A Tech Gift Idea for Dad from Kodak — And a Canadian Only Giveaway!

by Janice

Have you shopped for Dad yet?

I have to admit, I haven’t done any Father’s Day shopping yet. If you are in the same last minute shopping boat, then we have a gift idea for you… AND a super fun Canadian ONLY giveaway that you might want to keep for yourself!

But before we get to the giveaway fun, lets get back to DAD!

Kodak has a ton of great tech gifts for every member of the family. This Father’s Day, Kodak asked us to review the KODAK ESP C310 Printer.

A versatile, All-in-One printer can be a blessing for every household, so we thought we would check out this gift idea!

Printing Made Easy with the Kodak ESP C310 Printer

Kodak’s line of All-in-One printers are all about simplicity. Print, scan, copy and fax with one unit that is quick and easy to set up and affordable as well.

I find ink-costs the worst part of inkjet printers. Although I love being able to print color from home, I hate how much it costs!

But Kodak is working to keep ink cartridge costs low. Kodak’s high-quality ink cartridges provide dads with the gift that he’ll appreciate all year long–an average savings of $137 per year compared to other consumer inkjet printers.

My other biggest concern when it comes to selecting a printer is that it must be wireless! I hate having to connect my computer every time I need to print. The Kodak ESP C310 Printer is equipped with the latest WiFi Technology which makes it a breeze to set up with your wireless network.

KODAK ESP C310 Printer features include:

  • 802.11n Wi-Fi technology and simple set up and connectivity to wireless home networks;
  • 1.5” LCD with simplified control panel for easy copying, scanning and printing;
  • Built-in sensors that automatically optimize print quality by detecting the paper type before consumers print;
  • Photo sort capability for effortless searching and organization of memory card images by day, month and year for printing directly from SD, Memory Stick or MMC memory cards;
  • A variety of printable templates that can be accessed directly from the printer’s control panel; and
  • Segmentation scanning software enabling consumers to save time by scanning multiple pictures simultaneously up to 1200 DPI.

Now for that FUN Giveaway from Kodak Canada — the KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera

Now, this super fun prize might be something you want to keep for yourself!

Listen to the description of this amazing video camera:

“Featuring a hip and stylish design, the KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera not only fits in the pocket of your skinny jeans but looks good with them too. It is made for social butterflies and social networking superstars. You can capture your best friend’s birthday party or a night at the fashion show in full 1080p HD video or 5 MP stills. Then simply press the Share Button to tag to your favourite social networking sites and email, and connect to your computer for automatic upload.”

Yes — that sounds like something a girl could get excited about! So, we will leave it up to you. If you win, you can give it to Dad, or keep it for yourself.

KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera Features:

  • Full 1080p HD video and 5 MP HD stills
  • World’s only cameras with 3-step sharing – with Kodak’s Share Button, you can e-mail to friends and the KODAK PULSE Digital Frame or upload to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, KODAK Gallery, FLICKR, and more
  • Built-in software and USB arm for automatic sharing, in-camera charging and easy transfer to computer
  • On-camera editing lets you trim and extract still pictures from video
  • Four fun capture effects including black and white, sepia, high saturation and 70’s film look
  • Built-in digital image stabilization for sharper videos and less blur
  • Smart face tracking technology
  • LCD Glare Shield feature to help you see the screen in very bright sunlight
  • Expandable SD/SDHC card slot up to 32 GB
  • Remote control compatible
  • PC and MAC compatible

The KODAK PLAYFULL Video Camera is available this month for $149.95 CDN MSRP at major retailers and Kodak.ca.

Enter to win a Kodak Playfull Video Camera

Please note: this giveaway is for our Canadian readers only. If that’s you, then simply leave a comment below to enter.

Be sure to tell your Canadian neighbors to come over to enter the contest, too!

The giveaway will end on June 17, and a winner will be announced on June 18. Open to residents of CANADA only. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

To learn more about Kodak’s line of all-in-one printers or the Playfull video camera, visit www.kodak.ca and follow Kodak’s blogs and more at www.kodak.ca/go/followus.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

Note: We received a KODAK ESP C310 Printer to facilitate our review.



