With Father’s Day coming up this month make sure dad feels appreciated with one of these great gadget gifts. From a retro cassette player and a picture frame/Qi wireless charger in one to a sleek and stylish connected electric bicycle, there’s something for everyone and every budget.

Groov-e Retro Cassette Player

Price: £19.99

Available from: www.groov-e.co.uk

Does your dad have a collection of old cassette tapes? If so then this could be the perfect nostalgic Father’s Day gift for him. Dad can enjoy classic music tapes or listen to the radio with this personal Cassette Player from Groov-e. If he wants to share his music with others, he can even play his favourite tunes loud through the external speaker.

Twelve South AirSnap Pro


Available from Amazon UK

If dad is lucky enough to own a pair of Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds then the Twelve South AirSnap Pro is the perfect gift. The AirSnap Pro is a premium leather case accessory designed to protect the earbuds wireless charging case from scratches and scuffs. Offering more than just protection it also allows users to charge the earbuds and case wirelessly using their favourite Qi-certified wireless charger or via a Lightning cable. Available in three colours including cognac, black or slate blue.

Groov-e Athena

Price: £34.99

Available from: www.groov-e.co.uk

The sleek and stylish Athena isn’t just an alarm clock, it’s also a wireless charging device and nightlight, meaning dads can have all the essential night time functionality they need in just one handy product. No need to find a charger at the end of the day, simply place a mobile device on top of the Athena for easy, wireless charging whilst asleep.

What’s more, the Athena features a gentle night light with three settings that enable users to choose what level of brightness they require at bedtime, through the night and first thing in the morning. A handy alarm clock and calendar display means that even if users wake up sleepy they can be sure to know what day it is.

Twelve South PowerPic

Price: £49.99

Available from: Amazon UK

The perfect Father’s Day gift the PowerPic is a picture frame and Qi wireless charger in one. Modern and stylish and crafted from the finest New Zealand pine, the frame blends seamlessly into any home or office décor, making it perfect to display favorite photos on a desk, bedside table or shelf. Getting rid of ugly cables or docks, the PowerPic doubles up as a Qi wireless charger – just set any Qi-compatible phone inside the frame to start charging. PowerPic holds any 5” x 7” photo and is available in black or white. It enables up to 10 watts for wireless fast charging and will charge through most popular phone cases up to 3mm thick.

Twelve South AirFly Pro


Available from Apple.com and Amazon UK

The perfect gift for any tech loving dad, the AirFly Pro is a Bluetooth adaptor that allows AirPods or other wireless headphones to be used in situations where only wired headphone jacks are available i.e. at the gym or on the plane.  Having incompatible wireless headphones and earbuds is now a thing of the past with AirFly Pro allowing up-to two users to easily connect their wireless headphones via Bluetooth, to the media system while flying or to a running machine. Also handy for anyone with an older car – simply plug in to the car’s AUX IN to make the stereo system Bluetooth compatible.

Groov-e Zen

Price: £54.99

Available from: www.groov-e.co.uk

The Groov-e Zen Active Noise Cancelling headphones are the ideal gift for any music loving dad. Combining 40mm Neodymium drivers for superior sound quality with crystal clear audio supported by Active Noise Cancelling, that reduces unwanted ambient sound, they provide an immersive listening experience.  With over 10-hours of wireless playback the Zen headphones are ideal for listening to favourite music when at home, travelling, commuting or in the office when connected to a Bluetooth device.


Price: £129.99

Available from: Amazon.co.uk

Dubbed ‘a tiny gym in your pocket’ Activ5 is a portable fitness device ideal for any dad whether he’s a working professional who sits all day, likes to travel, over 60 or simply just finds it challenging to fit in daily activity. Activ5 by Activbody allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet to complete effective five-minute workouts from virtually anywhere.

Ideal for any fitness level, the sleek and portable handheld device guides users through short burst isometric workouts, providing full-body toning from both sitting and standing positions, all while tracking results on the companion Activ5 coaching App. It features more than 100 unique workouts that are calibrated to your individual strength level and uses your own body as resistance so you don’t need any other equipment. Fast, fun, and measuring data such as strength, strength increases, precision and other personal metrics, Activ5 helps motivate you to reach your fitness goals.

With a durable design that registers more than 200 lbs of force, Activ5 can help you increase your strength by as much as 5 percent per week. You can work your whole body or focus on particular areas and muscle groups such as your shoulders, biceps or abs. With Activ5 you can even exercise while playing one of the integrated games in the app that use the device as a controller. Playing games with the Activ5 is fun and challenging whilst still providing a workout.

Small enough to pop in your bag, Activ5 really does allow you to exercise anywhere – there are even specific workouts available on the app including Yoga and Pilates, at work, travelling on a train, plane and much more.


Price: £145

Available from: www.senstroke.com

A great option for any music loving day, the Senstroke connected sensors and app allow you to play drums anywhere, anytime. Perfect for anyone from wannabe drummers to pros, adults and children, simply attach the Bluetooth sensors to the included drumsticks and begin playing on any surface – a table, cushion or even on your knees. Senstroke is not only great for experienced drummers it’s also the perfect solution for anyone wanting to give drumming a go but is perhaps worried about space and noise complaints from the neighbours.

Pocketalk S

Price: £259

Available from: Amazon UK

The perfect gift for a travel mad dad, Pocketalk S is a multi-sensory, two-way translation device designed for easy naturally flowing conversations, even in noisy environments. With a sleek design encompassing a large touchscreen, two high-quality speakers, noise-cancelling microphones and a text-to-translate camera, Pocketalk S is able to create connections across 74 different languages in over 130 countries and regions. By utilising the best translation engines from around the world, Pocketalk S provides a consistently accurate translation for deciphering public transportation signs, menus, and creates the best experience by picking up localised dialects and slang.


Price: £1,790

Available from https://cowboy.com

A luxury present for dad, the sleek and stylish Cowboy is the next generation of connected electric bicycle. With live dashboard, navigation, GPS tracking, removable battery and ride stats, the accompanying app makes your ride more than just a ride. Its impressive features include:

-No gears, it uses intuitive assistance that adapts automatically to the power and speed you need

-Up to 70km battery range with a removable battery so you can recharge anywhere

-Integrated lights/intensifying brake lights to make sure you’re seen

-Hydraulic brakes meaning you can go from 25km/hr to stop in a split second

-Lightweight at only 16kg – lightest electric bike with removable battery on the market

-Built in GPS tracking

-Controlled by the Cowboy app, a live dashboard keeps the rider informed of the status of the ride in terms of speed, duration, distance and battery level.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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