Father’s Day Gift Guide! Win a Motorola Atrix Smartphone

It’s almost June, and you know what that means. The holiday of the month this time is Father’s Day, which makes things easier for the technology-minded, because if there is one thing that dad loves, it’s a sweet new gadget that he can play with for hours while mom, regretful for having any part in picking out the gift, yells at him to do the chores he’s now neglecting. But, knowing how hard he works throughout the year, you know he deserves something new to mess around with – whether it’s a shiny big new toy like a Samsung Smart TV or an E-Ink watch. Or you could always try and win a Motorola Atrix Smartphone from AT&T for Dad.

We’re giving away the Motorola Atrix Smartphone. Here is how to enter to win:

1. Tweet at us  “I want to win the Motorola Atrix Smartphone for Father’s Day http://bit.ly/kub8Kd @chip_chick @motorola #giveaway

2. Leave a comment on this post telling us why you want the Motorola Atrix 4G for dad.


And without further ado, here are our top picks for dad for this year’s Father’s Day (and don’t forget, it’s on June 19th this year).

Samsung Smart TV

It’s not cheap, but it’s a gift guaranteed to be up at the top of the list of pretty much every dad this year. The wave of Smart TVs is currently crashing down on the market, ready for the rush of people eager to try out new tech. Samsung’s Smart TV marries the Internet to the television, connecting it to online features through apps like Netflix and Hulu, so dad can access his favorite old movies or beloved YouTube videos when he’s not regular, old school channel surfing. Plus, it has that LED backlighting that is giving newer LCD TVs even sharper images. The question isn’t whether or not dad will absolutely love it – it’s a question of whether or not you’ve got $1,299 in your pocket to make it happen.

BlackBerry Playbook

For the business class dads out there, consider Research in Motion’s entry into the tablet foray – the BlackBerry Playbook. At 7”, it’s a little more travel friendly than a lot of the other tablets out there, and, true to the BlackBerry niche of business markets, handles multitasking more smoothly than any other tablet on the market. Dad can get his work done virtually anywhere with this machine – or, he can play with it to his heart’s content, thanks to Flash support, quality web browsing, and a sharp, clear display. It’s a new gadget in an emerging tech market – if that doesn’t sound like something perfect for dad, I don’t know what does. The Playbook currently sells for $499, and comes with the added benefit of dad thinking he’s on par with professional sports coaches.

Blank Label Custom Dress Shirt

Tired of getting dad dress shirts when all he does is eye them with apprehension and disdain? For the fashionably choosy father, there’s finally an option for a dress shirt that is impossible for him not to like. You can ruin the surprise and just stick him on the website and have him design his own shirt, or try to ferret out his preferences in secret. Either way, once someone gets onto the site, you’ll see an impressive array of customization options for each dress shirt on sale. You can choose between many different styles and colors, then customize collar style, cuff style, and pockets. You can even adjust sleeve length and collar width, so the shirt comes in as a one-of-a-kind garment made just for dad. How can he not like it? The shirts start at $55 on the Blank Label website.

Phosphor E-Ink Watch

Here’s something you might not have thought e-ink could be applied to – a wristwatch! But, the technology that helped make the Kindle famous is now available in wristwatches, making time a little easier on dad’s old eyes. These Phosphor E-Ink Watches are for all kinds of dads, too – there are polyurethane straps for the outdoor adventurer, metal for the fashionable dad, and good old leather for all the other dads. There are even some world time offerings that cycle through chosen time zones. The big, bold displays are a unique fashion statement on their own, without even taking e-ink into consideration. So, if dad takes time seriously, consider getting him one of these cutting-edge watches – they start out at $150.

Wake Up Work Out Alarm Clock

Is your dad the one who constantly stockpiles exercise equipment that goes steadily unused after about a week after purchase? The desire is there, but the will is a little lacking. Fortunately, this Father’s Day you can help dad get in shape with the Wake Up Work Out Alarm Clock! He really won’t have a choice with this alarm clock. It’s a dumbbell with an alarm clock added on that doesn’t turn off until 30 reps of bicep curls have been completed – and the sensor promises to be able to tell if you aren’t doing them fully. No throwing this one against the wall or jamming on the snooze button. The only solution for dad will be to get on shape, or be driven mad by the endless alarm in his bedroom. We think he’ll make the right choice. You can get one now from Gadgets and Gear for $34.95.

