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 ZTE smartphone 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. The Blade V8 Pro 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 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 Touch Cardio with built-in heart rate monitor and touchscreen. See how active you were during the day and how much you've been pushing yourself during training, which is a great indicator of how fit you are. Capture your entire day’s activity from heart rate and sleep to steps, calories burned and trends. Track 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.

Soundcast VG1 Wireless Speakers

$149.99; www.gosoundcast.com
One of our favorite Bluetooth speakers at NBC Sports Radio Phoenix. Engineered for audiophiles, the VG1 boasts superb sound quality, water and portability. Premium 2” aluminum-cone drivers and rear-firing weighted bass radiator crank out deep and crisp, full-range sound. And for extra versatility, auto Bluetooth pairing seamlessly connects two VG1 units for True Wireless Stereo configuration. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours of playback, so you don’t have to worry about losing tunes during an all-night party.  

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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