Fathers Day Gifts Ideas from Techies to Foodies

Fathers Day is coming up upon us pretty quickly and if you haven’t as yet found that special gift then we have a few awesome suggestions for you.

Alcatel 1C | RRP $89 Available at Telstra | 

Looking for a gift for your granddad this Father’s Day to get him a little more connected? Featuring a premium look and feel for just a fraction of the price tag, the Alcatel 1C delivers an immersive 5.34-inch display, 18:9 display and a fingerprint scanner for added security, making it a great gift for him. Available in both black and gold options to suit his style, the 1C also features an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera, both with flash, so he can capture all those important family moments. The Alcatel 1C is locked to the Telstra Network, and is available with a range of prepaid plans.

Belkin BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Stand 10W for Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony | RRP $109.95 | Stockist: Belkin.com/au | 

The BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Stand 10W is the perfect gift for the dad who need to charge and use his Qi-enabled device whilst his hands are full. An original and thoughtful design makes it easy to align the device for optimised wireless charging in either landscape or portrait mode. From browsing a web page or recipe, to watching a movie, dad can continue using his phone whilst it charges at 10-watts. Offering faster charging than standard 5-watt chargers, the BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Stand 10W offers the best charging experience for iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, Samsung, LG, Sony and other Qi-enabled devices.

ECOVACS ROBOTICS DEEBOT 900 | RRP $799 | Stockists: Harvey Norman & Bing Lee | 

What better way to thank dad this Father’s Day than by letting him his feet up. The ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 is an intelligent robotic vacuum cleaner that will take the stress out of cleaning the house. Equipped with Smart Navi Mapping and Navigation Technology, the DEEBOT 900 scans and maps dads living space for customisable cleaning choices, such as cleaning specific rooms, spot cleaning if there’s a spill or scheduling a clean when he’s out and about, all viewed on his smart device with the ECOVACS App. Running on a 100-minute cleaning time, the DEEBOT 900 will automatically return to the charging station, reboot it’s battery and return to the area it left off to continue cleaning. For the dad who loves his Google Home or Amazon Alexa, he can control his DEEBOT 900 via voice control and tell it to start cleaning, assign areas and schedule cleaning sessions. With ECOVACAS, Dad can do more of what he loves this Father’s Day whilst the chores are being done!

Belkin Pocket Power 15,000mAh | RRP $79.95 | Stockist: Belkin.com/au | 

Ensuring dad’s devices are charged and connected on-the-go is Belkin’s lightweight Pocket Power power bank. Fitting easily into his pocket or bag, it’s the perfect gift for the dad who bounces from meeting-to-meeting, takes a long commute to and from the office or loves to stream and snap while out and about. With the ability to recharge his smartphone up to 5 times before needing a recharge itself, the Belkin Pocket Power 15K is one of the most powerful portable batteries available. The additional Dual USB ports will allow dad to charge two devices at the same time, so his phone and tablet need never have a flat battery! Offering a safe and secure recharge, the serious punch that the 15K Pocket Power packs, Belkin has built its batteries with sensors to monitor heat, voltage and circuitry so the device won’t overheat or surge.

Navig8r GPS X 616 Crash Camera | RRP $99.95 | Stockist: LaserCo.com.au | 

Featuring on-screen speedometer with GPS tracking and journey review, the GPS X 616 is perfect for the commuting and car-pooling dad. An affordable everyday crash camera, dad can view the road ahead on in a 140-degrees wide-view angle in 1080p Full HD. Ideal for evidence in case of an incident, dad will always have peace-of-mind while driving precious cargo. As a leading homegrown brand, Navig8r has included in the pack, PC software so dd can review his trip to see location, speed, time of day and other information, a must-have feature for insurance claims.

Audiofly AF100W Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Monitors| RRP $189 | Stockist: JB Hi Fi | 

Perfect for the active to music loving dad, the Audiofly AF100W Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Monitor is built for performance with all the makings of a studio-level monitor. Built to be sweat and water resistant, the 10-meter sync range and 5 hours of playtime makes these headphones ideal for any requirement, from everyday use to the most intense workouts. Featuring memory foam tips and a hook design that can be moulded to the shape of his ear, dad will have a comfortable and enjoyable listening experience without the tangle of wires. Equipped with a microphone and volume control for calls and smart device functionality, these headphones are a gamechanger that will recreate dads favourite tracks in pure clarity.

Rega Planar 1 PLUS | RRP $699 | Stockist: Synergy Audio | 

For the vinyl-loving dad who needs an easy-to-use turntable upgrade, the Rega Planar 1 PLUS is for him. Engineered by the renowned UK audio experts, Rega has developed the ultimate plug-and-play turntable that no longer requires an external amplifier but simply plugs directly into your speaker of choice. Delivering a high-quality vinyl experience, the carefully shielded tonearm wire is soldered directly to the turntable, preventing unwanted resonance or vibrations and combined with Rega’s low noise 24v motor, the 1 PLUS will have dad smiling. With set up in less than 30 seconds, the Rega Planar 1 PLUS is the easiest and most flexible Rega turntable to date and a sure-fire way to become the favourite child this Father’s Day.

