Dads & Grads Buyer’s Guide

dadsgrads2It’s that time of year again when the sun shines a little brighter, birds seem to chirp a bit louder and making plans to head for the beach quickly goes from a pipe-dream to reality. Ahh, Summer is upon us.

If you’re like us, you’re ready to fire up the grill, pull the cover off of the pool and start shaking away the Winter slumber with some good ‘ole fashioned Vitamin D. Before you lather up with coconut-scented oils and start tossing around a Frisbee, why not knock out your Father’s Day (June 21st) and Graduation gifts?

You don’t want to have to turn down that raging outdoor concert with your friends because you’re spending the evening cooped-up in a Walmart fighting The Walking Dead for the last tool-set in aisle nine.

Don’t wait until the last minute and certainly don’t settle for giving the people you love sub-par gifts this year. Tablets, phones, drones and everything in between.

We’ve taken the worry out and put together a handful of the hottest deals and most attractive offers for your beloved Dads and Grads. Now, go hit that Slip N’ Slide![spacer color=”264C84″ icon=”Select a Icon”]

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Samsung Galaxy S5

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Widely considered one of the best Android devices to ever hit the market, you can give what would surely be the most dynamite gift of the Summer for just a penny with a contract. Available on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

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100-count Velcro cable ties

61EXxuPzUpL._SL1000_Perfect for managing that clutter of HDMI, power, headphone and other cables, these self-adhering ties are official Velcro brand and come in a pack of 100 for less than six bucks. Scoop them up and tidy your home, office and workstation. These are going to go incredibly quickly so I’d suggest placing an order NOW!

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5-pack MicroUSB cables

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Always losing your charging cables? Grab this pack of (5) MicroUSB cables and enter coupon code QU9AQXHW at checkout to bring your price to just $6.49!

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4-port Wall to USB travel charger

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Who doesn’t bring multiple devices with them practically everywhere that they go? If you’re anything like me then you’ve undoubtedly run into a lack of power outlets more often than not. This 4-port USB charger allows you to power 4 USB powered devices at once, through a single outlet. With great reviews and priced at just $8.89 (Prime eligible), there’s absolutely no reason to not have this in your luggage on your next trip.

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Aukey 4-Port USB Car Charger

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Here’s a great solution to multiple devices and only one car charger port from Aukey. This4-port car charger allows you to connect your tablet, phone and whatever other little gizmos you may be riding down the road with. Use coupon code 8OJJDQ4B to bring your price to just $9.99. That’s a great deal!

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Anker Astro Mini portable charger

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Keep the power flowing with this second generation version of the Anker Astro Mini. This lipstick-sized portable charger adds one and a half charges worth of power for only $12.99 (Prime eligible).

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PNY Turbo 32GB MicroSDXC card

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Here’s a terrific deal on 32 gigabytes of Class-10 memory with speeds of up to 90 MB/sec. Perfect for their device, camera, tablet, or GoPro, this is a steal for just $24.99!

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Skullcandy Chops Bud

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Available in a variety of colors, these headphones are great for the recent graduate with an active lifestyle or fitness-minded father. While some buds have a tendency to fall out, these around-the-ear hooks ensure a solid fit.

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Android Bot Collection + Plush Bundle

Comes with (3) randomly chosen exclusive 3″ tall Android mascots. All packaged in a collectible box, you could lay claim to Green, Business Man, Taxi Bot, Yeti, Pinkey, Bear Tag, or Ruby Red. In addition to this starter pack, you’ll also receive a lovable 6″ plush Gandroid bot that’s as soft as it is adorable.

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URGE 6000mAh Power Bank

Never worry about your phone, tablet or e-reader dying while you’re on the go with this ultra-portable external battery. Not looking to add more weight to your load? The URGE is perfectly sized to give you maximum power, and minimal nuisance.

