Tech gift ideas for dads and grads

June 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Father's day is right around the corner and graduations are beginning, so it's time to find the perfect gift. Tech expert Jessica Corbin shares some great gift ideas for dads and grads.

The Garmin Nuvi 260 Wide GPS unit and the Olympus Stylus 850 SW compact digital camera are both available at Target. The Garmin Nuvi comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded street maps including points of interest such as hotels, restaurants, fuel and ATMs. It also fits in your pocket or purse for convenient navigation by car or foot. The Olympus Stylus 8-megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom is designed for active people. With its durable metal body and shock-absorbing construction, it can withstand a 5-foot fall. It also allows you to take underwater movies and pictures. (www.target.com)

  • Garmin Nuvi 260 Wide $349.99
  • Olympus Stylus 850 SW $299.99

Human Touch HT-1470 Back Massage Pad is the world's thinnest portable kneading and rolling massage robot that utilizes the most advanced patented massage system ever created to provide 25-percent greater back-area coverage than competing back massage pads. The heated back massage pad easily transforms any sofa, home or office chair into a relaxing massage lounger. Users can personalize their experience with push-button simplicity that allows them to turn heat on or off, select a full back massage and target coverage to the middle and lower back. (www.humantouch.com)

  • $249.99

CASIO unveils the G'zOne (pronounced Jeez-Wun) Black and Silver Type-S. Sporting a modern black and silver design, the Type-S is shock, dust and water-resistant, just like its predecessors . Impeccably built to survive the most extreme elements, the CASIO G'zOne Type-S is also resistant to humidity, salt fog, and solar radiation. The features include Bluetooth? GPS, speakerphone, a built-in camera and a handy, bright lantern. ( www.casioGzOne.com)

  • $149.99 with a 2 year contract from Verizon.

Q2 Designs from Microsel are custom painted laptops in any color or design you desire. Q2 isn't just about color, they offer you the ability to put a custom image or logo and tag line on the lid for the ultimate in personalization and branding, not to mention the latest in Intel Centrino technology. Their proprietary coating process creates a beautiful scratch resistant finish. It also prevents theft -with over 1 million laptops stolen per year, law enforcement recommends you errantly mark your laptops. ( www.q2designs.com)

  • Starts at around $800

The Sharp XL-DK257 Micro-Audio System combines powerful audio technology with the hip functionality of an iPod docking system, allowing Dads and Grads to enjoy all of their music collection, whether on an iPod, or standard CD's. This micro audio system will also play burned CD-R discs with MP3 and or WMA files for enhanced versatility. Dads and Grads can listen to their favorite music with powerful sound through the 80 watts per channel amplifier, with an electronic equalizer and bass boost provided by X-BASS (Extra Bass) system. Available in a glossy piano-black, the micro-audio system has an AM/FM digital tuner that Dads and Grads can program with up to 40-stations preset in the memory. (www.sharpusa.com)

  • $159.99

iMuffs - Wireless headphones for your iPod & bluetooth phone. (www.wi-gear.com)

  • $179.99

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About Jessica Corbin
Jessica Corbin is the other half of the FEMPIRE founding team. Her life experience and career track has poised her to launch the TV, Production and Publication elements of FEMPIRE. Being the granddaughter of music icon Pat Boone and the niece of Grammy winning singer Debby Boone, the desire to entertain has always been in Jessica's blood. Graduating from UCLA in 2000, Jessica Corbin has been on a fast track in the media industry. Jessica's interest in media grew after extensive internships at ABC 7 Eyewitness News, MTV News, and Orange County News. After receiving a degree from UCLA Jessica worked for Oxygen Media and was an integral presence as a host/producer at TechTV. Recently, Jessica hosted "help & how-to" segments for CNET, a consumer electronics review show called "InDigital" for Revision3, as well as various satellite media tours.

For more information about Jessica Corbin, visit: www.jessicacorbin.com


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