GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Looking for a gadget gift for dad or your favorite grad?
Steve Greenberg, "Gadget Nation" author, has some ideas.
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, burned-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 underwater. It's an 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.com plus Amazon, Walmart or Costco.
Generac iQ3500 Inverter Generator— Ideal for work or play, the new Generac iQ3500 inverter generator is quiet, powerful and is equipped with Generac’s new PowerRush Advanced Technology, which is especially useful when starting your electric power tools. It also makes for a great power solution when camping and powering everything from a microwave to string lights to charging a phone or laptop. The iQ3500 is available with an electric-start option, which means power starts with just the push of a button. Its compact size is also easy to store and haul wherever you may need power – whether that be the backyard, at a campsite, or tailgating for your favorite team. There are no surprises when it comes to fueling either, as the easy-to-read LCD display shows users the remaining run time available based upon the amount of fuel in the tank. It serves as a wattage meter, as well. If you are looking to stay powered up for longer periods of time, the economy mode feature automatically adjusts engine speed based upon electrical demands. A heavy-duty steel frame makes this inverter especially durable and perfect for use on job sites, too. If users require more than 3500 watts, the unit can be paralleled with another iQ3500 for double the power. MSRP for the iQ3500 is $1299 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 a perfect summer game for the entire family and only $19.99. It’s available at Target stores exclusively. Check it out here.
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. 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.