Friday, December 15, 2017

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset for PS4

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a gamer? You can't go wrong getting him or her a wireless STEALTH 700 PREMIUM SURROUND SOUND HEADSET from Turtle Beach at BEST BUY.  Did you know most movie and video game soundtracks are broadcast in surround sound but most of us don't have the expensive home theater equipment to properly listen? Combining these Turtle Beach wireless headsets with a PlayStation 4 entertainment system (PS4) allows people to immerse themselves in surround sound  experiencing games and movies the way they are meant to be heard in an affordable way.

I like to wind down after a long day playing a game of Call of Duty or Madden NFL on our family's PS4 after putting the kids to bed for the night.  The kids can hear me playing video games from their rooms and won't go to sleep unless I mute the sound or am wearing my Turtle Beach STEALTH 700 PREMIUM SURROUND SOUND  HEADSET.  This headset has really worked out great for me not only in being able to be stealthy about playing video games without waking my children up at night but by also providing a level of sound quality that is superior to what was otherwise being projected from the speakers on my television.

You'll find comparable fully loaded premium wireless surround sound gaming headsets for more than $200.00 so at $149.99 Turtle Beach's STEALTH 700 PREMIUM SURROUND SOUND HEADSETS are a good deal.  But it gets better! Until December 23, 2017 you can save an additional $30 off the purchase price on these wireless surround sound headsets that also include Active Noise Cancellation technology and a flip-up microphone for online chatting within multi-player games.

We don't have a home theater set up with surround sound ourselves. So, I've really been enjoying being able to use my Turtle Beach headset to experience watching movies and playing video games on my family's PS4 in surround sound. Turtle Beach's STEALTH 700 PREMIUM SURROUND SOUND HEADSETS have earned A Geek Daddy nod of approval because they are loaded with features that work incredibly well.

Here are a few of my favorite things about the headset:


The headset creates a soundstage around your head so that you hear sounds in front, behind and beside you.  You'll feel immersed within games, movies, and music as you are enveloped by sound.


The other day my neighbor was making a racket outside that could loudly be heard inside our house.  The active noise-cancellation feature on the headset let me drown out that noise.  Eliminate unwanted background distractions to allow you to be completely immersed in games, music and movies through your PS4.


I like to play video games online with family members and friends from across the country.  It is a nice way to have fun together when you can't be hanging out in the same place because everyone is spread out all over the country.  The microphone provides great clarity so no one will miss out on you mocking them and easily flip up when you want to mute a conversation.  Blue-tooth connectivity also allows you to pick up a phone call or stream music providing extra value for users of these headsets.


My son particularly likes how this headset has been designed to be comfortable for people wearing glasses.  Turtle Beach's exclusive ProSpecs feature removes pressure on glasses while being worn.  Thumbs up to the designers for keeping this aspect in mind!


When using the active noise-cancelling technology the headset's battery will last 10 hours before needing to be charged and can go longer than that if that feature isn't being utilized.  Powering up is easy though, just plug the headset into a PS4's USB port with the included cable for a quick recharge.


When playing video games you can enhance the volume on subtle sound effects to give you advance notice about an opponent.  From quiet footsteps to someone reloading their weapon, the Superhuman Hearing feature won't let you be caught off guard. I have to admit not being the best at video games so I'll take any advantage available!


For all the technology these headsets provide they are very lightweight plus their leather-wrapped ear cushions feel very comfortable against your head.  Wearing STEALTH 700 PREMIUM SURROUND SOUND HEADSETS from Turtle Beach aren't distracting but rather enhance your entertainment.  Being cord free while wearing this headset is really nice too when it comes to comfort as well.


The headset utilizes an included USB transmitter that provides a best-in-class wireless gaming experience for PS4 and PS4 Pro.  Add that to Bluetooth capabilities that allow for streaming music or making phone calls and you have great connectivity without being attached to any wires.

Whether picking up a Turtle Beach  STEALTH 700 PREMIUM SURROUND SOUND HEADSET for yourself or a holiday gift you won't want to miss out on the $30 off deal at Best Buy.  If buying one as a gift that 12/23/17 deadline is a good incentive to get your holiday shopping done sooner than later.  This combination of active noise-cancellation and surround sound from a reliable brand like Turtle Beach really make these headsets a best buy you won't be disappointed in and are sure to enjoy.  For more information or to buy a headset head over to or a Best Buy store near you.

