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Father's Day Gift Ideas

The 2016 Father's Day gift guide for tech-savvy dads

With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the person who stayed up late to help with our math homework, gave us endless piggyback rides, taught us how to make good decisions and ultimately helped shape who we are. Whether that person is your dad, uncle, brother or another father figure, someone with that amount of patience deserves a special Father's Day gift. 

 To help you avoid giving them an item that’s just going to end up in the return pile, we’ve done some research to find out which Father’s Day gifts dads are actually pining for this year. The No. 1 thing dads are looking for is some quality family time. But if you want to get your dad something you can wrap up with a bow, other desired Father’s Day gifts include gift cards, clothing, large electronics and new gadgets. 

We’ve got you covered on the gadgets front. Here’s a roundup of our favorite dad-friendly tech toys that anyone would be happy to unwrap. From a sleek and stylish Walkman® to a seriously comfortable pair of headphones, these Father’s Day gifts are sure to put a smile on your dad’s face. 

A Father's Day Gift for the Dad Who Wants to Upgrade His “Man Cave”  

HT-NT5 2.1ch Soundbar

When life gets a little too stressful, your dad most likely escapes to the one room in the house that’s his own little sanctuary. The HT-NT5 2.1 Soundbar with High-Resolution Audio/Wi-Fi Streaming is the perfect Father's Day gift for your dad to add to his man cave. Whether he’s into movies, music or video games, your dad can put up his feet and get lost in theater-style High-Resolution Audio surround sound. Plus, the HT-NT5’s slim, sleek low-profile aluminum design won’t block his view while he’s watching his favorite movies or the big game.

A Father's Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves Music Concerts  

MDR-Z7 Headphones

If your dad is often seen sporting vintage concert T’s and reminiscing on live shows he’s seen in the past, we’re guessing that getting him a pair of concert tickets would be the ideal Father’s Day gift. Unfortunately, life can get a little hectic sometimes, and your dad might not have the time to catch his favorite bands in concert. Luckily for him, the MDR-Z7 Headphones offer a stunning concert-like experience that he can enjoy from the comfort of the living room couch. These professional-grade headphones can reproduce subtle high frequency sounds up to 100 kHz — a first for headphone technology. If your dad is truly passionate about his music, then this Father's Day gift would be right up his alley.  

A Father's Day Gift for the Dad Who’s Always Traveling for Business 

MDR-1A Headphones 

If your dad travels a lot for work, then give him a Father's Day gift to remind him of you during those stressful business trips. The full-size MDR-1A headphones are quite possibly our most comfortable pair of high-res headphones, and would make the perfect travel companion for any jet-setting dad. What makes these headphones so comfortable? The ear cup design features super soft padding and cushions that are slightly angled to conform to your head. These are headphones your dad can wear for an eight-hour cross-country flight without feeling any discomfort. The MDR-1A headphones can handle ultra-wide frequencies, so he can hear deep lows and euphoric highs with a full range of sound up to 100 kHz.

A Father's Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves to Host Barbecues 

h.ear go wireless speaker

If your dad’s favorite summer pastime is preparing a mouthwatering barbecue meal for friends and family, then a wireless speaker will be the perfect Father's Day gift for him to keep the party going while he grills. The h.ear go wireless speaker is a great gift for dads who love to host and entertain. Its Extra Bass™ technology ensures deep, punchy bass sound that’s sure to set the mood for any festivity. This portable speaker is compact and lightweight, so it’s easy to tote around if the party travels to a different location. It’s also available in an array of different colors, so you can pick the shade that he’d like best for a gift with added personalization.  

A Father's Day Gift for the Dad Who Loves Working Out  

NWZ-A Series Walkman®

Does your dad love taking weekend hikes? Is he training for an upcoming half marathon? Or maybe he’s regularly pumping iron at the gym. However your dad prefers to exercise, one thing’s for certain — he needs a music device that can keep pace with his active lifestyle. The NWZ-A Series Walkman® is the smallest and lightest High-Resolution Audio player on the market, so it won’t weigh him down during a long trail run or hike. But don’t underestimate this tiny music player. While it’s small, the NWZ-A Series comes with S-Master™ HX digital amp technology that’s uniquely developed for High-Resolution Audio. It reduces distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies for rich, full-bodied sound. And if your dad’s gym sessions tend to run a little long, he has nothing to worry about. This Walkman® offers up to 30 hours of playtime with High-Resolution Audio files, so he can continue to listen to his favorite tunes even during the post-workout cool down. 

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