Last month we looked at some great toys and tech for the grandkids. Now we turn the spotlight where it belongs-on you! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tech products that are useful and fun, without being frustrating.
Digital photo frames have been around for years, but they were too complicated to appeal to us regular people. That’s all changed with the Kodak Pulse Digital Frame. This easy-to-use touch-screen digital frame can automatically pull those adorable photos of the grandkids right off Facebook. You can even have friends and family email photos directly to the frame, and they’ll appear without you having to touch a button.
[Kodak Pulse 10″ Digital Frame, $160. Full Review]
Once you’re done marveling at beautiful photos of your grandkids, head outside and improve your golf game with the SensoGlove. The SensoGlove is a golf glove with sensors and a small computer built into it that immediately tells you if your grip is too tight. The SensoGlove is filled with advanced technology, but don’t worry-it’s all hidden to you. Put the glove on, take your swings-if your grip gets too tight, you’ll hear a beep and the LCD screen shows which fingers were clutching too tight.
[The SensoGlove, $89. Full Review]
Is the idea of a golf glove with a built-in computer too much technology for you? How about a pillow that stays cool all night, with no buttons, batteries or plugs? The Polar Pillow uses 200 ounces of endothermic gel to dissipate body heat and keep your head cool all night. Say goodbye to flipping your pillow trying to find the cool side.
[The Polar Pillow, $99. Full Review]
Finally, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Grandkids like video games and you like spending time with the grandkids, so make everyone happy with The Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident for the Nintendo Wii. This video game plays more like a good mystery novel as you solve puzzles and find clues. The whole family will have a blast playing it together.
[The Malgrave Incident, $28 (best for ages 7 and up). Full Review]
That’s all for now – have fun with your stuff!
Dan Nessel is the Director of Product Reviews at DadDoes.com. Join Dad Does and read real-world, brutally honest product reviews geared toward parents and grandparents.