Cool electronics and more gift ideas at Super Bee Truck Accessories

One Wetaskiwin business has a plethora of Christmas gift ideas for those wishing for the coolest electronics gifts of the season.

Hoverboards are among the top gift ideas this Christmas.

Hoverboards are among the top gift ideas this Christmas.

One Wetaskiwin business has a plethora of Christmas gift ideas for those wishing for the coolest electronics gifts of the season.

Super Bee Truck Accessories also has a top-notch selection of cutting-edge electronics gifts noted owner/operator Brent Metzker. Metzker said the gift of the season is the hover board, a two-wheeled self-balancing mini-vehicle. He said Super Bee sold 145 of them alone just on Black Friday. “That’s the number one item this Christmas,” said Metzker, who noted they come in different colours and also in a sit-down version. The company has sold about 3,000 in total.

He noted a local Wetaskiwin senior citizen bought one to zip around town on.

As cell phone and iPod music is popular and some new phones don’t have traditional headphone jacks anymore, Metzker said headphones are in demand. He’s got a good quality set of Bluetooth, or hi fi wireless, headphones available.

Keeping with the Bluetooth theme, Metzker has a selection of toques or beanies with built-in Bluetooth receivers, along with a warm neck roll as well. The Bluetooth receiver is removable so the toque can be washed. “The sound is good,” he said Dec. 9.

Ever heard of a 3-D printer? Metzker has them, and they are a computer that uses software to create an amazing variety of physical items out of plastic wire. He said the printer comes with software that allows creation of things like toys and tools, and lots of websites have more software available to create almost anything.

As streaming video gets hugely popular, Metzger pointed out the Android TV box can stream movies, TV shows, music and a lot more through a high-speed Internet hook-up. The little box is affordable and can be moved around the house and comes pre-loaded with the proper software, but much more can be added to it.

A gift idea for anyone who wants to go paperless is what Metzker calls a “boogie board,” an LCD writing screen. Almost weightless, the re-useable scratch pad would be very handy for anyone who needs to make a lot of quick notes. He said he has samples in store now, with stock coming in the future.

While a lot of parents know about scooters, the slender aluminum kids’ vehicle, they may not have seen the electric version. Metzker said the electric scooter can do 18 km/hr, and folds up so you can take it just about anywhere.

He also has a sample in-store of an electric skateboard; more stock is coming in the future.

 

Just Posted

(Advocate file photo)
Red Deer down to 102 active COVID-19 cases

Central zone has 332 cases with 26 in hospital and five in ICU

Storm clouds gathered in Mulhurst, Alta., just before noon June 15, 2021. Photo/ Dan Moster.
Areas of County of Wetaskiwin remain under severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for areas of the County.

Maskwacis Pride crosswalk (Left to right): Montana First Nation Councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Shannon Buffalo, Samson Cree Nation Chief Vern Saddleback.
Pride in Maskwacis

The 4th inaugural Maskwacis Pride crosswalk painting took place on Saturday June 12th, 2021

The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
(Black Press file photo)
Red Deer COVID cases continue to fall

114 cases in Red Deer, down one from Saturday

Manluk Centre/ Impress
Manluk Centre re-opens to the public

Drop in and registered programs will be available; one-third facility capacity to be followed.

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

A worker, at left, tends to a customer at a cosmetics shop amid the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Half of cosmetics sold in Canada, U.S. contain toxic chemicals: study

Researchers found that 56% of foundations and eye products contain high levels of fluorine

Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada, speaks at a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on June 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Leader Annamie Paul facing no-confidence motion from party brass

move follows months of internal strife and the defection of MP Jenica Atwin to the Liberals

Tulips bloom in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Day two of a full week of scheduled hearings will be heard in Federal Court today on a case involving Indigenous children unnecessarily taken into foster care by what all parties call Canada’s “broken child welfare system.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
AFN slams Ottawa for ‘heartless’ legal challenge of First Nations child compensation

2019 decision awarded $40,000 to each Indigenous child removed before 2006

A health-care worker holds up a sign signalling she needs more COVID-19 vaccines at the ‘hockey hub’ mass vaccination facility at the CAA Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brampton, Ont., on Friday, June 4, 2021. This NHL-sized hockey rink is one of CanadaÕs largest vaccination centres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
‘Vaxxed to the max’: Feds launch Ask an Expert campaign to encourage COVID shots

Survey shows that confidence in vaccines has risen this spring

Children’s shoes and flowers are shown after being placed outside the Ontario legislature in Toronto on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Ontario commits $10 million to investigate burial sites at residential schools

Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 12 locations of unmarked burial sites in Ontario

Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Days after Kamloops remains discovery, Tk’emlups families gather to unite, move ahead

‘We have to work together because this is going to be setting a precedent for the rest of the country’

In this Saturday, May 29, 2021, file photo, people crowd the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. Most of California’s coronavirus restrictions will disappear Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
With COVID tamed, it’s a ‘grand reopening’ in California

No more state rules on social distancing, no more limits on capacity, no more mandatory masks

Most Read