Thursday, December 14, 2017


After you've open up your presents on Christmas morning flip on your television to watch a Martian Holiday Movie Marathon on Comet TV.  COMET TV is an over-air broadcast network that can be tuned in with a digital antenna and viewed subscription free.  No need for cable, satellite or Wi-Fi, to watch COMET TV.  In the Metro Detroit area of Michigan just tune to Channel 19-7 with a television antenna.  If the network isn't available to view locally, you can also watch it online via an iOS app, Roku, or

In addition to Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), the Christmas Day movie marathon on COMET TV will include Mars Needs Women (1968), The Angry Red Planet (1960), Queen of Blood (1966), and Red Planet Mars (1952).  The first movie airs at Noon (ET/PT) with the final show Santa Claus Conquers the Martians starting at 8pm (ET/PT).  Head over to for more information about the Martian Holiday Movie Marathon.

Who wants some swag? A Geek Daddy has a COMET TV December prize pack to giveaway.  It highlights TANK GIRL which is one of this month's Friday Night Primetime Movies which air each week at 8pm (ET/PT).  December's Friday Night Primetime Movies include Leviathan (1989), Earth Girls Are Easy (1989), Supernova (2000), and concludes with Tank Girl (1995) on December 29th.

For a chance to win please follow @Geekdad248 on Twitter and retweet the embedded message below before 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2017.  Must be a United States resident over 18 years old to be eligible for the giveaway.
The Comet TV December Prize Pack has:

1 - Limited Edition Tank Girl x COMET TV T-shirt: "Look, if you want to torture me, spank me, lick me, do it." .... Lock and load with this exclusive Tank Girl goggle-eye tee and get ready to break necks next time you're stocking up on ammo.

1 - Tank Girl 4"x9" UV Print: SPLOSH, BAM! If you're a true Tank Girl fan you couldn't get enough of the film's animated sequences. This prize pack pays homage to them with two variant UV prints pulled right from the film and custom made for this kit.

1- Stargate Atlantis x COMET TV SnowGlobe: Tis the season to be Stargate! Bring home the bubble city trapped in this limited edition SnowGlobe... where else are you gonna snag this?

1 - COMET TV Collectable Card: You’ll get one of two collectable COMET TV cards featuring either Earth Girls Are Easy or Tank Girl.

Disclaimer & Rules:  A Geek Daddy has not been financially compensated for this endorsement or hosting the giveaway but was provided the same items being provided as a prize for personal use. The prize is provided by COMET TV and A Geek Daddy is hosting the promotion as a benefit to our readers. Must be a US resident over the age of 18 to participate.  One entry per mailing address and winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  If you have already won this prize through another blog participating in this promotion, your entry will be disqualified.  By participating in this promotion you waive any liability of any kind against the publisher of this blog. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No P.O. Boxes allowed for delivery of the prize. COMET TV will be responsible for shipping the prize to the selected winner.  A Geek Daddy is not responsible for delivery of the prize.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Max Traxxx Tracer Racers

My kids and I have been having a lot of fun playing around with the Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Remote Control Infinity Loop from Skullduggery.  These 1/64 scale remote control toy cars whiz across a track that has been formulated so that they leave behind glowing tire marks while racing around.  And these race cars can really go fast with a top to-scale speed of 500 miles per hour!

Seeing these cars streak light across the track is sure to make you go wow!  The effect is created by a combination of a special plastic used in constructing the tracks and purple light rays emitted from each car's undercarriage producing a glow along the race course.  This looks impressive in the light  but racing in the dark is even more spectacular!

The toy set comes with two cars (red and blue colored) which are each directed by separate included remote controls so they can be raced independently against one another at the same time.  The RCs don't control the direction of the cars which follow the plastic sleeves that make up the track around the course, but rather allow you to determine their speed and whether you are going in forward or reverse.  If you go too fast you'll flip off the track but don't have enough momentum and you won't be able to make it through the loop. 

It takes a bit of practice to get a feel for the RC and controlling the cars around the track but once you get it down they are fairly easy to control and lots of fun!  My eight year olds became good Max Traxxx Tracer Racers drivers very quickly. This is a great toy for dads and moms to play along with their kids.  I was having as much fun as my kids were playing with the Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Remote Control Infinity Loop.  Be warned that competing against friends and family with these toy cars that literally look like they are burning up the track can become very addictive!  My family has spent hours racing against each other.

A nice aspect of this toy set is that the track doesn't require batteries or being plugged in to electricity.  You just snap it together and place the race cars upon it.  The two remote controls are each powered by 4 AA batteries (8 total needed and not included) plus you plug the cars into their designated RC to charge.  All in all this works out efficiently and so far despite all the use we've had with this toy set we're still on our first eight batteries.

