With Father’s Day fast approaching, we road-test some of the best tech so you don’t have to.
From headphones to wear at the gym to a coffee mug with a French press inside, there should be something for even the most discerning dads.
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Father's Day 2014: Best tech gifts
Father's Day 2014: Best tech gifts
1/9 Aurvana Air
The ear-hooks on these headphones are made from a nickel titanium metal, which means they’ll never lose their shape, even if you do hammer them in the gym. Great for running, but just as good for listening to Bach while having a stroll in the park. £59.99, uk.creative.com
2/9 Minibru Coffee Mug
There are times when we all need something to perk us up of a morning and with the Minibru Coffee Mug getting your caffeine fix couldn’t be easier. Brews a quick cup of French press joe directly in the cup - super quick to clean, too £24.99, firebox.com
3/9 HomeMonitor HD
This is possibly the most dad-ish gift we’ve come across: the HomeMonitor is a wireless security camera with a 109˚ field of view, which, with the help of a handy mobile phone app and cloud services, means they can check in on their home, car, or booze cabinet wherever they are in the world. £149.99, homemonitor.me
Creative dads will be able to make all sorts of weird and wonderful sculptures with the world's first 3D printing pen. They can even make more complicated “buildings” by tracing shapes from the templates which come with it. £99.99, maplin.co.uk
5/9 Misfit Shine
For the health-conscious chap who wants to track his daily activity. The Shine monitors all sorts of heart-pumping activity, from basketball through to swimming, and then collates it all into an easy-to-comprehend dashboard on your phone. £79.95, johnlewis.com
6/9 Quadrocopter with LEDs
The LEDs on this drone mean he’ll always be able to see where he’s flying, even at night. Can fly for 8-10 minutes of continuous use and is suitable for both indoors and outside. £54.95, red5.co.uk
7/9 Kindle Paperwhite
The latest model of the kindle comes with a built-in light so Dad doesn't have to stop reading Game of Thrones when Mum goes to sleep. Can store up to 1,100 books. £109, amazon.co.uk
If money’s no object, Sony's latest console system is arguably the best on the market, with stunning graphics and some of the best games. Our pick to play with Dad? Buy inFAMOUS: Second Son and glide around Seattle as Delsin, a ‘conduit’, who can absorb the powers of other mutant-like characters. £384.99, argos.co.uk
9/9 Kenwood BM450 Breadmaker
He'll get a lot of satisfaction rustling up freshly-baked goods with this easy-to-use breadmaker. It makes three sizes of loaves and there are 15 different settings so he can turn his hand to anything from standard whole wheat to French bread and gluten-free varieties. It also comes with an automatic ingredients dispenser, so he can add the likes of nuts, seeds and raisins to the kneading process. £79.98, amazon.co.uk
Coffee-loving dads will appreciate the Minibru Mug, while creative types will enjoy getting stuck in with the 3D printing pen. If he's on a bit of a health kick, the Misfit Shine will help him to reach his fitness goals.
8. PS4, £384.99
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