Father's Day 2010 Tech Gift Guide

With Father’s Day coming up on June 20th, Elizabeth asked me to come up with a Father’s Day gift guide. Here are few ideas I found that the average dad might enjoy. I have included some in various price ranges for easier reference.

Gifts Under $100

Moshi Voice Control (VC) Alarm Clock
Description: The first ‘listening clock’ that allows you set the time and alarm by your voice alone • Activated by user saying “Hello Moshi”, no buttons needed for functionality • Responds to 12 voice activated commands: time, set alarm, today’s date, temperature, and more • Features include snooze, 3 sounds for alarm and sleep, volume control, and night light • Recognized by the World Blind Union, Moshi can be operated without ever seeing the clock • Voice control works right out of the box with no programming necessary.
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Price: $49.99

Pyramat Gamebag 2.1
Descrpition: For fathers who want to spend most of their time staying at home with their kids, the Pyramat Gamebag 2.1 beanbag can be a wonderful gift. This beanbag allows user to watch movies, play games, read books, or listen to music in ultimate comfort and style. More than just being a relaxing seat, this device also includes two surround speakers at its top and a Pyramat POWERSUB subwoofer on its side. With such features, this beanbag can truly transform just about any room of your house into a personal theater. All you need is to plug the Pyramat Gamebag 2.1 Game Booster (Blue/Black)  in your laptop, console, MP3 or DVD player, or other handheld device and let the fun begin.  Visit Website.
Price: $47.95

Gifts Under $500

VUZIX Wrap 310
Description: The VUZIX Wrap – is world’s first sunglass-style video eyewear with 2D & 3D wide screen video capabilities and compatibility with almost any video source. the VUZIX Wrap 310 is compatible with iPods, iPhones portable DVD players and virtually any other portable video source. The eyewear projects video from any source to a virtual 55-inch screen viewed from 9-feet in 16:9 or 4:3 screen format options for the most versatile video eyewear experience to date. For fathers who travel a lot the under 3 ounces video glasses with built-in earbuds and an adjustable nose bridge would sure make for a good gift.  Available at Vuzix.
Price: $249.95

Apple iPad
Description: iPad is the best way to experience the web. View whole pages in portrait or landscape on the large Multi-Touch screen. And let your fingers do the surfing.  There’s nothing like the Mail app on iPad. With a split-screen view and expansive onscreen keyboard, it lets you see and touch your email in ways you never could before.  A vivid LED-backlit IPS display makes viewing photos on iPad extraordinary. Open albums with a tap. Flip through your pictures one by one. Or play a slideshow and share your photos.  The 9.7-inch high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching HD movies, TV shows, podcasts, music videos, and more.  Reach out and touch your songs. View your album art full-size. iPad makes music look as good as it sounds.  You’ll find more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, and iPad can run almost all of them. Including everything from games to productivity apps.  Reading is a joy on iPad. Text looks crisp and bright. Pages turn with a flick. And you can buy new books from the iBookstore. Just download the free iBooks app to get started.  Visit Website.
Price: Starting at $499

Gifts $500 and Up

Sonos Bundle 250
Description: The Sonos Bundle 250 gives you everything you need to wirelessly play music in two rooms of your house. It includes two Sonos ZonePlayers (ZP90 and ZP120 models) and the Sonos Controller 200 for instant control from the palm of your hand. Simply connect the ZP90 to your home theater or stereo to bring music to the audio equipment you already have. And, place the amplified ZP120 in any room you desire and attach to your favorite pair of speakers. To start playing music, one ZonePlayer or ZoneBridge (sold separately) must be connected to the router, then all the rest work wirelessly. For the ultimate in convenience, choose the Sonos Bundle 250 with Loudspeakers and you’ll also have a pair of powerful bookshelf speakers to attach to your ZP120.  Visit Website.
Price: $999

Samsung – 50″ Class / 1080p / 600Hz / 3D Plasma HDTV
This plasma HDTV features E³-panel technology that reduces off-angle blur. 600Hz subfield motion technology and 1080p full HD Motion technology offer crisp, clear images during fast-action scenes. This 3D-ready HDTV can deliver amazing 3D content into your home. Learn what else is required to get the full HD 3D experience. Get access to great Instant Content on this Plasma HDTV. Connect to the Internet and you will have instant access to stream movies, listen to music and a wide variety of content through your HDTV. Learn more about Internet Connectable products. Visit Website.
Price: $1799