As I got older, I didn’t stop liking technology. Every good man cave needs some quality gadgets to make the place feel more like home. Whether it’s for gaming, home automation, or you’re interested in owning cool stuff, placing some cool toys in your space can impress your friends and make leisure time much more fun. This list will combine the coolest gadgets that you can buy from anywhere.
Always opt for the newest Apple TV, which is currently the Apple TV4. The 6 should be coming out early 2021, but the specs are good enough on the 4 to display up to 4k (better than HD). Apple TV has everything you need for your home theater, including the ability to download applications like video games, slots at a casino online, and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus.
If you haven’t cut the cord with your cable company, Apple TV is a great way to do so. Not only does it host every major TV network, but you don’t have to watch endless commercials to do so. It depends on how much you watch to notice, but more networks are added all the time to keep the platforms fast speeds. You can also use Siri to control your device.
The Amazon Echo is a cool piece of technology, although I was pretty skeptical about its initial release. After owning multiple Echos, I found that my life has become much easier. I use it to check traffic, the weather, and I’ve combined my smart home technology with the Echo, so it turns off all my lights at night.
With control over the lights, I can dim them while watching a movie, or change the color to set a mood. I also use it to play music from my Spotify playlist and create notes that can Bluetooth to my phone (really helpful for grocery lists). There are unlimited ways you can use the Amazon Echo, making it the most versatile piece of technology on this list.
Opti-Shot Golf Sim
You probably like sports, but many sports are difficult to play unless you have a large number of friends, are in a league, or are considered physically fit. The Opti-Shot Golf Sim is an incredible gadget that lets you bring the course to your home. Although some sims can be quite pricey (PGA Tour Players will run you $10K), they’re almost always worth it.
These golf sims use sensors in a small astroturf device that determines the club’s speed and path accurately. You can actually use these sims to perfect your shots on the actual golf course. Be sure that your ceiling isn’t too low, because you may damage your home if you swing too high or release the club into the air.
Oculus Rift or Playstation VR
VR is going to be the next big thing in gaming – I can feel it. If for some reason, you can’t get the opti-shot (price restrictions) or you don’t like golf, a VR device is a perfect alternative. You don’t just have to limit yourself to sports games; you can play rhythm games, FPs, speak in a VR chat room, or inhabit any virtual world of your choosing.
If you don’t own one yet, now is the perfect opportunity to try the technology out. Before you buy one, make sure you have a computer that can power the Oculus Rift, or you have a Playstation 4 that can easily connect with the VR. You wouldn’t want to buy new technology without the proper means to use it!