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Amazon Launchpad: awesome gifts, unique gadgets, stuff from startups!
12 months ago

Amazon Launchpad: awesome gifts, unique gadgets, stuff from startups!

 

(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Amazon Launchpad for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.)

Let’s jump right in: Amazon Launchpad is a rad place …
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Father’s Day Gift Idea: Olympus PEN E-PM1
7 years ago

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus E-PM1 Review

Is your dad still using his 5 year old point-and-shoot to take vacation pictures? Or has he abandoned it for his iPhone because it’s small enough to fit in his pocket? It’s time for you to pull your dad aside and tell him to father-up and get a camera that can record some serious family memories. If you’re looking for a camera that’s lightweight but not underpowered, check out the 12.3 megapixel Olympus PEN E-PM1.

With interchangeable lenses, a small form factor and beautiful image quality, the PEN E-PM1 is perfect for dads that aren’t looking to go headlong into professional-level dSLRs. With a price tag of $499, this camera may not be on your radar for a solo purchase, but if you’ve got a couple of siblings, it’s an awesome group gift. And if you’re the father we’ve been talking about and need an impressive camera for your own vacation pictures, this is it.

Many families have made the jump to dSLR cameras; the prices have come down on the entry-level models, and the “Micro Four Thirds” (MFT) class of cameras have driven body size down even more. As a result, you’re able to find really capable cameras at affordable prices.

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Episode 031: Can I Dream?
7 years ago

Episode 031: Can I Dream?

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Episode 031: Can I Dream?

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8BitDad.com for the week leading up to May 29th, 2012: Ridiculous Kids Products Highlight the End …
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5 Reasons Not To Buy Things For Parents
7 years ago

5 Reasons Not To Buy Things For Parents

By  •  Originals

5 Reasons Not to Buy Things for Parents

Everyone knows someone in their lives who, when asked what they want for their birthday or Christmas or Hannukah or housewarming or whatever, will reply that they don’t want anything. Usually, these people are being polite and do want something but are either too humble to ask, or it’s too expensive to ask someone to buy for them.

Or they want something weird and don’t want you to know that they want it…

There is, however, one group of people who, when they say “please don’t get anything” are 100% serious: Parents.

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Do NOT Get Your Dad Heelys For Fathers Day
8 years ago

Do NOT Get Your Dad Heelys For Fathers Day

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You’d think this is one of those unwritten rules of Father’s Day, but evidently, we need to write it:

Do not buy your father Heelys for Father’s Day.

I …
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Rafael Olmeda of the Sun Sentinel Nails It
8 years ago

Rafael Olmeda of the Sun Sentinel Nails It

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How do you cope with all these new noise-making toys from Christmas? Do you take the batteries out of them? Do you glue the buttons in the “up” position …
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