Father’s Day is fast approaching. Instead of buying him another worthless tie, get something he can really use—a tech toy. Below are some of the top 5 tech gifts to buy Dad this gift-giving season.
5. EgoBook—If Dad is an avid Facebook-user like the rest of us, what better way to show you care than by ‘immortalizing’ his Facebook forever? EgoBook transforms a digital Facebook, well, into an actual book. Similar to a “year in review” type of publication, EgoBook will publish all of Dad’s statuses, wall posts, comments, messages and most importantly photos into a neatly hardback or paperback book. Consumers can even personalize the book by creating an original book title. Price: $29.95 to $44.95
4. Kodak Pulse digital picture frame—If Dad isn’t the most high tech guy but loves receiving family photos, pass on purchasing a regular run of the mill digital photo frame and get him this neat little number. Unlike other digital frames, this one allows family members to constantly update the photos that are displayed from a distance—meaning, children and other family members can directly send photos to the frame via email or straight from Facebook or Twitter. As a bonus there are no complicated wires or a difficult installation process. Granted Wi-Fi is needed for the device to work. Price: Starts at $96
3. Amazon Kindle—If Dad is a book lover then there is no way you can go wrong with a Kindle. Dubbed as the original e-reader, Amazon recently released a new and improved (and not to mention cheaper) version. Like the previous model, this device has a special “ink” that reads just like real paper which means no sun glare or eye strain and can store up to 1,500 books at a time. You can up the ante by purchasing Dad a few books to get him started. Price: Starts at $114
2. Sirius Stiletto 2 Portable Satellite Radio—If Dad is more of a music and radio lover than a book lover, then give him access to more 130 channels of commercial-free music, talk, and sports programming by purchasing this small and sleek portable satellite radio device. Using Sirius satellites or WiFi, Dad can also record up to 10 hours of music directly from satellite radio or can even import songs from his MP3 or computer. Cost: $399.99
1. iPad 2—The recently released iPad 2 is the ultimate gift to give Dad on his special day. With this one device, Dad can do a variety of activities including sending and receiving e-mail, read the news, video chat with old college friends that live on the other side of the country, check ESPN, watch movies and can even bring up instructional YouTube videos on how to build an engine. Price: Starts at $499
This guest post is contributed by Lauren Bailey, who regularly writes for best online schools.