Five of the best gadgets for Dad this Father's Day
The best last-minute technie gifts that will make Dad's day.
Luckies of London Smartphone Projector 2.0 File this under the novelty gift banner maybe, but the self-proclaimed cinema in a box comes already assembled, and doesn’t require an additional app or software in order to work. Lock your smartphone in landscape orientation and place it inside the back panel of the projector, attaching it to the supplied sticky pad. You will need a VERY dark room for it to work.
Microsoft Band Wearables are one of the biggest trends in technology right now. The Microsoft Band is an extremely good fitness tracker, and it has the added bonus of working across Windows, Android and iOS – something few smartwatches do. The Band is a watch and a fitness monitor, and the companion app is impressively thorough; giving extensive breakdowns of exercise, sleep and general movement.
Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider Another very on-trend segment of the technology, everyone is getting a drone these days. This version is called the Rolling Spider because not only can this be used as an drone, it comes with attachable wheels to keep it grounded.
Immerse Virtual Reality Headset Smartphones of most sizes – including phablets such as the iPhone 6 Plus – can be slotted into the headset and then combined with compatible apps from the various app stores enable the wearer to experience virtual reality. Yes, it isn’t the high-end visuals that you’d get from the Rift and others, but as an immersive experience it is still good fun.
Kindle Voyage As e-readers go, this is by far the most impressive we’ve seen. It’s just had a software update released too, but the Voyage comes with a crisper, whiter screen (hence the name), that Amazon says is closer to the natural colour of a page. The frontlight is also said to be better for your eyes at night and adapts to light conditions automatically. The eInk screen means it can handle direct sunlight too.