5 last minute Father's Day gifts
Father's Day this Sunday. Do you have any last-minute gift shopping to do? Why not do something a bit different this year from the standards jocks, socks and chocs? The market is filled with cool gadgets. And with over 80% of the country now having access to ultra-fast fibre broadband, connecting up smart devices is now easier than ever.
Here’s a guide to the top 5 to treat the techie Dad in your household - you might even find a treat or two for yourself as well.
1. Kogan SmarterHome Smart Bulb
Do you know someone who struggles to get the lighting right? The Kogan SmarterHome Smart Bulb will take care of that. With just a swipe of the smartphone, this lightbulb will help you get the perfect ambience for any occasion. Transform any space with 16-million colours and dozens of pre-set scenes.
2. Wi-Fi BBQ thermometer
This gift idea is for the grill master in the family. With the Grillman’s Bluetooth Thermometer, you’ll never have to wonder if the meat is cooked properly. This gadget allows you to set a target temperature or choose from the range of pre-set cooking programmes. When the food is done, an alarm will go off and you’re ready to eat.
3. Amazon Echo Alexa (2nd generation)
Hey, Alexa - help me pick the perfect gift? The second-generation Amazon Echo is the hands-free speaker that you can control with your voice. Play music, ask questions or get the score of the big game. This device is a must-have for every smart home.
4. Amazon Echo Show 5 - Sandstone
Because one Echo product isn’t enough, complete the set with the Amazon Echo Show 5 - Sandstone. This sleek 5.5’’ screen connects to Alexa with crisp visuals of whatever you’re requesting - from music lyrics to weather and traffic updates before you leave the house for the day.
5. Ring video doorbell
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Don’t worry, it’s not a bad dad joke, it’s a Ring Video Doorbell. This Wi-Fi connected video doorbell allows you to see, hear and speak with visitors from anywhere at any time of day or night.