The Father’s Day Gift Guide for your Geeky dad


It’s quickly approaching your dad’s favourite day of the year. Father’s Day if a fantastic day if you’re a dad, just sit back and let the presents roll in. But what if you’re the son or daughter that’s tasked with picking the right gadget this year for your geeky dad. There’s plenty of gift guides floating around, so we decided to break things up a little differently. Now the only question is how much do you love your dad, aka what’s your budget.

I love you dad, but you’re the breadwinner

imageLogitech UE 600

The Ultimate Ears use a unique top-firing armature in each ear for an extended high-frequency response and a full soundstage. You’ll enjoy an impressively immersive experience no matter what type of music you’re listening to, from pop and country to gospel and classical.

  • Earphone type:In-ear
  • Driver type:Single, top-firing armature
  • Impedance:13 ohms, 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity:115 dB SPL/mW, 1 kHz
  • Frequency response:20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Noise Isolation:26 dB
  • Input:3.5 mm (1/8 inch), angled
  • Cable length:48 inch (121.9 cm)

Price – $179.95.

I sold my video games so I could buy you this (which I’ll be playing)

imageXbox One (pre-order)

  • Processor – 8-core x86 processor lets you instantly switch between a game and your favorite entertainment apps with ease.
  • HDMI pass-through – Connect your cable or satellite box and watch TV through your Xbox One, which makes switching inputs seem almost pre-historic.
  • Memory – 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB** hard drive give you plenty of memory for your games, demos, movies, apps, music, and more.
  • Blu-ray -Watch movies and play games in crystal-clear HD with the Xbox One’s Blu-ray capabilities.

Price – $599.
Available –
Microsoft Store


I’ve cracked the piggy bank and bought you this

imageSamsung NX300 Smart Camera

It’s not just Mums who love taking photos and cherishing priceless memories. If your Dad is the family shutterbug, the new Samsung NX300 compact system camera is perfect for him. Offering high performance and picture quality, Dads can capture their child’s winning goal in soccer thanks to the NX300’s ability to take more than 8 images per second. The perfect capture can then be instantly shared with friends and family on Facebook or email, courtesy of the NX300’s Wi-Fi capabilities. The NX300 provides photographic dads the ability to shoot fast and share fast.

RRP: $899 with the 18-55mm lens

Available – Samsung

I started an eBay store and sold the contents of your shed

imageSonos Playbar

  • Complements HD television screens with richly textured HiFi sound.
  • Wirelessly streams all the music on earth.
  • Simple to set up, control and expand. Requires just two cords: one power cord, one optical cord (both included). Syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly.
  • Understands and speaks most IR remote’s language and can be controlled by free apps for your Android®, iPhone® or iPad®.
  • Plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV: cable/SAT boxes, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles. If it’s connected to your HD TV, PLAYBAR will play it.

Price – $1,099.
Available –

Don’t ask where I got the money, you won’t like the answer

imageLG 84” UHD TV

The world’s first 84” (213cm) Ultra HD TV from LG presents a whole new level of picture quality, boasting a picture definition four times higher than that of Full HD (UHD 3840 x 2160) vs. (FHD 1920 x 1080). Naturally, images are incredibly crisp, even when viewed from close distances. LG Ultra HD TV will thoroughly satisfy the viewer with incredible detail in such a large image size

  • Gigantic Screen
  • Ultra High Definition
  • 2.2 Sound System
  • Cinema 3D Smart TV with Dual Play

Price – $15,999.
Available –

Let it ride Vegas style (backed a Kickstarter project in your name)

imageBartendro – A Cocktail Dispensing Robot

Bartendro is a precision cocktail dispensing robot! It makes tasty drinks quickly and repeatably without the mess. It’s light and portable so that you can easily take it to events, conferences, weddings, parties, or wherever! Bartendro 3 comes with 3 dispensers, a miniRouter board, Raspberry Pi with USB WiFi dongle, power supply, and frame. Some light assembly may be required.

Pledge – $599
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