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iMaze Fitness Heart Rate Strap & Armband Combo

How hard are you actually going during your daily workout? Incorporate iMaze into your routine to ensure you’re always going full throttle towards your fitness goals, whatever they may be. This lightweight chest strap connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth to record your performance in real time—including distance, speed, heart rate, route, time, weather conditions, and more!

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Smashbox Pro Portable Speaker

Keep the music flowing, the adventures rolling, and your phone pristine along the way with this portable speaker case. Safely slip your phone inside and use the handy external controls to take calls and play tunes. SmashBox conveniently clips to your belt, backpack, bike, etc., and will protect your device through rain or shine.

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Tulip 3200mAh Compact Power Bank

The Tulip may be small in size, but it’s big on power. Slip this compact 3200mAh battery pack into your pocket and you’ll have the backup power you need to keep all your USB-capable devices charged and ready to go.

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB Memory Card

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SanDisk, a trusted name in memory, packs 64 gigs of storage capacity into this card for that perfect somebody to be able to photos, videos and music. Great gift for less than 30 bucks![/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

Innori 15000mAh Battery Pack

Looking to recharge your phone or tablet while you’re out and about without searching for an outlet? With the Innori 15000mAh Battery Pack, you can charge both (or any two USB-capable devices) at the same time. It’s ultra convenient, super powerful, and guaranteed to save the day on more than one occasion.

Hubsan H111 Drone

Get ready for some uninhibited summer fun with this outside-friendly, ultra-stable nano drone. The Hubsan H111 is a sleek, bright quadcopter that’s ready to fly out of the box, and full of awesome functionality like 360 degree flips and rolls.[/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

Extreme Trio 10000mAh Battery Pack

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This sharp-looking battery pack not only charges 3 devices at once, it displays the charging speeds, total battery life remaining, and charge time remaining on a handy LCD screen. With convenient built-in lighting and micro USB cables plus a universal USB port, the Extreme Trio is truly as versatile as external batteries come.[/third_paragraph][/row]

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Two years of VPN protection

NordVPN affords you the ability to anonymously connect to the internet with private encryption. That means your data won’t be out in the open on those sketchy public Wi-Fi and mobile networks. Also, no activity-logs… not that you’d have any reason for that to be an issue.[/forth_paragraph][forth_paragraph]

Android Game Developer Bundle

Gives aspiring creators seven quality courses on game development. Learn to build with no prior knowledge of coding required. These courses will empower you and remove the barrier between you and your creative dreams. Heck, maybe we’ll even get to review your creation here on our site![/forth_paragraph][forth_paragraph]

LG Rumor Reflex (no contract)

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If your special someone is always remarking about how they have a hard time texting on a touch-screen, you’re in luck. Boost Mobile is offering the LG Rumor Reflex (certified pre-owned) with a slide-out keyboard for just $44.99.[/forth_paragraph][forth_paragraph]

NeuTab N7 Pro 7” Quad Core Tablet

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A highly-rated alternative to some of the more expensive tablets on the market, the N7 Pro is loaded with KitKat, Bluetooth compatible and has vibrant display. For under $50, you can’t go wrong!

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SYMA X5C-W 4CH 2.4G Quadcopter

51TVW15Ey9L._SL1001_A super cost-effective solution for getting Dad a drone he’s been going on and on about without breaking the bank. The SYMA X5C is stable, easy to fly and comes with an integrated camera for aerial photos and video. With great ratings, and priced at just $50.79, this is the perfect first-step into hobby flight. [/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

Dripbit Online Backup: 1TB lifetime subscription

cloud-based storage solution that combines the privacy and protection of military-grade AWS 256 encryption with the simplicity and convenience of browser-based media streaming and file access. You’ll get fast speeds and the ability to edit files in the cloud without re-downloading them. [/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

Jabra SOLEMATE

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This powerful little Bluetooth speaker is probably the #1 most-used gadget in my home. The battery lasts forever, it’s fine around moisture and delivers excellent sound quality. If there’s one gift on this list that I’d recommend, it would be the Jabra SOLEMATE. Trumped by its big-brother, Max, this is a steal for $59.99.[/third_paragraph][/row]

