Monster ClarityHD Earbuds
Here’s a win-win for dads and grads alike. They’ll get a tougher-than-average pair of Bluetooth wireless earbuds that should be able to take some punishment, and you won’t have to spend more than $100. Monster ClarityHD earbuds can be found for $80 through Monster or as low as $37 on Amazon.
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Amiibo! Can’t go wrong with any of Nintendo’s massively popular interactive figurines for dads and grads alike. Of course, we’re partial to this adorable (and larger-than-usual) Mega Yarn Yoshi from Yoshi’s Woolly World. Nintendo doesn’t make it easy to collect these guys, though, so you’ll have to poke around Toys ‘R’ Us or other stores and see what you can find.
Phiaton MS 300 BA
No one rocks affordable audio like Phiaton. Their MS 300 BA in-ear headphones are so good, there’s no need to tell dad or grad that you scooped them up for just $100. These also happen to be one of our favorite pairs of in-ear headphones because they sound great and are super comfortable – even for those with smaller ears. Yet, somehow, they managed to get hybrid dual drivers and low frequency pass filters in there at that price. You can get a pair on Amazon.
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At .15 inches thick, this credit card-shaped external battery pack is about as thin as it gets. The 1,500 mAh capacity is pretty small as a result, and will probably only get newer flagship phones back up to about 50 percent, but in case dads or grads ever need emergency power, they could do worse. You can find Lifecard on Amazon for $60, available with both Lightning and Micro USB connectors.
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Satechi Bluetooth Wireless Gamepad
Got someone who’s starting to delve into virtual reality? If they have a smartphone-powered headset, they’ll need a Bluetooth gamepad to get the most out of it. Satechi makes a pretty nice one, and you can get it from them or Amazon for $40.
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TCL Roku 4k TV
There are lots of 4K smart TVs out there, but TCL’s latest ROKU TV’s bring together the best of both worlds – 4K visuals and the awesomely intuitive ROKU interface with its vast library of apps. Did we mention how affordable these TVs are? The 55″ 55US5800 model retails for just $549.