(2011) Dads ‘n Grads Gift Guide

Congratulations, dads and grads everywhere!

There are so many new and exciting things to see and evaluate, and, ultimately, to share with you. And there are quite a number of other things that have become timeless staples, things that are not new but are worthy of regular, persistent mention.  It is my belief that these deserving products and technologies should be presented again and again because they have passed the test.

What is the test?  They are nearly timeless.  They are as exciting and relevant today as when I first wrote about them. The only difference between then and now is that you may not have known about them then, but you will now. Unlike the latest and greatest computer, TV or phone, these gems remain worthwhile and effective and will not go out of style, superseded by a newer, better, fresher model.  I think this kind of product represents the best value around.  So, here for your pleasure, is a linked list of new AND not so new, recommended and tested products and technologies.

Let the tech begin!  Have a terrific summer season!

3M MP180 Pocket Projector

For Dad . . . DVDs Are Always in Fashion – This Year, Get Him TRUE GRIT on DVD

3M Privacy Screen Protectors, Now for Smart Phones, Tablets

Kitchen Utensils and More – Get to Know Dreamfarm

Kobo eReader Touch Edition – VERY “Book-like”

Energizer (Auto) Battery Booster, with Air Compressor, Light, Inverter – All-In-One a Cut Above Competition

Hurom (Quiet) Slow Juicer Different, Better Than Fast & Noisy Others

PhonePower Reviewed & Recommended – Excellent VoIP Service, LOW Cost, for Home and Small Businesses

Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Grill – UPDATE! I Enjoy it More Each Day

Soundmatters foxL V2 Delivers Portable Audiophile Stereo Sound from Shirt-pocket Size – for Phones, iPods, More

SuperTooth DISCO Bluetooth Portable, Powerful Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer – BIG Sound Wherever, Whenever, from Whatever

Summer Travel Tips – A Guide for Everyone Planning a Vacation

Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Looking for the Coolest Flashlights? Look No Further Than Fenix

Vinturi Travel – the Portable Wine Aerator Tested, Recommended

Stack ‘em Don’t Scratch ‘em with Protect A Pan – A Kitchen Essential

LED Light Bulbs – Technology, Consumer Confusion Addressed

NEW Contigo AUTOSEAL Double-wall 24-oz. Bottle and Vacuum Insulated 16-oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug – You Will Want These

If You Drive in the Rain, You NEED Aquapel on Your Vehicle’s Windshield!

The Best Hands Free Device for Your Phone is NOT Bluetooth, It’s theBoom

InSite Online Shopping Tool from American Express Offers Cardmembers Points, Other Benefits When Shopping Online

Better, Sharper Kitchen Knives from Wusthof (and Others) and How to Keep Them as Sharp as or Sharper Than New . . . Forever

Mr. Gadget’s® Easy, Foolproof, Do-It-Yourself Knife-Sharpening Secrets Revealed

Spotlight on Edgecraft/Chef’sChoice

Spotlight on Mundial (Cutlery)

JarPop Still the World’s Easiest Jar Opener – Every High Tech Home Needs One

Spotlight on Danish Experts at BRIX Design

Spotlight on Spice Ratchet (Herb and Spice Mills)

Spotlight on Trudeau – Graviti Elite Electric Salt and Pepper Mills…the BEST, and more!

Spotlight on Wine Openers

Spotlight on Zyliss

Spotlight on Microplane (Graters)

Spotlight on FoldTuk

Spotlight on Microthin

Spotlight on Mastrad

Spotlight on Silicone Zone

Spotlight on iSi – Cream Whippers, Silicone Kitchen Gadgets, More

Spotlight on Bodum – Unique Glassware, Glass Accessories, More

Spotlight on Thermos – Intak Hydration Bottle

Contigo AUTOSPOUT Addison Water Bottle – My New Favorite Contigo Water Bottle

NEW Contigo AUTOSEAL Martinique Double-wall 24-oz. Bottle and Vacuum Insulated 16-oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug – You Will Want These

Contigo AUTOSEAL Stainless Steel No-spill, No-leak Mug Keeps Hot Beverages Hot for Four Hours, Cold for 12

Spotlight on Hydro Flask – Double-wall Vacuum Hydration Bottles Keeps Hot, Cold Better than Others

Fit & Fold, Makes Fitted Sheets Easier

Santa Maria Bar-B-Que Salt, Uniquely Delicious and Different

RealSalt Instead of Plain Salt; It’s Sea Salt from Utah, Tastes Better, Possibly More Healthful

Have You Tried Bacon Salt (Kosher, with NO Bacon, and Delicious)?

Spotlight on WowBacon Microwave Cooker

Spotlight on Hourglass Cold Brew Non-Electric Coffee Maker; Low Acid, Great Taste

Spotlight on Butterball SAFE Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer

Spotlight on Cuisinart – 14-cup Elite Food Processor

Oster BVCB07-Z 7-speed Blender = Performance and Value

Stand Mixers? Go with KitchenAid

Spotlight on Zojirushi – THE Name for Rice Cookers, More

Pogoplug – Cloud Computing for Everyone – Get to Know Pogoplug; Share & Stream ALL Your Stuff

Gifting Idea Odds ‘n Ends – Don’t Miss These!

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