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Marilyn June 12, 2011 at 1:54 am

Great giveaway! My husband would love it.

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2 Leanne M June 12, 2011 at 1:56 am

Thanks for the chance!

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3 stacey dempsey June 12, 2011 at 2:01 am

oh this would be amazing , i would love to give this to my dad who is retired and could sue it when they go on vacations

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4 Wendy June 12, 2011 at 2:22 am

My hubby would LOVE his own camera! I’m a camera hog! :)

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5 Rita H June 12, 2011 at 2:30 am

My kids would love to make videos and take photos for my husband for Father’s Day! This sounds perfect!

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6 Laura June 12, 2011 at 2:34 am

Yay, thanks for the Canadian only giveaway…whoot!

I think the SHARE button is an awesome feature!!

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7 Doris C June 12, 2011 at 3:30 am

Thanks for the chance to win an amazing giveaway for Canadians! Thanks to you and Kodak for sponsoring:) My dad would really love this!

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8 Jodi shaw June 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

This would be perfect for forgetful dad my hubby I want to create videos for him because of his brain injury so he can watch and relive all the moments we share as a family abd celebrate. What a fantastic giveaway!

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9 Wanda P June 12, 2011 at 3:56 am

my fathers is deceased but my son(Daddy my 4yr old grandson) would love this. or maybe I would;)
thank you for the giveaway

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10 LCruz June 12, 2011 at 4:03 am

Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance;)

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11 Katharine June 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

Wow, my husband would be thrilled with this(so would I) Thanks so much!

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12 debra b June 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

Built-in software and USB arm for automatic sharing, in-camera charging and easy transfer to computer this is what my Dad needs, something easy to use and no fear of losing the cable or software disk.

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13 ASmith June 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Wow, technology has really come a long way!! I love the size of the camera because it could really go anywhere at anytime.

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14 Tammi June 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

First of all ‘yaaaa’ for a Canadian-only giveaway!!
We would love this camera b/c I like that it can be remote-control compatible. The Mom actually being able to be in a video for once?! I’m all over it!! ;)

Thanks!!

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15 Amanda Daybyday June 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Oh, a giveaway! Count me in.

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16 blessedta June 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Nice prize

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17 Anne-Marie Tvete June 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Would be so great to win this. Please count me in.

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18 Tennille June 13, 2011 at 12:55 am

Yipeeeeeee so excited about a Canadian only giveaway!!! Thanks for all you guys(and your amazing companies you review) do. Happy dad’s day.

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19 Marjorie June 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

I would love to win this wonderful gift for my husband. He would be
so surprised I am entering to win a gift for him.
Thanks for the opportunity to win for Canadians.

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20 Van June 13, 2011 at 7:27 am

This sounds like a great gift idea!

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21 Kelli Pike June 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

Would love to win this for my husband!!!!!

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22 CaroleM June 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

Oh boy my husband would be tickled with a gift like that!! Thanks!

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23 Jaimee June 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for the chance! :)

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24 Nolie June 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm

We would love to win especially with a new baby on the way.

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25 Helene June 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

This would be so much fun to have for Canada Day in the Nation’s Capital! Thanks for the chance to win!

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26 Canadian dad June 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

New baby on the way so this would be great

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27 Jessica T June 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Awesome contest! Pick me!

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28 shaylyn longworth June 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Yay for Canada! Great giveaway

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29 HappyMomC June 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Entering for my brother! This would make him so happy!

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30 Belinda M June 15, 2011 at 6:38 am

What an awesome giveaway. I would love to win this for my brother who is going to be a new dad soon. They can use it to capture all those wonderful moments

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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31 MyBitsandBleeps - Jeannine June 15, 2011 at 11:38 am

This is an absolutely fab giveaway!!! It’s certain to make my partner smile on Father’s Day!!!

@MyBitsandBleeps

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32 Genevieve June 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Great prize-PS a friend referred me to your site!

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33 Wendy June 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Would love to win this for my sister with a new baby!

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34 Amy M June 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

This looks like a great video camera!

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35 RBM June 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Wow. Awesome gift for dad. This is so cute.

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