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 Gadgets: Oco Wireless Video Camera

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In today’s market, home automation and cameras are commonplace. Many of them offer great features and neat extras, but few combine simplicity with great features. The latest test unit I received was the Oco Wi-Fi Video Camera. 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: Father’s Day Gamer Toolbox

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Every dad is different, and this year Logitech wants to celebrate dad’s individuality (and awesomeness) by making sure his own special toolbox is updated with the latest and greatest in tech, suited perfectly to him. 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: ‘Jaws’ 40th Anniversary T-shirt Giveaway

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During the first week of June in 1975, a giant great white shark terrorized the inhabitants of Amity Island and movie goers everywhere. I know I was scared to jump into a pool as a kid without checking for loose sharks in the water, thanks to the movie ‘Jaws.’ To celebrate this milestone, we gave away some awesome apparel courtesy of our friends at 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.

GeekDad Giveaway: ‘Jaws’ 40th Anniversary T-shirt Giveaway

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During the first week of June in 1975, a giant great white shark terrorized the inhabitants of Amity Island and movie goers everywhere. I know I was scared to jump into a pool as a kid without checking for lose sharks in the water, thanks to the movie ‘Jaws.’ 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: ‘The Goonies’ 30th Anniversary Winner

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In June of 1985, Chunk, Data, Mouth, Samwise, and Thanos all went looking for One-Eyed Willy’s treasure in ‘The Goonies.’ To celebrate this milestone, we have given away some awesome apparel courtesy of our friends at 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.

GeekDad Giveaway: Celebrating 30 Years of ‘The Goonies’

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In June of 1985, Chunk, Data, Mouth, Samwise and Thanos all went looking for One-eyed Willy’s treasure in ‘The Goonies.’ To celebrate this milestone, we are going to give away some awesome apparel courtesy of our friends at TVStoreOnline.com!
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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.

Add Xbox One Storage Easy With My Passport X

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If you have an Xbox One, then you probably already know that every game requires a great deal of storage space on the internal hard drive. 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.

Beeline Cases – For Those Who Are All Thumbs

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I have a confession to make: I am clumsy. I have dropped an iPad, a laptop, a child, multiple drinks, and, of course, my phone–all in the last month. I have lost 2 phones to water disasters; one fell in a gutter full of rainwater and one fell in a toilet. I am so paranoid now that when I go camping, I put my iPhone in a Ziploc bag inside a closed cargo pocket. 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 Review: Brick Loot Monthly Subscription

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Brick Loot is a monthly subscription box geared towards LEGO and BRICK lovers. Brick Loot was created by nine-year-old Parker Krex from Chicago, Illinois. At age four, Parker was reviewing his LEGO sets for YouTube and has since then founded the Brick Loot empire with the help of his parents. 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: Game of Thrones Winner

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The Winner is here!

Congratulations to the winner of our Game of Thrones t-shirt giveaway!
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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: ‘Game of Thrones’ T-Shirts

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Winter is here! At least for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans it is. Tonight is the season premiere, and to celebrate we are going to give away some awesome ‘GoT’ t-shirts courtesy of our friends at 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.

DIY Home Security with Skylink

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In my quest for perfect home automation and security, I have been trying out different avenues. For the most part, you can see where the technology is heading, and the ease of use has been fantastic.

The Skylink Alarm System Starter Kit wins the… 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.

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.