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Reviews of Top 30 Gift Ideas for Dads

Reviews of Top 30 Gift Ideas for Dads
4.40 Star Very Good From 120 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 20, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$41.80-$49.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great for practice putting straight strokes
  • Has markings on the mat to improve ball putting
  • Adjustable ball return stick
  • Green surface is smooth and has durable edges
  • Compact design for storage and easy to assemble
  • Can be used on any indoor or outdoor straight surfaces
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • Markings may impede the real life feel and judgment of being on a real green
Where to Buy
Review Summary

SKLZ Accelerator Pro Ball Return Putting Mat is a 9 foot mat with an uphill grade at one end which trains the golfer to practice putting strokes.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 216 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 28, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$120-$150

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to setup and use
  • Gives pretty accurate yardage readings
  • Has 25,000+ Preloaded courses
  • Instant course recognition and auto hole advance
  • Has a short distance calculator
  • Long lasting battery
  • Affordable price, durable and rainproof

    Cons

  • Needs registration within 45 days else device stops working
  • No backlit display so hard to read in low light
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Bushnell Neo+ Golf GPS Rangefinder is the smallest and the most compact, golf GPS unit available.

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3.90 Star Good From 111 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 29, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$18-$45

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Simple, compact and effective golf aid
  • Easy to use and carry in the bag
  • Helps with wrists hinge and correct swings
  • Lightweight and easy to attach to club
  • Improves follow through and plane
  • Helps to achieve greater distance and better accuracy
  • Comes with good instructional DVD

    Cons

  • Can tear up the grip of the club
  • A little expensive
  • Can be awkward and distracting
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Swingyde is a lightweight and portable golf training aid designed to create the correct golf swing positions.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 71 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 28, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$24.99-$39.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Long 15' reach
  • Telescoping tube collapses to 4 feet
  • Retrieving mechanism is sleek and works well
  • Sturdy and well made
  • Comes with a stylish cover
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • A little heavy
  • Handle tube takes in water when retrieving balls from water
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Callaway 15' Golf Ball Retriever uses the telescoping pole to get back your golf ball from water hazards or other hard to reach places.

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3.90 Star Good From 1581 Reviews
Reviewed on: September 21, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$69.95-$99.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Stylish with the black and stainless accents
  • Inexpensive and great quality
  • Compact size and everything can be stored in the machine when it isn't being used
  • Easy to operate and refill water container
  • Steams decently well
  • Easy to clean as everything comes apart to wash
  • ESE pod compatible

    Cons

  • Frother nozzle is too low to the counter
  • Shots are not self-timed so you have to eyeball the brewing
  • Regular coffee mug does not fit under spout
  • Can take a little extra time to get super-hot water
Where to Buy
Review Summary

De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR is an espresso and cappuccino maker that works great for novice through seasoned espresso drinkers.

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4.00 Star Good From 709 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 30, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$13.10-$44.89

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to carry and comes with case and strap
  • Comes in many different magnifications
  • Easy to focus and adjust and can accommodate eye glasses
  • Easily fits into any standard sized pocket or glove box
  • Great price

    Cons

  • Difficult to maintain the focus for long and have to readjust
  • Can be shaky and unstable sometimes
  • Needs decent amount of light
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Bushnell Powerview Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular is a powerful tool in a small package that lets you explore all your adventures.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 86 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 29, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$36.09-$39.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • All grilling tools are sturdy
  • Cleaning brush has a replacement head
  • Attractive aluminum case to store all tools
  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Spatula comes with integrated bottle opener to quickly pop open your favorite beverage
  • Elongated handles to keep heat away
  • Convenient handle rings for hanging when required

    Cons

  • Tongs could use a mechanism for holding them shut while putting it away for storing
  • Tool set does not include a long handled fork
  • Interior fabric can pull away from the case
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Cuisinart CGS-5014 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set lets you take your passion for cooking outside with this portable set of grilling tools.

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4.10 Star Very Good From 202 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 27, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$119.95-$149.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Delivers high quality audio
  • Comes with 3 pairs of StayHear tips (S, M, L) for a snug fit in ear
  • Very comfortable even for long durations
  • Comes without and with microphone and in-line mode control
  • Available in many bold colors
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Includes an arm band

    Cons

  • Expensive
Where to Buy

$119.95

Amazon

$135.00

eBay

$149.95

Amazon
Review Summary

Bose SIE2 and SIE2i Sport Headphones are specially engineered for exercise.

