Father's Day 2010 Gift Guide
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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
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 Amazon.com.
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 Amazon.com.
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 SonyStyle.com.
See more options in our Digital Camera Buyer's Guide
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 Amazon.com
Read our story: Subscription TV in Your Pocket
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 Amazon.com
See more options in our Headphones Buyer's Guide
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.