Our Top Picks : The Fathers Day Must-Have Gadgets
Stuck for the perfect gift for your gadget loving Dad? Look no further, as we round up our top picks of audio and lifestyle gadgets that will be sure to bring a smile onto every Father’s face.
For the Stylish yet Protective Father : The Solace II available from Element at £79.95
Match your Father’s stylish and protective nature with one of Element’s latest iPhone cases, the Solace II. Fusing modern styling (available in black and white) with high impact protection, this three-part CNC machined case will not only look great but protect the device thanks to it’s special impact absorbing elastomer material. Precision made, this case is step above your average case with the additional aluminium crowns which lock the device in and is finished with a soft touch finish to the main body ensuring it feels as good as it looks.
For the On-the-Go Type: The P5 Wireless Headphones from Bowers & Wilkins
The P5 Wireless are the first Bluetooth® headphones from Bowers & Wilkins, offering all of the power, precision and true Hi-Fi sound of the renowned P5 Series 2 headphones – the same luxurious materials and solid build quality – but with the added advantage of high-quality wireless streaming. If your dad is in need of stress free audio play on the go, the P5 Wireless are a stylish yet highly functional gift.
For the Design Conscious : The ZIPP Copenhagen Edition from Libratone at £289.00.
Enhance the atmosphere of your home with the ZIPP Copenhagen Edition, whichever room your dad likes to reside in the portable wireless speaker can go with him. Functioning via WiFi, Bluetooth and Apple/Google Play app software, this intuitive speaker not only provides seamless audio streaming in high quality but looks the part with it’s warm approach to design. Combatting it’s competitors ‘cold’ aesthetic, the ZIPP utilise Italian Wool to contrast with the metal to create a softer approach. Combining design and technology, the ZIPP will fit straight in effortlessly to your Dad’s routine and room.
Luxury Lifestyle HQ Top Pick
For the Life of the Party : The Silver Phantom from Devialet at £1690
For the first time, experience the ultra-dense sound created by Devialet’s vast variety of advanced technologies with physical impact. A powerful, clear and pure sound, like you never heard before. With no background noise, no distortion and no saturation, from 16Hz to 25kHz and with a power in reserve up to 3000 Watts for the Silver Phantom, it’s an audio system that certainly makes an impression.
For the Traditionalist : The R7 available from Ruark Audio at £2,000.
After it’s first introduction in 2013, Ruark Audio’s original R7 became a highly coveted design that established Ruark Audio in the sound system market. Thanks to it’s eye-catching styling matched with it’s audio quality, the R7 captures the true classic spirit of the radiogram and now, thanks to it’s 2016 upgrade, boasts greater control and clarity to the sound along with improved usability. Retaining Mid-Century inspired styling this is a must-buy for your reminiscent Father.
An alternative audio solution : The PLX-1000 at £529 from PioneerDJ.
If your father still loves to mix using original Vinyls and considers himself a turnatablist – the PLX-1000 from Pioneer DJ is a must. Precision engineered for the booth, based on 50 years’ experience, a familiar layout can be seen with some next generation improvements, including a high-torque direct drive system, multi-pitch control, club-grade build and sound quality, and detachable power and audio cables. It’s solidly built for excellent vibration damping and ultra-precise, high-grade audio playback.Combine the PLX-1000 with your DJM mixer for the ideal set-up for turntablists and vinyl enthusiasts.
Designed by NordicTrack and Jillian Michaels, TV’s toughest trainer from US series of The Biggest Loser, the NordicTrack Incline Trainer X9i offers more training benefits than a traditional treadmill. It can be used flat, tilted up to 40%, and declined down to -6%, with a speed of up to 12mph. Training at a 40% incline burns five times the calories of walking flat and decline training is an excellent way to tone muscle.
The Incline Trainer is iFit enabled offering unprecedented interactivity. You can virtually work out with Jillian Michaels, wirelessly download customised workout plans, set fitness goals, and compete in online treadmill races. So why not add to your gift by purchasing the latest member of the iFit family, the iFit Duo.
The iFit Duo is the first of its kind; a reversible, double-sided activity watch engineered for business and play. The activity watch features a dual face, on screen notifications and auto-activity detection whilst also being water-resistant. With iFit, everything you do is connected. This means that all stats—whether users are running with one of the wearables or working out on a piece of iFit ready fitness equipment—sync up to the same cloud. You can find all of your information, safe and secure, in one convenient place.
Bringing training into the home, the iFit Duo and NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer is a must-buy to add to your Father’s home gym.