Waltham, MA (Vocus) June 11, 2010
Extech Instruments announces its annual Fathers Day list of electronic test gadget gift ideas for every type of dad and granddad. Inspired by Wired magazines popular Geek Dad blog which recently featured Extech, the 2010 list suggests useful and affordable test tools for a variety of dad personas. Use the list below to find your dads persona and match him with a tester or meter hes sure to love:
Whether your dad is a daily jogger or a member of an Over-the-Hill sports league, give him the Extech HeatWatch (HW30). This full-function stopwatch has an exclusive Heat Index alarm that factors temperature and humidity to alert Dad when poor air quality can put him at risk for heat cramps or heat stroke. Help your dad go the extra mile for health and safety on those hazy, hot and humid days. (Recommended by the National Health & Wellness Club.)
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If your father is addicted to home renovation or improvement, or he is just generally handy like a pocket on a shirt, he deserves Extechs Wireless Circuit Identifier (RT30). This ingenious 2-way tester is ideal for any dad who needs to safely cut existing house wiring to add outlets, light fixtures, or new wiring drops. Using the RT30, he can always identify the correct circuit breaker to shut off before working on a wire in the attic, basement or walls. Usually a two-person job, the RT30 makes it easy for the man who insists on saying, Ill do it myself.
If your dad insists on fixing all his electronic devices himself, or the smell of solder means hes hacking together an electronic gadget using Arduino circuit boards, hell love Extechs new Tweezer Meter (RC200). For anyone who works on electronics, the tweezer design makes it easy to test small circuit board components with one hand instead of using test leads (but swappable test leads are also included).Tell Dad it measures resistance and capacitance and can test diodeshell know what youre talking about. (Featured on the 2010 GeekDad Fathers Day List)
Is Dad constantly making adjustments or additions to his high-end audio/video system? To ensure his miles of wiring are all properly connected, introduce him to Extechs Continuity Tester Pro (CT20). This 2-piece kit permits one person to test wiring at both ends, making sure speaker wire polarity is not reversed, for example, which can cause muddy sound quality. In addition to cable, audio and video connections, your dad will love the CT20 for testing telephone, alarm, automotive and electrical wiring. For home theaters and more, the CT20 will be music to Dads ears.
Some guys cant resist any reason to head to the big home improvement stores. If your father is eager to load up the truck with lumber for a deck, a wall, or any project that involves precise measurements, get him Extechs new DT300 laser distance meter. Say goodbye to the tape measure and say hello to point and shoot. The DT300 also trounces tape measures by measuring length, area, and angles too! Measure more in less time with the DT300!
Is your dad serious about photography, repeating stories about photo trips, f-stops and shutter speeds? Having a light meter to accurately measure ambient lighting will light up his passion. Extechs EA31 EasyView