Father’s Day Gear and Gadget Gift Guide for Guys 2013
Happy Father’s Day everyone! You may not always get what you want but gift receipts are a wonderful thing and you can always trade in your miles for something a little more your speed. Pinstripe Magazine is all about bringing you the best products around and here are some great gear and gadget gifts for Father’s Day or anytime. We’ve listed all the MSRPs but with minimal hunting you should be able to find most, if not all of these for cheaper.
Savoy Module 2.7 Watch Winder by Wolf Designs
Most men love to wear a nice timepiece, it’s a guy’s main accessory and if you wear an automatic watch, you know how annoying it is to run out of reserve and have to reset the time and wind it up again. You’ll appreciate this beautiful watch winder from Wolf Designs. The study wooden piano black exterior with textured silk faceplate holds a single black chamber allowing you to keep your automatic timepiece wound and ticking in slick fashion. The black on black with chrome controls will accent any guy’s room or office and is a nice gadget to have around if you have multiple automatic time pieces that you wear. The Savoy Module 2.7 Watch Winder is available for $450.00 with Cover or with cover and storage for $500.00
Available from wolfdesigns.com
The Note 8.0 sports a 1.6Ghz Quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, Micro SD Slot expandable to 64GB and an 8″ WXGA screen at 1280×800 with 189 ppi, WiFi only with Stylus pen. There’s also a rear firing 5 megapixel camera on back that shoots 1080p and a front firing 1.3MP camera that can shoot in 720p. At this time if you’re an AT&T customer, there is now a 3G/4GLTE/4GHSPA+WiFi a/b/g/n version or you can pick up the WiFi only direct from Samsung. It feels pound for pound slightly heavier then the Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. If you’re looking for a nice reader that’s more than just a reader, not quite as big as a tablet, the Galaxy Note 8 is a fun device to have with you and the ultimate modern day Personal organizer.
Available from samsung.com/us/
Mountain biking season is upon us and who better to equipe you then Camelbak. I’ve been a huge fan of theirs for some years now and the H.A.W.G NV daypack is perfect for biking or hiking for the longer outdoor excursions. The HAWG NV integrated ventillation, elevates the pack off of your back with segments that create a sort of spine, this is very effective allowing the obvious airflow between your back and your pack. The lightweight and spacious pack allows you to carry the 100oz or 3L bladder along with bike tools, helmet, spare tube, lunch, snacks, smartphone, iPod, keys, whatever… It even comes with a built-in rain cover for those muddy rainy days.
Available from camelbak.com
The oversized Pro Series Gold 62″ golf umbrella from Gustbuster is a great Father’s day gift that he’ll always be reaching for every chance he gets. Gustbuster is the number one golf umbrella on the PGA Tour and makes some of the best umbrellas in the world, made to withstand high winds of up to 55mph+ without folding! Also available in a Tour Series 68″.
Available from gustbuster.com
For homestead gadgets, we have the Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Alarm system. The Schlage Nexia deadbolt allows you to leave your house keys at home, assign up to 30 user codes, open your home remotely through the Nexia Home Intelligence integration and even receive alerts about who is entering your home when you’re not there! Add on an indoor camera or outlet and integrate your entire home, turn appliances on or off, set schedules and more! Read our review on the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Alarm and Nexia Home Intelligence.
Available from Schlage.com Nexia.com
This is Nikon’s Flagship speedlight flash for the enthusiast and professional and replaces the SB-900 flash, modifying the flash cycle to slow instead of stop in the event of overheating. The SB-910 speedlight offers a zoom range of 17-200mm and an LCD screen for various controls and is the perfect flash for mobility and excellent lighting for most any situation. The SB-910 features i-TTL metering for mounted or remote flash control when operating in commander mode. It can wirelessly manage up to 3 groups of remotely positioned Nikon SB-910/SB-900, SB-700 and SB-R200 Speedghts.
Available from nikonusa.com
Logic Smokeless Electronic Cigarette
If you’re still a smoker or dad is, get him the Logic Electronic Cigarette. Comes in a rechargeable or disposable version, 1.8% or 2.4% nicotine strengths and Black Label, Platinum and Menthol flavors. They contain no smoke and utilize water vapor in the air to create the smoke you see. The rechargeable unit is convenient, cost effective and might even want to buy 2 so you can rotate. The charge lasts in my real world usage, an entire day. The cartomizer will last you 1-3 days depending on the strength of your draws off the logic smokeless electronic cigarette and each cartomizer is equivilant to 2 packs.
Available from logicecig.com
Logic Power Series Starter Kit $22.99
Power, Platinum or No Nicotine 5 packs $22.99
ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent
If you’re a griller, camper, hiker, golfer, biker or like to enjoy just about any outdoor activity, you know how annoying those mosquito’s can be. Check out the ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent that you can simply wear on your hip. It’s safe, effective and saves you from spraying bug spray all over your clothes and skin. A separate holster can be purchased or you can simply place it near you outside providing you with a 15/15 foot area of relief! ThermaCell even sells lantern style repellent devices for your patio or deck and a whole host of accessories!
Available from ThermaCell.com
Repellent Device MSRP $26.99
Repellant Refill MSRP $5.99 to $54.99