Great high tech gifts for Father’s Day

Great high tech gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend and the modern day Dad is tech-savvy. Today’s Dads crave the latest cool gadgets that still meet with traditional Daddy Day gifts of the past. With Father’s Day just around the corner why not surprise him with some great new technology especially if you’re stuck on a gift idea. So look no further than this slideshow.

CDN has spanned the globe in search of the perfect high tech gadget gift for your Father. We have your classic jewelry, sporting, agricultural and automotive themes covered. Some of these high tech gadgets are pricey. Some are not so pricey and some even come as-a-service.

So have a Happy Father’s Day and click ahead to the next slide.



 The Smart Watch

This particular one is from LG Electronics but Samsung and Sony also have smart watches on the market. There is even a rumour that Apple is making a smartwatch called the iWatch. This LG model has a 1.3-inch full touch screen, 3G+ connectivity, video call capabilities, Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP, MP3 player, and voice recognition software. You are able to change the clock face also.


The Digital Golf Glove

The Sensoglove digital golf glove is made of cabretta leather just like other top-flight golf gloves, but just near the wrist area there is a built-in computer that constantly reads your grip pressure.

According to the company, using a small sensor the digital glove provides audio and visual feedback about a player’s exact grip pressure on the club.

Sensoglove officials say that every golfer wants to hit the ball far and the natural instinct is to swing harder and faster. But trying to swing with more power causes what the company calls “a death grip”. The death grip creates tension in the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The result is a less than smooth swing and tightened muscles. Tight muscles results in slower club head speed, the company said.

Just in time for Father’s Day, Sensoglove is reducing the price on its digital golf glove by 20 per cent. It normally retails for $89.



This next gift item borders on the usual. But for Dads who have a green thumbs, Panasonic has introduced a cloud appliance for growing vegetables.

The price might be a bit much at close to $8,000, but the Smart Vegetable Garden by Panasonic is also available as a service for just under $200 a month. That’s right Gardening-as-a-Service or GaaS can get your plants growing in a little over a month saving you about 30 per cent in time. The Smart Vegetable Garden is sized at 100x50x30cm and integrates to a cloud-based management system to track growth, watering levels, if it has enough nutrients, and measures for the right temperature.

Panasonic claims this product can also be used indoors.


World’s most technologically advanced wheels

Cars and Dads are synonymous with each other. Imagine your Dad cruising down the road with LED rims that flash his favourite sports team or maybe his company’s logo. Or maybe rims that flash “thank you kids.”

Invented by LED Wheels Inc. of Los Angeles these wheels/rims features an integrated LED display, all weather-proof computer board, USB port, power generator and more which produce visually interesting and novel results while in motion. An image is created by multi-plexing a small number of emissive LEDs as they move through rotational time and space. Self-powered, easy to install and no need for extensive wiring—plug and play in less than 15 minutes. Upload up to six images per wheel via the Wheel Designer software available at The software allows users to edit their exact display image, add text, apply image effects such as zoom or rotate, and more. Also included is a wireless RF keychain remote adding ‘instant on/off’ functionality and programmable static image buttons.

These LED rim are pricey at about $12,000.


Motorhead headphones make it loud

Can you imagine being a product tester for Motorhead’s new line of headphones? Would you have any ear drums?

This is a band that fired its sound crew during a concert for not playing the music loud enough.

The band has come out with Motorheadphones and they were actually developed by frontman Lemmy Kilmister and his band mates Phil “Wizzö” Campbell and Mikkey Dee.

Kilmister said that the Motorheadphones are all about attitude and are targeted to the rock audience who want to enjoy the same listen quality that musicians get in the studio.

The new product features professional audio quality, tooled to reproduce rock music or any played music. Motorheadphones give smooth warm bass, bombastic drums and clear mid-range plus distinct high-end because of the 40mm neodymium high power speakers that takes 6-10 times more power than a standard headphone.

Motorheadphones are smartphone enabled and are also equipped with the newly developed microphone “Controlizer” which is an advanced remote control. The Motorheadphones will set you back between $49.99 to $129.99.


Smart door locks

Goji has introduced a way for your ordinary door lock to be connected to the cloud.

Called the Goji Smart Lock it gives Dads unprecedented home-access control. Can you imagine setting up your home door lock to open automatically for you but not your wife or annoying neighbour?

Goji Smart Lock does that. It’s the first electronic deadbolt lock to send picture alerts to your smartphone.  The Smart Lock costs around $200.


Keychain with storage

When world champion skydiver Alexandre Gillard did a drop test he used the RuggedKey from LaCie. Sure enough it passed the test. What makes the RuggedKey a great Father’s Day gift is that how many times do Dads get a keychain as a gift? A keychain is one of the more common gifts along with the tie that you can give a man. But the LaCie RuggedKey has between 16 and 32 GB of storage and its built to withstand accidental drops from heights far above what you’d encounter on your way to the office. Its rubber construction is 100-meter drop-resistant. By the way Gillard works for LaCie in his spare time.

Price is $39.99.


High Tech Memo Pad

Whether your Dad travels, commutes or just likes the idea of a tablet the 7-inch Asus MeMO Pad offers the freedom to do what you want wherever you want to do it. Featuring a 10 point multi-touch display and designed to fit your hand the MeMO Pad allows you access to the Asus Cloud. Conveniently sync and share your online data anytime, anywhere with 5GB free lifetime storage.  With Asus Webstorage Online Office, you can view, edit, and create office documents in a snap and have it all saved on your account.

The price is only $169.


Tablet keyboard

The Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case transforms the Apple iPad with a laptop-like keyboard without the bulk and folds away to protect the iPad when not in use. Now he can finish that last-minute work in a flash from anywhere and have more time to relax or spend quality time with the kids!

Happy Father’s Day from CDN!


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