Top Tech and Good Guy Gadgets: It’s AR’s Father’s Day gizmo gift ideas

Following on from The Good Guys’ list of Father’s Day gift ideas, Appliance Retailer has selected 10 gadgets sure to please tech-savvy dads.

Running Man

TomTom runner cardio

The TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport watch (RRP $349) has a built-in heart rate monitor so users can see real-time heart rate, distance, pace and other essential information at a glance while exercising.


Denon compact USB-DAC headphones

Denon’s Compact USB-DAC headphones (RRP $799) have been developed specifically for audiophiles demanding excellent sound quality from digital files on their computer.


Logitech HingeMini

The Logitech Hinge (RRP $69.95) is a flexible case with a smooth-gliding hinge that can hold an iPad Air or mini in any viewing angle within a 50-degree range.

Petrol Head 

Uniden iGO750

Uniden has expanded its crash-cam range with the iGO Cam 750 (RRP $179), which is ideal for drivers wanting to protect themselves from road-related incidents and disputes, with recording triggered by motion sensors.

Home Officer

Epson Workforce

Epson claims its A3 WorkForce WF-7620 (RRP $449) with PrecisionCore technology has performance, better colour resolution and uses much less power than laser printers. This release is part of Epson’s Better Than Laser campaign.


Microsoft SurfacePro

Available in myriad configurations to suit all types of users, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 (RRP from $979) brings notebook-style computing to the tablet form factor more than any previous release. Accessories include a docking station, Ethernet adaptor, Surface Pen and the Pro Type Cover.

Gourmet Gadget 

Samsung Gear 2

“Being a dad of four, I’ve found that juggling my day-to-day activities, the family and my exercise routine has never been more in sync thanks to the Samsung Gear 2. It’s a must for all dads this Father’s Day,” said Samsung’s celebrity spokeschef Guillaume Brahimi. (The Samsung Gear 2 is RRP $369)

Happy Snapper

Sony cx60600

The 20.1-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III (RRP $1,099) is the ultimate compact digital camera, with Full HD recording, 4K image output, a clear and retractable OLED Tru-Finder and an LCD flip screen for taking perfect selfies.

Gym Junkie

BackBeat FIT

Plantronics’ new BackBeat Fit Bluetooth headphones (RRP $159) are custom-built for active use, such as while running, cycling or at the gym. They can be used for music playback and taking calls.


Leap Motion_blonde robot

A recent winner at the 2014 Good Design Awards was the Leap Motion (RRP $129) , an ingenious device that enables hand signals and gestures to control Macs and PCs.

Stay tuned to Appliance Retailer over the coming weeks as we roll out our complete coverage of Father’s Day, including interviews with leading suppliers and tips on how to sell gift ideas for Dad. Pick up a copy of the July 2014 issue of Appliance Retailer magazine to read our dedicated feature on Father’s Day.

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