Father’s Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ve got another in our series of Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas. This time around we’re looking at some great gadgets for dad. We’re not talking about the ultimate tech toys for an Alpha Geek, simply some cool and useful gear that any father might enjoy. Here are our top picks (in no particular order).
At 1/3 of an inch thick and just over 10 ounces, the Amazon Kindle is thinner than a magazine, lighter than a paperback, and holds up to 1500 books at a time. It’s simple to use and ready to go right out of the box with wireless connectivity – no setup or computer required. The Kindle is easy to hold and to read, and dad can choose from more than half-a-million books available, plus newspapers, magazines and more.
Buy now: Kindle Wireless Reading Device from Amazon – Starting at only $259
Garmin’s nuvi 265WT is the latest in their 200-series and adds improvements such as free real-time traffic updates from Navteq, Bluetooth connectivity to your cell phone, faster satellite lock, a redesigned screen with more information, terrain maps, and even a new photo navigation feature. It provides complete maps for North America and a handy text-to-speech feature that now includes street names in the spoken directions. With a big 4.3 inch widescreen, the 265WT fits comfortably in dad’s pocket, and uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that makes it convenient for navigation by foot as well as in the car.
Buy now: Garmin nüvi 265WT Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic – Save 32% – only $149.99
The Harmony One remote can support up to 15 separate devices, making it easy to control even the most complex home entertainment systems. If Dad has half a dozen remotes on the coffee table (and nobody else knows how to use them) help him simplify his life with one-touch access to all of the family’s entertainment. It’s ergonomically designed, easy to use, and the backlit touchscreen is great, even for watching in the dark. It’s one of the coolest remotes on the market.
Buy now: Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote with Color Touch Screen – Save 29% – only $177.91
With 12 Megapixel resolution for sharp, clear, pictures, a 3X optical zoom and 3 inch touch screen display – all at under $100 – it’s no wonder that this little beauty from HP is one of the top selling point and shoot digital cameras.
Buy now: HP PB360 12 MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch Touchscreen – Save 29% – only $99.99
It’s got a built-in video camera, an FM radio with live pause feature and the type of stunning design you’ve come to expect from Apple. With a brilliant polished anodized aluminum finish in a choice of nine electrifying colors, and a larger 2.2 inch color display, this is “not your father’s Nano.” Hey, but it could be!
Buy now: The iPod Nano – from The Apple Store Starting at only $149