Check out these awesome, outside-the-necktie-box gadget gifts for dads. From Wi-Fi hotspot detectors to multipurpose tools to barbecues as thin as his beloved laptop, these gifts are sure to score points!
You can't go wrong with a digital photo frame. And this super-popular 7-inch model is as classic as they get. But why stop there? Make it doubly special and pre-load it with photos before you hand it over. (Keep giving gifts this thoughtful and soon enough someone will return the favor, we swear.)
These mini sports binoculars may be smallish in size, but they're big on features. The fully-coated lenses reduce glare and eye strain and produce crisp, bright images, making them perfect for hikes, sports games, concerts, the opera ... OK, maybe not that last one, but a culture-craving girl can dream, can't she?!
Aluminum can cozies and tailgate coolers are sooo retro and, like, not in a good way. But how 'bout a portable beer server that keeps the brew at an ideal frosty temp, and allows friends to serve themselves a perfect pour? There's little doubt the BrewTender will be the hit of the party ... right behind the clever person who bought it!
This teeny tiny (about 1-inch square!) speaker has a seriously big sound! Great for small spaces, travel and anyone who like their gadgets mini but mighty. Just plug it into an iPod or computer and you've got an instant party. PS: We're in love with the wood styling.
Imagine a world with no tangled cords on the kitchen counter and no more missing phone, camera and iPod chargers. Wake up! It's a reality with this wow-worthy, wireless changing station that charges up to three phones, MP3 players or gaming devices all at once ... without cords! Organization has officially gone high-tech. Next up? Hovercrafts.
Take the traditional "here's a pen" gift to a whole new level. The Messograf is a not only a retractable, refillable ballpoint, it's a caliper rule,
a tire-tread gauge, a thread scale and a ruler, too. The chromium-plated brass is also super sleek and if (OK, when) he forgets it in his pocket,
it's washing-machine safe!
Who needs an eardrum-blowing concert when you can have comfy, concert-like sound in your ears? And who better than the sound geniuses at Bose to bring it to you? Here's to helping those Stones, Peppers, Peas or whatever band you love sound their rockin' (reasonably decibeled) best.
It's a meeting of two great inventions: the high-tech laptop and the outdoor grill. We love how this cool, slim style gives the old-school charcoal grill a facelift. It's totally portable too—it folds to 1-inch flat!
Greener Grass ...
We do love those charming self-portraits you take by stretching out your arm to snap a pic. But for a more natural way for photogs to make it into the family album, we're digging this smart, savvy tripod. It fights right on a drink bottle!
Until the U.N. designs a worldwide wireless network, we're keeping this baby on our keychain. It will help you find a hotspot when there's no coffee shop or library in sight. Crazy convenient!
This fancy, foolproof electric wine bottle opener means never battling a wine cork again. The cordless wonder can open up to 30 bottles per charging—meaning it can keep up with even the heartiest partiers! Guests will love never finding a stray piece of cork in their glasses and hosts will love showing off their new high-tech wine toy.