7 gift ideas for tech savvy fathers

Father’s Day is coming. If you have yet gotten a gift, let us suggest seven ideas to get you started.

1. Apple AirPods (S$248)

Apple AirPods

When Apple first announced the AirPods, the wireless earphones were ridiculed by many reviewers, and it was also famously compared to a broken toothbrush.

Today, if you look closely at the commuters on the train, you will realise that many people are wearing the AirPods. Why? Well, based on my experience with the AirPods, it works like magic with your iPhone. The pairing is good, and they don’t look that bad and weird anymore. Because the AirPods are not in-ear headphones, these earpieces can stay in your ears for hours without feeling any discomfort.

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2. Philips Shaver Series 5000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver S5572/10 (S$199)

Philips Shaver Series 5000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver S5572/10

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A shaver is the safest gift to get your father. It can’t go wrong because all men deserve a good shave. The MultiPrecision Blade System has rounded profile heads that glide across effortlessly for a smooth shave without any nicks or cuts.  It comes with 5-directional Flex Heads with independent movements to ensure close skin contact for a fast, clean shave, and a click-on trimmer for trimming moustaches and sideburns.

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3. World Cup M238 Wireless Mice (S$29)

M238 - All Countries

The first match for the 2018 World Cup kicks off tonight, and if your father is a football fan, you can consider getting him the M238 Wireless Mice that’s uniquely wrapped with nine popular national team designs and colours. The countries that are represented on the mouse are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The M238 Wireless Mouse is packed with neat features such as 12-month battery life, up to 10 metres wireless range and seamless compatibility with major operating systems like Windows, Mac, Chrome OS and Linux.

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4. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic Electric Toothbrush HX9924/46 (S$399)

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic Electric Toothbrush HX9924/46

I reviewed the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic Electronic Toothbrush last October, and until now, this device still works well and does a fantastic job at keeping my teeth sparkling white. Once the toothbrush is paired with the Sonicare app, your father can find out if he’s been brushing his teeth correctly over the years. If he has not, it’s an excellent time to start by following the instructions and give his teeth more “shelf-life.” The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean also comes with a USB Charging Travel Case, three Smart brushes and a TongueCare+ brush head.

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5. Sony SRS-XB10 (S$79)

Sony SRS-XB10

For fathers who are music-lovers and enjoy sharing their playlists with the family, the Sony SRS-XB10 is the perfect portable speaker for them, and it’s water-resistant, which means it suits any event setting. During our review, we found that the sound quality was excellent for its size, and it comes with an extra bass built-in. The XB10 comes in red, green, blue, white and black.

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6. GoPro HERO6 BLACK (S$595)

GoPro HERO6 BLACK


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Though smartphones can take mindblowing photos nowadays, one thing they still can’t do is withstand screen-shattering drops. Hence, if you want to bless your father a rugged camera that is weather-proof and can take equally good photos as their smartphones, the GoPro HERO6 BLACK is the choice for you.

The tiny and powerful camera can capture 4K60 and 1080p240 video with built-in video stabilisation, which makes it a perfect companion for travel vlogs. GoPro also upgraded the image quality, dynamic range and low-light performance on the HERO6. Combining it with GoPro’s signature wide-angle lens, photos are guaranteed to look stunning.

GoPro HERO6 BLACK

Image credit: GoPro

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7. Philips SmartPro Easy Robot Vacuum Cleaner FC8794/01

Philips SmartPro Easy Robot Vacuum Cleaner FC8794/01

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You must be wondering why I’m recommending you to get a smart robot vacuum cleaner. Well, it’s not exactly for your father. Ever heard of “Happy Wife, Happy Life”?

Yes. The Philips SmartPro Easy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is one of the gifts for your father to help your mother. With its 3-step cleaning system that includes a wet mopping function and 600Pa of suction power, the vacuum cleaner can eliminate even the smallest speck of dust.

The Smart Detection System has over 20 sensors and an accelerometer, allowing it to clean the entire house unsupervised. Boasting the Ultra Hygiene EPA12 filter, it captures 99.5% of fine dust particles while filtering the exhaust air, ensuring not only clean floors but also clean indoor air for the entire family.

So the next time when your mother asks your father to sweep the floor, your Dad only needs to activate this new buddy of his, and the floor is cleaned.

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Mark Ko

Besides tech, I love chicken rice. Point me in the right direction and I'll go and try it. :)

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