STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Jennifer Jolly, Consumer Tech/Lifestyle Expert and USA Today Tech columnist, stopped by KCAL9 Monday to share the latest gadgets and gizmos for grads and dads!
For dads and grads – hit a homerun with MLB 14 The Show
· Photo-realistic stadiums boast four times the texture resolution
· MLB14 has really honed in on a brag-worthy feature-set sure to attract hardcore baseball loyalists and gamers alike
· There are more 40 additions, improvements and innovations this season, including: Quick Count – so that you can play a full 9-inning game in less than 30-minutes
· Looks amazing on PS4 – but you can also get it for PS3 and the PSVita
· Retails for $59.99 through retail and digitally on the PlayStation Store
PlayStation Vita – Bundle featuring Borderlands 2
For the gamer-guy – there’s this drool-worthy new handheld – this is the next-gen PlayStation Vita
· 15 percent slimmer, 20 percent lighter, more comfortable and easier to hold
· Plus it has an extended battery life for gaming on the go
· The new PS Vita comes bundled with the blockbuster game, Borderlands 2 and an 8GB memory card so that Dads and Grads can easily load it up
· More than 1,000 available games on the PlayStation Store, including classic games from PS One, a whole host of sports apps and popular video apps as well
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
From action packed games to fully loaded movies — Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit comes out on June 10th, just before Father’s Day. The combo-pack: Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand, gives you the choice to watch it any way you want.
· The right pick for fans of spy adventures and Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is hailed by critics as “a superb action thriller” and “the best Jack Ryan movie ever!”
· This is less than $30
Seagate Central network connected hard drive
· Never worry about losing a digital file again — you can backup and download tons of 1200 HD movies, thousands of songs, TV shows and family photos. Seagate Central backs up all your important files from your Mac or PC, and shares it across devices all around your house, including smartphone, tablet or smart TV.
· It’s a great way for the entire family to stay connected and protected from losing precious files
· Price: $189.99 for 2TB
iBN27 Mini Bluetooth Speaker
This is a must-have for music lovers — a new wireless speaker from iHome
· This speaker delivers sound beyond size and comes in different colors. What’s really special about this is you just tap any phone with NFC on it to connect stream wireless digital audio via Bluetooth from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
· Battery power lasts 8-hours.
· Price: $59.99
Sony Music Unlimited
Your gamer guy will go gaga over premium access to Sony Music Unlimited — the exclusive streaming music service on PlayStation 4 that lets him listen to his own choice of music while playing all his favorite games.
· It’s the perfect gift for anyone who wants their music whenever they want, wherever they are, without paying for individual songs or albums.
· Music Unlimited has more than 25 million licensed songs and is available across Sony and non-Sony connected devices including the next generation PS Vita.
· Price: Starts at $9.99 per month for Premium access.
RaviRatan Flash drive money clip
Make Dad feel like 007 with this dual-purpose pocket accessory that holds his cash and caches his files.
· The Ravi Ratan money clip is a silver keepsake that doubles as an 8GB USB flash drive.
· He can store up to 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos or up to 10 hours of video, and no one will have any idea he has all of that right in his back pocket.