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3.20 Star Good From 117 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 31, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$55.82-$99.66

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Simple to use device and app
  • Pairs with iPhone, iPad and Android devices
  • Temperature recordings are fairly accurate and has good alarms
  • Good for novices and cooking challenges
  • Comes in 2 colors - Black and White
  • Many temperature settings from Low to High
  • Can monitor the meat cooking remotely from sofa

    Cons

  • Probes fail after some time
  • Bluetooth connectivity fails
  • Sometimes temperature readings may not be accurate
Where to Buy
Review Summary

iDevices iGrill Grilling/Cooking BBQ Thermometer is the first grilling and cooking thermometer and App for Apple and Android Devices.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 247 Reviews
Reviewed on: February 24, 2014Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$36.99-$49.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Fully extendable and adjustable handle that locks into place at various lengths
  • Painless to use
  • Easy to use and lightweight
  • Premium extra wide cutting blade design
  • Cordless and rechargeable battery power
  • Folds into a neat, compact size for discreet storage or travel
  • Worth the money

    Cons

  • Takes time to learn how to use it
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The MANGROOMER® PROFESSIONAL Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver is the newest and most advanced back shaver available for men to quickly and easily eliminate their back hair.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 218 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 02, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$49.99-$59.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Securely holds the iPhone
  • Looks aesthetically beautiful and classy
  • Can hold credit cards, ID and some cash too
  • Easy to clean
  • Good quality leather
  • Draws compliments from people
  • Looks of an old book gives stealth protection

    Cons

  • Hard to talk on phone when it is in case
Where to Buy

$49.99

eBay

$59.95

Amazon

$59.95

Apple

$59.99

Amazon
Review Summary

BookBook for iPhone 5 is a hybrid wallet and iPhone case that mimics a pocket-sized, vintage book.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 444 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 02, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$119.99-$149.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent sound quality on both the ends of conversation
  • Automatic volume adjusting feature is great
  • Comfortable and firm fit in the ear
  • Cancels background noise
  • Easy controls and they work well
  • Has A2DP audio streaming
  • Lightweight

    Cons

  • Battery life is not very long
  • Expensive
Where to Buy

$119.99

eBay

$134.95

Amazon

$134.95

bose.com

$134.95

Apple
Review Summary

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 gives you the best of both worlds: clearer sound for you and the person on the other end of your call.

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4.50 Star Excellent From 4059 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 27, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$24.99-$34.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Provides full body protection to iPad and iPad Mini
  • All models of iPad and ipad Mini fit perfectly
  • Nice looking and good quality leather in many colors
  • Sleep and wake feature work well
  • Has a good functional flip stand
  • Allows access to all the buttons and features on iPad
  • Priced right

    Cons

  • Front flap movement inadvertently activates sleep/awake function sometimes
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Snugg iPad and iPad-mini Leather Case Cover is a PU leather premium case with a perfect flip stand for FaceTime or watching movies.

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4.40 Star Very Good From 1593 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 04, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$46-$65

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great ear protectors for shooting ranges
  • Comfortable, compact and slim design
  • Great sound suppression
  • Incredible hearing amplification
  • Good value for the money
  • Convenient folding design for easy storage
  • Easy to replace batteries

    Cons

  • Noise blockage is not very effective
  • Sometimes may need ear plugs with these ear muffs
  • Doesn't seem to fit smaller heads
  • Cushions are so slim that it loses a seal with certain eye wear
Where to Buy

$45.42

Amazon

$49.99

eBay

$55.00

NewEgg

$55.00

Sears
Review Summary

The Howard Leight Impact Sport is a compact, comfortable and affordable electronic earmuff that is a great addition to the range bag.

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4.00 Star Good From 432 Reviews
Reviewed on: December 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$130-$215

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Great picture quality
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

    Cons

  • Poor audio
  • Needs more mounts
  • Poor technical/customer support
  • Does not focus underwater
Where to Buy

$179.99

Walmart

$198.99

eBay

$215.95

Amazon
Review Summary

GoPro HD HERO Naked camera is the world's most advanced line of on-board, full HD 1080p cameras designed to be used during sports and outdoor activities.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 1025 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$95-$99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to setup and use
  • Wirelessly stream
  • Small, Simple and Elegant design
  • Super easy streaming from Apple devices, iTunes and iCloud
  • Affordable price and worth its price
  • Surround sound and HD Resolution support
  • Content is easy to find and access

    Cons

  • No internal storage, No TV Tuner
  • No HDMI cable in the box
  • Needs iTunes for network sharing
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Apple TV (MD199LL/A) is the latest model released in 2012.

