Great Tech Gifts for Dad
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better occasion to show your dad how much you really care. This year, forget the golf equipment and the neckties; instead, indulge your Dad with these high-tech Father’s Day gifts. Dads aren’t always the easiest people to shop for, but, hopefully, any of these gifts will put a smile on his face.
The 4th generation iPad comes with the Retina display, Apple’s latest display technology, which makes for a high-resolution that provides vibrant colors and crystal-clear details. Of course, this is also a great all-around tablet for Web surfing, gaming, and video and audio playback. Through iOS apps, your dad could also use the iPad as an ebook or magazine reader. The tablet’s processor is powerful enough to prevent any lags during use, while the 16 GB storage space ensures that your dad can load it up with a multitude of apps and files. The iPad’s designed to be lightweight and handy, too.
If budget is not an issue, spring for the 64 GB 4th generation iPad. That way, your dad can save more movies, music, photos, and ebooks to his iPad.
The 5th generation iPod touch is pre-loaded with Apple’s iOS 5, so it does a lot more than just play music. This iPod touch has two built-in cameras, great for taking photos and recording HD videos, along with software that provides basic video editing functions. This handy little gadget also comes pre-installed with iMessage, which allows your dad to use WiFi to send text messages to other iOS 5 devices. If your dad gets bored with that, he can use the iPod touch as a pedometer or to play downloadable games from Apple’s Game Center.
This Jawbone speaker is a great Father’s Day gift for dads who love music and movies. This speaker works wirelessly, using Bluetooth to stream media from mobile devices; your dad could tweak volume and playback controls from across the room. Thanks to dual passive bass radiators and LiveAudio technology, the BIG JAMBOX is capable of producing high-quality, full audio that could fill even a large room.
This speaker also comes with a built-in microphone, so it can be used during VoIP calls, making weekend chats with your dad more enjoyable. And since it’s very portable, your dad can place it anywhere he wants in the house.
If your Dad knows his way around a computer, he’ll probably appreciate the additional storage this portable hard drive provides. The drive’s one-terabyte storage space can hold numerous MP3s, movies, photos, and videos; in fact, your dad may not have to worry about running out of storage space ever again.
This hard drive from G-Technology is also bus-powered, eliminating the need for an external power supply and making for more convenient use. This hard drive is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows, too, so your dad can enjoy the hard drive’s functions whichever OS he uses.
A digital camera is the perfect gift for dads who like to travel. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is an easy-to-use, point-and-shoot digital camera with 16.1-megapixel capabilities that capture vibrant, crisply detailed photos. This digital camera also allows users to take 360-degree shots, thanks to its Sweep Panorama feature. Smile Shutter and Face Detection technology, along with an Intelligent Auto Mode, make this camera a breeze to use.
Aside from capturing photos, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 is capable of recording high-definition MP4 videos. This digital camera is pretty compact, too, so your dad shouldn’t have trouble taking it along to his favorite vacation spots.