Finding the right gift to thank dad for his efforts isn’t an easy task, so going beyond just socks and jocks, we have a range of suggestions for the dad who loves wireless gizmos and tech gadgets.
Belkin BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Dock | RRP $249.95 | Stockists: Belkin.com/au & JB Hi Fi
Perfect for Dad’s nightstand, in the kitchen or for the office, the BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Dock provides a 3-in-1 charging station designed to power your essential devices. Offering a 7.5W wireless charging pad to optimally charge your iPhone, a 5W/1A Magnetic Charging Module to power your Apple Watch, and a 5W USB-A port, the dock allows you to simultaneously charge up to three devices. Stylish Dad will be pleased with the sleek and minimalistic look, and the charging station powers all three devices from a single outlet, allowing you to say goodbye to cable clutter. Although Dad may not wake up fully charged this Father’s Day, at least his devices will always be, with Belkin Boost↑Up Wireless Charging Dock.
Belkin Wireless Charging Vent Mount 10W | RRP $99.95 | Stockists: Belkin.com/au & JB Hi Fi
When Dad is always on the go, he needs to stay charged and connected to the world. The Belkin Wireless Charging Vent Mount is the perfect solution, allowing you to get a power boost while using GPS, taking hands-free calls and more. The secure arms grip the phone, so it maintains proximity to the wireless charger for consistent and reliable fast wireless charging. Compatible with Apple and Samsung fast wireless charging capabilities, the Belkin Wireless Charging Vent Mount is the perfect gift regardless of Dad’s phone preference, and with a 2-year warranty it’s ticking all the boxes this Father’s Day.
Alcatel 3 | RRP $279 | Stockists: Officeworks and Amazon
For the Dad who has his life in his phone and won’t settle for less than the latest specs, the Alcatel 3 has the power to keep up with what he gets up to on his phone with a long-lasting 3500mAh battery and radiant design, that will surely impress. Whether it’s streaming sports or playing the latest app, the Alcatel 3 has an impressive 5.9” HD+ Super Full View Display with Alcatel’s new “U Notch” design.
If Dad’s a little snap happy, the Alcatel 3 boasts a dual rear camera (13MP + 5MP) with AI and AR technology, including the “real-time bokeh” feature for portrait style shots, and 8MP front facing camera with LCD flash to help Dad take the perfect selfie. The Alcatel 3 also introduces more advanced security features into the low-end smartphone market, featuring Face Key and a Fingerprint scanner so Dad doesn’t have to worry about little fingers easily getting into the phone.
Ecovacs Robotics Deebot 710 | RRP $499 | Ebay and (soon) Amazon
What better way to thank dad this Father’s Day than by letting him put his feet up? The ECOVACS DEEBOT 710 is an intelligent robotic vacuum cleaner that will take the stress out of cleaning the house. Dad can put the broom away and set a quick vacuum after the nightly meal. For the Dad who loves his Google Home or Amazon Alexa, the DEEBOT 710 can join in with the after-dinner clean up via voice control. Offering the very latest in floor cleaning technology with a compelling sub-$500 price tag, the DEEBOT 710 delivers an efficient, intelligent and powerful cleaning experience.
Equipped with Smart NaviTM 2.0 Mapping and Navigation Technology, and an exclusive vision camera, the DEEBOT 710 systematically plans an efficient cleaning path and produces a comprehensive virtual map visible on your smartphone via the ECOVACS Home App. The app allows Dad to set a cleaning schedule for daily cleaning and to choose between multiple cleaning modes such as Max Mode for increased suction when needed and Auto and Spot modes for general cleaning and cleaning of specific areas or edges respectively. Along with this, the DEEBOT 710 features anti-drop sensors to clean around stairs and anti-collision sensors and soft cushion bumpers to enable the robot to avoid obstacles and protect furniture. Furthermore, the high-efficiency filter and premium lithium battery mean that the robot can filter airborne triggers associated with allergies and asthma with a run time of 110 minutes.
V-Fitness Activity Monitor | RRP $69.95 (Adults) OR RRP $29.95 (Kids) | Available now at BIG W
The ideal fitness companion, Dad can now track his steps, distance travelled, calories burnt, heart rate and sleep all through his watch and smartphone. Slim in size with a big screen that displays tracked activity, time and quick view of smartphone messages and alerts. The easy to use, free, i-gotU Life app is available on Android and iOS so dad can view his stats and set up his preferences. The adult version is also IPX7 (water and scratch resistant).
MoFi Records and SACDs | RRP from $49 – $160
When Dad wants something unique for Father’s Day, treat him with records from his past. The MoFi Records and SACDs Collection by Synergy can take him back to his favourite era, with all the glorious sound quality that comes from a record. With key artists including Bill Evans Trio or Miles Davies Blues Collection, there is something for every Dad this Father’s Day.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.