September 27, 2022

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Find the perfect gadget for Father’s Dad with our gift guide

Father’s Day is just a few short days away and we have put together a few gift suggestion to make your Dad’s day.

Whether your Dad’s into music, coffee, gaming, smart devices, gadgets, photography driving – we have the right gift ideas for you.

AUDIO DAD

BOWER & WILKINS PX7 S2 NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES – $599.95

Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled the new Px7 S2 noise cancelling wireless headphones which promise to deliver even higher quality audio through an all-new acoustic platform.

Bowers & Wilkins, the respected British audio brand, has delivered an impressive replacement for the award winning PX7 that follows the company’s audio engineering philosophy.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REVIEW HERE

BOSE SOUNDLINK FLEX SPEAKERS – $249.95

Bose SoundLink Flex Speakers are an ideal gift for dads who love the outdoors and listening to music.

Portable and water-resistant, the speaker delivers exceptional sound quality.

Available in Black, White Smoke, Stone Blue and Carmine Red colourways.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REVIEW HERE

LG RP4 XBOOM 360 SPEAKER – $519

The LG XBOOM 360 portable speaker is a must-have for the dad who loves to entertain at home.

The speaker delivers a sensory experience thanks to its unique form factor and audio engineering that fills the space with high-quality, 360-degree omnidirectional sound.

With Bluetooth connectivity, Dad will be able to amplify home entertaining by selecting one of three different mood lighting presets including ‘ambient’, ‘nature’ and ‘party’.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REVIEW HERE

BELKIN SOUNDFORM IMMERSE EARPHONES – $299

The Belkin Soundform Immerse earbuds have hybrid ANC (active noise cancellation) with three microphones on each earbud listening out for ambient sound and filtering it out to offer you a quieter listening and calling experience.

It also has Hear-Thru functionality so you can be aware of your surroundings when you need to be.

Under the hood is a 12mm dual dynamic driver with neodymium magnets and aptX audio technology to ensure impressive and immersive sound.

JBL LIVE PRO2 – $199.95

The latest JBL true wireless earphones have a sleek stick design with a metallic finish with a 11mm dynamic drivers under the hood to deliver JBL’s signature sound.

It has True Adaptive Noise Cancellation to eliminate ambient sounds and let you focus on your music.

But you can also adjust the amount of background noise you want to let in to stay aware of what’s happening around you.

Users can enjoy up to 40 hours of playback so they can be with at the gym, on your commute, on your walk and run.

ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM 3 – $149.95

Made with 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric and a minimum of certified 31% post-consumer recycled plastic that gives new life to recycled end-of-life electronics, Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 continues to prove that the best things come in small packages.

An ultraportable speaker with surprisingly big 360° sound, WONDERBOOM 3’s crisp, bassy audio quality lasts up to 14 hours with full-stereo boom, and its IP67 rating means it’s waterproof, dustproof, and floats. Take it to the pool, the beach, or on a hike. It’s also perfect for listening to music at home and even in the shower.

DRIVER DAD

NAVMAN MIVUE 900DC – $250 (with Tech Guide 15 per cent discount code)

A dash cam like Navman’s MiVue 900DC has become an essential device for your car that will have your back in the road – and now Tech Guide readers can get a 15 per cent discount and free shipping for themselves or for Dad on Father’s Day.

You need eyes in the back of your head while driving – and the Navman MiVue 900DC can provide them.

DC stands for Dual Camera – it has a front and rear camera to be your eyes and ears on the road.

SEE THE SPECIAL OFFER HERE

UNIDEN 50R DASH VIEW – $499

Uniden has unveiled a new 4K smart dash cam – the Dash View 50R – as the latest addition to its range with a resolution four times higher than HD so you can get an even clearer view on the road.

Included with the 50R is a 64GB MicroSD card to store your vision.

The new Uniden Dash View 50R – which includes a front and rear camera – also has voice control for completely hands-free operation.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REPORT HERE

MOBILE DAD

STM CHARGETREE GO – $149

We’ve seen plenty of three-in-one chargers for your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods but there’s a big difference with the new STM ChargeTree Go – you can take it anywhere with you.

We already know STM Goods for its excellent bags, backpacks, laptop cases and iPhone accessories but it has now expanded its charging range with the release of the STM ChargeTree Go.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT HERE

TCL 30+ –  $399 | 

For the Dad looking for an all-in-one smartphone experience without breaking the bank, the TCL 30+ could be the perfect gift.

The 30+ delivers a myriad of high-quality features including a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with NXTVISION technology, AI triple-rear camera setup with 50MP main lens and 13MP ultra-wide front-facing camera for the avid selfie snapper.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT HERE

CONNECTED DAD

NETGEAR Wi-Fi 6E NIGHTHAWK RAXE500 ROUTER – $1,099

Netgear’s Wi-Fi 6E router – the Nighthawk RAXE500 – can dramatically increase your home wi-fi experience with the addition of a new 6Ghz band that’s free of interference and congestion.

The Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 offers wireless speeds of up to 10.8Gbps.

The demands for wi-fi in the modern household have gone even further recently with more people working and learning from home as well as streaming their content and playing online games.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT HERE

DRONE DAD

DJI MINI 3 PRO – $1119

DJI has unveiled its new Mini 3 Pro drone which manages to squeeze in the latest features, extended flying time and camera quality in a unit that weighs less than 249g.

The ultra-light foldable drone is small enough to fit in your hand when its folded down and designed for users to take it anywhere with you – including on your travels.

