The gadgets and technology trends perfect for gifting on Father’s Day and Graduation 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! Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with InTheNews.TV and a few top brands for a look at the trending tech gifts this year!
Do you have an entertainment buff on your list or someone looking to cut the cord to their TV? Check this out!
Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the most powerful 4K streaming media stick with a Wi-Fi antenna design optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming. Launch and control content with the Alexa Voice Remote and watch favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, or CBS All Access, plus stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb Freedive, and others. Choose from 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Enjoy brilliant picture with access to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+. Experience immersive sound with Dolby Atmos on select Prime Video titles. Fire TV Stick devices have more storage for apps and games than any other streaming media stick so you can experience tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, plus millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit. Alexa on Fire TV provides the most comprehensive voice experience of any streaming media player—view live camera feeds, check the weather, dim the lights, and stream music. Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, plus ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
- Priced at $49.99.
- Available for purchase at www.Amazon.com and retailers like Best Buy.
- For more information, visit www.amazon.com/firetv.
For anyone that wants to listen to music while remaining situationally aware, check out these headphones!
AfterShokz provides dads and grads with a comfortable and safe way of listening to music. Unlike conventional headphones and earbuds that sit in or on your ears and use the eardrum to transmit sound, Trekz Air sit outside the ears and transmit sound through the listener’s cheekbone to the inner ear, leaving the ear canal open. Whether your dad or grad is commuting to work, at their desk or working out, they’ll be able to remain alert and aware of ambient sounds whiling enjoying music or talking on the phone. Boasting Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, PremiumPitchTM technology and dual noise-cancelling microphones, Trekz Air pack powerful features in a functional, flexible and featherweight design that’s perfect for the dads and grads in your life!
- Priced at $149.95.
- Available for purchase at www.AfterShokz.com, Amazon, Best Buy, REI, InMotion and local running stores nationwide.
- For more information, visit www.aftershokz.com/collections/wireless/products/trekz-air.
Here’s a great gift for anyone looking to upgrade the audio to their phone’s video content so it looks more professional – think youtubers, videographers, podcasters and musicians.
Shure MV88+ Video Kit
The birth of a new portable audio and video recording kit is here, giving you all the tools you need, right out of the box. Built on the success and classic design of the MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone, this latest addition to the Company’s MOTIV™ line of digital microphones and portable recording solutions is an all-in-one solution that delivers Shure signature audio quality for extraordinary content creation. The MV88+ Video Kit has everything you need to get started making quality video content instantly with an included tripod, phone clamp and cables – just add your phone and you’ll be capturing professional quality content wherever you are. The MV88+ offers a whole host of creative set-up options to cover your every requirement. So, whether you want to record a vlog, capture some sounds on your safari trip, interview another creator, or even connect the MV88+ rig to your own tripod, it’s got you covered. It is “Live Stream” ready, and offers flexibility for different creative set ups so you can create video in a horizontal or vertical format, and there are two great free apps allowing you to have control over your audio, and handy presets for different applications. An integrated headphone jack on the microphone allows you to monitor and listen to what you are recording while it is happening, and the microphone can be even used for standalone audio capture, replacing the need for field recordists to carry a portable audio recorder.
- Priced at $249.00.
- Available for purchase at www.sure.com/mario and authorized Shure dealers.
- For more information, visit www.sure.com/mario.