Father’s Day: 5 high-tech gifts for under $150
With Father’s Day around the corner, taking place on June 21 this year, here’s a look at some of the high-tech gadgets that’ll make dad jump with joy!
With Father’s Day around the corner, taking place on June 21 this year, here’s a look at some of the high-tech gadgets that’ll make dad jump with joy, whether he’s a photographer, an adventurer or just absent-minded.
A connected watch
Presented at CES 2015, this connected watch by Withings is a cheaper, more colorful version of the flagship Activité model.
Available for Android and iOS, the watch syncs with apps such as Health Mate and provides activity level assessment through the tracking of steps, elevation, distance and caloric expenditure. It even wakes you up with a silent alarm! The Activité Pop watch comes in three colors (Shark Grey, Bright Azure and Wild Sand) and retails for $149.50.
A photo camera
Cheap and a cinch to learn to use, the Nikon Coolpix S3700 has the advantage of being compatible with both WiFi and NFC to share photos quickly and easily. This camera comes with a built-in 16x zoom and panorama mode, and has the ability to record video in HD.
The Nikon Coolpix S3700 sells for only $119.95.
A phone charger
Soulra markets an emergency battery that fits in your pocket and that can bail out any dad on-the-go should the need arise. The battery even has a hand cranking mechanism, with which one minute of effort can generate enough power for a short call or a few critical text messages.
The BoostTurbine 4000 is available online for less than $80.
A leather case
Eastpak has a zipper closing vintage looking case made of highly durable full grain leather that will house any computer up to 15 inches. It is available in black and brown, but will set you back less than $60.
A device to keep track of things
The Chipolo is a small, colorful Bluetooth-enabled device that easily attaches to your valuable items. With the help of the free Chipolo app, dad will easily be able to find any item misplaced within 60 meters.
If, on the other hand, it’s the smartphone you are looking for, all you have to do is shake the Chipolo to find it. The device is available in nine colors and prices start around $30.