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AmpliFi Mesh Wi-Fi is going to the dark side…

In honor of Star Wars Day on May the 4th, Ubiquiti Labs is announced a new limited edition black AmpliFi HD Mesh Router fit for the “dark side.”

Now I’ve been using an AmpliFi router for the better part of 4 months… its actually life changing.  Living in NYC there is a TON of wifi signals and AmpliFi’s mesh network has allowed me to have full wifi with incredible through put anywhere in my apartment.

One of the most incredible things is seeing the speed I’m getting over my wifi from my Verizon FiOS gigabit connection.  I’m seeing well over 200+ megs on an iphone 7.   Thats why I love the front display showing the speed test for the line your connected too. Plus the Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi System Delivers Up to 5.25 Gbps Aggregate Speed.

One of the best features of AmpliFi HD family is the ability to scale the number of access points to cover an incredible amount of square footage and multiple levels of a home.

Lets boil it down… AmpliFi HD is designed to offer simple, elegant solutions to support smart home capabilities. It delivers fast internet bandwidth throughout the entire home even when supporting multiple devices at the same time. The AmpliFi HD family includes the AmpliFi HD Mesh System [amazon] (MSRP $349.99), standalone AmpliFi HD Router [amazon] (MSRP $149.99) and standalone AmpliFi HD MeshPoint [amazon] (MSRP $129.99). The AmpliFi HD family features unlimited scalability and is fully customizable for any home no matter the square footage.

The new limited edition black AmpliFi HD Mesh Router is now available to consumers first on AmpliFi.com!

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. May 10th, 2017.

You must comment telling us one feature of AmpliFi that you love? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @AmpliFiHome  @dadarocks http://dad.am/2pdXiIJ — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win the @AmpliFiHome Dark Side HD Mesh Router from  @dadarocks http://dad.am/2pdXiIJ

  • You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall saying hi)
  • You get 1 extra entry for following @AmpliFiHome on twitter –twitter.com/AmpliFiHome  you must comment back here that you’re now following

You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

 

Stop in at GameStop for all the gaming gifts

gamestoplogo_blackredWe love GameStop… We shop there pretty regularly, well till the point where the staff knows our name. When GameStop asked to sponsor a post about holiday gifts from GameStop – I was like absolutely.

Lets start with the items that Marc found while shopping at GameStop.

img_0958First stop was Pokemon – while the card game is awesome and really started Marc on his path to Pokemon fandom, the newest videos game Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun both made his list.  Then he ran over to the Pokemon Z-Ring set by TOMY and asked for an additional pack of crystals for it too.

img_0938My Daughter Harper – Loves the princess gear at GameStop so while she doesnt play the video games she does love their toys.  She picked up a Princess Peach amiibo figure and it’ll just be good for her imagination play.  She found a Funko Pop from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Belle and quickly added that to her cart. She also picked up a new cup with Belle the Princess on it as well.

img_0925My youngest Daughter Harlow – is only 1 and a half, so she heads to the stuffed animals and finds the largest pikachu stuffed animal she can hold. She nuzzles with that for a minute walks it over to Harper’s cart and drops it in before making seeing the Princess Zelda plush and doesnt let that go… not even to head to the check out.

While that kids had fun – I still shopped for myself – looking at the Xbox One S – which are $50 now till chrismas.  I picked out the new Gears of War 4 Xbox One S because its the limited edition Deep Blue only at GameStop.

img_0944Here are some of the amazing video games – I picked up for Marc for his Nintendo 3DS…

Marc is a superfan of Skylanders Imaginators, but didnt have the Dark starter pack so we got that for him.  Now go brings his skylanders where ever he goes…

Marc is also getting into Yo-Kai Watch so picking up the new Yo-Kai Watch 2 game was pretty easy.

Then of course being a big Nintendo fan we got the newest Super Mario game… Super Mario Maker.

I also highly recommend Just Dance 2017 – its a game the whole family can play!

