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Dads & Grads plus Warm Wx Gadgets for NBC’s Today Show

published on May 14th, 2010 . by Steve Greenberg

***DADS & GRADS GADGETS aka “Dad-gets & Grad-gets”

YURBUDS ($30) the only company that uses an iPhone app (SizeYurEar) to size your ear for earbuds with a personalized fit, so comfort is maximized and they won’t fall out– also good fit = better sound quality www.yurbuds.com

ROKU (starts at $80 with an HD models starting at $100) Using Wi-Fi, the Roku box is a platform for dozens of entertainment venues that stream in HD to your TV — from a wide variety of Sports live and on demand (MLB.tv, UFC, and NBA) to Amazon Video On Demand– AND just launched is a NEW NETFLIX interface that let’s you browse and search the NETFLIX Library right on your TV– without using your home computer—at a great starting price of just $80   www.roku.com

LG 32-inch LE-5400 LED TV ($1200) Full HD 1080p, features LED backlighting which provides richer colors and deeper black levels–LE5400 is wireless ready, and Wi-Fi enabled– with a transmission box it can wirelessly connect to a cable box up to 50-feet away –It also has Wireless (Wi-Fi)  Internet connectivity, too, so it can connect wirelessly to your home network and you can get content from NetCast Entertainment Access, you can access an almost endless array of online entertainment options including: Yahoo! Widgets, Vudu, YouTube, Skype for Video Conferencing and Content from their home PC through DLNA connectivity.  www.lg.com

3M M-PRO 150 POCKET PROJECTOR ($400) fits in your pocket and weighs just 6 ounces but projects up-to 50-inch images; even has built-in speakers, load videos, pictures or PowerPoint presentations DIRECTLY onto the projector and create a big screen experience anywhere  www.3mmpro.com

SHUTTERFLY PHOTOBOOKS (starts at $13) Shutterfly now let’s Facebook users access their photos and their friends’ photos to create very cool photo albums in just a few minutes– make a personalized yearbook– or Dad photo book  www.shutterfly.com

SYSTEM MECHANIC PC (under $40) You can speed up your older computer and even add an extra year or two of life to that computer by using this software– its cleans out all of the clutter that has formed in your hard drive– sort of like roto-router for your computer gets it moving faster– easy to us   www.iolo.com

CYBER CLEAN  (starts at $6) New technology substance that is designed to remove dust associated with the interior of your car–it is biodegradable and non-toxic www.gadgetnation.net

GOLF TUNER ($20) Fine tune your putting–if the put is good you’ll hear the musical ping  www.gadgetnation.net

YUCYCLE ($150) Hands free cycle www.gadgetnation.net

***NBC’S TODAY SHOW–WARM WEATHER GADGETS MAY 20TH with Kathy Lee and Hoda

HYDRO HANDLE ($20) it’s a leash handle that also provides water for your dog www.gadgetnation.net

BUG VACUUM ($20) from Backyard Safari Outfitters– sneak up capture a bug and study with built in magnifying glass www.summittoy.com

YUCYCLE ($150) Handsfree cycle www.gadgetnation.net

POLAR FT7 HEART MONITOR WATCH ($120)  records calorie burn, exercise intensity and more www.polarusa.com

SODASTREAM (starts at $120 to $200)  make your own soda 2/3 less carbs, calories and sugar than store bought soda in 30-seconds www.sodastream.com

EPSON MOVIE MATE 60 ($700)  a powerful projector, DVD and music player combo –Epson MovieMate 60 includes a built-in, progressive scan DVD/CD player and dual Dolby® 5.1 Digital DTS® 10 W stereo speakers. Add to that its convenient HDMI connectivity and you’ve got everything you need for amazing HD adventures. Epson MovieMate 60 works with any blank wall or screen and projects DVD movies up to eight times larger than they would appear on a 40″, widescreen TV. In fact, it displays an 80″, widescreen image from just 7.8 feet away, or a 120″ image from just 11.8 feet away. Setup is easy — all you need is an electrical outlet. And, it features a convenient handle and soft, cushioned carrying case so you can take the show on the road. Enjoy your MovieMate 60 in your home, backyard, or campsite — just about anywhere you spend time with family and friends. Wherever you entertain, Epson MovieMate 60 is sure to amaze with bright, vibrant images that pop off the screen.  www.epson.com or call 1-800-GO-EPSON

KODAK PlaySport Video Camera. WATERPROOF CAMERA/CAMCORDER  ($150) 1080p HD Video Camera up to 10-feet underwater, and still pix at 5MP LCD Glare Shield

SPONGEBOB UNDERWATER CAMERA ($30)  takes up to 152 digital photos, built in edit software, underwater up to 30-feet www.sakar.com

GORILLAPOD CAMERA TRIPOD ($  ) www.joby.com

PURE OASIS FLOW ($250) Splash-proof Internet Radio uses available WiFi  www.PURE.com

MARARITAVILLE TAILGATING GRILL ($400)  www.MargaritavilleCargo.com

MARGARITAVILLE CORDLESS FROZEN CONCOCTION MAKER ($300) www.MargaritavilleCargo.com