About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Sphero – The Ball That Does It All (With Brent Spiner!)

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I would say that it is great to have a toy that not only the kids enjoy but I also like, but that is nearly all of them! I should probably say that it is great when I get a toy and the kids enjoy playing with it also – at least when I let them play with it. So is true with my latest acquisition, Sphero! Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Thumbs Up for the Click Stick

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Recently, I had a chance to review the Thumbs Up! Click Stick. I know you have seen versions of these things, sometimes referred to as the “selfie stick” being used by tourists… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

GeekDad Giveaway: ‘Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy’ Surprise Pack

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That’s right! In honor of the new release on DVD, our friends at Disney Home Entertainment are going to give one lucky GeekDad reader a special surprise pack which includes their very own copy of ‘Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy’! Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Where Is MacGyver From?

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Did you know that Indiana Jones was from New Jersey? Really – Princeton, New Jersey… I would not have guessed him from Jersey. Same with John McClane from the ‘Die Hard’ series. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

GeekDad Giveaway Winner: ‘My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic’ DVD

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Thanks to everyone who entered to win, but there can only be one. Congratulations to… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

GeekDad Giveaway: ‘My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic’ DVD New Release

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That’s right! In honor of the new release on DVD, our friends at Shout! Factory are going to give one lucky GeekDad reader their very own copy of My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Chocolate Bark That Makes a Great Snack

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It was shortly before Valentine’s Day that I discovered a particularly tasty chocolate treat. Better yet, it is not even a dessert, but a “snacking chocolate.” Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Get to Know the ‘Cyber-Seniors’

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A few years ago on GeekDad, I did a somewhat regular column about “Upgrading a Boomer Parent.” In these posts, I discussed the different gadgets that I personally used to get my senior-aged father familiar with new technology. I know that this is nothing new. In fact, studies show that the fastest growing segment in mobile gadget usage is the 65 and older demographic. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Congratulations to Our ‘Thundercats’ Drawing Winner!

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Congrats to our winner, who will be receiving, by mail, TWO Thundercats t-shirts from TV Store Online! The drawing was held Friday in honor of the Thundercats 30th anniversary. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Thundercats 30th Anniversary Giveaway

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Thundercats made its TV debut on Jan. 23, 1985, and to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary TV Store Online has given GeekDad a his & hers t-shirt pack to give away! Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Boxed Makes Life Easier

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Boxed, or boxed.com, is a mobile optimized web service that offers the wholesale club shopping experience by delivering bulk-sized goods straight to your doorstep in just a couple of days. Think Sam’s Club or Costco, but online only. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Game Review – Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons

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Give me a bunch of units to move around in real-time or turn-based and I am a happy gamer. That said, let me tell you about Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Hot Toy Short List Review

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Needless to say, as a GeekDad we get lots of toys to review during the year, so I matched up a few that we have been using in my own household to the hot list. Here is the few that I can tell you about… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Gadget Review: MobileLite Wireless G2 Media Reader

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On our most recent family vacation, we ran into an offline storage dilemma. My son wanted some movies on his mobile device and my daughter wanted a few on hers – all while not deleting any of the apps or photos that they had stored… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Retro Gift Ideas for Anyone on Your List

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If you are looking for a gift that reminds you of simpler times, then here are a few suggestions… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Now Hear This – The Soundhawk Is a Great Headset

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The Soundhawk is a super headset for your mobile device that has a few new features that most traditional headsets don’t have. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

DIY Home Automation: The Thermostat

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Now that the Fall is here and in full effect, we are tapering off the need for the air conditioning and turning on the heat. This got my mind working on all the new products… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

DIY Home Automation: The Garage Door

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I often times have found myself driving back to the house because I could not remember if I shut my garage door. This may sound overly cautious, but I have several times forgotten to close it in the hustle of the morning or even had the cat run out and trigger the door safety system. Because of this… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Sleeping Beauty Battle Royale

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In just a few short days (11/04), the alternate version of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, will be released on home video. It has been a long time since a movie has been so polarizing with an audience as Maleficent is to Sleeping Beauty. If you have not seen this new telling, then I urge you to go ahead and get ready by picking up a copy of the original Disney classic first. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Gadget Review – The Ecoxgear Ecorox

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My latest project has been incorporating a car stereo into the golf cart. Little did I realize that this would be a costly endeavor. Just the wiring needed will run more money than I care to spend. Due to this, I decided to go with an enclosed system… Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Celebrate Nintendo’s 125th Birthday in Style

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I know I often think about how great it would be to dress up like Luigi or Link from the Legend of Zelda, but then think about how awkward it would be for an adult to go around in a costume. That is when I am not dressed up a the nearest convention. Now I can just zip up a hoodie and BAM, I am a costume character ready for some fun! Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

How To Get Ready for Another Sharknado

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In just a few short days, we will have the privilege of viewing Sharknado 2: The Second One. In order to prepare myself for this event, I have taken several steps. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Gadget Review: ThinOptics Glasses

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Do you wear reading glasses? In my new “old age,” I am finding it difficult to see small things, such as fine print, and I have noticed that this is especially problematic at restaurants with menus. Because of this, in addition to all my other daily carry items, I have added a small pair of reading glasses. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Gadget Review: IDAPT i4W Qi Wireless Charging System

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One big thing that I really wanted was to organize my charging area for my gadgets. Normally, I plug my iPhone in on the dresser and the Nexus or iPad gets plugged in wherever I find a free outlet. Well no more. I picked up the new IDAPT i4w Qi Wireless Charging Station. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Looking Fly on the Fourth of July

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Between the World Cup and Independence Day, how could you not feel patriotic right now? Well if you are looking to show off your red, white and blue, then you have to check out these new clothing items from TVStoreOnline.com. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Thirty Year Throwback – A The Karate Kid Giveaway!

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In honor of Daniel-san’s sweeping victory 30 years ago, TV Store Online is going to give one of our lucky readers $50 worth of Karate Kid merchandise! Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

A Sound Gift for Fathers’ Day – Razer Kraken Headset Review

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The real importance is how they sound, right? Well, they are great at that too. I have no idea how Razer can simulate pure 7.1 surround with two ear speakers, but they do. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Cutting Cords Review: The Kinivo WHD110 HDMI Extender

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The Kinivo HDMI Extender simplifies your home’s entertainment system by eliminating unsightly cable clutter with a 5GHz wireless connection up to 40 feet indoors. Just plug one HDMI source cable into the transmitter and hook the receiver to the television’s HDMI input. That is it! It is plug and play – pairs instantly. I must admit, I was skeptical at first with the Extender Kit. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

The Little Rascals Save the Day DVD Giveaway

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The Little Rascals Save the Day arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD download with UltraViolet on April 1, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

No April Fools Here – Ultimate PrankStar Giveaway

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In honor of today being April Fools Day, the fine folks at PrankStar have given us an assortment of their 2014 line to give to one lucky winner! I reviewed a few of their great items during the holiday season. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Thor: The Dark World on Home Video Today

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Today marks the release of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World on home video release. This one continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.

Organized In the New Year

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First item I bought to get organized is a label maker. To be precise, I picked up the Dymo LetraTag Plus Label Maker. I looked at several models, from the lowest of tech to the highest. Continue reading

About Tony Sims

I am a GeekDad from the South, but that does not hold me back. Proud father of 2 Geeklets & 2 cats. By day, I am a normal bank marketing guru - by night, I play games and spend time teaching my kids the finer points of life.