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the latest and greatest computer, TV or phone, these gems remain worthwhile and effective and will not go out of style, superseded by a newer, better, fresher model.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!
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
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 Microplane (Graters)
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!