And be sure to check out the weekly ads for GameStop here.

img_0956Finally our friends at GameStop are offering a lucky reader a $50 GameStop gift card.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 21st, 2016.

You must comment telling us what would you buy from GameStop? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:#holidayGC @GameStop @dadarocks http://dad.am/2gP23IH — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win the @gamestop $50 gift card from @dadarocks http://dad.am/2gP23IH #holidayGC

  • You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall saying hi)
  • You get 1 extra entry for following @gamestop on twitter –twitter.com/gamestop you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/gamestop you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall that dadarocks.com sent you 🙂 )

You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

Sleeping baby = Happy life

IMG_7244Suzanne and I have spent more than our fair share not sleeping – with 3 kids thats just how it goes. After all the reviews, received and purchased gear for my kids to make my life easier or their life happier and to please my wife, we finally found our secret to a getting our baby to SLEEP!  Because with our 3rd child, Harlow, we have the coolest dad invented product out there – the Newton Living Wovenaire Crib Mattress.

IMG_7246This crib mattress retails for $300 and is Breathable, Washable, Sustainable.  I love picking Harlow up from her crib now because she is well rested and cool – not sweaty to the touch because this mattress is made of 90% air and food grade polymer, no PVCs, no off gassing.    I also appreciated the turtle days (rollovers) this time around as this mattress is 100% breathable and has been proven to reduce risks.  This is the most innovative no brainer in our nursery to date!

Check out this design and innovation for yourself and see why even Dr. Sears of The Doctors added this one to his list of ‘Do’s’ for Dad’s!

Here to make everyone get the gift of sleep – visit newtonbaby.com and use code DADA for $25 off!  Offer expires 7/30/16

Even more – I am giving away 1 Newton Living Woveaire Crib Mattress to make some else’s day!  $300 Value!

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. July 2nd, 2016.

You must comment telling us which color mattress is your favorite? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: #SleepingBaby @newtonbabyrest @dadarocks http://dad.am/264K0Bb — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win the @newtonbabyrest mattress to help my #SleepingBaby from @dadarocks http://dad.am/264K0Bb

  • You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall saying hi)
  • You get 1 extra entry for following @Newtonbabyrest on twitter –twitter.com/newtonbabyrest you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/newtonbabyrest you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall that dada rocks sent you 🙂 )

You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

Happy Father’s Day from Pampers #ThanksBaby

cb4000I sat with Chris Pegula who created Diaper Dude who also is on the Pampers Baby Board.  Part of being on the board is from time to time we’re asked to host special giveaways like this one for Father’s Day.

Pampers wanted to say Happy Father’s Day and create this heart warming #ThanksBaby video. So I asked Chris whats Father’s Days like in his home and give us some tips.

True-DudeIn my household I’m usually the one excited about giving rather than receiving gifts. So when it comes to Father’s Day, it’s a bit challenging to figure out what I need. But if there are dad’s out there like me, then these 3 tips are sure to satisfy the dad who has it all.

I love family time. As my kids are getting older I find we have less and less time to spend together. So come Father’s Day I really appreciate a morning breakfast with my wife and three kids. Be it a simple cup of coffee with yogurt and fruit or scrambled eggs and an English muffin. It’s not about what I’m eating it’s about   the company. Take the time to start the day off right…together.

If you find that breakfast goes smoothly and your little or big ones are in a good mood, a nice stroll around the neighborhood with the kids and dog in tow is another top choice I would appreciate on this special day. Again spending time one on one with those that mean the most to me really fills my heart. So often we are rushing to get the kids to school or daycare or what have you. A day of simply hanging out and taking it all in is a dream. We all need to reboot at some point so why not make it a day that honors you?

Finally, grab a notebook and title the page I love you because. Take the time to share with your wife and kids why you love them and let them share why they love you. You will really appreciate what they have to say. When your finished you have a keepsake that is worth way more than that ol’ coffee mug or silk tie and socks. Meaningful gifts are those that come from the heart in my book. Why add waste when you can gain experience and moments you’ll remember for years to come.

