A couple days ago I shared my top five picks for Father's Day tech
gifts--one of which was, inevitably, a Roku box. What can I
say? It's the ultimate gadget, especially for TV-loving dads.
Though I recommended the new Roku 3, at $100 it might prove a
little pricey for some shoppers. Thankfully, Roku is offering a
Father's Day deal that's easier on the budget.
For a limited time, you can get the Roku 2 XD for
$69.99 shipped, a savings of $10. But that's not all: When you
order via Roku.com, the box includes three nifty freebies that
showcase its streaming capabilities.
First up: 30 days of Amazon Prime. That's the Amazon service
that offers, among other things, unlimited streaming of select TV
shows and movies.
I don't know about you, but I loves me some Star Trek. I used to think it was just a crappy television show from way back when, but if you actually give it a chance it's a great social commentary. Of course, you have to look past the crazy shenanigans of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock (and I'm more a fan of Data from The Next Generation to be honest), the bad costumes and even cheaper props, but it really is a great show.
Even though you may not be able to literally beam up, you will definitely get a kick out of our wacky product of the week this week: the Star Trek USB Communicator. Straight out of Starfleet and headed to a computer desk near you for a minimal $30 from ThinkGeek.
Telling time can be really hard. But it doesn't have to be. If all those numbers weren't in the way, I think it would be much easier and the makers of the Kaidoku LCD Word Watch over at TokyoFlash.com agree with me. Instead of an old plain Jane watch with a clock face, 12 digits, and two hands, this watch minimizes your time-telling efforts by letting you read the time with words instead of numbers.
Now that Mother's Day is over and done, it's time to start shopping for the big guy. You know, Dad. Forget the ties and tools--what he wants is tech. I'm talking gadgets, gear, and guy toys. As a dad myself, I know just the right stuff to shop for.
Read on for five of my favorite ways to honor thy father.