Mother’s Day is Over, Time to Think About Dad!
Okay, Geeks, Mother’s Day was this past weekend and of course, that means Father’s Day is right around the corner (barely a month away as of this writing – it’s on June 18th FYI). Hopefully, you made Mom’s Day extra special and since Father’s Day gifts get a bad rap and gag gift sales go up (I know I’m guilty of trying to be funny with my Dad gift-giving), we wanted to try and help make your Dad’s day one to remember this year.
Especially if he’s a Geek.
Is Dad a gamer? Got him covered! Does he love being immersed in movies? You’re in luck!
And there’s more!
Plus, if you’re reading this after the holiday, don’t worry, these Geek goods work great as gifts virtually any time of year.
For the Gamer Dad
Okay, as a certified Geek, I play a good bit of games and spend a lot of time at my desk. So when the folks over at E-Win asked if I wanted to check out one of their gaming chairs, I jumped at the chance. And let me tell you, if your Dad or the Dad in your life enjoys playing games or just needs a new office chair, you just can’t go wrong with this E-WIN Flash that they sent over.
The first thing that hit me when I opened the box (be warned that it’s about 60lbs so be sure to lift with your knees LOL) was the cool design and bright, vibrant colors. I chose the black and red one but there are several different options and I had a hard time picking between it and the blue/black.
The next big plus is that it’s super easy to put together (took me about 15 minutes but I move slow and I’m not the handiest of men in the world) and it’s got a solid build quality that should last through years of wear and tear.
However, the biggest winning feature is that the E-WIN Flash XL with Pillows is seriously comfortable. The chair’s design supports your back and offers a great range of motion and as a Dad with a horribly bad back, when compared to my old desk chair I can tell you that this design sincerely helps reduce stress and strain. Especially when sitting in it for extended periods. It also comes with two pillows (one lumbar / one neck) to add even more comfort and support for Dad’s neck and back and I love the neck cushion, my back issues just don’t deal well with any lumbar pillows.
E-WIN Racing is a leading gaming chair manufacturer, supporting gamers and ergonomic enthusiasts with amazing, comfortable chairs since it was founded in 2013. Since then, the company has grown to be one of the top suppliers of gaming chairs on the market today. Every E-WIN Racing chair is designed with comfort and ergonomics in mind, and their Flash XL Size Series Ergonomic Computer Gaming Office Chair with Pillows is no exception.
Even if your Dad isn’t a gamer, if he prefers working in the comfort of an ergonomic chair, this one from E-WIN is definitely worth taking a look at.
And guess what? Through May of 2024, you can get 25% off your E-WIN order with our exclusive discount code – Geekinsider. Just put that in at the time of checkout!
For His Home Theater
Alright, my wife and I watch a lot of movies! At last count, our collection held over 300 and we also watch several different t.v./streaming shows both old and new. It’s our time to relax, unwind, and spend time together. So, last year when I was offered a chance to review the Platin Audio Monaco 5.1 surround sound system, I quickly said YUP. And we loved it.
“But Matthew, why did you just say you “loved” it in past tense?”
Because Dear Reader, they came out with the Platin Audio Monaco 5.1.2 and they sent it over to little ole’ me. And let me tell you, that little “.2” may seem insignificant but it packs a big wallop.
The difference between the Platin Audio Monaco 5.1 and the 5.1.2 is that the latter adds an extra two channels. With the addition of these two channels, you’re able to get an even more immersive experience when watching movies, shows, and playing games.
The system is easy to set up (took me about 30 minutes but I’m not the most tech-savvy of folks either) and it’s solid too. The build quality is definitely worth mentioning as well; every component looks great and feels like it will last for years. But let’s be honest; the sound is where it’s at.
And boy, does this system deliver on that front. You’re able to get crystal-clear audio and thumping bass no matter what film or show you watch. The addition of the two extra channels really takes things up a notch and makes for one heck of an immersive experience. It almost feels like you’re in the theater yourself.
So, if your Dad is a movie buff and loves having the best kind of home theater setup, then this Platin Audio Monaco 5.1.2 Surround Sound System is something he’ll definitely appreciate!
If your Dad is a tech enthusiast and loves having the latest gadgets, then investing in a virtual reality headset would be the perfect gift for him. In the past few years, there’s been an explosion in the availability of virtual reality technology and the headset market has become increasingly saturated with various models and models from different brands. The Oculus Quest 2 is one of the best virtual reality headsets available and it’s a great option for Dad.
