Father's Day gifts for the gadget guru
Gadget guru: HMDX Jam Bluetooth speaker
Speakers are going wireless, turntables are making a comeback and Dad’s electric razor looks more sci-fi than old-school. Kohl’s knows what makes a gadget guru buzz, so check out their Father’s Day tech best. — Shannon McCarthy
Kohl's: HMDX Jam Bluetooth speaker
Liberate Dad from the tyranny of wires (they’re so last century) and let him transport his tunes wherever he pleases. This compact canister pumps out great sound, connecting with Bluetooth-enabled devices from up to 30 feet away. The rechargeable lithium battery provides four hours of plug-free play.
Mercedes-Benz SL65 remote-control car
Don’t call this a “toy.” It’s a seriously cool Father’s Day gift for all those guys who collected remote-control cars in their youth, or even newbies to the hobby. This baby is the modern, luxe update, controlled via Bluetooth and an Apple iOS or Android-compatible app.
iLuv Sports iPhone/iPod armband
Kohl's: iLuv Sports iPhone/iPod armband
We all want the dads in our lives to stay healthy, and that goes for the gadget gurus, too. Here’s a clever way to keep an iPod or iPhone secure: The iLuv Sports armband allows Dad to take his device along on runs or keep the tunes cranked at the gym.
Crosley Tech CR6008A turntable
Kohl's: Crosley Tech CR6008A turntable
Dads “of a certain age” will totally dig this media-converting turntable, as will younger dads following the hipster trend of new vinyl releases. The Crosley plays platters old and new and transfers the tunes to CD or MP3 formats. The turntable sits atop stereo speakers, a CD and MP3 player, and an FM radio.
Pioneer SE-NC21M noise-canceling headphones
Fathers wanting to get away from it all need only park these headphones over their ears, sit back and enjoy the music. Pioneer has made sure 90 percent of outside noise gets obliterated, and battery replacement is rare, with approximately 120 hours of play packed into a single AAA battery.
Norelco SensoTouch 1160X rotary razor
If you’re gonna get a gadget guru dad a new shaver for Father’s Day, make sure it’s tech-impressive. This Norelco has the modern lines, but also the beard-busting power to back up its good looks: The GyroFlex 2D razor head pivots to find every follicle and a dual-blade system ensures an uber-close shave.
HoMedics Swedish massage cushion
Kohl's: HoMedics Swedish massage cushion
A spa massage gift certificate would be a welcome Father’s Day present, but for a gift that truly keeps on giving, consider something closer to home. Dad can use this deluxe massage cushion anytime he needs a little TLC: Three programmable heat and massage programs dissolve a day’s worth of stress and strain.
iHome iD37GZC app-enhanced alarm clock
An alarm clock isn’t such a dreadful device when it’s designed to be one of the coolest tech gadgets around. A snug dock charges his iPad, iPhone or iPod, while also playing audio through the built-in speaker. And Dad can set the alarm to wake him with his personal playlist or favorite FM station.