Dadâ€™s day is coming up and, wait, wasnâ€™t it just Motherâ€™s Day? If youâ€™re lucky enough to have a father who likes gadgets you shouldnâ€™t have any trouble finding the perfect gift. Whether your dadâ€™s into personal computing devices or heâ€™s more of an internet.verizon.com kind of guy weâ€™ve got some great gifts to suggest for every budget and style.
Nest Thermostat: Weâ€™re going to go out on a limb hereâ€¦your dadâ€™s always hot, cold or somewhere on the spectrum of â€œGenerally Uncomfortable.â€ The Nest Thermostat is a new breed of intuitive climate control and itâ€™s Stark Trek advanced. The whole system will set you back upwards of $2500 but itâ€™ll save your dad a bundle over time in energy savings â€“ contact an AC installer in his area. Nest even learns your dadâ€™s temperature preferences and automatically adjusts at certain times of day.
Whiskey Stones: Okay, these arenâ€™t electronic and they donâ€™t have batteries but theyâ€™re undeniably cool. Literally. You can find these little guys at your local Sharper Image store and most beer retailers â€“ they look like smooth, square stones but after a short trip in the freezer become ice cubes for a decidedly un-watered down whiskey drink. Neat.
Bose Quiet Comfort 3 Headphones: Whether your dadâ€™s more of the watch-old-Neil-Young-concerts-via-YouTube kind of guy or he mows the lawn religiously he could use a really great set of headphones. Retailing for $349, the Bose Quiet Comfort 3 blocks out excess noise and provides superior sound quality when being used for listening. These are some manly headphones if weâ€™ve ever seen them.
Wireless BBQ Thermometer: What is it with dads liking to take the temperature of things? Red Envelope has the grillmasterâ€™s dream meat thermometer on sale for $49.99 and it lives up to the hype. Measuring temperature, moisture content and degree of doneness this wireless gadget stands by your grill and actually talks out loud. Really, how cool is that?
Craftsman Air Compressor: Craftsmanâ€™s out with a new horizontal 3-gallon air compressor thatâ€™s perfect for the home handyman. Itâ€™s lightweight and great for everything from a nail gun to a pressure washing attachment and itâ€™ll store easily in the garage. The best part? It retails for less than a hundred bucks at Sears.
Senso Glove: Is your dad a golfer? Letâ€™s be realâ€¦whose dad isnâ€™t? The Senso Glove is an electronic golf glove (it only comes in white) that provides real time feedback on everything from dadâ€™s swing to his grip. If heâ€™s aiming to be more than just a weekend duffer this is the kind of gift thatâ€™ll give him confidence. It retails for around $100 and if it doesnâ€™t help his golf game it will at least make him the talk of the course.
Give dad a reason to glad he had such thoughtful, sensitive kids. The Fatherâ€™s Day gadgets of 2012 are cooler, sleeker and more useful than ever before. Electronics can be fun or intimidating, depending on who theyâ€™re gifted to; encourage your dadâ€™s inner geek with some of the hottest gifts for Fatherâ€™s Day.