Father’s Day gadget gift suggestions
Price: $159 (wi-fi), $219 (3G + wi-fi)
The Kindle is the world’s biggest selling eReader – and with good reason.
It has a 6-inch e-ink paper-like screen which is easy to read even in bright sunlight.
It weighs less than a paperback and is thinner than a pencil and yet can still hold up to 3500 books within its memory.
And being a connected device the Kindle is not only the book – it’s also the book store so users can download a book in less than a minute without a computer in sight.
The device, which used to only be available to buy on the Amazon website from the US, is now available to buy over the counter in Australia from Big W, Dick Smith and Woolworths.
Your Dad might already own an iPad 2 and, if he does, there’s a case from STM that doubles as a stand as well.
The Kicker is available in three colour – berry, black and mushroom – and is made from textured leather-like material with a soft lining to protect the device.
STM’s Kicker covers the front and the back of the iPad and has an auto on-off front cover which can wake the device and also put it back to sleep when you close it.
There’s a foldaway kick stand on the back cover which allows the iPad to be positioned at three different angles to suit typing or viewing.
These wireless headphones from Sennheiser provide excellent audio but without any cables between the listener and the source.
The RS160 are comfortable ergonomically designed headphones which wirelessly communicates with the included transmitter which connects to your TV or stereo system.
It has a 20m line-of-sight range so it’s easy to use seated comfortably on the couch watching TV or listening to your music.
Tangent DAB 2go
A digital radio is a great Father’s Day gift and the Tangent DAB 2go is a portable model which provides crystal clear sound when listening to your favourite stations.
The retro device is available in a number of colours and has a two-line display to provide station information or talkback radio phone numbers.
Also aboard the DAB 2go is an Aux In to connect portable music players to enjoy your own songs through the device’s speakers.
Laser BD1080 Blu-ray Disc player
Laser has just released a Blu-ray Disc player which offers full high definition playback at an affordable price.
The device incorporates all the latest features including BD Live 2.0, 1080p playback and DVD upscaling, and compatibility with the latest HD audio formats.
Laser’s BD1080 is DVD region free so can play discs from anywhere in the world. The product is also set at region B for Australia Blu-ray discs but this can be adjusted to player other region Blu-ray discs through the menu.
Samsung SH100 digital camera
Samsung’s latest digital camera offers not only great quality images but also wi-fi connectivity and ability to easily share your pictures on your home network.
The 14.2 megapixel device has a 3-inch touchscreen and a Smart Touch interface which can be navigated in the same way as a smartphone.
There are a number of shooting modes to capture shots in a variety of conditions along with the ability to shoot 720p high definition videos.
When it comes time to share your content the SH100 users can send it straight to Facebook and YouTube or to your Smart TV by connecting to a wi-fi network.