FATHER'S DAY TECH GIFTS - 5 GIFTS FOR YOUR TECHIE DAD





Father's day is around the corner. Don't know what to buy? Creative juices running low? Fear not because this article throws you some inspiration that will instantly make you your dad's favourite child. Better not let your siblings see, or they might be this year's favourite child instead of you. Here are some ideas that are both affordable and trending in the market currently.


1) FITBIT VERSA SMARTWATCH

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If your dad is into sports, health and tech, you don't have to look any further because Fitbit Versa would be the gadget he would want. Equipped with heart rate tracker, pedometer to track steps, independent digital music player and a slew of smart features to accompany his mobile phone, the Versa has been compared to the Apple Watch frequently. The design is sleek with a nice slim profile. There are two versions, however, so do take note.  The more costly Special Edition comes with a nifty NFC reader for your contactless payment. If your dad is into E-payments, there's no need to consider further. Just get the $358 Special Edition one.

Link to Fitbit Versa on Challenger





2) AMAZON FIRE CUBE

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Have you seen what the new Amazon Fire Cube can do? When Amazon announced it a few days ago, I did not even think twice. I just went to the page and clicked on "Add to Cart". Anyways, if your dad loves his Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Videos or any streaming service, he would love this device. The new Fire Cube sports native 4k resolution,  inbuilt Alexa voice assistant for him to make his life easier and Ethernet port for his direct LAN connection. That's not all! It is also equipped with an IR blaster which means the new Fire TV can control.....wait for it....devices that can be controlled with an Infrared controller. What devices? IR compatible devices include TV, Soundbar, Aircon, Fan....a whole lot of devices, really. It retails for USD 119.99 and will be shipped out on 21st June 2018. Imagine sitting your dad down on his favourite armchair, and all he had to do is say - ALEXA...It's movie time....and Alexa switches on his entertainment system and plays on a movie as he relaxes while sipping his latte.

How to buy from Amazon US?





3) GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL

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Sometimes dads tend not to reply your messages nor pick up your calls. I know the feeling. My dad does that sometimes too! Maybe....just maybe....they don't really like their phones. And perhaps they are waiting for their golden child to buy them that good expensive phone. How about a phone that he can talk to, to ask for practically anything. He can Hey Google, how do I get to Sentosa? Hey Google, what are my appointments today? Hey Google, where did I leave my specs? Get him in tune with technology by getting him a Google Pixel 2 XL. You might be surprised his next Portrait Mode-Bokeh effect snap will be much better than yours.

check out my mini review of the Google Pixel 2 XL here

Google Pixel 2 XL Link




4) POWER TOOL - BOSCH GSB 500 IMPACT DRILL

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Dads will always be dads. Whether you realise it or not, he will always try to make things better for you or your family as a whole. The construction dads will want an upgrade to their armament. What better way for that upgrade than a replacement of his old drill set. Get him a Bosch 500 GSB. Who knows, he might even build you a new tree house in the midst of your HDB estate. Yeah, you might be 30 years old, but you will always be his baby.


Get the Drill from Homefix here


5) JAYBIRD X3 EARPHONES

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My dad brisk walks for 2.5 km every morning. If you and I think alike, we would both agree that some sports earphones would be fitting for him. Not just a sports earphones, but I felt a pair of Bluetooth earphones would be an excellent gift for sporty dads. Enter the Jaybird X3 Bluetooth earphones. These earphones are not only waterproof, but they also reproduce good sound without any other compromises. With a battery that lasts for at least 8 hours on a single charge, sporty dads can walk or brisk walk with the X3 without much fuss. I was even surprised that the X3 has good soundstage for earphones. And if your dad isn't sporty, this might propel him to be one.




Get the Jaybird X3 from Lazada here


And that is all I have on some tech ideas for your dads. Hopefully you will get your dads gifts in time admist the festive days. I would just like to take the opportunity to say a big HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all dads and to all Muslims dads, SELAMAT HARI RAYA!

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