Tech & DIY Gifts For Dad
Forget the socks and jocks this Father’s Day and give dad something he will really appreciate. For everyone from the gadget guy to the DIY Dad and even the amateur Masterchef, check out our guide below.
Luigi Bormioli Diamante Double Old Fashioned 380mL Set of 4 | $59.95 from David Jones and Myer.
For the whisky connoisseur or the bartender in training, the Diamente range from Luigi Bormioli have an intricate design that creates a dazzling effect. Constructed from SON.hyx lead free crystal, this glassware retains its clarity for up to 4,000 dishwasher cycles. A world leader in the art of glassmaking, Luigi Bormioli was founded in 1946 in Parma, Italy and is committed to creating beautiful glassware of the highest quality. Ideal for serving whisky or short cocktails such as an Old Fashioned or classic Gin and Tonic, have Dad sip from the finest with his new set of fine glassware.
BOOST↑CHARGE™ 24W Dual USB-A Wall Charger | RRP $34.95 | Stockists: Belkin.com/au & JB Hi-Fi
For the Dad who doesn’t want to waste a minute, the Belkin Dual USB-A Wall Charger is perfect when multiple devices need a charge and space is limited. The two universal USB-A ports are compatible with smartphones, tablets, power banks and more. The charger features two USB-A ports, each offering 12 watts of power to charge your devices faster than a standard 5-watt charger. Spend less time connected to the outlets and more time doing the things you love.
Suunto 7 | RRP $799 (on sale for 2 weeks in the lead up to Father’s Day for $599) | JB Hi-Fi
For the Dad that wants to balance his love for sports and fitness with a busy lifestyle, get the best of both worlds with the Suunto 7. This smartwatch is ready when you are with 70+ sports modes for when you want to work out and Google OS Wear software for all your everyday smart feature needs, including Google Assistant, Google Pay, music and more. The Suunto 7 is designed and tested in Finland and is shock, water and dirtproof with an impressive battery life of 48 hours on smartwatch use or up to 12 hours in GPS tracking mode. Take it all offline with the Suunto 7’s free outdoor maps feature which automatically downloads local maps and heatmaps when you’re connected to Wifi and charging so you don’t need to worry about your connection. The heatmaps are particularly useful if Dad wants to avoid the more crowded running routes.
TCL 10 Pro | RRP $749 | Stockist: JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks
For the Dad that’s in the market for a new phone, the TCL 10 Pro might just be the answer. With its sleek, TCL-made 6.47-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display, the TCL Pro delivers a wide range of colour clarity and sharp picture resolution. If Dad’s a bit of a movie-buff, this phone is Netflix-certified, meaning he will get the best picture quality when streaming his favourite movies or TV shows. The device’s AI-powered imaging technology produces photos and selfies rich in clarity and colour in low light. The Pro’s sophisticated curved design also boasts perfectly symmetrical details, a matte finish on the back for a smooth-in-hand and an anti-glare screen with a unified, sleek profile.
Wiltshire Staysharp™ | RRP $20 – $249 from Wiltshire.com.au
Dads who love to cook will, love the new Staysharp™ range, which has been a staple in Australian kitchens since 1969. Designed in Australia, the collection has a range of affordable knives and knife blocks from $20 – $249. Continuing with its patented Australian design, the Staysharp™ range of knives and scissors can be sharpened with every use*, removing the frustration of blunt knives that make food prep harder than it needs to be.
ECOVACS ROBOTICS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI + OZMO ProTM | RRP $1299 | STOCKISTS: JB Hi-Fi
What better way to thank dad this Father’s Day than by letting him put his feet up? The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is an intelligent robotic vacuum cleaner that will take the stress out of cleaning the house. This 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping robot with upgraded AIVI™ technology delivers a new level of interaction between human and DEEBOT as well as deeper cleaning than ever before. Designed for the tech enthusiast Dad who demands the latest and greatest for floor cleaning perfection, this robot combines the most feature rich DEEBOT to date. Multiple obstacles can be recognized automatically thanks to AIVI technology so the user can say goodbye to robots getting stuck. TrueMapping also allows your DEEBOT newfound precision to map your home with twice the range and four times the accuracy. Bundled with new OZMO ProTM technology, the mopping attachment included with the DEEBOT when purchased via JB Hi-Fi vibrates as it mops to give an even more effective clean. Including all of these features with 3 hours of uninterrupted runtime, the DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI can clean even larger homes and areas than ever before.
Connect SmartHome Lighting Range| RRP from $10 | Stockist: Harvey Norman
Dad can create unique ambient lighting in his mancave, office or even the lounge room with the Connect Smart Lighting Range. From downlights, strip lights to everyday bulbs in a choice of RGB colours or white, the range can create vivid colours and soft whites for accenting details and highlights in your home. Install the strip under shelves or behind your TV / pictures for a sophisticated design statement, or set up the RGB Festoon Lights outside for a fun ‘beer garden’ atmosphere. Dad can level up his SmartHome controlling the light anywhere with the Connect SmartHome App, or issue voice commands using his favourite virtual assistants, giving him the ultimate control and flexibility.
Cricut Maker | RRP $599 from Spotlight, Craftonline & Costco
For the Dad who dominates the world of DIY, the Cricut Maker is one of the most versatile gifts you can give. It is a Smart Cutting Machine that works with a simple app called Design Space – simply create your design, send it to the Maker and watch it go! The Maker can cut 300+ materials, from Vinyl for dad’s bespoke bike stickers and Iron-On for tee’s featuring his infamous dad jokes, to heavier materials such as balsa wood for his more demanding DIY projects. Versatile enough for any project Dad is undertaking next, not only does the Cricut Maker cut, but it also draws, engraves, scores and more!
Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE USB-C Car Charger 18W + USB-C Cable with Lightning Connector| RRP $49.95 | Available from Belkin.com/au and leading technology retailers
When Dad’s on the road help him make the most of travel-time when it comes to in-car charging with this sleek and nifty USB-Power Delivery enabled charger. It will fast charge your iPhone 8 or later from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes, or enjoy optimal charging for other compatible devices with USB-C and USB-Power Delivery. Designed for high wattage and a seamless fit to your dash, this compact car charger measures in at only 54mm by 20mm. Despite its small size, this car charger has plenty of power to offer, with 18-watts and USB-Power Delivery to fast charge any compatible device, making it the perfect device to keep Dad’s devices charged up this Father’s Day.
LASER 4-IN-1 GAMING BUNDLE WITH HEADPHONE, KEYBOARD, MOUSE & MAT | RRP $99.95 | Stockist: Big W and Laser.co
For the Dads that love to game, the Laser 4-in-1 Gaming Bundle ensures that the user have everything they need to get started. Enjoy RGB LED lighting coming from the keyboard, mat, mouse and headphones. Create some wow factor in your gaming setup! The ultimate gaming experience with the 4-in-1 Laser Gaming Bundle is specifically designed for action-packed gaming marathons. The Laser Gaming Bundle offers durable construction and leading technologies to deliver exceptional audio, control and responsiveness.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.