These tech gifts might just be on Dad's wish list this year

It seems as if Mother's Day has just passed, but Father’s Day is fast approaching on June 21, so you’d better be ready to impress. While the circuit breaker would be lifted by then, staying in and social distancing is still encouraged—so why not surprise Dad with a practical gift that can improve his time at home? We pick out some of the latest tech gadgets and electronics that are sure to keep him entertained.

1. Dyson Lightcycle lamp

Gift Dad a lamp that cares for his eyes and wellbeing. By monitoring changes in daylight throughout the day, the Dyson Lightcycle ensures optimal lighting conditions for Dad's various craft hobbies in his study; it can also function as a bedside lamp, particularly if he has a habit of reading at night.

Available either as a desk or floor lamp, this task light is fitted with a 32-bit microprocessor and calibrates the colour temperature and brightness of its LED bulbs to reduce visual fatigue, and can be set to match your sleeping habits with app-enabled features. An infrared movement sensor automatically switches off the light if you’re away from your desk for over two minutes, and turns it on again when you’re near.

Available at Dyson.


2. Samsung Sero TV

Let Dad sync his mobile content to a bigger screen effortlessly with the Samsung Sero TV, which features a rotatable screen that can be viewed both vertically and horizontally. Its Quantum Dot technology ensures realistic colours, while the front-facing speakers are equipped with Dolby Digital Plus. A woofer speaker with a passive radiator offers deeper, richer bass while delivering amplified dialogue based on ambient noise. The corrugated cardboard box it ships in is another clever touch—the eco-conscious packaging that Dad can reassemble; it can be used as a cat house or other household items.


3. Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge speaker

Improve Dad's audio experience at home with this wireless sound system from British brand Bowers & Wilkins. The Formation Wedge wireless speaker is easy to set up and features a beautifully faceted exterior that makes it appear almost like a sculpture on display; it's not just for its good looks either, as its elliptical shape is designed to deliver a wider spread of sound. It streams 96/24 bit high-resolution stereo sound and comes equipped with performance tweeters, drivers and an integrated subwoofer. The WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled speaker can be synchronised with other products from the Formation range and is compatible with Apple AirPlay and Spotify Connect. 

Available at Bowers & Wilkins.

4. Huawei MatePad Pro

Dads on the pulse of the latest tech news would be excited about Huawei’s flagship tablet, Huawei MatePad Pro. Boasting what Huawei claims to be the world’s highest tablet screen-to-body ratio at 90 per cent, the tablet elevates your multimedia experience with a 2K QHD resolution and high-amplitude quad-channel quad-speaker. Designed to seamlessly connect with the Chinese tech giant’s handsets, wearables and devices, the tablet allows for multi-screen collaboration that is as easy as dragging and dropping. It also supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging to power other devices.

Available on Huawei

5. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1

Is Dad a shower singer? Then he’ll love this portable Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen. The second generation of the award-winning Beosound A1 is now slimmer, lasts longer per charge, and is fully dust- and water-proof so your dad can make the most of his shower concert. The new speaker also comes equipped with a built-in Alexa voice assistant, making it easy to access music, look up the Internet, or call someone hands-free.

Available at Bang & Olufsen.

6. Foreo Luna 2 for Men

Keep Dad’s complexion in check with this sonic facial cleansing gadget from Foreo. The Luna 2 for Men is specially designed to improve the shaving experience—exfoliating dead skin cells and unclogging pores for a smoother, closer shave and fewer razor burns. The nifty device also features an anti-ageing mode that uses low-frequency pulsations to massage Dad’s visage for toned and youthful skin.

Available at Foreo.

7. JBL Quantum One Wired Headset

JBL’s high-performing wired headphones elevate the gaming experience with immersive 3D audio positioning, active noise cancelling and an echo-cancelling detachable boom mic. Gamers are also given full control to calibrate their audio experience, whether it’s the surround sound profile, audio equaliser, RGB effects, or the volume and sensitivity of the microphone. If you’re sharing this headset with Dad, simply save your user profile with your preferred settings and effortlessly switch to it when you’re in your game.

Available at JBL.

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