Ruark Audio MRx Connected Wireless Speaker | RRP $799 | Stockist: Synergy Audio | 

If your dad exudes style and sophistication, you can’t go past the Ruark Audio MRx Connected Wireless Speaker for Father’s Day. Engineered by the British purveyors of stylish standalone music systems, Ruark Audio has delivered a system that embodies exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail thanks to a sleek, clean wood finish or soft grey exterior with textured, British-sourced fabric front. A truly stunning speaker system, the MRx features a stylish controller conveniently located on the grille and an all-new and unique design that makes it a one-of-a-kind gift. Whether dad is entertaining in the loungeroom, cooking in the kitchen or relaxing in the bedroom, he can listen to his favourite tunes via Wi-Fi/Ethernet and Bluetooth, access world-wide radio station and an infinite music library through services such as Spotify, Deezer and Tidal. As the cherry on top, dad can create a stylish multi-room audio set up, delivering the best sonic audio experience imaginable.

Laser Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones | RRP $89.95 | Stockist: LaserCo.com.au | 

Perfect for the commuting dad, these Noise Cancelling headphones from Laser are extremely comfortable to wear. Connecting to his device via Bluetooth, dad can switch on the Noise Cancelling feature to block out ambient noise, which is ideal for train or plane travel.  When connected via Bluetooth, he can use voice control to play and pause, control previous and next tracks and turn the volume up and down and with a built-in microphone, making and taking calls on the go has never been more convenient!

Ruark Audio R1 Digital Radio | RRP $449 | Synergy Audio | 

Excite your music-loving dad this September 2 with the Ruark Audio R1 Digital Radio. Featuring DAB+ digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and dual alarms, the Ruark R1 offers an enhanced audio experience dad won’t be able to replicate. The luxe real wood lippings and veneer finishes in three tasteful options of black, white or rich walnut compliment the Ruark signature RotoDial control system and OLED display. Intuitive and stylish, dad can even take his R1 with him thanks to the CarryPack and BackPack accessories, making the R1 an obvious choice for Father’s Day gifting.

KitchenAid Chef Touch Sous Vide System | Steam Oven RRP $4,699 Shock Freezer RRP $4,999 Vacuum Sealer RRP $4,999 available at Camberwell Electrics | 

A chef-inspired concept for the passionate home cook, the Chef Touch Sous Vide system is a sophisticated three-part system that includes a state-of-the-art Steam Oven, Vacuum Sealer, and Freezer. For the dad who loves to cook, the Vacuum Machine means he can vacuum-seal raw or fresh ingredients in special pouches, as which point it can be cooked in the KitchenAid Steam Oven with its highly accurate temperature control system. With one of the 10 sous-vide cooking functions that uses either combined or pure steam, food will be cooked in a gentle, healthy way, ensuring dad delivers exceptionally cooked dishes every time. For the health-conscious dad, cooking at a temperature that never exceeds 100°C mean food will maintain its succulence, texture and rich flavour and retain its nutritional value.

The Assisted Chef function on the Steam Oven offers 71 pre-set recipes to cook every dish to perfection. Once the food is cooked, dad can serve it immediately, blast chill the pouch for fridge preparation, or shock-freeze it for freezer preparation, ideal when he’s preparing to entertain. The third instalment of the KitchenAid Shock Sous Vide System is the Shock Freezer, which offers dad the ability to chill or freeze food in a very short time, without losing or altering any of the flavour, aroma, or nutritional value.

Whirlpool MWCF25BK Crisp N’ Grill Convection Microwave | RRP $649 | Stockist: Whirlpool.com.au | 

Whether your dad loves to cook or could use a go-to appliance in his mancave, the Whirlpool MWCF25BK Crisp N Grill is a must-have gift for him. Offering speed and efficiency to his life, the 17 pre-programmed recipes on the ChefMenu will help dad cook a range of meals at the touch of a button. Offering many functions traditionally only seen in an oven, such as the CrispFry function that cooks oven-quality recipes at the speed of a microwave, the 900W grill and 800W microwave power delivers exceptional meals in no time. Combined with features such as forced air, steam and defrost, dad will soon become the hero of meal time!


KitchenAid Induction Wok Hob | RRP $3,399 available at Camberwell Electrics | 

The perfect kitchen companion for the dad who loves to cook is the KitchenAid Induction Wok. Innovative induction technology utilises an electromagnetic circuit for heat absorption direct to the wok and combined with the easy-to-use touch control, dad can time his recipes and give it a power boost for quick cooking results. When his eyes are elsewhere, the Induction Wok Hob features an overheat cut-out, residual heat indicator and child safety lock, making this a safe cooking solution for the busy family home.

Happy Fathers Day!

by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme