Stuck for ideas on what to get dad this Father’s Day? Then check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide for some inspiration.
Beats Solo2 Headphones
The new Solo2 headphone has a dynamic, wide range of sound, with a clarity that will bring you closer to what the artist intended, whether you’re into hip-hop, heavy metal, jazz, electronic, or country. The Solo2 headphone maintains the same sleek, streamlined aesthetic as the iconic Beats Studio, with fast flowing curves and no visible screws. Starting at the centre of the flexible headband, the frame of the headphone has been curved like never before, giving the Solo2 a custom-fit feeling. The ear cups have been ergonomically angled to complete this natural fit, with pivots for optimal comfort and sound delivery. Finally,the ear cups’ premium material helps dissipate heat and minimise sound leakage.
The Solo2 headphone is available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Grey, and Pink. RRP AU$259.00.
Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones
These are the perfect workout partner for any Dad – no matter what their activity level is. Offering superior stability, comfort and wireless freedom, these headphones are ideal for Dad’s wanting to listen to their favourite tunes while exercising at the gym or walking the dog. Connecting to devices wirelessly via Bluetooth®, they can even take and make occasional phone calls without having to touch their mobile device.
Available in Lime Burst and Electric Blue, at Rebel Sport, Officeworks, JB Hi-Fi and selected Telstra and Optus stores. RRP $159.00.
Plantronics RIG Headset and Mixer
Is your dad a gamer? The Plantronics RIG is sure to provide your dad with superior game audio and crystal clear chat, while keeping him connected to his real world – smartphone music, notifications, apps and calls! This is perfect for the multi-tasker dad – who can continue his game and still answer all his phone calls without hitting pause! It offers universal compatibility with PC/Mac, Xbox 360®, PS4™, PS3™, smartphones and tablets.
Available to purchase at JB Hi-Fi and EB Games. RRP $149.99.
D-Link Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
This gift might be for dad, but you’re likely to reap the benefits as well. 802.11AC delivers maximum performance for gaming and streaming HD video. While your streaming that favourite show on one device, your Dad can stream his favourite movie on another, all at the same time. This is thanks to the world’s fastest Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1900Mbps and a fast and reliable Ethernet and USB performance. If your Dad is also a gamer and you didn’t go for the last product, he’ll appreciate less lag and more winning.
Available to purchase online and at a network of resellers and distributors. RRP $299.95.
D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender DCH-M225
Personal music is great, but what if you want the whole house to enjoy your playlist. Grab dad this WiFi audio extender and whether he is in the garage sorting out his tools, or cooking a BBQ on the veranda, he will be able to stream all his music from his smartphone to straight to any connected speaker on the same Wi-Fi network. It can also be used to easily eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots. This will bring wireless coverage to hard-to-reach areas so he can do more of the stuff he loves with his family and friends.
For this you need to love your dad to the cost of A$79.95 available online and at a network of resellers and distributors.
Livescribe 3 Smartpen
This incredible technology is perfect for all sorts of Dads – the CEO, the IT professional, the lecturer, the architect…anything! This is because it is the fastest way for them to make handwritten notes useful on a tablet or smartphone. The Smartpen captures everything written on Livescribe paper as soon as it starts up, and then transfers that content to Livescribe+ when the app opens. They can convert their handwriting to text to create tasks, reminders, contacts and calendar events for work. It’s the perfect companion for their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!
Available at Officeworks, Apple stores and online. RRP $199.95.
Sandisk Connect Wireless Media Drive
This pocket-sized storage device is the ultimate gift for your Dad! For those family vacations, rainy days or when he is travelling for work, the SanDisk Connect can allow him to stream high-def movies, photos, and music on tablets, smartphones, and computers. And with up to 8 hours of continuous streaming per charge, it will keep the whole family entertained longer- just as he would like! It also includes an SDHC/SDXC card slot for instant sharing of those awesome pictures and videos you just took on your digital camera when you’re away from home!
Available for purchase at Harvey Norman. Comes with 32GB or 64GB storage capacities at an ERP of $140.00 AUD and $180.00 AUD.
Beats Wireless Studio Headphones
Beats’ new Studio Wireless headphones have all the energy and excitement Dad expects with even more freedom. With Adaptive Noise Cancellation, a rechargeable battery, and re-engineered sound, the Studio Wireless offers the best of Beats with no wires. Take calls, skip songs, and change the volume right from the headphone and allow Dad to enjoy his music wirelessly for up to 12 hours or up to 20 hours when plugged into your audio device.
Available at authorised Beats retailers. RRP $479.00.
Powerbeats2 Wireless In-ears
Inspired by LeBron James and designed for athletes, Powerbeats2 Wireless delivers Beats’ signature sound in a lightweight, durable, and sweat resistant package for a game-changing experience. Freedom from wires raises Dad’s training to new heights and allows him to take his workout anywhere, while the redesigned ear hooks provide better comfort and fit no matter how rigorous the workout. Bring to life relentless performance with IPX4 sweat and water resistance, a rechargeable battery with 6 hours of non-stop playback, Bluetooth connection, signature sound, and superior design.
Available at authorisedBeatsretailers. RRP $259.00.
Parallels Access 2.0
This is the ultimate father’s day gift for the working dad always on the move! From the road warriors to real estate agents, insurance agents and sales professionals, Parallels Access 2.0 or PAX 2.0 will enable your dad to stay more productive while on the move. This piece of software will allow dad to leave his laptop back in the office and travel light with only his handheld devices (smartphones). Originally available on the iPad, PAX 2.0 makes remote access available for Android phones and tablets as well as for the iPhone. PAX 2.0 provides access and experience, which lets you centrally assign, manage, and secure remote access to your computers – be it at home or work. You can remotely access any file or document on your handheld Android and iOS device, be it in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and work on it as if optimised for your handheld’s screen. No zooming, pinching and no formatting hassles!
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