The Oculus Quest 2 offers an immersive virtual reality experience with advanced features like 6DoF (6 degrees of freedom) tracking, full-hand presence support, and much more. This makes it perfect for gaming, watching movies, or just exploring virtual worlds. It also has a great resolution, so you get the sharpest experience possible. Plus, it’s completely wireless and powered by an internal battery, making it easy for Dad to take with him on the go.
If your Dad loves technology and gadgets, then this is one gift that will make his eyes light up!
For the Star Wars Fan
Chances are pretty good that your Dad had some version of a cheap lightsaber at some point in his life. Even if not, if he’s any type of self-respecting Geek he at least used the wrapping paper rolls as one. And yes, he most assuredly made the sounds.
Want to help him capture a bit of his youth while blowing his socks off at the same time? If so, you have GOT to head over to SabersPro and grab him one of the coolest lightsabers you’ve ever seen.
SabersPro is a unique store that specializes in offering high-quality and realistic lightsabers for those looking for an authentic Star Wars experience. Their selection of lightsabers are crafted to look and feel like the real thing, making them perfect for cosplay and roleplaying.
Each lightsaber they sell is designed with the highest-grade materials and comes with a high-quality rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger. You can also customize the hilt to your Dad’s specifications, so he’ll be sure to get something that looks truly unique and special.
I personally received the infamous darksaber from The Mandalorian and man-oh-man, is this thing SWEET! It came fully charged, so after a quick and fairly-easy assembly (the hilt I chose was different from many of the others and the included instructions so figuring out how to attach the blade took a few minutes), I was able to start playing with, I mean testing, it.
And I LOVE it!
Each saber has the ability to change colors with a quick press of a button and it’s sincerely hard to pick an overall favorite. Mace Windu’s is awesome and there are several others that I really like but the actual darksaber colors really stand out with this particular blade.
Other features include but are not limited to, sound effects and motion control. This is by far the most realistic lightsaber experience I’ve ever had and would make a one-of-a-kind gift for any Star Wars fan, especially your Dad! Grab him one of these awesome lightsabers this Father’s Day and watch his inner child come out!
And guess what?
Geek Insider is going to Fan Expo Dallas in June (2023) and one lucky attendee is going to win the lightsaber, or darksaber, of their choice. That’s right, SabersPro has partnered with Geek Insider to make this happen and the only catch is, you have to talk to us at the convention to find out how to enter.
So be sure to say hi so you can enter, win, and pick the saber you want from SabersPro. We’ll be easy to find. I’ll be sporting my darksaber and we’ll be wearing Geek Insider shirts. And of course I’m in a wheelchair.
Sorry Geeks, this one is only for the attendees but I’ll tell you a little secret, we’ve got some more great giveaways planned this summer that ANYONE can win. That being said, you should defintely join our newsletter to stay informed on all the latest Geek news and watch for details coming soon about the prizes you could walk away with.
EZViz C3W Pro
Though I live in the country and rarely have issues with unexpected visitors or crime, I like to be able to keep an eye on things. As such, I’ve reviewed several security cameras over the years and have both the front and back of my house covered, as well as an indoor one to monitor my pets when we’re not at home. But that setup left one big blind spot that bothered the crap out of me – the side of my house.
Why? Because the camera out front couldn’t make out license plates and we have some delivery drivers that tend to drop packages at random trees, in the driveway, or just at the edge of the walk. And it irks the CRAP out of me.
So I wanted the ability to report them with photographic proof.
Plus, if anyone nefarious did happen to target me, I wanted to be able to give the police everything they’d need.
So, when I was asked if I wanted to add the EZViz C3W Pro 1080p Wi-Fi Camera to my security setup, I immediately said yes.
Now, as we previously established, I’m not the handiest or tech-savvy of folks and being disabled makes it next to impossible for me to go up and down ladders or other like-minded activities and while I was able to get my wireless options installed on my own, I had to get a little help getting this one wired in.
But I’m totally glad I got it installed.
Its small size allows it to fit almost anywhere and its wide-angle lens provides crystal clear HD quality video, but the camera also features motion tracking and two-way audio for real-time communication with anyone in the area. I love the built-in night vision mode and the ability to record footage to an SD card (or cloud storage with a subscription).
The biggest plus this has over my wireless cameras that are hooked up to solar panels is that it works rain or shine. The others tend to conk out if there is cloud cover for any amount of extended time but as the C3W Pro is hardwired, it’s always monitoring.
The EZViz app is easy to use and with the alerts turned on, I always know when someone is near the house. Check out my full review on the C3W because If your Dad likes to keep an eye on the home or office, this camera has it all and makes a great gift for Dad this Father’s Day!
No matter who you’re shopping for, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face! Whether it’s for your dad or someone else special in your life, these gifts will show them just how much you care.