This Amazon Daily Deal Is Going Down the Drain


Most mornings that I post one of these Amazon Daily Deals, I try to focus on gadgets, electronics, pop culture, and other stuff that will appeal to the geeky folks who read GeekDad. And while there is a nice pair of Skullcandy bluetooth headphones on sale today, I think the other big daily deal is a more homey alternative. Continue reading

Philips Hue Makes Household Lighting Dimmable

Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Switch

The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is the lightbulb moment that will spark the natural progression into the modern, connected home. Not only does the kit show how simple it is to have clever products in your home, but like all Philips Hue products it is entirely future-proof. Continue reading

Be Prepared for Disaster With These Red Cross Emergency Lights – Amazon Daily Deal


With the recent spate of small earthquakes along the fault that runs about a mile past my home, making sure our emergency preparedness kit is up to date has become a to-do list item for our family. Amazon is making checking off this item a little easier again with their daily deal today: Red Cross emergency lights. Continue reading

Kindle HD6 and Sony Monitor Headphones on Sale Today at Amazon


Two pretty good tech/lifestyle deals today at Amazon. First, they’ve put a couple of their Kindle Fire tablets on discount again, including the HD6 for just $69, and the HD Fire Kids Edition for $119. Also, the very well-reviewed Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones are down to $55 today. Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Zipbuds SLIDE, Tangle-Free Earbuds

Zipbuds SLIDE

Last year I reviewed an interesting set of earbuds from Zipbuds, a company that promised “tangle free” listening through use of an innovative zipper system. They lived up to the promise. Zipbuds has a new product they sent for me to test, SLIDE earbuds featuring “Zipperless Zipper technology” that’s claimed to retain the tangle-free appeal of the originals while cutting down on weight and bulk. Continue reading

Programming With Robots, Part I: Sphero SPRK

Robotics Kits

Who says learning shouldn’t be fun and there can’t be value in play? Certainly not the folks behind the new SPRK Edition Sphero. Continue reading

The Meze 11 Classics Earbuds Will Put Wood in Your Ears


Earbuds and I don’t get along. I’ve been through countless pairs, and I’ve hated them all. Some fall out, some have crappy audio quality, some look like they were made for 4-year-olds. But if you’re in the market for high-end earbuds that deliver fantastic audio and just look downright stunning, you can’t go wrong with these. Continue reading

Review: HybridLight Solar Lantern, Flashlight, and Charger


Two things are fairly scarce when you’re in the wilderness or at a campground–light and power. The HybridLight Solar Lantern is a great all-in-one that works as a flashlight, expands to a lantern, and can even charge your phone or other USB powered device. Continue reading

Spire: Track Your Body and Mind


There’s been an explosion in “wearable tech” recently, and I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t jumped on that particular bandwagon. The idea of doodads clipped to my body that constantly measure various vital signs is at first a fascinating idea and very science fiction-y…but it quickly becomes a rather frightening prospect. Spire is one of the latest of such doodads, and I had the opportunity to give it a test run over the past few weeks. Officially, it is “a wearable device made for body and mind, tracking how you move and breathe.” Continue reading