Swingline Stack-and-Shred

Anyone who’s been tasked with the chore of shredding papers knows that it’s about as fun as watching paint dry, and given the task, that’s not a comparison made lightly. So, when you give dad the Swingline Stack-and-Shred this year, you aren’t really giving him a shredder. You’re giving him hours of his life back that he can use on things more enjoyable than shredding (so, just about everything). The Stack-and-Shred itself is pretty self-explanatory – you stack up to 100 sheets of papers, stick them in the receptacle, and walk away. The shredder does the rest on its own, without dad needing to do anything manually. It even takes away the second-most loathsome part of shredding: removing all the staples and paper clips by hand, one-by-one. Apparently, this is one powerful shredder – it promises to chew through staples and paper clips, no problem. If you’re wondering whether dad will really be happy getting a shredder or not, trust us, he’ll love this one – it means he doesn’t have to shred a page at a time ever again. The Stack-and-Shred retails for about $249.99 at most major office supply stores.

HP Pavilion dv7t Series Laptop

If it’s time for dad to upgrade his ancient (4 year old or more) laptop, check out the HP Pavilion dv7t series. It’s a pretty affordable set of machines, with most coming in between $629.99 and $749.99. Not bad for a sleek laptop sporting a 17” HD ready screen with LED technology. If dad’s big into gaming or heavy media consumption, you can grab a free RAM upgrade to 6GB, too. With Beats Audio coming standard, you’re looking at the perfect entertainment center for dad this Father’s Day. It also comes loaded with your choice of some of Intel’s more advanced processors – the i3 or the i5. It’s got most of what you’d expect in a laptop set to have some staying power in the near future (and not become obsolete by this time next year), and the price isn’t too much of a drag.

iRepel Nanotech Chef’s Gear

If at first you think this might be a mediocre gift from dad, you might want to take a look at what his shirt looks like after he’s done concocting that delicious, meaty tomato sauce to go with the spaghetti you’ll be devouring. You might realize this chef’s jacket is a pretty good idea, after all. Dads sometimes shy away from aprons, because hey, a guy’s got to look cool at all times, right? Now you can get him something that will protect his clothes from stains without cramping his style – this dark grey jacket, which is actually a pretty impressive piece of tech in its own right. It’s coated in fibers that are liquid repellent – it is literally impossible to stain this garment. Sauces, juices, water – it all just slides right off the jacket. Trust us, for the chef extraordinaire in the family, this thing will be a blessing. It’s on sale now for $49.99.

Case-Mate DIY Tough iPhone 4 Case

Dads tend to not be the most gentle creatures out there. Case-Mate understands that. You can look into their line of tough, dual-layered iPhone 4 cases, ready to withstand all the punishment that dad is ready to subject his iPhone to. The best part about these cases, though, is that they are custom made. You can grab your favorite family photo, or a good shot of the kids, and stick it on dad’s iPhone case (as if he needed another reason to show off his fancy new phone). You can also use a design tool on the website to fashion your own case out of the colors and designs they have available, but Father’s Day is all about family, so nothing really tops sticking the kids on there. One case will cost you $39.99.

iRobot Roomba 780

OK, giving dad a vacuum for Father’s Day might be a little bit of a stretch, but hear us out. It’s a challenge getting dad to do chores around the house. So, strike a compromise. Make it a little easier for him to check some of those things off the daily to-do list this Father’s Day. The chores get done, dad expends minimal effort and there is a remote control included to boot! Everyone wins! And these days, the Roomba is getting really, really good at what it does. The latest model, the iRobot Roomba 780, doesn’t just run on the automatic gimmick. It moves around the house on its own with its solid detection capabilities, but now it’s packing Dirt Detect technology. The Roomba can now sense which areas are the dirtiest and dustiest, and focus more on deep cleaning in those areas. For $599.99, both dad and mom can breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Headphones

Get dad listening to his tunes in style with these aviator-style headphones from Skullcandy. He’ll get the high-quality audio Skullcandy brings, along with that classic pilot look, perfect for the dad who’s always up in the air. Plus, just take a look at the pads on these things. If that doesn’t scream comfort, I don’t know what does. These premium headphones are selling on Skullcandy’s website for $149.99, and come in black, brown and white.

Batman Mimobots

Please the inner child in dad this year with these Batman Mimobots. They’re well crafted and designed flash drives, available in sizes between 2 GB and 16 GB, and are sure to bring out the geek in your dad. Currently, Batman, Robin, the Joker, and Catwoman are on sale, each coming with bonus wallpapers, icons, avatars and screensavers. Dad will feel like a caped crusader sneaking around his sensitive information from device to device with these flash drives. The 2 GB drives cost $20, while the 16 GB drives cost $60.

