It is Fathers Day this Sunday, so, if you haven’t already done it, you might want to hit the shops to get Dad some socks.
Better yet, if your budget can stretch to it, why not buy him something he might really want – like the latest in Techie Toys.
To give you just a taste of what’s out there this year here’s a small selection of (relatively) affordable gadget gifts.
iPhone Toting Dad: Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Apple Homekit Support from Bunnings.co.nz. Price $489.00
So you’ve left the downstairs door unlocked – no problem Dad, just say “Siri, lock the front door” and that will happen. The Schlage lock can but unlocked with a key, a 4 digit pin number or an Apple device. One of the strongest, most intelligent Bluetooth – enabled locks available, the Schlage Sense Smart deadbolt gives you the option to enter your home with an access code on its illuminated touchscreen or by using your iPhone.
Rocking Dad: The Fugoo Tough Speaker RRP $367.00
Barriers are meant to be broken, your Bluetooth speaker isn’t. Introducing FUGOO Tough – the best rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker available. Crafted from fibre-reinforced resin and solid aluminium, FUGOO Tough is ready for anything. Plus, with 40 hours of battery life and Siri/Google Plus integration, these 360-degree speakers have no limits.
Hungry Dad: BBQ Top Pizza Oven from Noel Leeming $129.99
Turn your BBQ into a Pizza Oven. Works with Gas or Charcoal BBQs. Make it healthy, quick and delicious with the FIRE BOX. The BBQ Pizza Oven fits on top of most BBQ’s. The removable pizza stone is in contact with the griller. It is easily cleaned and makes up 12″ size pizzas. No assembly required simply remove all packaging and place on the BBQ.
Hipster Beard Dad: Phillips Shaver with Vacuum Built In from Noel Leeming. $128.99
Trim your beard, moustache and sideburns while keeping tidy with this trimmer. Its powerful vacuum catcher cuts hair as you go along, giving you a mess free trim.
Integrated vacuum system: Captures up to 90% cut hair for less mess to clean up. Innovative Lift & Trim system – even trim in less strokes. 20 lock-in length settings from 0,5-10mm with 0,5mm precision.
Driving Dad: PowerAll Deluxe Jump Starter and Power Bank. RRP $219.95.
A portable powerbank that can not only charge all of your portable electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, camcorders, GPS unit etc., it also has two jumper cables to start your car battery in a matter of seconds. Keep it in the glove box at all times and you can use it multiple times (Up to 20x on a full charge). It’s so easy and convenient to use that every driver should keep one at all times. It even has an Emergency LED Flashlight. Available from retailers like Mitre10, Repco and Hunting & Fishing.
And to finish off, let’s remind ourselves of the iconic New Zealand Fathers radio funny. If the answer is Sunday, what is the question???
All prices correct at time of publication. Products subject to availability.