Here’s to a Father’s Day filled with Peace and Love!

Whats in the special Father’s Day giveaway?

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 22nd, 2016.

You must comment telling us who would be wearing this new diaper bag? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: #ThanksBaby @pampers @dadarocks http://dad.am/262ZANM — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win the #ThanksBaby @Pampers package from @dadarocks http://dad.am/262ZANM

  • You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall)

You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this giveaway. By entering the following giveaway you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize

Father’s Day Gift Guide of Speakers Bluetooth, Wireless, or Just Cool!

Picking out the right speakers be it a portable bluetooth set, a full on sound system, or even a headphone is always a little challenging mainly because there are like a million and one choices.

So early I shared my pick of an amazon echo (I still think its cool) but I got an email I dont have an amazon prime (or actually any) account so what should I get…

ihomespeakersiHome’s all-new Weather Tough series of military-grade portable Bluetooth speakers is out now, and features a completely waterproof design (IP67-rated), and tough military-spec rubberized shock-proof casing, all Weather Tough speakers can withstand drops, shock, dust, storms and even being submerged in water. Check out the

iBT37 (bestbuy)  You can find a different model the iBT35 on amazon

  • Internal rechargeable battery for up to 8 hours of playing time
  • 1/4’’ threaded tripod mount on bottom of cabinet
  • Under half a pound so it can go anywhere you can

But thats a nice small super portable unit, what about something a little better? Well you’ve gotta check out the Raumfeld One S.

RMF_One-S_Black_300dpi_01Raumfeld One S (amazon)

  • Compact Wi-Fi speaker for streaming from nearly any source
  • 2-way coaxial system plus passive bass radiators driven by 50 watt bi-amping technology produce incredible clarity and power
  • A humidity resistant design & handy preset buttons make the One S ideal for bathroom and kitchen environments
  • Enjoy top streaming services, internet radio and your own music collection with wide-ranging file compatibility (e.g. FLAC, AAC, MP3) via the intuitive Raumfeld app
  • Add additional Raumfeld devices to create a multi-room system

Again if you want to set it up a bit – say bigger room or bigger crowd…

812ROclb9ML._SL1500_Raumfeld One M (amazon)

  • All-in-one Wi-Fi speaker for streaming music content from nearly any source
  • 5 driver stereo system plus down firing subwoofer powered by 120 watt integrated amplifier for powerful hi-fi sound
  • Brushed aluminum preset buttons for instant access to your favorite streams and playlists, Bauhaus-inspired design
  • Enjoy a wide-range of streaming services, internet radio and your own music collection via the intuitive Raumfeld app
  • Add additional Raumfeld devices to create a multi-room system

Finally if you want to go full surround sound wireless look at this block rocker…

51adFxSs6AL._SL1500_Enclave Audio CineHome HD 5.1 Wireless Audio Home Theater System (amazon)

  • ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER OR SPEAKER CABLES: The Enclave Smart Center serves as the central hub saving money and space without the need for an additional Audio/Video Receiver or running speaker any speaker cable.
  • CUSTOM DESIGNED AND TUNED HD AUDIO WiSA SPEAKERS: Listen to 360 degrees of 24 bit HD wireless audio. Each Enclave rear surround speaker contains two full-range drivers on opposing sides of the enclosure for a widespread, enveloping surround experience.
  • DOLBY DIGITAL AND DTS: Delivers an intense, cinema-like surround sound, even from stereo signals. For the those who prefer uncompressed audio, 5.1 channels of LPCM 24 bit uncompressed audio seamlessly surround you with zero lip-sync issues.
  • HDMI INPUT: 3 HDMI inputs to connect your cable box, dish, gaming console, DVD-Blu Ray Player, Streaming appliance (Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, etc.), HDMI pass-thru, CEC, and ARC are all supported.
  • 3.5mm ANALOG, OPTICAL and BLUETOOTH INPUT: Use almost any signal type. Use the Enclave Audio app for Android/iOS to stream music from your device, local network, or a selection of music services via Bluetooth or Google Cast. (Chromecast required)

How to win Raumfeld One S… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 22nd, 2016.