And that’s why the 249g weight is so important because it means (according to CASA – the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority) you can fly within 5.5km of a controlled airport.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW HERE

COFFEE DAD

NESPRESSO VERTUO NEXT AND AERICCINO – $289

Dad can be his own barista and create café-style coffee to his liking with Nespresso’s Vertuo Next coffee machine. When used with the Aeroccino3, it makes the perfect and consistent cappuccino, latte or flat white.

This is the first Nespresso machine made with 54 per cent recycled plastic.

It includes capsule scanning technology that automatically adapts brewing parameters to create your favourite coffee.

DE’LONGHI LA SPECIALISTA ARTE COFFEE MACHINE – $799

La Specialista Arte allows the coffee explorer to enjoy the art of making coffee effortlessly. With a simple and authentic process from grinding, dosing, tamping and texturing, dad can be a barista in his own home.

COOKING DAD

ROCCBOX – $799

For the dad who is cooking up a backyard storm the Roccbox can cook Neapolitan pizza within 60 seconds

You can take Roccbox anywhere with its retractable legs, detachable burner and built-in thermometer.

Until September 5 it also comes with free turning peel + cover and you can also receive 20 per cent off Roccbox accessories

SECURITY DAD

ARLO WIRE FREE VIDEO DOORBELL – $229

The Arlo Wire Free Video Doorbell  has dropped to $229 for Father’s Day -saving $70 on its usual $299 price.

It offers a 180-degree field of view for head to toe coverage, HDR video quality and an easy wire-free set up, the Arlo Wire Free Video Doorbell is a must have to screen visitors to the dad cave.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REVIEW HERE

UNIDEN APP CAM SOLO PRO 2K – $279.95

Uniden has released a new outdoor security camera – the App Cam Solo Pro 2K – a wirefree spotlight and security camera in one that’s designed for Australian homes and weather conditions.

The weatherproof camera has 2K resolution with a 120-degree wide angle field of view to view and record even more in greater detail.
And at this resolution it’s possible to zoom in to view objects even closer.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT HERE

ARLO ESSENTIAL SPOTLIGHT WIRELESS SECURITY CAMERA – $159.20 (discounted from $199)

Ideal for smaller spaces without sacrificing on video quality, reliability and outdoor durability, Arlo Essential is the must-have protection for every home and family.

If offerds 1080p video recording, integrated spotlight, a rechargeable battery, connects directly to Wi-Fi and comes with a Arlo Secure three-month trial.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REVIEW HERE

SMART DAD 

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 PRO – $599 (discounted from $899)

The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is a smartwatch that pairs with both iPhone and Android smartphones and its functionality is also backed by a stylish design to give customers an impressive all-round experience.

And it’s on special for Father’s Day – it is usually priced at $899 but is now $599 until September 2.

The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro has a titanium body and offers a traditional circular watch face which many customers prefer because it looks like a real watch.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REVIEW HERE

SUUNTO 5 PEAK – 499.99 | 

Designed for outdoor fitness loving Dad and manufactured in Finland with 100% renewable, carbon-neutral energy, the Suunto 5 Peak is a light, compact, durable, and long-lasting partner to guide people towards reaching their fitness goals.

41 per cent lighter than its Suunto 5 predecessor, the new 5 Peak offers up to 100 hours of battery life, in-sport music controls and extensive outdoor navigation features at an affordable price.

It also features Suunto’s new design, and comes available with a range of easily changeable accessory straps to suit individual style.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT HERE

AMAZON ECHO SHOW 15 – $399

Amazon has released its latest Echo product – the Echo Show 15 – a stylish 15.6-display that can be wall mounted to help you stay organised, stay informed and take complete control of your home’s smart devices.

The Echo Show 15 has a full HD display which can rest on a bench or be mounted on the wall in either portrait or landscape orientation.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT HERE

COMPUTER DAD

SURFACE LAPTOP GO 2 – from $1099

The lightweight Surface Laptop Go 2 with vibrant touchscreen is all about efficiency. It’s sleek, portable and the perfect laptop companion for the no frills dad who needs to catch up, check in or kick back with ease.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 gives Dads more hustle with less hassle, allowing them to power through their day-to-day apps, browse and stream anywhere with fast 11th Gen Intel Core processor and long-lasting battery life.

ORGANISED DAD

STM DUX 30L BACKPACK – $269.95

The newest addition to STM’s Dux range brings a fresh approach to tech-friendly bags.

The Dux 30L Backpack feature FoamFortress 360-degree padding, multi-direction access, a SlingTech laptop section, and multiple pockets throughout, including discretely concealed security pocket, key clip and cable keeper.

PHOTOGRAPHER DAD

CANON EOS R10 KIT WITH RF-S 18-45MM – $1,649

Capturing moments that matter with the family is important for many dads, and the EOS R10 kit is an ideal choice to do just that.

A capable all-round camera, the R10 can shoot effectively in many environments, especially when partnered with the new 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

It includes a 24.2 -megapixel APS-C sensor, 15fps continuous mechanical shutter, 23fps with electronic shutter, 4K 60p (cropped) and oversampled 4K 30p video from 6K.

And is it covered by Canon Australia’s 5-year warranty.

GAMING DAD

LOGITECH G735 WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET – $399.95

Featuring a White Mist finish, ethereal RGB lighting, and on-ear dual-audio mixing, the G735 is a versatile option for any player.

G735 is the first Logitech G headset with the new Blue VO!CE microphone technology features to modulate a player’s voice and have the ability to save preferred audio settings in G Hub and directly on the headset.

The G735 Wireless Gaming Headset also maximises comfort for all players and is inclusive of smaller head sizes. Players can enjoy long gaming sessions with 56+ hr battery life (without lighting), and experience wireless freedom through Logitech G’s award winning LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, and Bluetooth® connectivity.