Last-Minute Tech Gifts For Father’s Day 2021
Updated: Aug 21, 2021
Father’s Day is just around the corner. But with the COVID-19 pandemic still making the rounds internationally, celebrating this annual event in person or outdoors is still a risky thing to do. However, while you might not be able to spend time with your father the conventional way, you can still show your appreciation for him in other ways.
Here are some tech gifts that dads of all ages will definitely love; some of them even have discounts or freebies that come with them too. Who says you need to break the bank for a great gift?
Airinum Lite Air Mask & Moshi Deep Purple UV Sanitiser
Despite the ongoing international vaccination campaigns, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much around. If you’re looking for a utilitarian approach to your gift for Father’s Day, then the Airinum Lite Air Mask and Moshi Deep Purple UV Sanitiser will be fine choices.
The Moshi Deep Purple UV Sanitiser is a portable cleaning machine that utilises UV-C LED lights that emit ultraviolet rays to sterilise items in a matter of minutes. Every nook and cranny will be bacteria-free thanks to its highly reflective interior coating, ensuring absolute sterilisation. The Moshi Deep Purple UV Sanitiser retails at S$249.
The Airinum Lite Air Mask is a reusable mask with replaceable filters that guarantees a clean air intake regardless of air pollution, smog, pollen, allergens or bacteria. When its multi-layer filter technology was tested in Sweden, it showed a 98% protection rate against particles as small as 0.3μm and 99.99% against pm2.5 pollution. This means that the mask can provide ample amounts of protection against COVID-19. The Airinum Lite Air Masks has a price tag of just S$79.
LG G1 OLED TV
For the hard-working dad, a little rest and recreation can go a long way to keep his spirits up. If you want to improve this particular part of his life, then the LG G1 OLED TV could be the thing you’re looking for.
The LG G1 OLED TV sports the new OLED evo technology which delivers better brightness and impressive images due to its clarity, detail and realism. It is also equipped with Dolby Vision IQ and Atmos support, HDR10 PRO and Filmmaker Mode. The TV is also a great choice for gaming with its 1 millisecond response time, low input lag and four HDMI 2.1 ports, which means you can get the most out of the new PS5 or Xbox Series X|S if you have one! It also has the new Game Optimiser feature that allows all game-related controls to be placed in a convenient interface and automatically applies the best picture setting according to the type of game being played.
Customers who are interested in getting either the 55-inch (S$4,599) or the 65-inch model (S$6,299) from 17 June 2021 to 18 August 2021 will receive a free pair of LG TONE Free BHS-FN6 wireless earbuds, free wall mount installation and e-vouchers worth S$200 upon purchase.
SuperSolid XG340R Ultimate Curved Gaming Monitor
With working from home being the norm, equipment at home is usually the ones being used rather than those from the office (if your dad’s company allows it). As such, hardware that was previously just for recreation was repurposed into makeshift office equipment. Thankfully, hardware that allows you to work and play, such as the SuperSolid XG340R Ultimate Curved Gaming Monitor, exists to give your father the flexibility he needs.
The SuperSolid XG340R Ultimate Curved Gaming Monitor brings a 34-inch, 21:9 resolution ultrawide curved display panel that not only gives a cinematic experience, it is also optimised for video editors, programmers and developers. It has a 144Hz refresh rate – useful for both productivity and video games. The monitor is also designed to emit less blue light and eliminate subliminal flickers to avoid excessive eye strain.
The SuperSolid XG340R Ultimate Curved Gaming Monitor normally retails at S$725, but if you order one through the Dreamcore Official Store on Lazada, you’ll get an exclusive S$150 off.
Sony Xperia 10 III
In an increasingly digital world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents may need a better phone to keep up with the rapidly changing demands of society. However, it isn’t simply enough to give dad a phone to keep them in touch. Why not add more function and better specifications to the mix with the Sony Xperia 10 III?
The Sony Xperia 10 III is Sony’s budget phone for its Mark III smartphone series. It sports a 4,500 mAh battery and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform that will bring fast performance for entertainment, gaming, productivity and more for a long period of time. The phone is also water-resistant and dustproof, allowing your dad to continue using the phone even after accidentally spilling water on it and dust accumulation.
Additionally, fathers can also use the Sony Xperia 10 III for recording important moments using its 4K video recording capability and SteadyShot feature, which guarantees shake-free videos even when recording while moving. Pictures taken with the phone are detailed, sharp and beautiful with its array of camera lenses – a 16mm Ultra-wide-angle lens, a 27mm wide-angle lens and a 54mm telephoto lens. The Sony Xperia 10 III also comes with a range of easy-to-use photography features that will help users easily understand how to get the perfect photo every time.
The Sony Xperia 10 III can be bought at a promotional price of S$649 from 13 May 2021 to 4 July 2021 at selected retail outlets and the official online Sony Store.
1MORE Dual Driver Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Keeping oneself fit and healthy is a challenging prospect during the pandemic. Gyms are possibly closed due to fears of having such venues spreading the virus even further, and workout equipment is usually expensive. However, taking a stroll or jogging in open-air areas like parks may be allowed if proper precautions are taken. These activities can be made even more enjoyable through the use of earphones to keep your dad entertained.
The 1MORE Dual Driver Wireless In-Ear Headphones has a 20-hour long battery life and an adjustable hybrid noise cancellation system that will make your dad’s exercise regimen be more enjoyable and lively. Its environmental noise cancellation technology will keep out unwanted background noise, making these headphones a must-have for fathers on the go.
The 1MORE Dual Driver Wireless In-Ear Headphones retails at S$249 at authorised AV One retailers, E1 Personal Audio, Headphones.sg, Jaben Singapore, Stereo Electronics and Treoo.
Canon Selphy Square QX10
When was the last time you saw a physical photograph? Probably when your parents were flipping through their old photo albums. There’s just something nostalgic about having a physical copy of a photo that you can put into an album.
If you don’t have a professional photo printer at home, no worries. The Canon Selphy Square QX10 is a portable photo printer that can even connect to a smartphone through an app to print out photos taken with the phone. No need to fiddle with a camera and SD card, just take a quick snap on your phone and get it printed out.
Canon claims that photos printed on the QX10 can last up to 100 years when stored in an album. While we’re unable to put that to the test, it’ll definitely be something to show your kids or grandkids in the future!
Written by John Paul Joaquin