You must comment telling us what is your favorite song? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: #raumfeldusrocks @raumfeldus @dadarocks http://dad.am/1PyJSNB — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to rock out by winning a @raumfeldus ONE S speaker from @dadarocks http://dad.am/1PyJSNB #raumfeldusrocks

  • You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall)
  • You get 1 extra entry for following @raumfeldus on twitter –twitter.com/raumfeldus you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/raumfeldcom you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall)

You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

The best tech gifts from Logitech for Father’s Day 2016 #LogiSmiles

For those Dads that love Technology, I’ve got some amazing picks from Logitech that you might want to grab for that special husband or father in your life. Not to be out done my friends over at Logitech want to see someone win all four of these prizes! (skip to the bottom to see how to enter to win!)

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Logitech Harmony Elite  [amazon]
If Dad loves the latest connected home gadgets, get him the one device that works with everything in the living room and beyond – the Logitech Harmony Elite ($349.99). With a large 2.4” touchscreen for simple tap and point gesture commands, Dad can control his entertainment system and any compatible home automation device, from Philips Hue lights to Lutron shades, with one sleek remote. With the optional Harmony Smartphone App, he can even turn his smartphone into a personal universal remote. Furthermore, he can create customized Harmony Activities to fit his lifestyle, so his “Good Morning” setting could automatically turn on the light next to his side of the bed, open the shades in the living room, turn on the morning news on mute and start the coffee pot, all without waking the family.

919GC-5CXxL._SL1500_Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse  [amazon]
With hand-sculpted comfort contour, the perfectly sculpted, hand crafted shape* of this comfort mouse supports your hand and wrist in a comfortable, natural position. Experience fine-motion control and fluid experience with well-positioned buttons and wheels. Featuring a speed-adaptive scroll wheel, scroll through long documents or web pages faster and easier. The precision wheel auto-shifts from click-to-click to hyper-fast scroll. And the unique thumb wheel, let’s you experience side-to-side scrolling with a stroke of your thumb.

91IzReQbtrL._SL1500_Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Surround Sound Gaming Headset   [amazon]
Patent pending advanced Pro-G audio drivers are made with hybrid mesh materials that provide the audiophile-like performance gaming fans have been demanding. From your favorite music to expansive game soundtracks, the Pro-G drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones. Experience incredible 7.1 surround sound with Dolbyreg; or DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound,* creating lifelike in-game special awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around or special ability cues.

91gQ5c-nICL._SL1500_Logitech ZeroTouch   [amazon]
ZeroTouch is a smart car phone holder with voice-command app that gives you the best features of a connected car. After installing the app, just snap your Android phone to the universal magnetic car phone holder and speak freely so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Place calls easily with voice-activated calling, voice to text, reply to incoming messages, control music, navigate or share your location — all without ever touching your phone.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 15th, 2016.

You must comment telling us who you’d want to win all these prizes for and why they’re an awesome dad? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: #LogiSmiles @logitech @dadarocks http://dad.am/25WaBAk — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

    Example: I want to win all the tech gifts for #fathersday from @logitech #LogiSmiles from @dadarocks  – http://dad.am/25WaBAk

  • You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following
  • You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall)

You will have 6 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Kit giveaway

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I use Old Spice for years, its pretty much my go to in terms of deodorant.  So Starting tomorrow I’ve got an awesome giveaway pack going up on facebook.com/dadarocks in this kit you’ll get…

The “Old Spice Hardest Working Dad” toolbox giveaway prize pack includes:

  • FREE entry into a 2016 Tough Mudder event to challenge the performance of the Hardest Working Collection
  • An Old Spice t-shirt fitting for Legendary Dads
  • A gift from Tough Mudder partner Merrell to keep more than your armpits dry
  • An autographed photo from the product king himself, Bob Giovanni (as seen on Old Spice’s popular digital infomercials)
  • Recognition of your Legendary Dad status with a customizable trophy, as commemorated by Old Spice

Guys have come to know Old Spice for its premium scents, but they may not fully realize the performance Old Spice products provide. With the new Hardest Working Collection, Old Spice is taking performance up a notch, offering the highest-performing Old Spice antiperspirants and body washes in the world, truly delivering Legendary Protection for Legendary Men.

