Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016


Here in the UK Father’s Day falls on 19th June this year, so Tech for Travel is here to help with some ideas.

Business Travel Dad

If your dad travels a lot on business there is a good chance his week can be made or ruined by the hotel wifi. Most offer it for free nowadays, but free does not always mean good or reliable!

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The Huawei E5330 3G is a mobile Wifi router.  Using HSPA+ technology to provide high speed internet access to upto 10 devices at the same time.

The unit takes a normal sim card and is not locked to any one provider (sim free) so your dad can look around for the best mobile data deal with good pay as you go or fixed contracts options available.

The unit itself is one of the smallest Wifi routers on the market, and with 6 hours battery life it will keep dad online for a while, or maybe the family during a road trip! There is also  iOS and Android apps so you can link to the unit  via a smartphone to track data usage and battery life. There is currently stock at Amazon.co.uk for £32.

Family Holiday Dad

With summer just around the corner there is a very good chance your dad will be getting his sunglasses out.  With pairs easily reaching a few hundred pounds why not help dad protect his.

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The Lat_56° GC_01 glasses case is an uber stylish case that is moulded from LAT_56’s trademark military-spec EVA foam.

It comes with a 5 year warranty and is water resistant! Priced at £19 this case is a touch of luxury for dad at a great price to protect one of his most prized possessions at this time of the year.

Purchase directly from Lat_56 on their webstore.

Road Trip Dad

This is one you can disguise as a gift to your dad, knowing full well it will benefit all the family, if you do a lot of car journeys.

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The Road Rockstar: 4 Port Car Charger from Belkin is all you need for your devices when on a long road trip. Taking power from the CLA port the device provides 2 USB sockets to the front of the car and a further 2 to the rear via the 6ft cable and USB hub.

You could also use it to power the Huawei E5330 3G giving dad a mobile office in his vehicle.

The Road Rockstar is in stock and available from John Lewis, Maplin and Amazon at a range of prices.

Commuter Dad

If, like most of us, your dad starts and ends his day on the tube/train/ferry/tram/bus then there is a good chance he spends most of the commute on his phone, possibly listening to some music/podcasts or catching up with Game of Thrones!
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The Sony ZX330BT Bluetooth headphones are wireless so dad can listen to his media without snagging the chord or having to untangle it before each use.

With upto 30 hours of playback and 10 hours on a single 1 hour charge these headphones can cover the longest of commutes. They can also be charged via a USB port so dad should never get caught short for his trip home.

They support Bluetooth and NFC connectivity and the ear pieces swivel flat for easy storage.

Wireless headphones range widely in price. These can be purchased from Currys for £59.99 which is a reasonable price from a brand like Sony and a pair of headphones as good looking as these.

Tom, Editor. An online publication providing news & reviews on apps, gadgets and luggage for the connected traveller.

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