Tube socks, ties, a mounted fish that wiggles and sings “Take Me to the River”—these are just a few of the gifts that the father in your life does NOT want to receive. If you’ve given him any of these in the past, you’ve probably seen his eyes glaze over as he tries to cough out a “Thank you.” To help prevent this from happening again, we’ve come up with some special Father’s Day gift ideas that are sure to please even the most picky parent.
The Panasonic VIERA 42″ plasma HDTV features an anti-reflective screen, 1080p native resolution, 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 24p film mode. It produces exceptional surround sound with four speakers and a THX configuration built-in, and its quick refresh rate makes this model ideal for Dads who love movies, sporting events, and other fast-action shows.
Sony’s DVD Handycam Camcorder is great for fathers who think of themselves as the next Steven Spielberg. It has a 2.7″ wide (16:9) touch panel LCD display, 40X optical/ 2000X digital zoom, hybrid recording to DVD or Memory Stick media, and a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. Other features include a built-in Zoom microphone, Super Steady Shot image stabilization, and Super NightShot Plus technology for excellent video quality in low light.
To complete Dad’s Hollywood fantasy, he’ll need some high-tech shades that do more than just make him look cool. Oakley’s RAZRWIRE Bluetooth wireless sunglasses sport an integrated Motorola Bluetooth wireless headset, providing him with a wearable hands-free link to his Bluetooth compatible cellular phone. The RAZRWIRE’s patented XYZ Optics maximize clarity at all angles of vision, and the Plutonit lenses deliver impact protection while filtering out 100% of all UV rays.
If you’d like to see our complete list of special Father’s Day gift ideas, click here. —by Graham W.