Dad and grads are hoping you’ll know what they’re wishing for on their special day. And Emmy® award winning consumer technology journalist, Jennifer Jolly will make sure you do with the latest and greatest tech gifts out there…
Square Cash is the simplest way to pay people back, and makes a great fit for dads, grads, and summer travelers alike. With the Cash App, sending and receiving money is totally fast and free, and—unlike paper checks—most payments can be deposited directly to your bank account in just a few seconds.
Relatives and parents can easily use Square Cash to send money to new grads instantly to congratulate them on their accomplishments and equip them with some extra spending money for the summer before they head off to college or face the real world. The Cash App can also be a great way to to keep track of spending when budgeting for summer travel, and even works with Apple Pay for those that prefer to pay with their phone. For more info, check out cash.me.
The ZTE MAX XL is a 6-inch power-packed smartphone on Boost Mobile bringing you power and performance for under $130. The best part? It features a huge battery, a large 6-inch screen, a fast fingerprint sensor for extra security, and Sprint’s HPUE technology which means better coverage for you. All for under $130 – that’s unparalleled value for the money.
Navdy is the first driving device that leverages augmented reality technology to project smartphone and car information including maps, calls, texts, music, calendars, fuel levels, etc., directly in the driver’s line of sight, for a safer and better driving experience. It’s controlled through simple hand gestures, voice controls and a specially engineered steering wheel dial that was designed for ease-of-use to navigate the UI.
At $499, Navdy is the perfect gift for the dad who loves the latest gadgets, especially those for his car, and for the grad (more so their parents!) who wants a safer way to stay connected to their digital life while driving.
Starting at just $199, this 360 camera is the perfect gift for the dad who loves to ski, or the recent graduate who is traveling across Europe. It features the latest in video quality and usability, and is designed to truly capture all of the action you need skiing, biking, and more at every angle.
Don’t limit your camera view! The Vivitar 360 Degree Action Camera features two 16MPlenses, one on each side, for an all around 360 capture so you don’t miss a single thing. This action cam includes a 1.0” preview screen for instant viewing and built-in video stitching software to integrate two views seamlessly into one. With built-in Wi-Fi, instant peer-to-peer sharing of photos and videos is an ease – simply connect to your smartphone and tablet and share images and movies from your camera directly with friends, family or social media!
You can get the Vivitar 360 Degree Action Camera at Best Buy locations across the country.
Honeywell Lyric Gateway
With no wall mounting needed, the Honeywell Lyric Gateway offers professional security with portability. The “plug and play” setup is perfect for apartment dwellers, since it doesn’t require hard installation. In addition to being the center of security for your home and family, the Lyric Gateway can act as a smart home hub by controlling lights, thermostats, locks, window shades and more.
Homeowners can even access the Lyric Gateway on their mobile phones; view live video and receive real-time alerts to keep on top of your home’s security, regardless of where you might be. Provides families with complete, whole-house protection, Lyric is stylish and unassuming, preserving the beauty of the home while protecting it at the same time.
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Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
The Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat allows you to take comfort knowing your home temperature will always be just how you like it. Control the Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat from anywhere simply by using your smartphone or tablet. It’s compatible with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo so you can control it using Siri, Alexa and Apple Watch. With customizable geofencing, Lyric ensures comfort when you’re home and savings when you’re away.
Available at YourHome.Honeywell.com and retailers like The Home Depot, price: $149.99