Cool Gifts for the COG on Your List #2
Contributed by: TJ Wisner
If indeed, the man on your list is a Cool Old Guy, a lifetime membership to CoolOldGuys.org is the absolutely coolest gift you could buy. And it’s only $20 bucks! But, let’s assume you already purchased him a membership. Here are some other very cool things you might want to get the COG on you list. We haven’t tested nor do we recommend these things. We just asked for cool recommendations and are passing along the ones we think COGs would love.
If you have tried or heard about any of these items, tell us what you think in the comment section below. Don’t be shy!
I’m all ears!
There must have been three dozen different earphone products recommended, but these looked and sounded pretty cool and priced right. Audéo PFE (Perfect Fit Earphones) are a set of high-end, sound-isolating earphones from Phonak, leading manufacturer of hearing systems for those living with hearing loss. The Audéo PFE earphones are the first consumer-ready device launched by Phonak and if there is anyone that understands the human ear – it’s them! The Audéo PFE provides:
Exceptional comfort and fit: Different, replaceable ear tips allow you to get just the right fit.
Top-notch sound quality: By isolating sound, the earphones provide excellent sound quality without sacrificing the health of your ears.
Great design and versatility: The earphones are available in black and white and with/without a microphone (compatible with mobile devices).
Pop these on and enjoy the music for around $139 and they are sold exclusively through the Audeo web site, http://www.audeoworld.com.
Can you hear me know?
Here is a old “Hi-Tech” device that has come along way since the early days of walkie talkies. The latest Motorola Talkabout MJ270 two-way radios are a must-have communication device for active lifestyles and give kids and grand-kids the independence they need and best of all there are no roaming charges. With a range of 27 miles, NOAA weather alerts, hands-free operation, an Emergency alert button and even flexible charging from the car, PC, desktop and even in remote areas, these are a perfect and practical communication device for kids, families and outdoor enthusiasts. They are especially useful as we get into the holiday cruising season, family camping and winter ski vacations as they operate in areas not covered by cell phones. These are a perfect communication device for Cool Old Guys that go skiing, camping, hiking, or to take to the park, vacation, and even a staple for emergency preparedness kits. These babies can be had for about $70 and can be purchased at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Home Depot, to name a few and online.
I Can’t See It!
Unfortunately, along with growing older, most of us Cool Old Guys will eventually suffer some vision loss. Well now, thanks to this little gem of a tool, we can still enjoy our hobbies that involve small parts and pieces. It’s called the “Optelec Compact Mini Video Magnifier. Unlike many traditional magnifiers, this thing is simple to use and very effective. All this coolness is only $395 from Magnifiers and More. If you would like more information, email them at email@example.com .
What Time is it?
Just ask Buzz Lightyear. Check out the Casio Waveceptor and tell me this isn’t cool. Not only is it stylish, but it’s got some really cool features. This watch has “Atomic Timekeeping” (whatever that is) that offers pinpoint accuracy by allowing the watch to automatically receive time calibration updates on a daily basis from local transmitters. Solar Power technology features a unique power saving function and allows Waveceptor timepieces to energize themselves through even the lowest level of illumination including natural, solar or artificial light. Available at www.my.casio.com for $99, the Waveceptor is stylish, technology-packed, and affordable.
Where Do I Live?
For the Cool Old Guy that occasionally can’t find the old homestead, check out Guiding Light for your Mailbox.This is a cool product which uses state-of-the-art LCD panels and solar powered technology to illuminate street numbers so people (Well maybe not the Older COGs) can spot homes from half a football field away! Emergency vehicles, package delivery, and out-of-town friends and family can all locate your home fast, especially when seconds count.
The mailbox saddle is made from durable plastic, tested to withstand harsh weather and has a lifetime guarantee. Each mailbox covering has a solar panel that illuminates house numbers and requires only four hours of charging to last for three days in darkness! Guiding Light for your Mailbox, available for $79.95 including shipping and handling at www.guidingmailbox.com , is the leader in home identification.
Listen to this
Check out these cool wireless speakers. Whether it’s listening to music, watching a video or conducting a conference call, the Livespeakr™ is the most portable speaker system iPhone/iPod products have ever hooked up to, boasting a distinctive “super cradle” that locks in and protects a variety of devices, including the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch, iPod Touch 2G and iPod Classic. Then the cradle rotates to work in both portrait and landscape modes and comes with a carrying pouch to store for safe travel. They say they are committed to the environment and user convenience, thus the rechargeable Lithium battery for up to 16 hours of non-stop listening. Pretty cool guys! This is available at http://Amazon.com for about $79.
I can’t wait to try this one out. The Neckii Pod is a pillow and iPod speaker system. It is said to be the most comfortable pillow for travel and leisure. Watch this 15 second video to see the product and the half-naked Neckii Pod user. Even if you have no need or desire for a pillow like this…you will want to watch the demo here… Neckii Pod Rocks
No Double Dipping Please.
I know, who would have thought there would be a “bowl” on a list of gifts for Cool Old Guys? When I reached out to other COGs and the internet, I never thought I would get so many unique ideas and suggestions. This is just in time for all of the holiday “bowl” games too. If you want the coolest bowl at the party, check out these babies with their “no-spill lip” that will keep all your salsa on the chips and not the table. This award winning bowl is microwave safe and BPA free. The only place to scoop the CaliBowl is on their website at http://calibowl.com and there are several different packages to consider.
**Notice to all COGs and COG Gift buyers***
We received literally hundreds of suggestions for our cool gift list and these are but a few. In no way do we endorse or for that matter even recommend these items. But they sure look cool to me and I think most Cool Old Guys will like them too. If you have any experience with any of these products, good or bad, please make a comment if you are a “Certified” COG.