The Geeky Dads & Grads Gift Guide 2010



It’s that time of the year again, and whether your looking for a Father’s Day Gift that Dad will actually enjoy, or a gift that a grad will truly appreciate as they embark into the real world – here is a list of some great items that both fathers and grads will enjoy.


Speaking of embarking on a journey into the “real” world, forget buying them a GPS device. For the guy (or gal) in your life that doesn’t like asking for directions- Navigon’s MobileNavigator app is the way to go if they already own an iPhone 3G or 3GS or a Windows Phone. After all, dedicated GPS devices are going the way of the MP3 players, which means they’re gradually dying and being replaced by smartphones. The Navigon MobileNavigator app for the iPhone packs in everything you could want in a GPS navigation app including Text-to-speech, Google Local Search, Live traffic information, the ability to keep your friends updated of your position via Facebook and Twitter, and integrated iPod control, just to name a few.


Does dad or your grad, have way too many gadgets lying around? Does charging them end up in a confusing mess? Help them get organized with the IDAPT i3 Universal Desktop Charger that manages to cut the cord clutter by charging up-to 3 mobile devices at once. The IDAPT i3 Universal Desktop Charger retails for $49.99 and comes in a few colors, including pink.


The G-Shock Big Case Combi GA100 series of watches is not only a tough cookie, but it’s both an analog and digital wrist watch that comes with a riveted dial ring and embossed index that creates a 3D effect on the watch’s face. Oh, and it also comes in a selection of eye-popping colors too for around $120.


It’s no wonder why BlockBuster and traditional video stores are struggling to survive. Netflix is taking cover, not only with their easy-to-order DVD by mail rentals, but their streaming software is addictive and now available on the iPad, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, and your Mac or PC too. Your Dad or Grad will love being able to instantly watch movies and DVDs on demand. Get them a year membership for as low as $107.88. This is the kind of gift that you can pretty much please anyone with, so it’s perfect for the super picky dad or grad.


The handy dad will love the new Swiss Army Presentation Master Flight which is truly a jack of all trades. Not only is it a Swiss Army knife, it’s also a fingerprint USB flash drive with up-to a 32GB capacity, it also works as a laser pointer – and it even has Bluetooth!


Whether your favorite dad or grad owns an iPhone, a BlackBerry, or any other smartphone, they all pretty much have the same thing in common – the battery life sucks. The RichardSolo 1800 will let them add extra juice to their phone when they’re on the go and it manages to throw in a convenient laser pointer and flashlight too for $69.95.


Diddy Beats are sure to be the next big thing in the world of headphones. Designed in a collaboration between P. Diddy and Monster’s Beats by Dr. Dre, these are guaranteed to not only look good, but sound good too. Perfect for the hip Dad or Grad, make sure to get them a pair with Control Talk, so that they can use it to make a phone call to tell you how much they’re enjoying it. Keep an eye out for our full review of the Diddy Beats coming soon.


The Kodak Playsport Video Camera manages to one-up the popular Flip Video by being waterproof. This is a camera suitable for a dad or grad that likes to be adventurous, or maybe for ones that are just clumsy. The Kodak Playsport is able to handle being submerged up to 10 feet under water while still managing to record 1080P video for just $127.99.