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DJI Phantom 4
You'll need a wide-open space to go with this gift, but if you want to get your father off the couch and out of the house, this is your best bet. Think of this as the next step in flying a kite or a model airplane, as the Phantom 4 comes with a high definition 4K video camera to record the trajectory of each flight, with every detail intact.
With a range of 5km, the Phantom 4 comes equipped with multiple flight modes and sensors, allowing it to hover above your heads, and avoid obstacles around it, such as walls, trees or other objects in its path. There is also an active tracking mode, which makes the drone follow the user each step of the way. Until your father gets too tired of being chased by a drone, or when the battery loses its charge.
Philips S7710 Shaver
Say goodbye to skin irritation caused by a bad shave, thanks to the new Philips Shaver series 7000. Comfort Rings around each shaving head, which has an anti-friction microbead coating, reduce itchiness and redness caused by the constant movement of the shaver across the same area of the face daily.
The shaver has a wet and dry feature which allows users to get a dry shave in seconds, or have a more precise one while taking a shower. The shaver also works with shaving gel, for a smoother groom in the morning. The S7710 comes with a precision trimmer for sideburns, as well as a SmartClean system that cleans, charges and lubricates the shaver at the same time.
Secretlab Omega Stealth
The brainchild of two Singaporean gamers, the Omega Stealth chair might have been inspired by the need for comfort while playing marathon video game sessions, but its design and comfort are anything but gaming related.
The Stealth version is an all black ergonomic chair that can be reclined all the way, for users to rest and even fall asleep on. Its thick padding provides an added layer of comfort, and there is even an additional pillow and backrest, for users to rest on comfortably in various chair positions. Wheels on the chair means your Dad can easily roll it out to the living room to watch TV, and back to the study to read the papers.
DGPower Death Star Magnetic Levitation Bluetooth Speaker
This is no moon. Levitating speakers, with the help of magnets, are the new fancy must-haves, but this spherical speaker has been modelled after the first Death Star planet destroyer, from the iconic sci-fi movie, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
Weighing 280g and just 95mm in height, the 5W Bluetooth device offers eight hours of music playback time, as well as 360-degree surround sound.
But if your father is a fan of Star Wars, none of these details matter. What he will get a kick out of, is seeing the device, which has been painted to look like a miniature Death Star, levitate a few centimetres from its speaker base, as it rotates while the music plays.
Changi Recommends Overseas Wifi Router
Price: From S$5 a day
This is for the Dad who's constantly on the road and doesn't want to call home to save money on overseas voice and data charges. Why not make it easy and pay for it? Changi Recommends, a subsidiary of Changi Airport, offers a portable router rental service, and the devices can be picked up before take off, and returned upon arriving in Singapore.
Prices vary by country, but the S$8 a day rental fee for Japan, or S$10 for South Korea, would allow your Dad to connect up to eight devices simultaneously, so that he can catch up on work while on the move. This would free up his time later in the evening, for a Facetime chat or a WhatsApp call with the family.
Samsung Gear Fit2
Nothing says stop drinking and smoking, or to exercise more, than a fitness tracker. Samsung's new Gear Fit2 comes with built-in GPS and heart-rate monitor, for those who want a more accurate reading of their fitness activities. Users can chart their heart rate and even get real time audio feedback during intensive workouts. The Gear Fit2 comes with a curved 1.5-inch touchscreen, and it even has a built-in music player, and 4GB of internal memory to store songs on, to spur users on during workout sessions.
Casio Edifice EQB-600D
Many of the smartwatches in the market ignore the elements of the watch, preferring to focus on the connected features instead. The Casio Edifice EQB-600D is an analog timepiece that can be paired with a smartphone. When connected to the Casio Watch+ app, it connects to the company's Accurate Time System to match with the company's supplied time data, to provide accurate times for 300 cities globally. The watch also has a multidimensional 3D Globe Dial that has a detailed Earth motif. The curved inset dial around the dome-shaped motif indicates the time zone, and gradually rotates every 24 hours.
Onkyo DP-X1 Digital Audio Player
If your father is still straining to listen to low quality MP3 files, introduce him to the world of high fidelity with the Onkyo DP-X1 Digital Audio Player. This high resolution audio player is capable of handling multiple lossless digital music formats, such as Ogg-Vorbis, DSD 11.2MHz, as well as 384kHz/24 bit FLAC/WAV files.
The Android player also plays video on its 4.7-inch screen, and comes with 32GB of storage space. Dual microSD card slots, which take up to 128GB each, allow users to load new music and content with ease.
The device also allows digital audio output via micro USB or OTG, in case your father decides that he wants to share that high resolution concert recording or live track with his friends, via speakers.
Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2
Unless you know the shape and type of a person's feet, finding the right pair of running shoes is tough. Since the shape of the shoe is fixed, your foot either sits nicely inside it, or it doesn't. On the other hand, the beauty of the SpeedForm Gemini 2 from American sports brand Under Armour is that it actually adapts to the shape of your foot. The shoe's outer shell is made of an elastic material that stretches and moulds to each foot. Think of it as a rubber sock. The material is stretchable, yet firm enough to grip each foot with each step taken, whether you're dashing down a trail, running up a slope or simply walking down the street.
If your father drops his phone very often, there is no need to tell him to be more careful. The Mophie H2Pro is a waterproof phone protector that comes with a built-in battery pack, so you can be sure that his iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains fully charged, even if he's out for a jog, taking a swim or lounging by the pool.
The latest battery case from Mophie has a 2,750 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery which adds 14 hours of talk time to an iPhone 6. Its shell protects the phone from drops, knocks and bumps, while the waterproof case prevents dust, dirt and water from affecting the phone's performance.