Top 8 Music Tech Gifts for Father's Day
Father's Day is around the corner, and if you're like us, you're just now realizing it. It's okay--you still have time, and OC Weekly is here for you. We decided to make it easy on you and show you some of your options, ranging from simple vinyl record frames to high-tech speaker systems and turntables that'll help him digitize his record collection.
Here are some awesome gift ideas beyond the obvious iPhone/iPod/iPad options.
8. Vinyl frames
Not really techy, but a great way to display vinyl. Turntable Lab has frames so he can show off the best of his collection in his home.
7. Lacie Bobourg USB Speakers
Slick, affordable desktop speakers. We like these because of the sophisticated design, but they're also cool because of the touch-sensitive on-speaker volume control and built-in USB cable
6. iHome Clock Radio
The perfect alarm clock. AM/FM radio, iPod dock, dual alarm systems, remote control, and great audio quality.
5. Sennheiser RS120 926 MHz Wireless RF Headphones
The headphones come with three connection adapters, so they'll work with just about any TV, radio, stereo, DVD or game system. Recharging dock included.
4. Vtech IS9181 Wireless Internet Radio
We were first introduced to this awesome device via dublab (our favorite internet radio station!). You can stream thousands of Internet radio stations around the world for free with this unit and a Wi-Fi connection.
3. Chill Pill Mobile Speakers
These speakers are highly portable and stylish. They're magnetized too--put them together to carry them in pill form, and pull them apart to play music. The tops untwist to reveal mini-subwoofers! Run on rechargeable batteries and provide loud, clear sound for medium-sized rooms.
2. Sonos S5
An all-in-one wireless music system for the house that provides room-filling, crystal-clear sound. It streams music wirelessly from iTunes and the Internet--including thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, concerts, and sites like Pandora. Best part: You can control it with your iPhone/iPod/iPad.
1. Vinyl-to-digital USB turntable
If your dad is like mine, he's still got tons of old records, but doesn't get around to listening to them all that often. Help your dad convert his old vinyl collection to digital with a USB turntable! Digitizing your library is super easy these days. Just put on a record, plug in the turntable, and record via Audacity. Turntable Lab has tons of options--we like the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable w/ Built-In Pre-Amp.
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