HighTechDad’s 2011 Father’s Day Gift Guide – Products I Have Reviewed & Like

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Review, Sony by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Father’s Day is almost upon us and I wouldn’t be doing my part for the Dads out there if I didn’t put together a Father’s Day Gift Guide. Gifts are obviously very personal in nature so I can’t tell you what to get your dad. What I can do, however, is provide some ideas on some things that might make your dad smile a bit more and potentially appeal to the “HighTechDad” inside of him. I won’t be recommending things that I haven’t actually tried, used, reviewed or have myself. That would, honestly, be quite silly. I might recommend some …

Gadgets + Dads = “Dadgets” – Cast of Dads VIDEO podcast at CES 2011

In Audio, Cast of Dads, CES, Consumer Electronics, Event, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Intel, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast, Tablet, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

The Cast of Dads has been on a bit of a vacation recently – the reality is, we’ve all been so busy that our little “baby” (Cast of Dads) has become a bit neglected. But we promise to get back on track! To get things going again, we actually did do a video podcast at CES 2011. Unfortunately it was only a 3/5ths of the Cast of Dads as Brad Powell and Max Kalehoff were not at the show. But we did have our first guest ever and it was none other than Dave Delaney (a dad as well) of …

35+ Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Preparing For, Attending & Returning From a Trade Show or Expo (Part 2)

In CES, Consumer Electronics, Event, Gadgets, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

This is the Second Part of a Two Part series that hopefully will help you plan out and strategize your next trip to a trade show. In the previous post, I discussed the Pre-Show Planning. It’s important to think about the show well before you get there. If you haven’t read Part One of this post, be sure to take a look at it. This portion of the article is mainly about what to do AT and AFTER attending a trade show. This part becomes increasingly more subjective as people have different expectations of a show as well as objectives …

35+ Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Preparing For, Attending & Returning From a Trade Show or Expo (Part 1)

In CES, Consumer Electronics, Event, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

I’ve been back from CES for a month now (and recently attended MacWorld) and have had time to cobble together a few blog posts about things that I saw at both shows as well as have a tiny bit of time to reflect back on my time there. My general experience at CES was that of being thoroughly overwhelmed, not only by the amount of technology that was being showcased, but also at being at a place and event that was quite new to me. Yes, this was my first CES (but not my first tradeshow) and only my second …

Congrats Sony, You Have a Winner with the NEX-5 Digital Camera

In CES, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Sony, Video by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

At CES 2011, I was introduced to a fantastic digital camera made by Sony. It’s the NEX-5 and while it is not exactly a Digital SLR camera (I did mistakenly call it that in my video below), it is perhaps the smallest digital camera that has a detachable and interchangeable lens. I have used a few small digital cameras in my time, but nothing to the level of the NEX-5. It’s feature packed, is a 14.2 megapixel camera that also films 1080/60i HD video. But it isn’t just the multi-function and the small form factor that made me really like …