Is your Dad a bit of a geek? Stuck for gifts for him? Get in here and grab some great ideas before time runs out.
Worx SD Multi-bit Screwdriver
No matter how handy your paternal influence is, having the right tool for the job is super important. The Worx SD multi-bit screwdriver carries a six-slot barrel inside the unit which allows you to hot swap drill bits by simply pulling the slide back and rotating to a new tool. That means you have six tools in one. The 4V drill unit means your Dad can have a handy series of gadgets on hand for assembling and disassembling anything at will, and for a reasonable price at just $59.
We loved the Fitbit Force when it came out last year, but it was recalled after more than a few problems. Fitbit worked hard on the device, and came out recently with the Fitbit Charge, which is awesome. The Charge’s existence means that once again you can buy a Fitbit wristband with an integrated screen and that can tell when you’re climbing stairs. Plus, the Charge can now tell you who’s calling (with Caller ID) when you pair it to a smartphone, and automatically detect when you go to sleep instead of requiring a button press. Fitbit says it will get a full seven days of battery life, on par with the original Force.
[$150, Dick Smith]
Your dad's gadgets get dirty. There's no doubting that. If and when that happens, he needs an always-handy cleaning solution that is a little more effective than the leg of a pair of jeans or the hem of a shirt. Mobile Cloth touts itself as a "revolution against fingerprints" and we can tell you from experience that it just works — if your dad needs something to clean up a smartphone or tablet or laptop screen, this is the stocking-stuffer gift to get.
[$17.95, MOBiLE CLOTH]
If your Dad is a shower shaver, the waterproof Braun Waterflex is a great choice. With a swivel head and a construction aimed at those who shave with foam or with water, the Waterflex is a great value choice.
[$149.95, Shaver Shop]
Philips BeardTrimmer 9000
For precision shaving everywhere else, the Philips laser-guided shaver is top notch. It's the first shaver to come with a laser so you can see where you're trimming to. The rechargeable razor also features an adjustable cutting head with 17 different length settings for the perfect stubble, and on an hour’s charge you’ll get about an hour’s use with or without the laser activated — which sounds fair. It’s waterproof so you can easily clean it under a tap. It also has an oil-free design, which means there’s no other maintenance needed. Plus, lasers; they just make everything more awesome.
Bose QuietComfort 25i Noise-Cancelling Headphones
If all your Dad wants for Christmas is a little peace and quiet, you can't pass up the Q25i headphones from Bose. The $399 Bose QuietComfort 25 follows the standard set by the QuietComfort 15 in that it’s an over-the-ear headphone with a detachable 1.4-metre headphone cable, no integrated Bluetooth, and a removable AAA battery (one non-rechargeable cell is included). These are the best pair of headphones that Bose has ever made. There’s no doubt about that. The quality of the noise cancelling is incredible, and the sound quality that goes hand in hand with it is of a similarly high level.