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Father's Day 2010 Gift Guide

posted by on June 09, 2010 in Family and Parenting, Guides & Reviews, Gifts :: 1 comment

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Technology can make a perfect Father's Day gift, whether it's filling a need or for having fun. Here are eight ways to show how much you care.

Pandigital Photo Card TiVo Premiere DVR Sony NEX-3 Flo TV Personal Television
Sennheiser PXC 350 Aiptek PocketCinema T20 Notebook Projector Panasonic Viera TC-P50VT20 3DTV Nespresso CitiZ


Pandigital Photo Card

Pandigital Photo Card

Finally, store-bought greeting cards get personal. Pandigital cards feature a 1.44-inch LCD to show off up to 50 of your favorite digital pictures. Plug the card into your computer and drag and drop the images you want onto the card.

Retail price: $35 for a 3-pack. Check the price at


TiVo Premiere DVR

TiVo Premiere DVR

There's always something Dad will like on TV with TiVo's Premiere DVR. He can set up "season passes"  or a Wishlist to auto record his favorite programs; browse movies on Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand and Amazon Video on Demand; or view family photos stored online at Picasa or Photobucket.

Retail price: $300, plus subscription starting at $14 a month. Check the price at


Sony NEX-3

Sony NEX-3 Camera

Half the size of traditional Digital SLRs and noticeably smaller than the new pocket-size DSLRs, this powerful 14.2 MP camera takes great pictures, especially in low light. It also provides continuous autofocus and exposure compensation when taking HD movies, something that's hard to find in a camera.

Retail price: $600 (with an 18-55 lens). Pre-order for delivery in July at 

See more options in our Digital Camera Buyer's Guide


Flo TV Personal Television

Flo TV Personal Television

TV-obsessed fathers who commute by rail, bus, cab or carpool, can watch subscription TV on the go with this pocket-size TV. Choices include CNBC; three cable news channels; and mobile versions of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central, MTV and ESPN. For entertaining the kids on trips, there's Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel.

Retail price: $199, plus subscription of about $10 a month. Check the price at

Read our story: Subscription TV in Your Pocket


Sennheiser PXC 350 headphones

Sennheiser PXC350 Noise Canceling Headphones

Whether a frequent flier or a music lover, dad will appreciate great audio quality and the peace of active noise canceling technology. Designed with thick ear cushions and a padded, adjustable headband, the headphones can be collapsed for storage. The PXC350 eliminates airline cabin hum for hours on two AAA batteries, and–unlike some competitors–can be used as passive headphones.

Retail price: $330. Check the price at

See more options in our Headphones Buyer's Guide


Aiptek PocketCinema T20

Aiptek PocketCinema T20 Notebook Projector

If you thought tiny projectors couldn’t get any smaller, guess again. This projector is the size to a deck of cards. There's no battery or power cord, as power is delivered through the same USB cable you plug into your laptop for accessing websites, slides or movies. In a dark room, the projector produces up to a 50-inch image.

Retail price: $192. Check the price at


Panasonic Viera TC-P50VT20 3DTV

Panasonic Viera TC-P50VT20 3DTV

Has dad been hinting he'd like to watch the FIFA World Cup in 3D? Give him a great 3DTV: the VT20. It's also one of the best 2D TVs, with all the contrast, deep blacks, subtle shading, fast response and wide viewing angle you'd expect from plasma. One pair of 3D eyewear is included.

Retail Price: $2,448. Available at Best Buy.

See more options in our Flat Panel TV Buyer's Guide


Nespresso CitiZ

Nespresso CitiZ

The pod-based Nespresso CitiZ makes fantastic espresso in 30 seconds, with practically zero effort. And the super-slim art deco design will fit into any kitchen space. We have a Nespresso machine at home and—trust us—it is positively addicting.

Retail price: $280. Check the price at

See more options in our Single-Serve Coffee and Espresso Makers Buyer's Guide

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From Marianne on June 12, 2010 :: 5:23 pm

Well - 4 kids, 7 grandkids, and a whole new lifestyle as disabled - I can’t think of anything that would be more help at keeping up with technology so I can keep up with the rest of the family and their wishes, likes, and learning curve.


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