Here are a few tips for enjoying your Max Traxxx Tracer Racers:

Make sure all the pieces are connected really tightly because gaps and loose ends will cause crashes as the cars are racing.  During the course of racing take occasional breaks to realign all the track pieces to make sure everything is smoothly connected as the cars flying around the track will cause mild separation amongst segments from time to time.  Taking a few seconds now and then to do this will avoid frustration of cars constantly crashing due to hitting bumps or grooves.

You can't go all out at the car's fastest speed across the whole track without crashing.  Adjusting speed to slow down at corners and speed up to get through the Infinity Loop is a must to avoid flipping your car off the track.  As your hand-eye coordination and feel for using  the remote control improves your overall speed for traversing the course will elevate.  Often times it is not who can do the most laps the fastest that wins a race but rather it is the car that avoids crashing that is the winner.  There is a lot of satisfaction achieved though when you master the RC so your can is zipping through the course repeatedly without crashing.

When recharging a car make sure the RC unit power switch is in the "charge" position rather than at the on or off spots and the toy vehicle is switched off.  When done charging make sure both the RC and car are turned off then turn them both on to sync them and you'll be ready to roll.  To conserve battery power both the RC and car will go into sleep mode if left on and not used for 30 minutes.  Just toggle their switches a few times to wake them up.

Pick yourself up a Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Remote Control Infinity Loop toy set and follow the tips above to have yourself as much fun as my family has had.  It is available on through the Skullduggery approved FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) seller 4% Change for Children.  Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from now through Christmas, 4% Change for Children offers a $20 off coupon for the Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Infinity Loop set.  Plus 4% Change for Children each year donates 4% of its net profits from the previous year AND 4% of its employees' working hours to non-profit organizations that help children learn, grown and live better lives.

You can also learn more about Max Traxxx toys by visiting the Skullduggery website.  While there you can also purchase toys directly from the manufacturer.  In addition to remote control race cars, Skullduggery has a variety of other interesting products available including motorized 3D creature puzzles and replica dinosaur fossils.

Max Traxxx Racers Remote Control Infinity Loop earned A Geek Daddy nod of approval because it has amazing special effects and provides quality family time where parents and kids can enjoying playing with it together. Plus my family was able to easily put everything together then safely play with it hassle and problem free.  Finally, my kids love it and have been playing with it over and over again which has to be one of the most important things to look for in a toy.


If you are a car guy, or gal, and own a Nintendo Switch you are absolutely going to want to add GEAR CLUB UNLIMITED from Microïds to your video game collection.  This game lets you get behind the wheel of some of the best sports cars on the road today, like the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Lotus Exige S, and McLaren 570S, that many of us can only dream of driving in real life.  In Gear Club Unlimited you can take these cars for a realistic virtual spin!  Microïds has partnered with Eden Games, who have established an international reputation for their simulation racing games, to create on the Nintendo Switch what they promise is an authentic high performance car driving experience.

Gear Club Unlimited players will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on over 400 courses in 3 modes:

Derby Mode

Compete against seven cars on paved tracks to see who can be the first to reach the finish line.

Rally Mode

Drivers compete on off road tracks where handling dirt and being able to drift will be essential to winning a race.

Time Trial

Beat the clock and other racers to achieve the best time!

Customize and upgrade your cars within the game. Each championship won will unlock new vehicles, car upgrades, and races.  Compete against AI competitors or race versus friends taking advantage of the game's 4 play split-screen option.  Plus with the modularity of the Nintendo Switch you can play this game anytime, anywhere using either handheld mode or by docking your console and playing on a television.

I want to go out and get myself a Nintendo Switch now just to play this game since it is exclusive to that console.  Gear Club Unlimited is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).  It is available now at GameStop.  For more information, please visit:

Friday, December 8, 2017

Star Wars Prize Pack Giveaway

My wife and I have both scheduled vacation days off work and are letting our kids take sick days from school on Friday, December 15th so we can all go to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi together the first morning it is in theaters.  Yes my family is made up of Star Wars fanatics!  To share my family's enthusiasm about The Last Jedi, A GEEK DADDY has partnered with The Hopping Bloggers to host a fantastic Star Wars giveaway worth over $300!  

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Prize Pack Includes:

Not all prizes are pictured. Products subject to change based upon availability.

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

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Twenty five gifts under $25 Dollars at GameStop

I popped into a GameStop the other day for the first time in awhile to pick up something and was amazed by all the interesting stuff they have in stock now that goes way beyond video games. GameStop still is a great spot for gamers to swing by for consoles, equipment and video games but these stores have also become a great place for purchasing cool pop culture and collectible merchandise as well including clothing, toys and more!  Still have holiday shopping to do?  GameStop is a one-stop-shop with a huge selection of awesome gifts under $25.

Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa surprises, white elephant exchange items, or gifts for a geek or gamer in your life, GameStop is sure to have something that will be a perfect present for friends and family of any age.  Not only will you find presents that are sure to delight their recipients at GameStop but purchasing them there also won't break the bank with the store's affordable prices.  Check out 25 great gift ideas that each cost $25 or less at GameStop:
             1.    Pokémon Gallery Figures: Mew Psychic + Pikachu Thunderbolt
Sculpted and painted to showcase motion and power, Pokémon Gallery Figures capture Pokémon and their moves in amazing battle poses. Mew uses Psychic and the ever-powerful Pikachu battles using Thunderbolt! $16.99

2.     Fingerlings – Collect them all!
Fingerlings are interactive pets that love to hang onto your finger, blink their eyes, turn their heads, blow kisses, swing by their tails, and talk in monkey babble! They come in a variety of colors including white, black, pink, purple, blue and turquoise. Adopt them all and have even more fun monkeying around! $18.99

3.     Star Wars: The Black Series – Battlefront II Inferno Squadron Agent Figure (GameStop Exclusive)
Pretend to fend off the Rebellion with the Star Wars: The Black Series 6-inch Inferno Squadron Pilot figure from the all-new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. A perfect gift for any Star Wars fan. $22.99

4.     Hatchimals CollEGGtibles 4-Pack
Each of these four adorable mini collectible Hatchimals come inside small, speckled eggs. Press on the egg to crack it and discover which CollEGGtible is inside—more than 70 to collect! You never know when you will find an ultra-rare and special edition Hatchimals! $9.99

5.     Pixel Pals
Light up your world with Pixel Pals; 8-bit figurine collectible pixel-art renditions of the most iconic characters in the history of gaming! $14.99

6.     Funko POP! Vinyl
Everyone’s favorite big-headed POP! Vinyl collectible figures come in an array of characters ranging from movies, TV series, superheroes, Disney and video game characters, plus more! $11.99

7.     Pokémon Trading Card Game: Burning Shadows Sleeved Booster Pack
Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon- Burning Shadows expansion booster packs feature 12 new Pokémon-GX and 6 new full-art supporter cards featuring human characters. $3.99

8.     Star Wars BB-8 Waffle Maker
Make your kitchen explode with this awesome BB-8 Waffle Maker. Plug it in, warm it up, and pour the batter onto the non-stick cooking plates. In just minutes, you'll have delicious golden waffles with a printed BB-8 design to dig into. $18.97

9.     Stranger Things Action Figure, 3 Pack
Three-pack figurines from Netflix’s original series Stranger Things, feature some of your favorite characters: Will, Dustin, Demogorgon, Lucas, Mike, and Eleven – with her signature waffle, of course! $19.99

10.  Pokémon Pikachu Portable Charger
The Pikachu Portable Charger features one of your favorite electric-type Pokémon ready to Thunder Shock your phone back to life. It charges devices via USB port on Pikachu’s side and includes a handy bag strap, so you can power up on-the-go. $9.99

11.  Pokémon Trading Card Game: Mega Tyranitar-EX Premium Collection
Mega Tyranitar-EX brings all the power of a major force of destruction! With the Mega Tyranitar-EX Premium Collection, you get Mega Tyranitar-EX as a giant oversize card, plus a set of three amazing cards that work together: Tyranitar-EX, Mega Tyranitar-EX, and Tyranitar Spirit Link! $17.99

12.  Amiibo Figure Accessories
Get cool in-game extras with Amiibo figure accessories. Just tap an Amiibo accessory to the NFC Touchpoint on any compatible system or accessory to enjoy fun, in-game extra features. Works on compatible games on the Nintendo Switch system, New Nintendo 3DS system, New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL and Wii U consoles. $15.99

13.  Super Mario Odyssey Cappy Hat
Step up your Mario cosplay with this replica fitted Cappy Hat from Nintendo's Super Mario Odyssey. Just don't go throwing it on people, this isn't New Donk City! $24.99

14.  Call of Duty WWII Victory Olive Green T-Shirt
Take to the sky and fight for victory in new gear from Call of Duty WWII, such as this military green Wings for Victory T-shirt. $19.99

15.  Overwatch Hangers Blind Bag
Each Overwatch backpack hanger blind bag contains one Overwatch figure hanger with characters such as Ana, Mei, McCree and more. $6.99

16.  Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel
Feel like you’re flying down the track in your favorite Nintendo Switch racing game with the Switch Joy-Con Wheel—a must-have Switch accessory. $14.99

17.  Tamagotchi
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Tamagotchi with a smaller version of the original digital pet you love! Feed it, clean up after it and just take care of it! All six new styles can attach to your bag and go everywhere with you! $16.99

