By Chong Jinn Xiung
May 31, 2021
Scratching your head for the perfect gift this Father’s Day? We have a great selection of ideas from brands like Apple, Samsung, Agresti, Stow and more to help you decide.
With Father’s Day around the corner, you may be wondering what to get for dad this year. Chances are he has enough neck ties, socks, wallets and shoes to last him a lifetime.
If you’re stuck for ideas, here’s a list to help you out.
Don’t you just hate it when you lose things? Just like everybody else, busy dads sometimes misplace things like their car keys, wallet or bag. Fortunately, Apple‘s latest AirTag makes it easy to keep track of all your belongings. These button-like devices are small enough to be attached to important objects like the house keys, remote control or briefcase.
Using a combination of Bluetooth and ultra-wideband technology, users can track down their lost AirTag via Apples’ Find My app. If the item is close by, you can even use the app to accurately direct you to its location. In addition, if you order them online through Apple’s official website, you can also have the AirTags engraved to give it a personal touch.
After a long hard day at work, dad could use the time at home to unwind to some music or the latest blockbuster movie. Samsung’s Q800A soundbar is an all-around powerful device that comes in a compact and sleek design, allowing it to fit under most TVs. This means you can enjoy great sounds without worrying about the speakers taking up too much space.
In addition, Samsung’s latest soundbar is a great match for your QLED TV. It comes with three channels, one subwoofer channel and two up-firing channels that work together to deliver a complete surround sound audio experience that is sure to delight the senses.
Bored and need something entertaining to watch? The Xiaomi Mi Box is bound to put a smile on any dad’s face as it puts hours of entertainment at his fingertips. Small, sleek and attractive, this Android TV box fits into any living space.
Running on Android TV 6.0, the interface has also been designed from the ground up to be easy to use. It even comes with a Bluetooth voice remote that lets users search for content with just the sound of their voice.
There’s a myriad of ways to find entertainment on the Mi Box including built-in Google Cast to stream shows, movies and music from your phone, tablet or laptop. With it, you can easily catch up on the news, binge on your favourite TV shows and even play some Android games on the big screen.
With work from home being the norm, dads will need a powerful laptop that can handle anything life throws at them. Enter the Lenovo 13.3-inch ThinkPad X13 Yoga, a thin, light and performance-packed flexible laptop that comes with display options up top 4K resolution.
Weighing just 1.3kg, the X 13 Yoga is built tough and its chassis has been tested for military-grade durability ensuring it remains usable even after an accidental drop. Being a flexible laptop, it can be used in one of four flexible modes—laptop, tablet, stand or tent thanks to its 360-degree hinge. Additionally, it comes powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core processor.
Lenovo claims the X13 Yoga offers all-day battery life, but even if you manage to run it empty, the laptop comes with rapid-charging technology that lets you get it from 0-80 per cent in an hour.
If you need to get around town quickly or get some exercise around the park, the Mate X 750W foldable e-bike fits the bill. Perfect for your next outdoor adventure, the e-bike is designed to be compact and easy to store. It is dubbed one of the toughest foldable bikes on the market with a frame that is made from aircraft-grade aluminium. Boasting big, thick tires, this bike can handle uneven terrains, allowing you to break away from the everyday.
In addition, it has an electric motor with a high torque 48V battery that outputs speeds of up to 32km/h and quick acceleration. With this extra power to supplement your regular pedalling power, users can expect to go further with the Mate X 750W as it has a range of up to 120km on a single charge.
These days we may not travel around as much as we used to but when the need arises, Stow has the perfect travel case to keep all of dad’s important tech tools and gadgets together and organised. The commute-ready World Class Tech Case lives up to its namesake, it comes complete with a powerbank that offers up to two full charges.
You also get a USB adapter for both lightning and mini USB ports. If you have an important meeting, there is a handy notebook inside that is perfect for taking notes. The case measures 26 x 20 x 3cm, decked in supple Spanish leather and soft Italian goat suede. In case you are wondering, it has the space to accommodate an 11-inch iPad Pro.
This unique golf-themed chess set from Agresti captures the spirits of the two games. Unlike most chessboards, this one is round and there are even compartments underneath it to store away the chess pieces when they are not in use.
Elegantly crafted in the label’s Florentine atelier from white maple and wood, the board is complemented with detailed handcrafted and painted chess pieces that look like they came straight from the fairway. You will find intricately detailed pieces made by Agresti’s artisans and designers that resemble golf balls, flag sticks, golf bags and golfers.
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