10 gifts for the millennial dad
Millennial dads grew up playing video games, Googling answers to everything, and researching every product before making a purchase. Needless to say they are picky and willing to spend a little bit more on extra features. The guys over at TechBargains have their share of millennial dads and who else would be better at finding a gift for the hard to please dad than one of their own. And if it makes millennial dad's standards happy we're sure it's more than suitable for all dads. Skip the tie this year and let us help you find a great gift for Dad.
Use code 50OFF699. If millennial dad can't decide on productivity or entertainment gaming in their laptop then this has the best of both worlds. This carries PCMag's Editor's choice and it has some great specs to brag about: a unique and somewhat rare quad-core Intel i5 processor powerful enough to handle demanding programs, a mid-level 4GB GTX 960m video card so you can indeed play real games at respectable frame rates, and a full HD 1920x1080 display. This is a special edition gaming laptop and has black and red stylistic accents to set it apart. At this price point you'd have to go to eBay to get a cheaper price for the specs.
Destek Vone 3D VR Headset for Smartphones $19.99 (Orig $39.99)
For only $20, Dad can get experience of VR with any Apple iPhone or Android headset. Simply insert your phone and start up any VR app or watch TV shows and get yourself into an entirely new immersive experience. These are far more comfortable and durable than Google cardboard versions which are fun to use for a few minutes but not suitable for wearing over extended periods.
Vizio 40" 4K UltraHD LED Smart HDTV + $125 Dell Gift Card $399.99
This is a stunningly low price for a name brand 4K TV. After factoring in the gift card its effective price is only $275. At under $300 or even $400 this is cheaper than you can get a 4K computer monitor. Most manufacturers skimp at this size but Vizio has pulled out all the stops. Features an effective 120Hz refresh rate for smooth motion, a greater than average 5x HDMI Ports for plenty of inputs, and full array LED backlight with local dimming for great picture quality; this really does have it all. This would make a fantastic huge monitor and be excellent for playing games.
1-Year Xbox Live Gold Membership for $39.99 (Orig $59.99)
If you have an Xbox then a Live membership is a must have. An overwhelming majority of games require you to connect online to play multi-player and make the most of your experience. Plus it allows you additional options to stream Netflix if you have an account. At $40 this is one of the lowest prices we've seen this year and a discounted price that does not come up often so it's worth buying more when your subscription runs out.
Vansky LED HDTV Bias Lighting Kit $13.99 (Orig $39.99)
Use code: EGES1519 to drop the price down to $15. Dad been playing too many games or not happy that the TV's blacks aren't black enough? This $15 LED light strip adds a subtle backlight to the back of your TV and improves how your eyes perceive contrast and reduces eye fatigue. Plus it looks pretty cool. Act quick though because these things alway sell out.
FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical $119.99 (Orig $169.99)
If Dad sits at a desk all day make it mindlessly convenient for him to get a few minutes of exercise with this mini elliptical. It is whisper quiet and has 8 adjustable levels of resistance with a clever foot shifter. The FitDesk is superior to lesser models as it is sturdy and well built so that it won't actually move while you use it. Built-in wheels allow you to move transport it and will work with a desk as low a 25".
Char-Griller Kamado Kooker Charcol Grill & Smoker $288 (Orig $399)
For the Dad that is a serious charcoal griller they will definite appreciate this BBQ Grill. This is about 1/4 the price of the famous Big Green Egg and has excellent reviews to make you think twice about dropping over $1,000 for the Egg. This can hold a temperature as low at 200-degrees or sear a steak up to 700-degrees. Temperature is control is easy with the built-in air vents and even includes a guide to help you set the vents for a specific temperature. Uses less charcoal for long smokes because it is so well insulated thanks to its double walled insulation. It is built to last with powder coated steel exterior, porcelain coated steel interior, and 22-gauge steel construction.
Nest Learning Smart Thermostat $206.99 (Orig $249.99)
Use 10% off new user code TECHB10 to drop the price down to $206.99, otherwise use 5% code TECHB5 to drop it down to $218.49. This is a rare discount on the current 3rd generation Nest. The Nest controls your heating & cooling system and can be controlled from the convenience of your smartphone. It will learn your habits and adjust temperatures based on if you are home or not. This newest Nest has a large and higher resolution display so you can easily read it across the room and has a slimmer profile.
Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Enterprise Pro WiFi Access Point $133.99 (Orig $169.99)
WiFi deadspots are everyone's problem and the millennial dad is likely the largest complainer. You've paid for the broadband service and you better be able to access it from every spot in the home. Luckily this enterprise level solution will be overkill for your home WiFi deadspots and expand your WiFi radius to 400-feet. It comes with everything you need to mount it, 3 dual-band antennas for maximum wireless performance & range, and can be powered and connected with a single ethernet cable (if you have a Power over Ethernet Switch). There are tons of enterprise level features and configurations that will keep Dad happy knowing there is expandability there he won't ever use.
Travelpro Crew 22" Rollaboard Suiter Carry On Luggage $138.99 (Orig $440)
Dad complaining about the cheap luggage you got from a discount department store? Try these well made and well reviewed luggage. TravelPro luggage consistently ranks in many top carry-on lists and has strong user reviews on Amazon. These are designed for the frequently flier with weight and durability at the forefront. It is the maximum carry-on size on a domestic flight and reviews state being able to pack 5 or more days worth of clothing. These have interior tie-down straps which cinch down clothes to manually squeeze more room. For nice clothing there is a deluxe hanger suite that will keep those items wrinkle free. Lastly, there is a lifetime warranty against defects in worksmanship which tells you they stand behind the quality of their product.
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