Published on August 12th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
Father’s Day Gift Ideas to cover every Dad and budget
Forget about socks and jocks because now we have the perfect Father’s Day gift, no matter what your budget and best of all, there’s something for dads of all different tech-levels!
For the Dad who is always on the go, this clever contraption involves a wireless charging power bank that also doubles as a wireless charging dock. Offering portability and convenience on-the-go, this 2-in-1 solution will allow him to use the Qi-certified wireless charging power bank while on the go, and when he’s at home he can place the power bank in the dock and charge at home.
Suunto 7 | RRP $799 (on sale for 2 weeks in the lead up to Father’s Day for $599) | JB HI FI
For the Dad that wants to balance his love for sports and fitness with a busy lifestyle, get the best of both worlds with the Suunto 7. This smartwatch is ready when you are with 70+ sports modes for when you want to work out and Google OS Wear software for all your everyday smart feature needs, including Google Assistant, Google Pay, music and more. The Suunto 7 is designed and tested in Finland and is shock, water and dirtproof with an impressive battery life of 48 hours on smartwatch use or up to 12 hours in GPS tracking mode. Take it all offline with the Suunto 7’s free outdoor maps feature which automatically downloads local maps and heatmaps when you’re connected to Wifi and charging so you don’t need to worry about your connection. The heatmaps are particularly useful if Dad wants to avoid the more crowded running routes.
Wiltshire Staysharp™ | RRP $20 – $249 from Wiltshire.com.au
Dads who love to cook will, love the new Staysharp™ range, which has been a staple in Australian kitchens since 1969. Designed in Australia, the collection has a range of affordable knives and knife blocks from $20 – $249. Continuing with its patented Australian design, the Staysharp™ range of knives and scissors can be sharpened with every use*, removing the frustration of blunt knives that make food prep harder than it needs to be.
For the Dad who dominates the world of DIY, the Cricut Maker is one of the most versatile gifts you can give. It is a Smart Cutting Machine that works with a simple app called Design Space – simply create your design, send it to the Maker and watch it go! The Maker can cut 300+ materials, from Vinyl for dad’s bespoke bike stickers and Iron-On for tee’s featuring his infamous dad jokes, to heavier materials such as balsa wood for his more demanding DIY projects. Versatile enough for any project Dad is undertaking next, not only does the Cricut Maker cut, but it also draws, engraves, scores and more!
Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE USB-C Car Charger 18W + USB-C Cable with Lightning Connector| RRP $49.95 | Available from Belkin.com/au and leading technology retailers
When Dad’s on the road help him make the most of travel-time when it comes to in-car charging with this sleek and nifty USB-Power Delivery enabled charger. It will fast charge your iPhone 8 or later from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes, or enjoy optimal charging for other compatible devices with USB-C and USB-Power Delivery. Designed for high wattage and a seamless fit to your dash, this compact car charger measures in at only 54mm by 20mm. Despite its small size, this car charger has plenty of power to offer, with 18-watts and USB-Power Delivery to fast charge any compatible device, making it the perfect device to keep Dad’s devices charged up this Father’s Day.
For the Dads that love to game, the Laser 4-in-1 Gaming Bundle ensures that the user have everything they need to get started. Enjoy RGB LED lighting coming from the keyboard, mat, mouse and headphones. Create some wow factor in your gaming setup! The ultimate gaming experience with the 4-in-1 Laser Gaming Bundle is specifically designed for action-packed gaming marathons. The Laser Gaming Bundle offers durable construction and leading technologies to deliver exceptional audio, control and responsiveness.
TCL 10 Pro | RRP $749 | Stockist: JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks
For the Dad that’s in the market for a new phone, the TCL 10 Pro might just be the answer. With its sleek, TCL-made 6.47-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display, the TCL Pro delivers a wide range of colour clarity and sharp picture resolution. If Dad’s a bit of a movie-buff, this phone is Netflix-certified, meaning he will get the best picture quality when streaming his favourite movies or TV shows. The device’s AI-powered imaging technology produces photos and selfies rich in clarity and colour in low light. The Pro’s sophisticated curved design also boasts perfectly symmetrical details, a matte finish on the back for a smooth-in-hand and an anti-glare screen with a unified, sleek profile.
ECOVACS ROBOTICS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI + OZMO ProTM | RRP $1299 | STOCKISTS: JB Hi-Fi
What better way to thank dad this Father’s Day than by letting him put his feet up? The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is an intelligent robotic vacuum cleaner that will take the stress out of cleaning the house. This 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping robot with upgraded AIVI™ technology delivers a new level of interaction between human and DEEBOT as well as deeper cleaning than ever before. Designed for the tech enthusiast Dad who demands the latest and greatest for floor cleaning perfection, this robot combines the most feature rich DEEBOT to date. Multiple obstacles can be recognized automatically thanks to AIVI technology so the user can say goodbye to robots getting stuck. TrueMapping also allows your DEEBOT newfound precision to map your home with twice the range and four times the accuracy. Bundled with new OZMO ProTM technology, the mopping attachment included with the DEEBOT when purchased via JB Hi-Fi vibrates as it mops to give an even more effective clean. Including all of these features with 3 hours of uninterrupted runtime, the DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI can clean even larger homes and areas than ever before.
Connect SmartHome Lighting Range| RRP from $10 | Stockist: Harvey Norman
Dad can create unique ambient lighting in his mancave, office or even the lounge room with the Connect Smart Lighting Range. From downlights, strip lights to everyday bulbs in a choice of RGB colours or white, the range can create vivid colours and soft whites for accenting details and highlights in your home. Install the strip under shelves or behind your TV / pictures for a sophisticated design statement, or set up the RGB Festoon Lights outside for a fun ‘beer garden’ atmosphere. Dad can level up his SmartHome controlling the light anywhere with the Connect SmartHome App, or issue voice commands using his favourite virtual assistants, giving him the ultimate control and flexibility.
- CONNECT Smart LED WHITE Light Bulbs (E14, B22 and E27 fittings) | RRP $10
- CONNECT Smart LED RGB Light Bulbs (E14, B22 and E27 fittings) | RRP $15
- CONNECT Smart LED Downlights (240V) | RRP $29 (WHITE), $49 (RGB)
- CONNECT Smart LED Downlights, (GU5.3 or GU10) | RRP $29.95 (WHITE), $49.95 (RGB)
- CONNECT Smart RGB LED Festoon Lights | RRP $88
- CONNECT Smart RGB LED Strip Lights (5m) | RRP $69