HTC Inspire 4G

Need to get a new phone for dad, but don’t want to break the bank? You can have your cake and eat it, too, thanks to the HTC Inspire 4G. Dad’s still getting cutting-edge 4G speeds, a powerful processor, and all the apps that come with an Android phone, packaged into a sleek, low to mid-range smartphone. With a crystal clear display, dad will be able to stream videos, play games, and, at some point, get a little work done (and maybe make a call or two) on his new toy. Best of all? You get that whole package from AT&T for $99, with a two-year contract.

Verbatim USB 2.0 Wallet Drive

Get an external hard drive every bit as professional as dear old dad. If the old man needs to keep up that executive look, grab this Verbatim Wallet Drive, a 640 GB USB 2.0 hard drive that…well, that looks like a wallet. The drive is enclosed in hand-stitched, genuine brown leather that looks very stylish. The Verbatim drive is very small, too – like a wallet, you can slip this sleek piece of technology into a back pocket, no problem. The drive also comes stocked with automatic data back-up and recovery software and an impressive seven year warranty. Currently, the Verbatim USB 2.0 Wallet Drive is selling from the Verbatim website for a little under $200.


Last day to submit entries is June 14th!

Giveaway Rules & Regulations: Only U.S. residents may submit entries. ChipChick.com and AT&T Wireless are not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses. Winners are responsible for taxes. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Approximate value of prizes may vary. By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation over the internet and picture data storage). Wireless service is not included with the prize.


6/18/11 – Congrats to Heather Z of Birdsboro, PA – She won the Motorola Atrix for her Husband and dad to her kids! Happy Father’s day!



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  1. I would LOVE to win this for my husband.  Right now he has the Motorola Karma and he really wants a “smart” phone. We love Motorola phones and I’m sure he would love to use the Motorola Atrix 4G. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Also tweeted on Twitter as @dianetowin:disqus 

  2. I would love to win this phone for my dad. The last cell phone he had was one of those ancient brick phones. He’s never had something to communicate with since then not even a pager. He saw the commercial with this. Phone and laptop dock and he fell in love :p he’s been begging for it since the commercial came out. Its just so expensive…especially since he’s the only one that works. But a bus boy doesn’t get paid much :-/

  3. I’d like the Motorola Atrix 4G for my dad because he’s a man on a mission. A mission that involves fly fishing in as many lakes as he possibly can. And he needs a phone to share the hatch report, a phone capable of getting him to the lake and back home and to catalog the catch with photos to rub it in to the rest of the fly caster membership. Let’s gear the old man up!

  4. I’d love to win the Atrix for my dad because he has been wanting an iPhone, and I think the Atrix with Gorilla Glass would be a safer bet for him, haha.

  5. i need to get this phone for my dad because he still uses a free flip phone from att and thinks its high tech because it has a camera

  6. I would like the Motorola Atrix 4G for my dad because he’s never owned a cell phone (neither have I for that matter) and he’s long overdue for one.

  7. Dad never buys anything new for himself even if he really wants it. He is always sacrificing his own happiness because he wants to make sure the rest of the family is getting whatever they need.   If he won, I know he would really appreciate this phone! 

  8. I want to win Motorola Atrix 4G so i can give dad a gift by my own and which dad can actually use daily.

  9. I want the Motorola Atrix for my DH so the kids can give him the coolest Father’s Day gift ever.

  10. I want the Motorola Atrix for my DH so the kids can give him the coolest Father’s Day gift ever.

  11. I want an Atrix for my Dad so I can bring him up to speed on technology so that he can always keep in touch with his grandkids since he is always traveling.  With Motoblur & Webtop he would not need anything but an Atrix!  And for the best Dad I want the best phone!

  12. I would like the Motorola Atrix 4G because my Dad doesn’t have a phone; if he had one, we could talk more often (he’s many, many miles away) and I could tell him how much I love him, everyday. 

  13. Dad Loved the Startac and I Loved the Razr. But Neither one of us knows how Motorola does a smartphone and I REALLY want to know if “the android experience” is what everyone keeps saying it is.

  14. I would love 2 win this for my dad as he loves tech gadgets and giving him Motorolla Atrix will be surprise for him as he was talking about it last week only.

