Tech Thursday: Tech Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads
Having a rough time getting Dad something for Father’s Day. If you have something in the neighborhood of $1,700 to spend then here you are.
There’s a 3D camcorder from JVC. Yes 3D! The Everio GS-TD1 looks imposing, but you don’t need to be James Cameron to use it. The geek in the family will be impressed that it uses two image sensors and lenses, and a respectable 5 times optical zoom. Better still, you can preview your 3D efforts without annoying 3D goggles using the camcorder’s 3.5-inch LCD viewfinder. This would also make a grad very happy as well.
If your Dad or grad forgets that important cell phone, make sure they never forget their phone again with the $80 Zomm. A wireless leash that hooks onto a key chain and then flashes vibrates or sounds an alarm if the owner strays too far from their phone. It works over Bluetooth, includes a panic button, and can double as a speakerphone. One drawback: The alarm can be embarrassing.