With just over 1 week until Father's Day, many of us have left shopping for Dad (or ourselves) until the last minute. Don’t stress, we thought we’d throw you a lifeline with some excellent last minute ideas. Here's our handy guide to the best picks for even the fussiest Dads.
For the AV Nut:
200ml Screen Cleaning Kit (SCK105) includes non-toxic & alcohol free cleaning solution, a reusable and washable scratch-free microfibre cleaning cloth and an anti-static cleaning brush all for $18.95
Infrared IR Remote Control Extend System Value Kit (IRUSB2). This amazing little setup has 2 emitters, runs via USB and will allow you to hide away all those devices like DVD, Receiver, etc. while still allowing the remote control to work. You need to see it to believe how handy it is! Best yet, it'll keep him entertained for hours while he reorganises his entire setup! Only $44.95. (There are also models with 3 emitters, and models run via 240v)
'Oskar' Storage Shelves. These units are super popular, offering a stylish and functional approach to the storage of your multimedia, with adjustable shelves, holds a capacity of 276 DVDs or 544 CDs (or a combination of both). The understated modern styling and finish suits the décor of many homes. Available in Espresso, Black, White and Maple - at only $89 Dad is going to love this. Also available in 766CD/360DVD for $99.00 or 1080CD/504DVD for $109.00
Enjoy 3D entertainment from Blu-ray disc or connect a USB drive to play movies directly to the 3D TV. Capable of playing back a range of disc types including DVD, audio and video formats, the Samsung BD-F5500 can also connect to your home network for media streaming inside via Ethernet cable between compatible PCs, phones and tablets and a connected TV. Only $126.90 (RRP $149.95)
For the IT Guru:
iPad Desk Stand (IPA10). This nifty little stand allows you to use the iPad or Kindle either vertically or horizontally and even allows you to flip the screen over to the other side! Perfect for getting that tablet up off the desk. Plus, it's only $44.95.
Sennheiser Headset for Music, Telephony and Gaming, (PC230). Amazing stereo sound in a very comfortable headset. Some great features like automatic muting when the microphone boom arm is raised, noise cancelling for clearer conversations and the volume control built intuitively into the ear cup. Just $78.95.
Monitor Desk Mount for 6 LCD Screens (MG746). This stand allows him to arrange his 6 screens in a 2 high by three wide configuration on his desk. Yes, that's 6 monitors we're talking about! He'll be loving all the extra desk space you've given him for $299.95
For the Music Man:
Hercules Guitar Wall Hanger with Auto Lock (GSP38). Allows his guitars to make it on the wall and off the floor. Amazing auto grip system that releases when you lift the guitar and foam on all contact points you can be sure his precious guitars and basses are nice and safe. Only $15.95.
Lee Oskar Blues Harmonica (1910). Whether he can play already or it's just a new bit of fun these smooth, rugged and very forgiving harmonicas make a great gift for the muso with everything, and only $49.95. (check out this week’s write up on Lee Oskar)
Dreadnought Guitar Case (JC450). A rugged guitar case with all the bells and whistles to protect your prize possession. They come complete with a thermometer and hydrometer, locks (keys included) and 5 latches. We have this one at $94.
Onkyo iPod Sound System (CS245). This amazing mini hifi system features a docking station for your ipod which allows you to wake to your choice of music. It also features a CD player, USB input, radio, clock and alarm and comes in a range of colours. Ready to ship out at $299.