Published June 14, 2012
Give him what he really wants: gizmos.
Hook dad up this Father’s Day with some high-tech gadgets and accessories to pair up with his smartphone.
Beacon Universal Remote Control System
Your dad may not always be able to find the remote, but I bet he’s attached to his smartphone. Making life a little more convenient, the Beacon Universal Remote Control System turns his mobile device into a universal remote for the entire entertainment system.
The $69.99 device converts a phone’s Bluetooth into infrared signals to control the TV. It's compatible with iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Android.
SensoGlove Digital Golf Glove
The SensoGlove Digital Golf Glove will help your golfing dad perfect his game—with built-in sensors to read grip pressure and guide him through a more accurate, smooth and powerful swing.
The $89 glove gives instant feedback, helping dad stop his bad habits, quickly learn how to hold the club, and improve his backswing, downswing, impact, follow-through, driving, putting, and chipping.
Valentine Good’s Leather iPad, iPhone Backs
Dress up your dad’s handheld devices with Valentine Good’s sophisticated leather backs, which come in a range of colors, textures and finishes.
The protective backs fit seamlessly on handheld devises with adhesive backs that do not leave a residue, making it easy to switch backings. Backs for the iPhone are $25-$60; iPad backs are $35-$115; and MacBook backs are $40-$50.