Global TV Tech Buzz: Father’s Day Gadgets

A new survey says that Dads don’t want tickets to the big game, a home made meal, or time with their buddies for Father’s Day – they want gadgets.

So here’s a list of gear you could grab for Dad from Future Shop in advance of Father’s Day.

Sharp In-Car Plasmacluster Ion Generator [$99.99] If dad has a job (or hobby) where he sweats a lot, or a habit that might cause his car to have a less than fresh scent, ditch the pine tree and grab him this air cleaner. It fits in the cup holder, and plugs in to the car charger.

Acer Iconia 7″ 8GB Tablet [$249.99] Not every guy is an Apple guy. The list of Android devices is long, and many of them are great. If dad has an Android phone he likes, get him a tablet that will play nice with his data and apps – this one from Acer.

Nikon J1 10.1MP Interchangeable Lens Camera with 10-30mm VR Lens [$529.98] The power of a big interchangeable lens camera in the tight compact form factor of a point and shoot. If Dad likes to take pictures, this gives him all the tools he’ll love in a package that’s easier to carry around.

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Helmet Camcorder [$349.99] These cameras and mounts are for the hardcore dad. Mount it on your helmet for skiing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, whatever and take the video of that awesome day.

Dyson 10″ Air Multiplier Desk Fan [$379.99] Dyson’s inventions are beautiful. These “fans” work by blowing a stream of air over a vibrating rim. They’re quiet, sleek, bladeless, and expensive.

Margaritaville Frozen Drink Maker [$219.99] Drop in a bunch of ice, and your mix and you’re done. Margaritaville shaves the ice, blends the drink and serves them up to your guests on the patio all summer long.

XBOX 360 4GB Kinect Family Bundle [$299.99] My oldest is 5, I’ve been resisting the video game purchase for our family, and I don’t know how much more I can hold off. This would be my system of choice.

Mophie iPhone 4/ 4S Juice Pack [$79.99] An iPhone case that also doubles your battery life? Genius. Want.

euro 2012 appEuro 2012 is underway in Poland and The Ukraine. How many time zones is that? The best part of the official Euro 2012 app [free] is that it lists the game in local time, as in Calgary, or Toronto, or New York, or wherever you have your phone. No need trying to do the math and ask yourself “What time is it in Krakow? Lyiv? Kiev? Warsaw?” This app does it for you.

And it also gives you all the latest news updates, scores, and insight into your favourite team. Allez les bleus.

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