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4.70 Star Excellent From 2597 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$450

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use and hold, Ergonomic grip
  • Lightweight, Small Frame and bigger screen
  • Excellent picture quality
  • ISO also has a huge range
  • On Camera Image editing feature
  • Great auto white balance
  • Reasonable price and worth the price

    Cons

  • Lack of AEB (automatic exposure bracketing)
  • It is limited to 10-minute video clips
  • No infrared sensor in front for wireless remote
  • Auto focus motor is noisy
  • LCD screen is fixed on the camera
  • Nothing to tie lens cap to camera
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR is an amazing camera for the price, especially for someone getting their first DSLR.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 10672 Reviews
Reviewed on: December 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$119-$199

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great contrast and resolution for text
  • Unique lighting system that allows reading in bright or low light
  • Looks and feels similar to real paper
  • Feels very solid in hands
  • Typing and navigating menus are more natural than the Kindle keyboard
  • Very little eye strain
  • Excellent battery life

    Cons

  • Small dark spots at the edges of the screen
  • No dedicated page turning buttons
  • Does not offer text-to-speech capabilities
  • No headphone jack or speaker
Where to Buy

$119.00

Amazon

$119.00

Staples

$119.99

BestBuy

$199.00

Amazon
Review Summary

Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive e-reader that is compact and features an excellent user interface.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 1176 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 22, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$329-$659 (16, 32 and 64GB, WiFi and Cellular)

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Perfect size for browsing and gaming
  • Very portable
  • Lightweight
  • All Apple apps work on iPad mini
  • Very easy to move all the content
  • One hand operation
  • Good battery life

    Cons

  • No retina display
  • Expensive
  • Takes long to charge
  • Low display resolution
Where to Buy

$329.00

Apple

$329.00

Walmart

$329.99

BestBuy

$419.99

Amazon
Review Summary

Apple iPad mini brings the whole Apple iPad experience in a smaller and lighter package.

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4.50 Star Excellent From 305 Reviews
Reviewed on: January 26, 2014Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$1160-$1249

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent, crisp HD image quality
  • Superb projection with amazing colors and quality
  • Can be mounted on the ceiling
  • Easy to set up and navigate
  • Projector screen is not required
  • Easy to replace the bulb
  • Quiet operation

    Cons

  • Short bulb life, burns out around 400 hours
Where to Buy

$1160.00

Amazon

$1249.00

BestBuy

$1249.00

epson.com

$1249.00

eBay
Review Summary

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 is a convenient and affordable 1080p projector which enhances total entertainment experience.

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4.70 Star Excellent From 377 Reviews
Reviewed on: March 22, 2014Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$340-$450(Prices vary based on color)

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to assemble, fold and open
  • Locking front swivel wheel good for walking and jogging
  • Good shock absorbers and suspension
  • Comfortable and smooth ride on-road and off-road
  • Super easy to push and maneuver
  • Lightweight and durable material; Good storage
  • Padded and comfortable seat with good safety features

    Cons

  • Basic accessories like tray and cup holder are not included
  • Seat doesn't sit up far enough for little kids to see everything
  • Storage basket not easily accessible
  • Expensive
Where to Buy
Review Summary

BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller is a smooth all terrain stroller that is perfect for anyone who plans on spending a lot of time outdoors with their child.

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4.40 Star Very Good From 779 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$33.74-$52.12

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Sturdy steps with side rails
  • No sharp edges
  • Well made and durable design
  • Good price
  • Folds up and can be stored under the bed

    Cons

  • Narrow steps
  • Takes up lot of space
  • For small to medium sized pets only
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs are an affordable and safe way to help pets reach their favorite places like beds, windows etc. Owners like the attractive and sturdy design with neutral colors.

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4.40 Star Very Good From 157 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$199-$269

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Cooks every kind of meat in every way
  • Attractive stainless exterior
  • Dishwasher safe accessories
  • Excess fat drips into the pan which reduces the fat content
  • All the controls are convenient and easy to use
  • Cooking times are consistent
  • Interior light is a nice feature as you can quickly check the appearance of the item

    Cons

  • Takes up a lot of counter space
  • Manual should have better cooking instructions
  • Steel is thin and has a slightly cheap feel
  • Reflector shield is a little hard to keep clean
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Cuisinart CVR-1000 Vertical Countertop Rotisserie with Touchpad Controls is a fast, easy, healthy and delicious way to cook your meals.

