Make Dad's day

Make Dad's day

This Father's Day, make sure dad has the latest tech toys. Add to his collection with these gift ideas.

Dell UltraSharp 32 PremierColor Monitor UP3214Q

$4,949, from Dell Singapore

 

 

Ultra high-definition TV sets do not make a lot of sense yet because there is hardly any content available. Sure, they can upscale high-definition videos. But we would suggest you wait.

However, UHD monitors, such as the Dell UP3214Q (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), are another story. They are useful for photo and video editing, as they deliver more detail and clarity.

This Dell monitor boasts excellent colour accuracy and wide viewing angles. It also offers a wide colour gamut that meets industry standards. Pair it with a high-end camera that takes 4K images and videos - if you can afford it.

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

$228

 

 

His Beats Audio headphones need an update. There are others available that are just as good, if not better. And more affordable, too. Take the Audio Technica ATH-M50x, a follow-up on the classic ATH-M50.

Audio Technica wisely chose not to tinker with the original, which was known for its outstanding audio performance. In fact, the two look almost identical and produce similar audio quality. But the cord is now detachable and three cables of different lengths are included in the package; the idea being that you can switch to a shorter cable if you are using the M50x with a mobile device.

The padding for the earcups has been improved for an even more comfortable listening experience.

While the set still lacks in-line controls and a microphone, the M50x is a solid choice for its price.

Oakley Scuderia Ferrari Collection

From $319

 

 

Okay, so this is not a gadget, but plenty of tech went into making it. After all, these shades are the brainchild of Oakley and F1 racing team Scuderia Ferrari.

There are eight designs in the collection, though the crown jewel is the Carbon Blade (pictured), which is made from carbon fibre and titanium. See if you can spot the laser-etched Scuderia Ferrari emblem at the corner of the lens, which is on models in the collection.

These sunglasses also carry highlights in the distinctive Ferrari red and come in their own custom cases. Prices start at $319 and go up to $879 (for the Carbon Blade).

Sony NWZ-W270S Walkman Sports MP3 Player

$129 (4GB), $159 (8GB)

 

 

If your dad is more a fitness nut than a couch potato, this all-in-one music player should serve him nicely whether he likes to jog or do laps in the swimming pool.

The waterproof Walkman Sports is lightweight and convenient, and will not get in his way.

It has a playback time of eight hours on a full charge and a nifty quick-charge feature that provides music playback of up to 60 minutes with just 3 minutes of charging, even if the battery had been completely flat.

Sony is offering a free casing for the headphones in a special promotion that ends on June 29.

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