Happy Birthday, Dad!
Today is my dad’s 55th birthday and words just can’t express how blessed I am by the parents I’ve been given! Miss I. and I made him homemade birthday cards, because they are better than the store bought ones. And we’ve just started a new tradition: making a happy birthday video of Miss I. singing Happy Birthday and presenting or explaining the gift she made – you know there’s always a trick or a twist. 😉 I can’t wait for my dad to see it!
My dad is all about gadgets – you name one and most certainly he owns it or gives you a reason why he didn’t buy that gadget, but another. Of course, our birthday present is a gadget that I’m sure he’ll love. So while I was looking for the perfect gift for my father, I found myself thinking the list of things I couldn’t live without.
1. Smartphone wallet/case
I love this little wallet for my iPhone. Sometimes I don’t want to bring my entire purse with me but I always need my phone. This enables you to carry your driver’s license, credit card, cash, etc. within your phone case. I also like that it covers my phone face so that when text messages pop up curious onlookers aren’t tempted to read my messages.
2. Polar FT4
I bought my Polar FT4 Heart Monitor watch back in 2012, and I have been using it ever since for each workout I did. So after 2 and a half years of regular use, it works perfectly and gives me an accurate overview of my calories burned and keeps me on track when my heart rate gets higher than the value I set up as a safe max. I absolutely love this watch! You should try it too.
3. Nexus 7
I love my Nexus 7! There is no better alternative on the market for a 7 inch tablet, that you can just pick up and carry around with you, easily throw it in a purse or bag (no matter the size), and know it’s there when you need it. I love it for its size, great screen, affordable price and its loooong battery life.
4. Portable smartphone / tablet battery charger
If you are on-the-go a lot during the day using your phone or tablet, then definitely you need one of these! I plug my phone into the battery charger using a micro-USB cable and it fully charges my phone and adds more than 50% battery life to my tablet. It’s a great gadget to have around when traveling, or to carry around in your purse for just in case situations.
5. FlipCam Ultra HD Camera
FlipCam is so easy to use – just power on and press record to start capturing up to 2 hours of incredible HD video. When you’re done recording, just connect the flip-out USB arm to a PC or Mac and download your videos. Unfortunately Cisco exited the Flip business April 2011, but I am really happy I still have this mini-camera! I’m sure you would have loved it too!
What are your favorite gadgets?