18.  Pokémon Eevee Evolutions Plush Clip
These Pokémon Eevee Evolution danglers are an adorable and fierce accessory for any Pokémon trainer. The danglers can be strapped to your mobile phone, keychain or backpack. Collect all nine Eevee’s! $8.99

19.  Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case
Protect your Nintendo Switch with this Deluxe travel case, featuring a Super Mario Odyssey image. The case has a padded divider, zippered mesh pocket for Joy-Con straps and extra game cards. It also comes with two red transparent game cases and micro SD card cases. $19.99

20.  DC Justice League Hero Plushies
Fun-sized plushies featuring your favorite DC Justice League characters such as Cyborg, Aquaman, Flash, Batman and other heroes. Collect and display them all! $7.97

21.  Deadpool Reversible Unisex Crew Socks
Keep your feet toasty and ready to dance around the house with these Deadpool reversible crew socks. $14.99

22.  Minecraft Baby Wolf Plush
Take home a new best friend from the retro fantasy construction world of Minecraft. The soft Minecraft Baby Wolf stuffed plush is both fun to cuddle and play with. $12.99

23.  Hot Wheels Star Wars Darth Vader RC Car
The sleek black vehicle’s shape recalls the iconic helmet of Darth Vader. Glowing light sabers decorate each side, and as it rolls, it emits authentic Darth Vader sound effects for maximum intimidation. $3.97

24.  Super Mario Stress Ball
Need to relieve some stress? These Super Mario stress balls will do the trick. Choose from Boo, Shell, Question Block or Mushroom. $5.99

25.  Gift Cards for $25
And if you just can’t make up your mind, a $25 GameStop gift card is always a crowd-pleaser. Step back and allow that special someone to snag the GameStop gear they’ve had their eye on.

Need more gift ideas?  Head to

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Knowing I appreciate ARMITRON watches, the company sent me a couple of them they are highlighting as gift suggestions this holiday season.  It was Christmas come early for me while opening a gift bag they sent my way that included an athletic sports watch with duel analog / digital features and chronograph functions along with a sporty black stainless steel analog watch that looks impressive whether you are matching it with a suit or jeans and a sweater.  I've been a fan of Armitron watches for a long time because they are dependable, durable and stylish as well as affordable.

Busy guys can trust Armitron to reliably help them keep track of time with watches that also look sharp to people who notice them being worn on your wrist.  For those of us who can't afford spending thousands of dollars to buy a wrist watch because that money could be better used for other obligations, like a kid's braces or a family vacation, Armitron products tend to be under $100 and provide a tremendous bang for your buck based upon the quality these watches provide.  I wear Armitron watches all the time for both work and play!

I started off the holiday season wearing Armitron's duel analog / digital sports watch to the Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade.  Its black resin strap was really comfortable to wear on a cold day and the alarm on the watch came in handy to give me a reminder about when we had to get ready to leave so we wouldn't be late arriving at my parents house for Thanksgiving dinner.  Its chronograph with lap time will be useful when training at the high school track training for my next 5K fun run plus its countdown timer will be useful while coaching my kids' soccer teams so I know exactly how much time we have left throughout their games.

This watch shows the time with analog movement through hour, minute, and second sweep hands.  Its digital features in addition to an alarm, chronograph and timer also includes the date, time displayed in the 24 hour military format, and a backlight with 3 second delay.  It is water resistant to 330 feet which means you could feel comfortable keeping this watch on for a swim without ruining it.  At a suggested retail price of $55 this watch sure is a bargain.  I'll absolutely be getting a lot of use out of this Armitron watch myself!

I've been wearing my black stainless steel Armitron watch with my suits to work as well as when I needed to dress up for a holiday Christmas party.  Yet it also looks nice with a casual look as I have it on while typing this wearing khakis and a sweat shirt.  I really like the black and silver coloring of the watch along with its classic Roman numeral lettering on the dial.

Its stainless steel bracelet and casing makes for a sturdy watch yet it feels very lightweight on your wrist.  The watch has silver toned analog hour, minute and second sweep hands along with a panel that highlights the day of the week and date.  With a 165 feet water resistant rate it isn't as flexible for use around the water as the watch above but is still made well enough that you shouldn't worry about casually getting it wet.  At a suggested retail price of $95 this Armitron watch is dressy but not pretentious and a really great buy for the price.

There are more than 70 watches in each of Armitron's men's and women's collections to choose from. You can find Armitron watches at retailers across the United States or purchase them directly from the manufacturer at  Whether looking for a watch for yourself or as a gift for someone else, you can't go wrong with an Armitron.