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4.20 Star Very Good From 1762 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 20, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$59-$72

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good juicer with powerful motor
  • Extracts lot of juice and gives out dry and less pulp
  • Easy to clean
  • Large feeder chute
  • Juices hard fruits, vegetables and leafy vegetables
  • Easy to set up and disassemble
  • Affordable choice for first time users

    Cons

  • Loud motor
  • Blade can be difficult to remove
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor is a single speed juicer with 800 watts motor to juice fruits, vegetables and leafy greens.

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4.30 Star Very Good From 469 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$147.98-$199.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to light, heats up fast and cooks food evenly
  • Quick setup and tear down
  • Can cook and grill a variety of tasty food
  • Large cooking area so can cook for many people
  • Easy to clean if a foil is placed under
  • Economical use of LP gas and durable
  • Looks good and foldable design makes it easy to transport and store

    Cons

  • Gets very hot so have to learn and adjust cooking time and style
  • Grease trap can get messy
  • Heavy and not suitable for hiking trips
Where to Buy

$147.98

Amazon

$149.99

Target

$159.86

Walmart

$175.00

eBay
Review Summary

Coleman Roadtrip LXE Propane Grill lets you take the convenience, efficiency, and versatility of the household barbecue grill on the road or in the woods.

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4.40 Star Very Good From 494 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 12, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$13.99-$18.49

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Four light modes: area, spot, flood, red for night vision
  • Compact and comfortable on head
  • Water-resistant construction and flexible headband
  • Red light comes on first to help night vision
  • Keeps hands free to work in dark areas
  • Pivoting head helps to focus light on task area
  • Uses 3 AAA batteries and has good battery life

    Cons

  • Foam padding which touches forehead wears off
  • Little heavy
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Energizer 7-LED headlight helps you navigate great outdoors in the night times or lets you work in low light or pitch dark using your both hands.

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4.70 Star Excellent From 120 Reviews
Reviewed on: May 13, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$146.25-$179.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Well-made and durable bag with rugged construction; Comes in different colors
  • Lots or organizational options with many pockets and internal compartments
  • Molle all over the bag makes it easy to attach things and balance
  • Easy to load and easy to carry
  • Superb shoulder straps positioning for comfort
  • Holds laptop computer very well in inside pocket
  • Collapses easily and nicely

    Cons

  • Bit heavy for its size
  • Expensive
  • Too visible and draws attention
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The 5.11 Rush 72 Backpack is designed as a 3 day pack or bug out bag.

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4.40 Star Very Good From 863 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 01, 2013Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$150-$200

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent workout machine with reasonable price
  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Over 100 Body-Shaping exercises
  • Space saving design
  • Come with a workout guide
  • All-in-one work out machine
  • Sturdy, well built and easy to use

    Cons

  • Leg exercises provide little to no resistance
  • Replacement parts pricing is outrageous
  • Lacks in the documenting of exercise routines
Where to Buy

$129.00

Walmart

$139.00

Amazon

$149.89

eBay

$170.95

Sears
Review Summary

Weider Total Body Works 5000 Gym is a versatile all-in-one body work out system that offers 50+ exercises to define and shape your arms, shoulders, back, abs, hip, thighs, and calves.

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4.50 Star Excellent From 319 Reviews
Reviewed on: February 08, 2014Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$130

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Accurately tracks pace, time, distance and calories burnt
  • Sleek, lightweight and looks like a regular watch
  • Easy to read display
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Water resistant
  • Good entry level GPS watch at a reasonable price
  • Can upload all the history on Garmin connect and keep track of personal best

    Cons

  • No lap pace or average pace option
  • Some batches of watch seem to have problem
  • Battery does not last very long
Where to Buy

$129.95

eBay

$129.99

Amazon

$129.99

Walmart

$130.00

REI
Review Summary

Garmin Forerunner 10 is a GPS running watch that accurately tracks your distance, speed/pace and calories.

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4.70 Star Excellent From 247 Reviews
Reviewed on: March 18, 2014Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$16.55-$29.99

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Comfortable with mesh bottom, handles and back rest
  • Spacious and perfect size for adults
  • Easy to inflate and deflate
  • Durable and tough enough to survive rapids
  • Easy to get in and out of the tube
  • Rope around the perimeter is good feature
  • Good for rafting and river floating

    Cons

  • Does not hold air sometimes
  • Hard to steer away from obstacles without small paddles
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Intex River Run I Inflatable Tube is perfect tube for relaxing tubing run down the river or an adventurous trip in the rapids or just to chill in a lake.

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