Tech gifts are great for graduation and Father’s Day. They’re handy, fun, and can make you feel like the coolest dad or grad around! But with so many options to choose from and in all price ranges, it can be tough to sort through it all and find that perfect gift.
That’s why I teamed up with Device Pitstop of Maple Grove to put together a tech gift guide with ideas for every grad and dad on your list!
Device Pitstop is a repair store and refurbished electronics retailer. They sell a variety of both many used and new devices and accessories that I’ve shared with you, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, and a wide variety of accessories. Here are some that I recommend checking out in-store!
What is Keysmart? It’s a swiss style key holder that organizes keys so that they take up as little space as possible.
I think these are great not just for dads and grads but everyone. Keys can be noisy and bulky to carry around, but this neat product fits them all together in a pocket-sized holder.
There are 3 different versions, all available at Device Pitstop:
Cheapest: Fits 8 keys – $20
Midsize: Fits 14 keys – $35
Best: Fits 10 keys but has a location feature that can pair with your bluetooth (handy for that someone who is always looking for their keys!) – $60
PLUS, BUY ONE KEYSMART KEYHOLDER AND GET ONE FREE when you mention Twin Cities Frugal Mom!
3 versions from $20 – 60 (plus BOGO deal!)
Everyone loves (and yes, pretty much can’t live without) their smartphones, but there are about as many different smartphones out there as there are personalities and lifestyles to match them. I love the Samsung Galaxy phones I’ve had, but I know how much people love their iPhones too!
Brand new phones can cost hundreds of dollars, but at Device Pitstop of Maple Grove, refurbished Android phones start at just $50, iPhones at $100. Some of the models you’ll find include:
You can find models that go back 4-5 years for Android phones, and a few years for iPhones including the iPhone 5s which is only $99 if you mention Twin Cities Frugal Mom!
Every device comes with a 90 day warranty, which you can extend for a year for $50 more. Or get a repair plan – the monthly fee varies at $4, $7, & $10 levels per month; you just pay the deductible.
Smartphones for $50 and up
Mobile Phone Mounts
I’m honestly not sure how I went for years without one of these things. I just got one of them for my car yet it’s one of those things not everyone thinks to buy. This is why they make great gifts!
A mobile phone mount will keep your device accessible so you can keep your hands on the wheel, and they’re so affordable. The lowest-priced ones clip onto a vent and are $10. You can also get mounts up to $30. They suction or attach to your dashboard, and you attach your phone to the magnet. It’s that simple!
Vent Mounts – $10
Scosche Magic Mount $25-30
Mobile Phone Covers
All phones should have a cover to protect them. Device Pitstop carries 3 major brands of mobile phone covers (SPECK, Nimbus 9, and Incipio) and specialized ones (above) for $25-30 each.
Headphones and Speakers
To help dad or that grad enjoy their music at a whole new level, consider some quality headphones or speakers. For dad, he may enjoy some earpods when he lounges on the deck on a warm summer day, and that grad may celebrate their new freedom by taking a wireless speaker to the beach or out camping with their closest friends. And you can find many NEW audio accessories at Device Pitstop.
PLUS – BUY ONE PAIR OF HEADPHONES, GET ONE FREE when you mention Twin Cities Frugal Mom!
Apple Earpods (to go with iPhones) – $20
Scosche earpods (come in white or black) – $17
Scosche speakers – smaller ones are $100, larger $150. They come in grey or black, are waterproof, wireless, and can be used anywhere from the bathroom to poolside.
(Plus, BOGO deal on headphones!)
Device Pitstop carries NEW accessories galore including cables (including some that light up), flash drives and cases, and wireless keyboards.
Charger cables – $10 each
Braided charger cables -$15 (for 6 ft)
Flash drives, tablet cases & stands – various prices
Wireless keyboards – around $30
I love the laptops we’ve gotten from Device Pitstop (we’ve gotten 3!). They always have new inventory and their laptops are priced affordably from $99 and up. They carry everything from Apple to Lenovo to Dell to HP and many more. We have gotten high quality laptops that were around $200 and have had no problems with them. Plus, they come with the standard 90-day device warranty.
Who wouldn’t love receiving a like-new laptop, or buying one for a fraction of the new price?
Laptops priced at $99 and up (many that are $200-500).
iPads are popular, and some hot finds right now include:
iPad 2 – $100
iPad Mini – $125
iPad PRO 10.5 inch for $700
Plus, Device Pitstop currently has a PROMOTION on iPads – Get a free bluetooth keyboard with purchase of iPad Gen 2, 3 or 4 ($25 value)!
Occasionally Device Pitstop gets Android tablets, and currently they have one that’s $200 out of the box, $250 brand new (HTC Nexus 9).
Tablets for $100 and up.
Device Pitstop of Maple Grove is located at:
Device Pitstop Maple Grove
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
You can also find great deals at:
Device Pitstop Minnetonka
13023 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
(In the Ridge Square North Shopping Center, near New Uses)
I have an exclusive coupon to help you save even more on your next purchase or service!
Save 15% off any service, 10% off any accessory or get a FREE charging cable! No expiration. Click on the image below to open the coupon in a new window and print or show on your phone!!!
Plus, mention Twin Cities Frugal Mom to get BOGO deals on headphones and the Keysmart! (Deals cannot be combined.)
(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Device Pitstop of Maple Grove. However, all opinions are 100% mine.)