May 31st, customers will receive $50 off any Moto 360 2nd Gen smartwatch.
Available for purchase at in Verizon stores and at www.verizon.com.
For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/wearable-tech/motorola.
Your dad or grad won’t have to worry about a shattered screen with this new phone from Motorola!
DROID Turbo 2 by Motorola
Meet Droid Turbo 2 with Moto ShatterShield, the world’s first shatterproof display. Combined with a 48-hour battery and Motorola’s best camera – your Dad or Grad is guaranteed to never miss any of life’s most precious moments. Added bonus – DROID Turbo 2 is completely customizable on Moto Maker. Choose from premium materials to match your Grad’s alma mater, engrave with Dad’s initials and more, to make it a truly personal gift.
Pricing starts at $26/month for 24 months.
Available for purchase exclusively on the Verizon network and can be purchased at Verizon, Best Buy, Costco, Walmart and on www.motorola.com.
For more information, visit www.motorola.com.
This cool Alexa-enabled portable speaker from Amazon is great for dads or grads on the go!
Amazon Tap is an Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that offers rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear the news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service.
Amazon Tap has dual stereo speakers with Dolby processing that provide crisp vocals, extended bass response, and 360° omni-directional audio. Amazon Tap’s compact size and light weight (just over a pound) make it easy to take on the go. A single battery charge provides up to 9 hours of playback, plus the included Charging Cradle makes recharging effortless.
The Amazon Tap is priced at $129.99 with the Sling costing $19.99.
Available for purchase at www.amazon.com, Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, Staples, Radio Shack and more.
For more information, visit www.amazon.com/amazontap.