Does dad love music? Do you love dad? Well Father’s Day is coming up, and if dad likes to get his groove on here are a few items you might want to consider getting him (or yourself for that matter…)
Dad’s not wicked (we hope), but these noise isolating ear-buds from Wicked Audio are…
are Design-forward, noise isolating earbuds that provide an edgy look and great sound. They are available at: EmpireBrandsInc.com, Amazon.com, Fry’s Electronics, Airport Wireless, and other select international retailers MSRP: $29.99
If you music-loving dad has discovered the Internet, let him take it further than he ever thought possible thanks to the Grace Digital Audio Allegro Wi-Fi Radio
Grace Digital Audio’s Allegro Wi-Fi Radio is “a portable wireless radio & streamer that provides crystal clear music inside or outside your house”. It is available at:for an MSRP of $169.99.
If dad likes his music, but worries about ear buds damaging his hearing (or already did back in his headbanging youth), Ultrasone’s Zino can let him listen while secure in the knowledge that he is treating his eardrums right.
From Amazon’s Ultrasone Zino listing…
Music lovers, concerned about the effects that ear buds have on their hearing, will be glad to know a safer and better sounding headphone solution is here. Ultrasone introduces a new portable headphone called Zino. Designed for use with iPods, MP3 players and other portable music players, Ultrasone’s Zino features the company’s patented S-Logic™ and ULE™ safe listening technologies in an ultra-mobile design. Ultrasone has given the Zino a sleek, modern look with gunmetal black, brushed aluminum ear cups and silver colored diamond-cut aluminum nameplates. Even though the Zino was designed for mobile applications, it features two powerful 40mm gold plated drivers, which most commonly are found in full-sized studio headphones. The Zino’s foldable design allows for easy storage and safe transportation in the included hard carrying case. Despite its small size, the Zino utilizes Ultrasone’s patented S-Logic™ technology. Rather than directing the sound to the listener’s ear canal, as most conventional headphones do, S-Logic technology employs decentralized drivers that direct audio to the listener’s outer ear. This technology not only gives the user a natural surround experience in a stereo headphone by utilizing the ear’s anatonomy, but it also reduces sound pressure on the eardrums by an astonishing 40%. Additionally, the Zino features MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduces the amount of radiation directed to the listener by up to 98%, as compared to conventional headphones.
They are available at: Amazon.com, B&H Photo, Guitar Center and have an MSRP of $129.
If dad wants a bit more modern flash as he is listening to some classic rock, then he might love the iWave Audio Customs Collection.
iWave: Audio Customs Collection offers “design-forward electronic accessories inspired by the hottest graffiti artists in the country”. Okay, so maybe you’ll get them for him planning on taking them on”permanent loan”.
They are available at nationwide retailers Q2 2010 for an MSRP $12.99 to $29.99. Details can be found at www.iWaveAudio.com.
Does dad have an iPhone or an iPod touch? Well themight be just the thing…
The iLuv: App Station is an app-driven rotational alarm clock dock for iPhone/iPod. It looks cool and functions even better! Available at:for an MSRP of $129.99
If dad likes current music, then old-school headphones Urbanears has a headset that brings new color to a classic headphone design…
The Urbanears: Tanto Headphones offer “Retro 80’s style in fashionable and functional headphones”. The Urbanears: Tanto Headphones are available at: Karmaloop.com, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and more locations and have an MSRP of $39.99.
And finally, if dad loves his iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, but he hates the stock headphones (for good reason)will likely bring a huge smile to his face…
The Scosche: IDR350M are Increased Dynamic Range earphones that “accurately reproduce brilliant highs, silky smooth mids and powerful bass for all musical genres. These audiophile grade earphones have been designed by audio enthusiasts for audio enthusiasts that want to get the most out of their music.” They feature tapLINE control for control over play, pause, adjust volume, skip tracks and much more all from the tapLINE control surface.
Scosche: IDR350MD are premium noise isolating earphones with interchangeable color caps for the newest iPhone and iPod models. They offer similar features to the IDR350M but have tapLINE II controls. Both are available at: www.scosche.com, www.apple.com, and Apple Retail Locations. Both have an MSRP of $54.99.