You've still got a few days left to show just the tiniest bit of respect and gratitude to your pops and buy him a proper gift for Father's Day (remember that sending an e-card doesn't cut it, unless maybe you're still in college), so to help anyone looking for a last minute gift idea the Engadget staff has put together this little Father's Day gift guide.
Maybe Dad already has a digital camera. But does he have a six megapixel digital camera? Yes? Well,
then skip over this recommendation. If you're still with us, six megapixel digital cameras have tumbled in price
lately, and even though it be a couple of million more pixels than he really needs, there's no disputing that you'll
get better prints with a six megapixel camera than with a three megapixel camera. Assuming you're not willing to
throw down big bucks for a digital SLR, you can't really go wrong with Casio's Exilim EX-P600 camera.
Casio Exilim EX-P600
If it were Father's Day 2005 we'd probably be telling you to get him a PlayStation Portable, but it's 2004 and there's nothing we can do about it, so we're recommending Tapwave's Zodiac gaming handheld instead, which is as close as you're gonna get. Better yet, since the Zodiac runs on the Palm operating system, it also doubles as PDA so your dad can use it to both improve and worsen his productivity at work.
Fossil's Wrist Net Dick Tracy Watch, a watch with a special radio receiver which connects to Microsoft's wireless MSN Direct network so you can receive instant messages, stock quotes, news flashes, weather, local traffic conditions, and lottery results. The watch itself is a little bigger than it should be (think early Eighties calculator watch), but there are few more discreet ways to check sports scores than with one of these.
Wrist Net Dick Tracy Watch
Give Dad the gift that will make him the envy of the entire neighborhood (or they'll at least
fear his new robot army). Put some wires in the yard to set up boundaries and you're good to mow. The new Robomow
RL1000 even automagically mows Dad's lawn, he can simply select the day and times he wants the lawn mowed and
the RL1000 will do it, day after day and week after week, when it's done it returns to the docking station. Truly the
most efficient way to keep your lawn maintained. Sarah Connor not included.
Robot Lawn Mower
Dad is likely on Atkins or South Beach, so he'll like grilling lower mammal flesh on this
grill. We think this is best one out there and it's not just because it's ginormous, but it seems everyone who has
one of these swears by it. With a 37-1/2-inch-diameter and 1,104 square inches of cooking area, Dad can literally eat
a horse. Comes in any color Dad might like, as long as it's black.
Weber 60020 The Ranch Charcoal Kettle
Dad likes to play golf, he likes to win even more. TaylorMade's R7 Quad driver is the
ultimate club for Dad. The r7 allows Dad to adjust the club to fit his swing exactly for multiple conditions. How?
Shift over 24 grams of weight around to specific settings which gives Dad a combination of spin-rate and launch
angle that will allow him to achieve maximum distance and accuracy, just for him.
Taylor Made Driver
Dads (and the moms who clean up after them) all need a good unified remote control. One that feels good in the
hand as he surfs from channel to channel to channel. One that can control a myriad of components one at a time, or
all at once with programmable buttons and macros. And finally one with buttons, actual buttons. LCD remotes may look
high tech, but the truth is they stink when you're channel surfing or trying to pause the Tivo as you run for the
bathroom. So save yourself a little money and buy dad the the Sony RM-VL900. It feels great in the hand, all the
controls are placed perfectly (even better than Tivo's remote), and it's totally programmable.
Sony RM-VL900 Remote Control
You might have one of those Dads who always seemed to miss your game-winning play: you caught a 9th inning
pop-fly and guess who's in the corn-dog line again. You know he means well so why don't you get him
Bushnell's Instant Replay 8x32 Digital Binoculars, which can record a 30 second digital video loop and
replay the action instantly on an LCD. The binoculars magnify 8x and can also capture 2.1 mp digital
Bushnell Instant Replay Digital Binoculars
Dad loves OJ, not only the white Bronco fleeing kind, but also the citrusy breakfast
drink. So how can he not want Wishingfish's Just-Rite Citrus Juicer, which contains an electric juicer under its
lid along with pulp strainer and serving pitcher. Agreed it is somewhat stylish for Pops but maybe a
bright orange pop-sculpture is exactly what he needs in his kitchen.