Forget undies, socks and deodorant, buy your dad something he really wants this year for Father’s Day. We’ve pulled together a selection of gift ideas he’ll go bananas over!


Zero-X Raven + & Rapture HD


Why not make his day even more special and buy your dad a drone! If he’s yet to fly one, he doesn’t know what he’s missing out on – these are awesome! First up is the Zero X Raven +, a drone that’s perfect for newcomers. On its highest speed setting, the adventurous can even take the drone through a series of acrobatic manoeuvres. The lightweight drone can also capture video in 1080p and take 5MP photos from a camera that can be positioned by using a control on the remote.

If you’re looking for the next step up, a drone that feels at home with both the beginner and the advanced drone pilot, then the Rapture HD is your best bet. It features a built-in 4.3” screen that captures all the action at the press of a button in 720P, a 48cm footprint, and two speed settings. Expect a solid ten minutes of flight time from the battery. There’s no better gift for the man who has it all.


NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 – R8500 AC5300 Smart Wi-Fi Router


In the market for a new router but not sure where to start? The NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 – R8500 AC5300 Smart Wi-Fi Router is what you want. NETGEAR’s Tri-band router offers three separate Wi-Fi bands to allow seamless internet use throughout your entire home, giving you unimpaired use for all users.

The combination of both internal and external antennas and the aggregated 5.3GB/s download speeds make for a router that you’ll find hard to beat for speed, and on top of all that, how good does it look? Download, play, and stream away – the Internet is at your dad’s fingertips.


Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim


Is this the most stylish external hard drive you’ve ever seen? If you thought last year’s Slim was thin, the Ultra Thin takes slender to a whole new level. Coming in at just 9.6mm, don’t judge this book by its cover in terms of storage.

The Ultra Slim packs a generous 2TB into its diminutive profile and the speed of the mechanical hard drive certainly isn’t compromised by its size. Shipping in gold and platinum, and extremely light in weight, the Ultra Slim features USB 3.0 compatibility. Yes, you can buy him a novelty jumper, but he’s never going to thank you for that. A storage solution though? Watch the look of genuine adoration spread across his face.


New Nintendo 3DS XL


While you’re out chasing Pokémon down the street, why not give your dad some interactive love too, and plant a New Nintendo 3DS XL in his hands? The more powerful New 3DS XL features better battery life and cameras, a bigger screen, an analogue C-Stick and new ZL and ZR rear-facing buttons. An improved system called “super-stable 3D” provides players with a “more comfortable 3D gaming experience”.

Of course he’s going to want something to play on it, and we’ve got two excellent suggestions. First up is the wonderful 3DS remake of the 1998 masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Second up is Monster Hunter Generations, offering hours and hours of monster hunting fun. Turn him onto the New 3DS XL – he’ll simply love it.


SanDisk iXpand


Your dad thought he was being the savvy shopper when he opted for the 16GB iPhone, didn’t he? Well now he’s undoubtedly struggling with storage issues and possibly finding the same problem on his iPad. The answer lies in the SanDisk iXpand, a neat little bit of tech that we found invaluable at E3 this year.

Designed with a slightly flexible curled end that handily loops the body of the iXpand up the back of your device, it uses USB 3.0 for fast transfer speeds.  Once inserted, SanDisk’s own app boots up where photo, music and movie files can be easily managed and shared. Available in models ranging from 16GB to 128GB, it’s a small, unobtrusive and affordable solution for all dads’ iOS storage worries.