While the term “man cave” originated from the from the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, the idea of a space where men get together for a variety of activities dates back decades. Whether it’s a garage, basement, or living room, a modern “man cave” is commonly where men get together to watch a sporting event, play poker, or unwind with a beer. If you’re looking to outfit your local “man cave” this holiday season, here are a few gift ideas to ensure it’s up-to-date with the latest and greatest technology.
To have the ultimate man cave, you’ve got to have the ultimate surround sound experience. The Sonos 5.1 surround package is an excellent choice. It’s a combination of PLAYBASE, SUB, and two One surround speakers that can fill a room (or cave) with booming sound. Sonos is special because it runs on WiFi, not Bluetooth, ensuring smooth connectivity without interruptions. But with great quality comes great expense. Since it’s got a hefty price tag, maybe have your cohorts chip in a few dollars to ensure your shared man cave has the audience experience it deserves.
Forget if a straight flush beats a royal flush? If a personal foul is 10 or 15 yards? Or what the ratio of the perfect Manhattan is? Amazon Echo is here to help. Ask it a variety of questions and receive the answers in no time, without having to lift a finger (to Google search, of course). And while you’re at it, ask Alexa to update you on the latest sports scores, news, weather, and what time you need to pick your daughter up from T-ball. It’ll be like having your own personal man cave butler.
Price: $179.99The new Apple TV is the perfect media device for a man cave. Stream TV and movies from a variety of apps, including HBO Go, Hulu, and Netflix, and stream tunes from Apple Music. The latest Apple TV is also 4K compatible, so you’ll be able to view all your 4K shows and movies in crystal clear definition. Now if only they’d re-release Entourage in 4K…
Wingback chair? Check. Bar cart? Check. Subtle mood lighting? Not yet. If your local man cave is in need of some refreshed lighting schemes, considering the gift of LIFX bulbs. Installation is as easy as swapping out the current light bulbs and downloading the LIFX smartphone app. From there, set schedules for when the lights turn on and off, set custom lighting schemes, and control every bulb in the house, via the app. Pro tip: the preset lighting scheme “harmony” is great when your team doesn’t fare so well.
And now for a splurge. The Ogawa Zero Gravity Reclining Massage Chair is out of this world. It’s a great gift for the winter so you can watch the big game from the comfort of a heated seat. Use the chair’s tablet to save your favorite settings and enjoy endless, unique massages. It’ll be the hottest ticket in man cave community.