The Hardest Working Collection delivers unparalleled performance for guys that demand more from their grooming products – antiperspirants that protect them from odor and sweat, and body washes that clean and don’t dry their skin.

The Hardest Working Collection products are available at retailers nationwide, with downloadable deals now at Coupons.com: http://bit.ly/OSHWCDeal

Odor Blocker Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant – Odor Blocker is Old Spice’s most powerful invisible solid anti-perspirant/deodorant, delivering legendary performance through stronger and longer sweat protection than its other collections and a 50 percent increase in BCD odor fighting technology that only Old Spice can claim. Odor Blocker’s unique invisible solid anti-perspirant formula forms better plugs to protect against sweat.

Sweat Defense Antiperspirant/Deodorant – Sweat Defense soft solid anti-perspirant/deodorant is Old Spice’s ‘gold standard’ delivering “stronger and longer sweat protection” for all-day dryness. The category standard for extra effective anti-perspirant/deodorants is a 30 percent sweat reduction. Old Spice Sweat Defense delivers a 66 percent sweat reduction. Sweat Defense also is now turbocharged with Old Spice’s proprietary BCD technology to trap and lock away bad odors as they occur while releasing fresh, manly scent in its place.

Dirt Destroyer Body Wash – Dirt Destroyer is Old Spice’s most powerful body wash, offering 15 percent more cleansers, a 30 percent thicker formula and 20 percent more scent. Its thicker formula delivers a thick, dirt-eliminating lather and less down the drain resulting in a better overall shower experience.

The Hardest Working Collection debuts with a new scent – Lasting Legend – which offers a blast of fresh citrus balanced with a cool peppery spiciness. Lasting Legend pushes the limits of protection to help guys push achieve greatness. Old Spice also is pulling in some of the brand’s most popular scents that will be “amped up” for this lineup:

Pure Sport Plus, Extra Fresh, Tougher Timber, Stronger Swagger and Fresher Fiji (for Sweat Defense line).

1-800-PROVE-IT Challenge – Old Spice is so confident in the Hardest Working Collection, the product is backed with a money-back guarantee – as seen in a series of humorous digital infomercials hosted by Product King® Bob Giovanni. If guys use the Hardest Working Collection and the products do not live up to their standards, they can call 1-800-PROVE-IT for a full refund. Just call the line, and Bob Giovanni himself will provide further instructions.

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Old Spice for this promotion.

Strawberry Shortcake “Berry Best In Show”

On May 12th, you can joinunnamed Strawberry Shortcake and some new furry friends in “Berry Best in Show,” a new DVD featuring delightful “tails” about being yourself and encouraging others to do the same. During his road trip to find homes for his orphan puppies, Huckleberry Pie and his four-legged crew get stranded in Berry Bitty City. Luckily, Strawberry and her berry best pals decide to help out with the strays in “A Boy and His Dogs.” Blueberry Muffin and Huck become “Partners in Crime” when they try to write a mystery story together…with surprising results. And the fur is sure to fly when the girls try to help Huck start a dog shelter in “The Mystery of the Disappearing Dog Show.” It’s a howling good time with sweet doggy delights for everyone!

And now you can win our very own copy of “Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best in Show”!

How to win it… Contest ends 9:30am EST. May 15th, 2015.

You must comment telling us your favorite Strawberry Shortcake character. Please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following.

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook – facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall).

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!