Top Picks: 2017 Father's Day Gift Guide - Tech Dad


For some people, it's an annual dilemma ... what gift to get dad. This year, forget the neckties and polo shirt, and get dad the stuff he really wants.

Here is the NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 2017 Father's Day Tech Gift Guide:


ZTE Blade V8 Pro
$229.98; www.zteusa.com
This budget-friendly smartphone from ZTE is carrier-unlocked and has a feature set similar to phones twice its price. It features powerful multi-core performance and a vibrant 5.5-inch Full HD display. For photo capturing and video chatting, this smartphone features an 8MP front camera and an innovative 13MP + 13MP dual-lens camera that supports blazing fast shutter speeds and delivers exceptional depth of field. Autofocus is also built-in, and the dual LED flash helps you take pictures and videos in low-light environments. Blade V8 Pro’s long lasting battery delivers all day power, and is optimized for energy efficiency. And with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, recharging your battery takes a fraction of the time it used to. This phone is designed to work on GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable.

TomTom Touch Cardio
$89.99; www.tomtom.com
Track your heart rate throughout the day, with the built-in heart rate monitor on the TomTom Touch fitness tracker. See how active you were during the day, how much you've been pushing yourself during training and your resting heart rate, which is a great indicator of how fit you are. Unique design features touchscreen, so you can access screens with a quick swipe of a finger. Capture your entire day’s activity from heart rate and sleep to steps, calories burned and trends. Stay connected at all times with smartphone notifications. Track your activity 24/7: Capture steps, active time, calories burned, distance walked, and sleep time.

 Core Backpack by 2Xist
$7
0; www.2xist.com 
Never hide with this everyday essential that combines function and style. An all-over camouflage print, mesh panels and edgy zippers make for a contemporary-cool look. Features include top handle, adjustable shoulder straps, dual top flap closures, front zip pockets and dual side flap pockets with mesh details.

Sound + Sleep
$99.95; www.soundofsleep.com
Sleep therapy sound machines automatically adjust to the environment’s ambient noise to ensure restful sleep. Uses naturally recorded sounds that constantly evolve and never loop - a feature unique to the industry. Patented Adaptive Sound technology responds to the environment and automatically raises the volume to mask unwanted and disruptive ambient noise.

Jam Symphony Wifi Speaker
$169; www.jamaudio.com
Using WiFi technology, JAM Symphony lets you stream music to any room in your house and control it directly from your phone. Download the free JAM app to stream Spotify, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, and your personal music library. The Symphony has exceptional stereo sound, dedicated tweeters, and immense bass. It's perfect for large rooms, such as family rooms and great rooms. Sync up to 8 JAM WiFi speakers for an instant home sound solution — no wiring or installation required.  

Blast Motion Golf 360
$149.95; www.blastmotion.com
Sensor to advance golfer development by capturing swing metrics. Removable motion sensor analyzes and records golf swing data for 8 hours, allowing users to quantify progress and share highlights via social networks. Intelligently detects metrics like swing speed, power, timing and direction and helps players identify trends through stats and graphs. Paired app performs Smart Video Capture automatically detecting, capturing and personalizing your video highlights with overlaid metrics, creating ready-made sharable videos. Bluetooth Smart connects to your iOS or Android device.

 SkylinkNet Starter Kit
$149; www.skylinkhome.com 
This is a smart connected alarm and automation system. It comes with the internet hub, which is the main unit, and 2 door window sensors, a motion sensor and a keyfob for arming and disarming. You can control the whole system with your smartphone, along with the SkylinkNet app. The internet hub has a built-in alarm, when there is any sensor activation while the system is armed, the siren would sound and it will send real time notification to all users. This system also works with Amazon Alexa, so you can control it by voice.

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