The gadgets and technology trends you need to know for Father’s Day and Graduation gifting this year.
It’s a time-honored tradition – giving gifts to our grads and dads for all of their hard work and dedication. But when picking out that gift, you may want to skip the traditional standbys and think tech! For the latest, Tech Expert Steve Greenberg partnered with a few of his favorite brands to get you in-the-know about the gadgets and coolest trends this year!
First up…let’s check out laptops!
Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core X
The Razer Blade Stealth is the perfect gift for mobile professionals who are also gamers, photographers, videographers and animators. With a 13.3” QHD+ touchscreen display, the Blade Stealth provides an incredible viewing experience whether you’re working hard or playing hard. The keyboard is customizable with Razer Chroma allowing users to highlight keyboard shortcuts for different games or programs. Its incredibly light at just 3lbs and only a half-inch thick, but provides 10-hours of battery life for all day work or fun.
The all-new Razer Core X external graphics enclosure transforms compatible laptops with Thunderbolt ports running Windows and MacOS into desktop-class machines via connectivity to a desktop graphics card, leading to gaming and workflow improvements.
This new gear builds on Razer’s ecosystem of products including also mobile phones and peripherals that power entire gaming, entertainment, and digital creative setups at home or on-the-go.
- Currently priced at $1049.00 for the Razer Blade Stealth and $299.99 for the Razer Core X.
- Available for purchase at www.razer.com, Best Buy, Microsoft Stores and Amazon.
- For more information, visit www.razer.com.
Cash and checks are old news, to quickly send money this year, check out…
Zelle® is a great way to send money quickly, safely and easily between almost anyone you trust with a U.S. bank account. Money is sent within just minutes as long as both parties are enrolled. All you need is an email address or mobile phone number to send and receive money to people you trust – even if you use different banks!
With Zelle®, whether you’re splitting the cost of a gift, settling up IOUs before heading back from the beach or paying the babysitter before curfew hits, your money is where and when.
- Zelle® is free to download and use but check with your bank for any fees.
- Available in your banking app or in Google Play and the App Store.
- For more information, visit www.zellepay.com.
For the gaming lover dad and grad, check out this limited deal!
Days of Play Limited Edition PlayStation 4
In honor of their annual Days of Play promotion, from June 8 – 18, PlayStation is launching a limited-edition PS4 console, featuring a Days of Play Blue color, with a 1TB hard drive and a gold PlayStation symbol design placed at the center of the top surface. The system comes with a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, which also features subtle gold PlayStation shapes on the touchpad. This special Days of Play PS4 will be available for a limited time only, so don’t miss out!
- Priced at $299.99 USD/$379.99 CDN (MSRP)
- Available for purchase at participating retailers across the U.S. and Canada while supplies last.
- For more information, visit www.playstation.com.
If your dad loves grilling, then this next tech companion is a must-have…and perfect timing for summer cook-outs too!
Weber iGrill 2
Take the guesswork out of gifting this Father’s Day with an iGrill 2 app-connected thermometer. The iGrill 2 is an amazing present for your favorite grill master or anyone wanting to improve their grilling skills—everyone can benefit from a good thermometer and timer. If you’re looking for the best and smartest, the Weber iGrill 2 app-connected thermometer makes grilling easier, more convenient, and a whole lot smarter.The iGrill 2 monitors food from beginning to end—and notifies you once it has reached the perfect temperature. Download the Weber iGrill app to explore all the features the iGrill 2 has to offer.
- Priced at $99.99.
- Available for purchase at www.weber.com or wherever Weber Grills are sold.
- For more information, visit www.weber.com.
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