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9 gadgets you MUST gift your father

Last updated on: June 16, 2011 17:55 IST

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Rohit Sane, TechFreakStuff.com

Father's day is celebrated on the third Sunday in the month of June every year. It's a perfect occasion for showing your love for your dad and making him feel special.

All these years, your dad has been supporting and taking care of you and Father's Day is the time when you must pay your regards to him and make him proud and happy.

Selecting a gift for your dad may be a very tough job, so we have tried to give some suggestions to ease the process for you. You can have a look at some of these technology inspired gift ideas and get a clue of what may help your dad in his daily life.

Courtesy: TechFreakStuff.com

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Dropbox account

Most of you would have heard of dropbox! Dropbox is a utility by which you can upload files to the cloud and access it anywhere using an Internet connection.

As people today are mostly connected on-the-go, it is a very good tool to store files without having to save it locally.

You can tell your Dad about his utility and help him register for a free Dropbox account which offers 2 GB of storage space and can be upgraded for more storage requirements too.

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iPod nano

iPod nano is a music player from the iPod family which delivers brilliant music quality. One can store music or listen to FM through this small touch-screen device.

Its small size makes it ultra-portable and can be carried anywhere you go, be it the gym, office or while travelling.

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Mobile phone car charger

If your dad is among the ones who travels a lot in a car, then its quite possible that there would be times his mobile phone battery is about to die.

For such people Portable chargers are a very good option, for charging mobile phones while travelling in the car. In most cases this charger is fitted into the lighter slot and an AC voltage supply makes it work.

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Bluetooth headset for cell phone (or a comfortable hands-free)

We have recently talked about effects of mobile radiation on human health. If your dad has to receive a lot of calls, then a comfortable mobile headset is the need of the hour.

You can gift him a Bluetooth headset for wireless ease or a comfortable wired one. It will also keep his hands free to do other work while talking on phone!

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High capacity laptop battery

If your dad uses his laptop or netbook on the go, then he would surely be happy with a long battery life for his device!

For such people, a spare laptop battery is a best gift!

Some notebooks have a detachable battery, if your dad uses one of those then you can gift him a 9-cell or a larger notebook battery. Some notebooks do not have external batteries for maintaining the looks, so you can get his battery upgraded to a higher capacity.

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Good wireless headphones

Headphones are used by nearly everyone, be it for listening to music, or watching TV wirelessly. A good pair of wireless headphones may do wonders for the sound quality of your device.

A comfortable pair also helps in relaxing and enjoying the music!

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Ebook reader

If your dad loves to read different books, then an Ebook reader is a very good option for gifting him.

You can download Ebooks from the Internet and load it into your father's Ebook reader for reading whenever he wants. He can have 100s of Ebooks saved in the Ebook reader and can enjoy wherever he wants.

It would save him a lot of space at home in storing those books too. Amazon Kindle and Infibeam Pi are a few good options you may consider.

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Cellphone cover

If you are on a low budget and wish to give your dad something which he will use daily, then a cool cellphone cover is the best option. There are a variety of cellphone covers available.

Some of them just make the phone look attractive, while some actually help in making it tough by creating a protective layer over it. You can decide the best one for your dad!

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Slingbox

Slingbox is a device which basically allows you to watch your Home TV on any Internet connected device via the Internet.

It can also be used to monitor a security camera or to enjoy your home entertainment on the go. You may wonder how is it better than the Mobile TV apps, then I can tell you that this is just a one-time investment and you can use it for lifetime!

The streaming quality of the television is good and you can watch all the channels that are available on your Home TV. It may prove a very good gift if your dad wants to enjoy his home entertainment on the move.

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