Does your beloved dad love gadgets and big boys’ toys? What dad doesn’t? Treat him to some of these hot, new tech gifts this Father’s Day on Sunday, September 7, and you’re bound to achieve favourite-child status. Here, in SHESAID’S second of a series of Father’s Day Gift Guides, we show you how to shop the latest tech stuff for your dad like a boss.
Work it, baby: Help your dad get his groove on while he works up a sweat with the Bose SIE2 Sports In-Ear Headphones, $149. They’re specifically engineered for exercise, so are sweat and weather-resistant. In addition, the headphones will stay comfortably, yet securely in place, and deliver robust Bose sound to keep dad energised. Go dad, go! Find these at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.
Movie night: If your dad’s a move buff, he’ll dig seeing three of MGM’s signature films Rocky, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and RoboCop (pictured), meticulously re-mastered and now presented on Blu-ray for a high-def home viewing experience. Just add beer and popcorn, and your dad will be in heaven! Find these babies at JB Hi-Fi, at $15.98 each. Visit www.jbhifi.com.au for your nearest store.
Action hero: JOBY has launched two adaptable mini tripods enabling active dads to get creative with their compact digital gear: the JOBY GPod Mini Magnetic, $14.95, and JOBY MPod Mini Stand (pictured), $18.95. The JOBY GPod Mini Magnetic is a mini-tripod with magnetic feet which secures to all types of metallic objects, designed for point-and-shoot and action video cameras. Meanwhile, also mini in size, but said to be mighty in practicality, the JOBY MPod Mini Stand fits most smartphones, making it easy to set up a steady shot. For stockists, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitness junkie: Fitness freaks will dig the Dick Smith Life Trak Move 300 Act Tracker, $79.98, a wearable tracker that is said to be unique, stylish and accurate. Your dad’s activity progress can be displayed graphically by hour, day, week or workout. What’s more, it can connect and sync to compatible smartphones. Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.
What’s on da box: Does your dad dream of a big-screen TV? Make his dreams a reality with this 32″ HD LED TV which also features a built-in DVD Player, PVR function for recording Digital TV and more. At $349, you may need to rope in a sibling or two to share the cost. Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.
Time traveller: If your dad is a watch aficionado, he’ll be chuffed with these Melbourne Watch Company beauties: the Flinders, $549 (pictured below), and the Hawthorn (pictured at top), from $395. Named after Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station, the Flinders exudes simple elegance and versatility. Meanwhile, the Hawthorn is aimed at bridging the gap between dress and sports styles and is available in a black, tan or steel strap. Visit www.melbournewatch.com.au.