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Blur Premium Privacy Protection: Lifetime Subscription

Creates temporary masked e-mail addresses, phone numbers and credit card details so you’re completely in charge of your personal information. Who doesn’t want to be invisible to hackers? Blur also helps you manage and organize your passwords with included encryption. Your login information can be stored on mobile and desktop for one-click access. [/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2

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SensoGlove

Designed to help dad, or anyone else for that matter, the glove observes swings and teaches where he might improve. Built-in sensors keep an eye on grip pressure while the audio feedback alerts you the moment it becomes too strong. Save 20% before June 21 using promo code: fathersday2015.[/third_paragraph][/row]

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Vecto Wireless Speaker & Battery Pack

This all-in-one Bluetooth speaker and portable battery pack is ready to fuel your next adventure! Designed with robust, water-resistant housing, the Vecto brings 8 watts of high-fidelity sound, an integrated microphone, a built-in MP3 player, and portable charging for any USB-compatible device. That’s a whole lot of power, in an ultra portable package. [/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

Bose SoundLink Mini

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The Bose SoundLink Mini is the best selling Bluetooth speaker on Amazon and the reviews tell the story as to why. Up to 7 hours of battery life and advanced sound modeling make this a lovely gift for any Grad or Dad at $179.[/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

Moto 360 Smartwatch

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Powered by Android Wear, this wearable will connect to any recent Android smartphone and provide instant access to apps and notifications. Available in a variety of color options, the smartwatch gets better with each software update. And, because it’s Android at its core, there’s a ton of apps and features to play with and customize.[/third_paragraph][/row]

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Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch

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FLOTE Orbit Universal Tablet Stand

Designed to hold your tablet just where you want it, so you can go about your business hands-free. Use it in the kitchen to display a recipe, around the house to stream Netflix, or in the office to share a presentation. With its sleek design and durable build, the ORBIT is a reliable accessory for any environment.
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RetroN 5 Gaming Console & 2 Wireless Controllers

Relive your gaming glory days with this magical machine dubbed the RetroN 5. This must-have console works with all your favorite retro games from 10 different systems, and even upconverts the resolution, sound, and functionality for an epic gaming experience. Play your favorite NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color & GBA cartridges on one system.[/forth_paragraph][forth_paragraph]

SwatchMate Color Capturing Cube

The colors that spark creative inspiration can be found where you least expect them. With a single tap, Cube removes the guess-work from color-matching and makes it easy to save and work with the colors that surround you. An essential for designers of any kind, Cube integrates with smartphones and desktops and puts you in colorful, creative control. [/forth_paragraph][/row]

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Jabra SOLEMATE Max 

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I feel fortunate to have this bad boy in my home as it is the best Bluetooth speaker unit I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. Not only is it loud and crystal clear but it is also completely easily transportable. I absolutely love mine and any Dad or Grad would be lucky to receive this as a gift this Summer. $299.99 and worth every penny!

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Grain Audio PWS Bluetooth Speaker

The Grain Audio PWS is one Bluetooth speaker that truly sounds as good as it looks. With a sleek walnut enclosure, a sound processor developed by Grammy award-winning technicians, and a patented bass isolation system – this speaker emits a full, natural sound – the way the artists intended.[/third_paragraph][third_paragraph]

HTC Desire & 1-Yr Unlimited Talk-and-Text

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Includes a brand-new HTC Desire PLUS a year of wireless service with no contract or commitment. You’ll get unlimited texting, unlimited talk, 500 MB of 4G LTE data per month and free international calling. Not to mention the added bonus of data tethering, visual voicemail and usage alerts.

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So you’ve run out of ideas and/or time and don’t know what to do. Play it safe and go with a gift card  from one of the following outlets. You’ll still come out looking good as you’ve helped pay for that next app, game, mobile gadget, or coffee. Alternatively, you can pay for some service for streaming music, movies, or television.

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