  15. I’m like the guy in the Tmobile commercial. My newborn daughter has asked me to post for the Atrix because she says I’m embarassing her using my old Nokia E62. Please help her make this a greatFather’s Day!

  16. Well my son is 1 yrs old and can’t comment here so i thought of commenting on his behalf. 
    He wants to win this phone so his dad can replace 3 years old samsung phone which dad is using with AT&T prepaid.

  17. I want the Motorola Atrix 4G for dad so he doesn’t have to use a go phone anymore that is so hard to use to texting and internet.

  18. I want the Motorola Atrix 4G for dad because his current phone is a dinosaur!

  19. I would like to win this for my dad cause he still has his very first cell phone he got years ago this would be an awesome update hes due for

  20.  I want the Motorola Atrix 4G for my dad because he worked at the Jax airport 4ever, and he cant hear that well anymore, even though he thinks he does!!

  21. Dad really needs a new phone.  He dropped his and now it doesn’t open and close properly plus he gets teased that it looks like a girls phone.  Please help Dad!

  22. I would love to present the Motorola Atrix 4G to my Husband.  It would be a great surprise to him for all the hard work he does for his family. He would love to be updated to a SmartPhone.

  23. I would like the Motorola Atrix 4G because Dad needs an updated phone ASAP!.     

  24. I want the Motorola Atrix 4G for my dad because for some reason he is not an apple fan so I can not talk him into getting an iPhone not that he would ever pay for one since he always upgrades when they offer a phone free or very cheap so he ends up with a phone that is out dated. This would be a great replacement to the LG Slider he has and I am sure he would be a very happy daddy! Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. My Dad needs to step into the world of technology, this could be his launching pad!, thanks for the chance to win the Motorola Atrix 4G!

  26. My Dad has never owned a cellphone, so I thought the Motorola Atrix Smartphone would be a great choice for his first phone.

  27. Hoping to win the  Motorola Atrix 4G for my dad so he can join in on the latest and greatest in communications. He needs to communicate more and this will make it easy for him.

  28. I want the Motorola Atrix 4G for dad because it’ll make the perfect father’s day present. Plus, it’ll save me some money 🙂

  29. I want to win the Motorola Atrix 4G for my dad because he has ALWAYS been good to me and gotten me everything I could ever want and now I want to do the same.

  30.  I would love to give my new stepdad something of value for his first year in the family, like i gave my mom something for the first time this mothers day

  31. I would like to give this to my hubby he is a great dad and deserves a really nice phone..

  32. I want a motorola atrix for dad because he’s running on an old iPhone 3G hand-me-down (from me) with a very slow and sluggish iOS because of the 4.0 upgrade, he’s been complaining about how slow it is lately and 🙁  Dad is also far-sighted so the big screen and the option to make it into a full on netbook would make him a very happy man. He deserves a new toy– he works grave yard shift at work and has been stressing a lot lately. :) 

  33. I want the Motorola Atrix 4G for my dad because the phone he has is ANCIENT and barely makes calls, much less anything else!

  34. I would love to win the Motorola Atrix 4G so I can keep in touch with my parents, especially my Dad. My Samsung Mythic has been nothing but trouble since about day 31 (how convenient, thanks AT&T). Sending it back to Samsung to be fixed didn’t even help. Because of this phone’s issues I can barely hold a phone call over five minutes. So long conversations with family members just do not happen. Browsing the internet is unbearable (thankfully my parents are willing to pay for my data plan!). I haven’t been able to find a job since I graduated, so I have not been able to afford buying a phone off contract. Winning this phone would not only solve my problems, but it would even allow me to further my job search by always being able to be contacted. 

  35. My daughter needs to get her father an Atrix so we can video chat without selling our souls to some black turtle necked iDevice wielding anti-droid.

  36. I would like the Motorola Atrix for my dad cause he loves getting cool new gadgets & he’s such a cool dad!

  37. I want to win this for my dad because he’s never understood the power of a good smartphone!! I want to get this for him, so I can change his mind!

  38. I want to win this for my dad because he’s never understood the power of a good smartphone!! I want to get this for him, so I can change his mind!

  39. I would like the Motorola Atrix 4G because Dad  and  i need to stay in touch

  40. I would love to win this for my dad, cause I have never been able to give him something this cool, and he loves phones so this would be great for him, thank you for this opportunity.

  41. This is a DIY Father’s Day for me.  My Father has died and I am estranged from my children. My Mother-in-Law used to send me cards, but it became too painful after a few years.  That’s when I decided to host my own. 

    *true story*

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