UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker

UE Roll Review

The diminutive UE Roll 2 looks like a cross between a flying saucer and a hockey puck. However, don’t let its small size fool you. This little speaker sounds bigger than it looks. While it may be too big to fit in a pocket it can easily fit inside a bag.  The Roll 2 is 15% louder than the original Roll, has a 9 hour battery life and a bluetooth range of about 100ft. A handy little bungee cord on the back makes it easy to strap or hang the speaker wherever you wish. The icing on the cake is that the Roll 2 is extremely durable and waterproof making it the perfect speaker for poolside music listening.

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Vizio SB3820 Sound Bar

Vizio 3820 Sounbar

We reviewed the Vizio SB3820 Sound Bar a few months ago and came away fairly impressed. The 38-inch sound bar produced clear, crisp, detailed sound and did a pretty good job with both movies and music. Despite not having a subwoofer it had a decent low end punch. For under $100, this sound bar is the real deal.

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Amazon Fire TV

Amazon 4K Fire TV

If your dad is looking for a streaming box that does it all then the Amazon Fire TV should be on his short list. The Fire TV is home to a variety of apps and streaming services which include Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, and Hulu among others.  The Fire TV is also a viable option for cord cutters since numerous live TV options such as  NBC News, NBA, and Sling TV, which includes ESPN, CNN, HGTV, AMC, A&E, and Cartoon Network are available.  The latest Fire TV supports 4K video and Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.

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Star Wars Death Star Bluetooth Speaker

Death Star Bluetooth Speaker

If your Dad’s a Star Wars fan, he’ll get a kick out of this little gem. This pint-sized Death Star may not have blown up Alderaan, but it is responsible for kicking out some serious tunes. This little bluetooth enabled speaker is compact enough to take anywhere and has an active range of about 30 ft.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

 

The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Studio Monitor Headphones are designed for comfortable listening. The built-in 40mm drivers and soft over-ear cups provide sound isolation and are perfect for studio tracking, mixing, field recording, and regular music listening. The M30X provide a balanced  sound with great detail and smooth mid-range. They also fold down for easy portability. For under a hundred bucks they’re a steal.

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Fitbit Flex Activity Band

FitBit Flex

Don’t let your Dad fall victim to “Dad Bod“. If you’ve noticed your Dad’s suddenly carrying a few extra pounds around the mid-section, now may be the time to get dear ol’ Dad a fitness tracker. The Fitbit Flex is capable of tracking his steps, calories and active minutes. If you’re concerned about your Dad getting some quality zzz’s, the Fitbit Flex will monitor how long and how well he sleeps. It does all this and it’s capable of syncing with his PC and smart phone too.

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Jensen JTA-230 Turntable

Jensen JTA 230 Turntable
Did you know that vinyl’s making a come back? Of course you did. With the Jensen JTA-230 Turntable, your dad can finally dust off his old Bee Gee’s albums and relive his glory days. The JTA-230 is a self contained music system with built-in speakers. It has 3-speeds so it can play 33⅓, 45 and 78 rpm records. It also has pitch and tone controls which is unusual in this price range. If Dad wants to convert his vinyl albums to MP3’s he can do that too with the included software and USB port.

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Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna

 

Mohu Leaf 50 Indoor Antenna

If your Dad is tired of paying for cable, then the Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor Antenna could be a nice gift for him. The paper-thin antenna can be attached to the wall and will pick-up 1080p HD-TV quality over-the-air broadcast signals from PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and more for free. Before you buy, Mohu also has a handy online tool that you can use to see exactly what networks are available in your area. The Moho Leaf has received top reviews from CNET, CNBC, and Yahoo and has been labeled as an inexpensive and easy way to cut the cable cord.

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Polk Audio PSW10 Subwoofer

Polk PSW10 Subwoofer

This little 10″ subwoofer has been a best seller for years and with good reason. This little beast is capable of kicking out some serious bass. So if your Dad’s into music or just wants to add some serious thump to his home theater the PSW10 provides powerful detailed bass for both. We had a chance to review it and we liked what we heard.

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JBL Flip 2 Portable Wireless Speaker

JBL Flip2 Review

 

The JBL Flip 2 is the perfect way for your Dad to take his music with him on the go. The compact little bluetooth speaker has a battery life of 4-5 hours and comes with a handy carrying case. We had a chance to test out this little speaker and it has some serious music chops. The Flip 2 has good bass response with clear detailed treble and mid-range. Considering you can pick one up for under a hundred bucks it’s a real bargain.

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Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control

Logitech Harmony 650 Remote

One remote to control them all. That’s pretty much what the Logitech Harmony 650 remote is. There’s a good reason why the 650 has been one of the top selling universal remotes for the past few years. It’s nearly perfect. It can control up 8 devices and has a built-in LCD screen that your Dad can customize with channel favorite icons. One touch buttons such as “Watch TV” will turn on all your Dad’s equipment without having to hunt for multiple remotes. Logitech’s easy to use software makes it easy for it to control 225,000 + devices.

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