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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36 am

(NewsUSA) - It's a time-honored tradition -giving gifts to our grads and dads for all of their hard work and dedication. But when picking out that gift, you may want to skip the traditional standbys and think tech! Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with TechGifts.tv (watch video here) and a few top brands for a look at the gadgets and technology trends perfect for gifting on Father's Day and Graduation this year.

If you have an entertainment buff or a cord cutter on your list, then the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote makes a perfect gift. Launch and control content with the Alexa Voice Remote and watch favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, or CBS All Access, plus stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb Freedive, and others. Choose from 500,000 movies and TV episodes. And Alexa on Fire TV provides the most comprehensive voice experience of any streaming media player - view live camera feeds, check the weather, dim the lights, and stream music. Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, plus listening to millions of songs with Prime Music. Find this at www.amazon.com/firetv.

This next gift, Trekz Air from AfterShokz, provides dads and grads with a comfortable and safe way of listening to music. Unlike conventional headphones and earbuds that sit in or on your ears and use the eardrum to transmit sound, Trekz Air sit outside the ears and transmit sound through the listener's cheekbone to the inner ear, leaving the ear canal open. Whether your dad or grad is commuting to work, at their desk or working out, they'll be able to remain alert and aware of ambient sounds whiling enjoying music or talking on the phone. Boasting Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, PremiumPitch technology and dual noise-cancelling microphones, Trekz Air pack powerful features in a functional, flexible and featherweight design that's perfect for the dads and grads in your life. Check it out at www.aftershokz.com.

Another great gift idea would be for the dads and grads creating content, which is becoming huge. The MV88+ Video Kit has everything you need to get started making quality video content instantly with an included tripod, phone clamp and cables - just add your phone and you'll be capturing professional quality content wherever you are. The MV88+ offers a whole host of creative set-up options. So, whether you want to record a vlog, capture some sounds on your safari trip, interview another creator, or even connect the MV88+ rig to your own tripod, it's got you covered. It is "Live Stream" ready, there are two great free apps allowing you to have control over your audio, and handy presets for different applications. You can find this at www.shure.com/mario.

To find out more on everything featured above, visit TechGifts.tv.

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