Okay, so here's the deal.
I love tech gadgets, especially ones that work well and are fun to use.
I'm also a dad, obviously.
So I figured why not share some of my favorite things as a techie and stuff I a dad would love to get as a gift.
First up is a battery pack.
Yes, they seem simple, but guess what?
I cannot count how many times they've saved my back.
They come in all shapes and sizes.
By the way, did you know there's even one that's the size of a credit card, and it's $15?
Easy win here.
Next up, a travel cord keeper.
They can go as low as $5, and guess what?
It can go with my battery pack.
They also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
But I consider that a smart dad trick, and not a desperate attempt to find something before a flight when the kids are screaming, I'm stressed out trying to finish packing, and realize, holy cow, I forgot all my cords!
Anyway, moving on.
Next we have a bluetooth tracking device.
Hey, are you sensing a theme?
Yeah, it's great for if I lose my travel cord keeper and my battery pack.
There are several different ones out there.
I use Tile, and one of my colleagues uses TrackR.
That's TrackR without an e, or TrackRrrr.
Anyway, the cool part is not only can they find your bag within 20 feet or so, but if you market is a loss because you left it behind somewhere other people with the tile or tracker apps will help find it.
Tiles four pack is about 60 bucks and a tracker three pack is 24.99.
Okay, then there's [INAUDIBLE] I'm not kidding.
I love my socks.
My wife once bought me socks with my son's face on it.
They are adorable.
How is this related to technology you ask?
How do you think she ordered them, pal, by carrier pigeon?
Then there's the Moment lens.
This is one of my favorite phone related things that I have.
It's a lens that you can attach to your phone, giving it a wider angle Or a tighter Zoom or a super cool fish eye.
I'm a huge fan and the best part is the lens works on multiple phones.
You just have to buy their case to attach the lenses to and you need a case.
Anyway, so voila if you're anything like me you have a million things plugged into your entertainment center.
And if you're also anything like me you ate having a million and one remotes that's always an extra.
Enter the $50 Harmony remote.
It will control all your devices at once.
You can even set up an activity like watch the Apple TV and teach it to tune the TV to the right input, turn on your stereo, and start up the Apple TV.
And if you get the Harmony Hub, everyone can use the associated app on their phones.
So no more fighting over who has the remote.
Tell me that isn't cool.
My last favorite tech gift is the Ultimate Ears roll.
It's about $139 and it's a waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
I remember that every morning my father would turn on a portable radio, set it on the bathroom sink and Blair the news is he got ready in the morning.
Now with a waterproof wonder like this, you can play podcasts in the shower.
And it's small enough that you can just toss it in your suitcase if you're going on a trip, obvious choice.
By the way, if anyone in my family is watching, I already have all these things, but I am pretty jazzed about that new Tesla cyber truck.
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