Gadget Retailer Helps Dads Be Cool and New Graduates Be Cooler with Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers and much more…
ThinkGeek :: Stuff for Smart Masses – the online retail hub for technology enthusiasts and wholly owned subsidiary of SourceForge, is revealing “Dads and Grads,” its list of high-tech gadgets designed to help gift-givers honor that special graduate or father-figure in their lives.
“Graduation is such a big moment for graduates and parents, I remember it like it was just, ahem, yesterday! As a day that will be remembered for such a long time, why not give a gift that’s fun and useful?” said Caroline Offutt, vice president and general manager, ThinkGeek. “Dads can become kids again and graduates get to hold out for a little bit longer.”
Of the many products available, a long-awaited favorite is back, providing a chance for Dads and Grads to bond like never before. Sort of the modern equivalent of playing catch, only much better and with lots of sound effects, the beloved Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers ($99.99) are now available! They come in six different authentic saber styles, each equipped with blades that light from the bottom up and trigger their own sound effects. Please see ThinkGeek.com for a dramatic, yet informative, product description and video.
Other products sure to be especially popular leading up to graduations this spring include:
Stainless Steel Walle ($79.99) – This cool wallet is silky smooth and made of woven stainless steel micro fibers. Dad will feel sleek and stylish as he doles out more cash for his children. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Watches from $12.99 to $795 – Watches with everything from 8GB of storage, to OLED displays, to star charts, to video… Heck, some of them even tell time! Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Digital Measuring Tape ($24.99) – Capable of memorizing measurements with the push of a button, so your Dad doesn’t have to. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Bluetooth Handsfree Speaker Phone ($49.99) – Be an example of driving safety for your Grad. Besides, you never know what you’ll need your hands for while manning your hybrid vehicle. Eyes on the road. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Portable Mesh Hammock ($89.99) – You’re headed off to the big world; Dad finally gets to relax. He deserves a power-nap at least. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
DIY Electronics Design & Projects Kit ($49.99) – Yeah, your son should’ve majored in something more useful than Slovakian Mime Theater. But he does seem to have a knack for gadgets. Here’s your chance to tease a real career out of him. There’s still time! Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Tool Logic Survival Card with Firestarter ($19.99) – He has to learn how to survive on his own. Talking about your Dad, of course. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Flux Capacitor Replica ($249.99) – They grew up just a little too fast, huh? Well, according to some grey-haired scientist and bubble-vested high-schooler, it’s never too late to go back! Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Retro Duo NES/SNES Game System ($49.99) – Your Dad was probably amazed when 16-bit video games were first introduced. Ask him to tell you stories. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Geek Insignia Ties ($39.99) – The real world may require a tie here and there. With five different styles, it shouldn’t be hard for your Dad or Grad to geekify their business look. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Bluetooth Handsfree Sunglasses ($49.99) – Tired of looking like some sort of goofy cyborg salesman? Integrate your Bluetooth device into your sunglasses! You’re on your own for cloudy days and evenings, though. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
1.3 Megapixel Spy Camera Sunglasses ($99.99) – Tap into your Dads inner-Roger Moore with these spy shades. With MP3 audio compatibility, you can even upload the Bond Theme for him! Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Diaper Dude Messenger Bag ($97.99) – Handy carry-all that fits your cool guy image when you’re carting around diapers and things. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella ($29.99) – In case you haven’t had the time to get back to your Kendo classes recently, here’s a way to get a little practice in on the side. Use your umbrella to fight those pesky Ninja elements. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Freedom Dynamo Electric Shaver ($49.99) – Never needs batteries. Charge it yourself by winding it, and then shaving. Just don’t do both at the same time. Read more on ThinkGeek.com
Consistently rated one of the top e-tailers in the world, ThinkGeek.com is known for offering fresh, quirky and unique products. Every product available at ThinkGeek has been tested by an expert staff of merchandisers, including several dads. It is unclear how many of the ThinkGeek staff are verified “grads,” however.