What does dad really want for Father’s Day? Lots and lots of gadgets. Whether it’s a shiny new keyboard for typing faster on his iPad or a wireless speaker that fits in their pocket, it’s easy to find tech toys that will make them happy. Here are 8 great handpicked gifts from an article in Laptop Magazine by Dan Howley.
Nokia Lumia 900
So your dad needs a phone and you want to get him something that’s fast but also easy to use. Check out Nokia’s Lumia 900. For $99 you get the best Windows Phone on the market with 4G LTE speeds that will let him sneak sports scores anywhere with the exclusive ESPN app. And with its sleek, bright blue design and unique Metro-style UI, your old man will be the hippest guy in the office.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover
Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is the perfect gift for the workaholic dad on the go. This lightweight but sturdy aluminum accessory won’t weigh him down, and the keys offer just the right amount of travel for comfy typing. He also gets dedicated shortcut keys for copy, paste and other commands, along with 6 months of battery life on a charge.
FitBit Ultra Wireless Tracker
Between work and family life, there isn’t much time for Dad to get in shape. But with the $99.95 FitBit Ultra Wireless Tracker, he can see how much his everyday activities are helping him stay healthy via a built-in pedometer. And the online diet goal and weight-loss planner can help him figure out if he should get that second round of hot wings.
iLuv Vibro II
Dads need their rest, but they also need to get up and go. So get him the iLuv Vibro II, an iPhone alarm clock dock with a unique shaker alarm accessory that vibrates whenever the alarm goes off. If this thing doesn’t wake him up, nothing will. At just under $65, the iLuv also comes with an FM radio tuner and a free app that gives him access to more than 40,000 Internet radio stations, as well as weather forecasts.
If your dad is an Apple fan and a camera fanatic, then the Olloclip for the iPhone 4S is just what he needs. For $69, dad can drastically improve the functionality of his iPhone’s camera by adding three types of lenses, including fisheye, macro and wide-angle. Each lens offers a different shooting experience so your dad will be able to capture all of those special family moments.
DBest London PS400BT Solo Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker
For the dads who want to rock out while on the road there’s the $59.99 DBest London PS4001BT Solo Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker. This pint-sized accessory pumps out loud, high quality audio that puts other portable speakers to shame.
Moshi iGlaxe Versacover Hands-On
The Moshi iGlaze Versacover is an iPad cover like no other. With its fun origami-style design, you can fold and flip the Versacover to use it as both a vertical and horizontal stand. And thanks to its hard plastic rear cover, the Versacover offers more protection for your dad’s iPad than Apple’s Smart Cover.
Plantronics BackBeat Go
Does dad need to tune out the kids once in a while? The Plantronics BackBeat Go is just the ticket. These $99.99 Bluetooth headphones will let him listen to music, movies and make calls all without any wires connecting him to his Smartphone. And with the Plantronics MyHeadset app for Android and iOS devices, dad will always know how much peace and quiet he has left before the BackBeat’s batteries run out of juice.
Hope this short list helps your dad get what he would like. Regardless of what you get him, if it’s from your heart, he will love it.