Published June 04, 2010 by
Father's Day is coming soon, and dads love gadgets! Some are helpful and some are just plain fun. Below are 5 great gadgets no dad should be without! And if your Dad loves gadgets, you can find even more great things on this Father's Day Gadget Gift Ideas hub. All of these gadgets are available at Amazon.com.
Kindle Wireless Reading Device: If your dad loves to bury his nose in a good book, then the Kindle is for him! Weighing just over 10 ounces, the Kindle can download and store over 1,500 books. It reads like real paper - there is no glare! Not only can he read books, but he can also download Newspapers instantly via a 3G wireless connection. The Kindle is available from Amazon for around $259.00
Portable GPS System: You know Dad doesn't like to stop and ask for directions, but now he doesn't have to! Perfect for navigation on the go, he can take this handy device with him in the car, on the bike or on foot! Many new systems include trail maps for when dad seeks a little adventure.
All-in-One Remote: Does trying to do something simple like watch a movie involve a ton of remotes, and one always seems to be missing? If you'd like to simplify dad's life, get one of the new programmable remotes. These aren't just a single remote that can control all the electronics in your family room; they can execute multiple steps with the single push of a button. Most are actually programmed by connecting them to your computer, where you follow a set-up wizard one time. What makes them so great is the buttons are set-up around the actual task you want to perform. For example, let's say you wanted to watch that movie you just put in the DVD player. You simply click "Watch DVD" on the remote, and it will turn on the TV, change it to the right input, turn on the stereo and set that to the DVD setting, turn on your DVD player, and turn off anything that was on previously. It does all of that with a single press of a button! Dad will surely feel powerful!
Wireless Grill Meat Thermometer: Is your dad King of the Grill? Help simplify the task with a meat thermometer that takes the guess work out of grilling! Dad can insert the thermometer into whatever he is cooking, then go back to watching the big game on the TV inside, and still keep an eye on his grilling duties by watching the temperature! Some models even have an alarm to let him know it's time to take the meat off the grill.
Swiss Army Golf Tool: Here's a sports twist to the all-time best selling Swiss Army Knife. If your dad can be found going 18 rounds during the summer, then a engraved pocket knife is the perfect gift for him. The beauty of this little golf gift is it has all the things a golfer should have handy, and they come in one tool. There's a divot repair tool for the times he's lucky enough to land on the green, and a ball marker in case his putt is out of tap-in range, plus many more useful tools that he never knew he needed, but will surely find a use for!
Is your Dad more of a food lover? Then check out all of our Father's Day gifts filled with all kinds of goodies just for him!