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Dads, Grads & Summer Fun

published on April 30th, 2018 . by Steve Greenberg

It’s a busy busy season– Father’s Day, lots of graduations AND of course summer is almost here–

Here are some gadget gift ideas for May and June–

 

Kodak Printomatic — A great gift for the entire family, the KODAK PRINTOMATIC Instant Print Camera is a simple and easy-to-use 10-megapixel camera that instantly and automatically prints pictures as you take them. Take and print multiple photos at the same time so you’ll never miss a moment. The KODAK PRINTOMATIC camera uses ZINK® photo paper, so no messy cartridges, toner or film are required. The ZINK® photo paper is resistant to smudges, water damage, tearing and fingerprint marks so you can print memories that truly will last a lifetime. At just $69.99 for the camera and around $0.50 per print, the PRINTOMATIC makes taking photos both fun and affordable. Check it out on Amazon and learn more about it from KODAK.

 

AfterShokz Trekz Air Headphones— are the ultimate sport headphones inspired by the demands of elite and aspiring athletes. These wireless open ear headphones wrap powerful features in a functional, flexible and featherweight design, ignoring the limits set by traditional headphones.  Trekz Air sit on your cheekbones, just in front of your ear and use bone conduction technology to transmit audio waves to the inner ears through the skull, bypassing the eardrums completely. This leaves your ear canals open, allowing you to remain alert and aware of ambient sounds, from traffic to training partners and more while you enjoy your music and calls. AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones are $179.95 and available at Best Buy, REI and Brookstone. For more information, visit www.aftershokz.com.

 

Brush Hero— is an innovative, water-powered cleaning tool that simply MAKES LIFE EASIER. Originally designed for car and motorcycle detailing, the Brush Hero can be used to clean just about anything. Filthy rain gutters, burnt on barbecue grease, yard tools, lawnmowers, sporting equipment, pottery, furniture…even pets. With no batteries or electricity required, the Brush Hero is fully submergible and keeps scrubbing even when under water…efficient, painless way to clean pool tiles and boats without the usual backache! It’s FUN and EASY to use. This is the PERFECT Father’s Day gift for your favorite car guy, motorcyclist, grill master, DIY rock star or all around clean freak. Brush Hero is a great alternative to another boring tie, pair of socks or coffee mug. The Brush Hero Starter Set sells for $34.99 and they sell gift sets and bundles ranging from $54.99 to $149.99. You can find Brush Hero at www.brushhero.complus Amazon, Walmart or Costco.

NOTE: Brush Hero B-Roll video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF_BzFuzUU8

 

Generac GP3000i Inverter Generator — Ideal for recreational and RV users, the new Generac GP3000i inverter generator is quiet while still being powerful enough to bring the conveniences of home to the great outdoors. The unit features Generac’s new PowerRush(TM) Advanced Technology, which is perfect for handy dads and grads who need extra power for their tools and appliances. There are also easy access ports to keep gadgets – like phones and tablets – charged on the go. The unit even provides a 30-amp locking outlet for bigger power demands.  In order to conserve fuel and further reduce sound, the GP3000i also offers an economy mode that automatically adjusts its engine speed based upon power demands. While dads and grads may love surprises, that isn’t the case for this generator. LEDs on the control panel will alert users if the unit is low on oil  or overloaded. It also monitors gas levels — taking the guess work out fueling. The compact size and light weight of the GP3000i coupled with the built-in handle make transporting the inverter generator painless. MSRP for the GP3000i is $899 and is available at home improvement stores across the U.S.   For more info, go to Generac.com.​

 

Watermelon Smash (YULU Toys) — The new Watermelon Smash game from YULU Toys is a hilarious twist on the water roulette challenge. Will you end up dry or soaking wet? Use your head to find out! Fill the watermelon with water or use the provided watermelon seeds for indoor play. Players take turns spinning the spinner to determine their fate. Follow the indicated instructions on the spinner and press the watermelon against your head. Watch out, you never know when the watermelon will crack and you will lose! The last player left in the game wins! Each Watermelon Smash game comes with a watermelon, seeds for indoor use, spinner, and game rules.    Share your videos with #WatermelonSmashChallenge.  It’s perfect summer game for the entire family and only $19.99.  It’s available at Target stores exclusively.  Check it out here.

Video of Steve doing a demo of Watermelon Smash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1cfsKpi2Tg

 

Glove-A-Bubbles (Zing) — Churn out oodles and oodles of BUBBLES with just the wave of your hand with Zing’s new Glove-A-Bubbles, new from Zing! Get ready to wave and play! Kids simply remove the bubble pouch from the glove and pour one of the two bubble solutions into the pouch.  Dip the glove into the bubble pouch. Wave your glove back and forth and watch tons of delightful bubbles form instantly, right before your eyes. Never ending bubbles for never ending fun! Glove-A-Bubbles come with one glove and two packs of bubble solution.  The pouch is also re-sealable and refillable.  Glove-A-Bubbles come in eight different animal-themed gloves, including lion, alligator, hippopotamus, elephant, dinosaur, panda, bunny and monkey and retails at $2.99/glove. There’s a Glove-A-Bubble for everyone! It’s available at Target and Walmart stores. Check out the awesome fun here.

 

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