Created as a compliment to Mother’s Day, this coming Sunday, June 15th, is Father’s Day in much of the world, though your dates vary in certain parts of the Middle East, South America, and even some parts of Asia and Europe. In that case, just keep this article handy for when that day comes.
In the meantime, if you do not want to buy dad another tie, or another pair or witty socks, and a nice cigar is not an option, why not look at some gadgets? Even if your dad is not into the latest and greatest tech out there, there are some great deals available, as well as just some neat ideas in general.
So, drop the Joseph A. Bank catalog of ties and socks, and check out some of these suggestions to get the creative juices flowing. Usually, all it takes is to see one type of product to remind you of that gift you may have always wanted to get him. So enjoy, and happy Father's Day.
Father's Day Gadgets
Father's Day Gadgets
Okay, why the HTC One (M8) and not one of the other flagships? Believe it or not because it is not the flagship of its primary competitor. The success of a certain Galaxy is not disputed, but that makes the M8 a dark horse amongst the flagships, and there are some great deals to be had, even on brand new devices, and well under retail. The build quality is unmatched, the battery life is great, and the spec sheet assures that it can handle whatever you throw at it. And yes, the camera is really just fine, it’s fast too.
If your dad is packing an iPad, but has been around long enough that he might miss the tip-tap of a typewriter (these were mechanisms that were used before the era of programs like Microsoft Word to write papers and such), then this USB Typewriter might be up his alley. The USB Typewriter works with any USB capable tablet or PC (or Mac) and it also has the advanced features found on modern keyboards. Bring lots of money because this thing costs $800 dollars.
It is summer time in the northern hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t plan for the future. For when it starts to get cold, a pair of gloves can come in handy, and not only will these work on your dad’s smartphone’s touchscreen, and since they are also equipped with an earpiece and microphone, he can answer your phone just by holding your thumb and finger to his face. Since it’s summer time, they’re on sale too, 50% off at $50.
We have seen these around for a bit, but if your dad prefers the more modern edge, a Laser Projection Keyboard may be just what he wanted to add to the gadget inventory. Once connected via Bluetooth, the keyboard projects onto a flat surface and your dad is all set. The Laser Projection Keyboard will connect to any Bluetooth capable device. $150.
If your dad is convinced that corded microphones that came with his phone, or that Bluetooth ear-bud will forever have noise impeded terrible sound quality, then setting something up a bit more tactical will surely appeal. The NT3 is a throat mic, and wired headset. That means no wind noise and no ambient noise interference since it picks up the vibrations from within your dad’s neck. The earpiece loops around and goes into the ear securely. No fuss, no muss. $100.
You may think this a bit of a strange suggestion, but it could be perfect if your dad is not into the latest and greatest. On the eve of the new G3 about to debut, new LG G2s can be found at full retail for under $500 at most carrier stores, which means you can find new ones through other venues for even less. The G2 may be last year's model, but its hardware has not been left in the dust by the current crop of flagships. The LG G2 is still quite relevant with a gorgeous HD display, competent 13MP camera, and speedy Snapdragon 800 processor.