Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013
Streets & Trips 2013 is designed to help road-trippers plan the perfect trip from start to finish – generate maps and directions, customize with start and stop times, and add notes such as reservation numbers or operating hours – all without an Internet connection. The 2013 version includes over 2.5 million points of interest with online ratings and reviews, and 150,000 new miles of roads in North America. While on the road, Streets & Trips helps travelers find necessities such as ATMs, hotels, auto services, restaurants and more, helping plan for — or discover — plenty of fun and useful stops along the way. With no Wi-Fi or service-area required, road-trippers can really disconnect from their hectic lives, get off the grid, discover new places, and explore the great U.S.
Why not provide a way to cut down on remote clutter? The Logitech® Harmony® 650 Universal Remote ($79.99) is a high-tech remote designed to universally simplify the man cave or new apartment.
Pelcor, Portugal’s sustainable cork accessories company offers a range of “tech-cessories,” from cork skin iPad covers and iPhone sleeves, to USB drives and colorful notebooks to set dads and grads up for success. With all the makings of a pefect present: useful, personal and fashionable, Pelcor take the guesswork out of gift giving. Available for purchase online at PelcorUSA.com, Pelcor uses the highest-quality cork in making its range of handbags and accessories for work, travel and leisure. A selection of Pelcor products is also available at TheCools.com.
Your music-loving dad will love the AUVIO Bluetooth Portable Speaker ($79.99). It’ll help him enjoy his music without being tied down by headphones or wires. If your music lover happens to prefer a more old-school style, gift him the Crosley® Tech Turntable from RadioShack.com. It plays 33⅓, 45, and 78 rpm records and also features an analog AM/FM. This would be great for your husband, your dad or any man/woman in your life!
The perfect gift for dad’s home office, the Fellowes P-12C, is ideal for heavy-duty home use because it features:
- Fellowes’ patented SafeSense® technology, an advanced electronic safety sensor that surrounds the paper entry and automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening
- High-security Cross-Cut technology, destroying a single sheet of paper into 399 particles
- A slim profile design, which allows it to fit easily in home offices, kitchens and other rooms
- An easy-to-use pull-out bin and has the ability to shred staples, credit cards and paper clips
The machine is available at Target and Target.com for a suggested retail price of $91.99.
The perfect gift for gadget-loving dads and grads, the Fellowes 69Cb is designed to meet shredding needs in the home and home office. This machine is innovative and durable, featuring cutting-edge technology that is sure to appeal to gadget-lovers. The 69Cb offers:
- Cross-Cut technology with Fellowes’ Jam Blocker feature, an electronic sensor that measures paper and prevents overfeeding.
- SafeSense® technology, an advanced electronic safety sensor that surrounds the paper entry and automatically disables the shredder when hands come too close. Great for homes with small children and pets!
- SilentShred™, a whisper-quiet motor that alleviates common shredder noise concerns. Perfect for homes where a baby may be sleeping in the next room.
The machine is available at Staples and Staples.com for a suggested retail price of $179.99.
The NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband Hotspot is an affordable, portable way to access the Internet. The Hotspot can be used with laptops, netbooks, iPads and other tablets and can go anywhere you go – all with an incredibly fast and secure connection at an affordable price. The NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband Hotspot is the perfect gift for dads, granddads and grads who need access conveniently and affordably! Best of all, the Hotspot requires no contract or commitments, so it’s ready to go as soon as the wrapping paper comes off.For more information, visit www.netzero.net.
Not enough outlets in the house? The Joy Factory’s Zip Mini features the latest breakthrough in conductive charging technology. The Joy Factory designed the Zip Mini to offer consumers the ability to easily charge an arsenal of mobile devices including smartphones, cameras, and e-Readers in a way that is modern, effortless and without the clutter of bothersome cords and cables. It also serves as a great conversation starter for holiday parties.
The Zip Mini is bundled with ultra-short, tangle-proof “ZipTails” which are equipped with rounded magnetic chargers at the end and connect to any of the dimpled spots on the main charging pad. With the included 2100mA power adapter, the Zip Mini can charge up to four cellular phones at once, depending on the power transformer on the device. The Zip Mini comes with a starter kit that includes one micro USB and one Apple 30-pin connector. Additional receivers can be purchased separately. The Zip Mini is available at the MSRP of $49.95.
myCharge is a collection of lightweight, on-the-go extended batteries with built-in charging connectors that deliver instant power and offer up to double (2X), triple (3X) or quadruple (4X) the run time for hundreds of digital devices (iPhone/smartphones, iPad/tablets, eReaders and more). Uniquely equipped with all the cords built into the battery unit, ensuring hassle-free usage. Compatible with hundreds of mobile devices. $39.99 to $99.99.
The ultimate charging system disguised as the coolest bag you’ll ever use. Every Powerbag has a built-in battery and charging system with pre-routed power cables powerful enough to charge the average smartphone up to four (4) times and up to four (4) mobile devices at a time with its included Apple 30-pin, Micro-USB and Mini-USB connectors and USB port. Powerbag complies with all TSA regulations, so no issues at airport security! Available in a variety of styles (backpack, messenger, sling and more) and battery capacities. $139.99 to $249.99. http://www.mypowerbag.com
Look and feel like a million bucks with the C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini case. Made of genuine leather, the C.E.O. Hybrid stands your Apple iPad mini device at three viewing angles and one typing angle. Marware’s signature interior hand strap provides a comfortable one-handed experience at home or when you’re out and about. Covering 97% of the device when closed, the C.E.O. Hybrid protects your iPad mini while enhancing it, no matter where you go. It’s more than a case.
The FlexiShell™ Dash for iPod® touch 4G is a soft, translucent TPU shell that lets you show off a limitless array of colorful dashes – in any pattern or arrangement you’d like! Here’s how it works: The translucent TPU shell is designed with grooved lines on the inside of the case – we call them dashes, and they are arranged comparable to the style of a digital clock. We include a bag full of colorful lines that you can pop in place inside the grooves, in any arrangement of dashes that you like. The best part is, these dashes can be removed and rearranged as many times as you like – so you can change the look of your case as often as you want. The colored dashes are visible from the outside of the case, without poking through or falling out, so the back of the case remains smooth to the touch. Prefer a more muted look? No problem – the FlexiShell Dash looks great even without any colored dashes in it. A fun case and fun colors for a fun device..