Father’s Day Gift Guide 2011 – Gifts for under £40

Father’s day is coming up next Sunday and with the modern age fully upon us what better way to spoil your dad than with some good old Gadgety Goodness.

Now in this gadget laden age it’s a little bit hard to think of a price conscious gadget what someone would really like but we at the gadget helpline will run down our best gifts for Pa on Father’s day and the majority of them will all be under £40 so it won’t break the bank.

Samsung YA-SBR510 Bluetooth Speaker System £34.99

The Samsung SBR510 Bluetooth Speaker system has been a bout for a few years now but this little beauty has a lot of life left in it as the 3.1 channel speaker system with Bluetooth Wireless connectivity ,30 watts output, features AV2P Stereo Bluetooth, motion sensor power-up,10m range is still a beast to have in your home.

It’s got connections for an Optical in cable so you can connect it up to your surround sound, A Mini USB Connection so you can plug in your media player and even has a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can pretty much connect up anything that has a headphone socket.

But the real sell on this beauty is the Bluetooth connection, Just pair your phone up once then whenever you come into the room you can just sit back, grab your phone and play your music wirelessly through the speaker.

Great for: Relaxing Dads

Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive £35-40

In our Digital Age space is everything, now we are not talking room space or personal space, we are talking memory space. So what better way to make/save space than and external Harddrive for all your storage needs, and one of the best/cheapest around is the Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive .

The USB powered device is sleek and completely portable thanks to its simple one wire design and with 500GB of space it’s enough to store roughly 800 albums (in mp3 format), or 150 movies, or 10,000 photographs or any combination of such files.

The USB device can be sued with a number of electricals such as a Xbox 360 or PS3, A PC or mac, a DVD player with USB port and even most modern day Televisions which have a built in USB port.

Great for: Collecting Dads

Kodak ZM1 Mini Video Camera WATERPROOF 3m £30

Kodak’s ZM1 is an incredibly portable and lightweight video camera for people who like things on the move. It’s basically although little camera with a cheap price tag. It really does take the notion of shooting anywhere to a new level; you can even film underwater (up to 3m depth)! The 1.8inch screen is lets you see what you’re filming and instantly review your footage on the 1.8 inch (4.6cm) LCD monitor. The ZM1 Mini also comes with a built in USB connection which makes it easy to get your footage onto your computer and uploaded to your favourite sites.

Size wise the ZM1 is the size of credit card and has a built in memory card slot so you can expand the memory and recoding time for the long trips and days out.

Great for: Adventure Dads

Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB £40

The iPod Shuffle is the cheapest and simplest of the iPod range, but don’t think its not a great piece of Kit. Apple (the mega tech company) don’t often get it wrong and with its latest generation of iPod Shuffles it certainly has hit the mark.

The iPod Shuffle comes with 2GB of storage for 100’s of songs, multiple playlists, and Genius Mixes, so you can always have the perfect music for every mood of music tracks. Also with a press of the VoiceOver button, you can hear the song’s title and artist, playlist menu, or battery status.

The iPod Shuffle is built for people on the move with its built in clothing clip and simple design you just clip it on and get on the move. The Shuffle comes in 5 different colours including silver, blue, green, orange or pink.

Great for: Music loving Dads

Jawbone PRIME Bluetooth Headset £40

The Aliph Jawbone PRIME is the kind of the Bluetooth headsets, its sleek design, sound quality and features mean that the Jawbone is one of the classiest Bluetooth headset on offer.

The PRIME is the latest in the jawbone line-up and with its NoiseAssassin technology bringing  better noise elimination performance, an integrated digital approach to wind reduction, and a fail-safe solution if the VAS does not touch the face.

The PRIME is one of the best headsets available and is great for any stylish business Dad who travels a lot.

Great for: Business Dads

Under and Over the £40

We are not all on super bucks money or equally some people really want to lavish their dads in expensive gifts so for those of you who are on a budget or have no such issues we off you the following:

Under £10

Sandisk Cruzer Blade 8GB USB Flash Drive £7.99

For the techy Dad on the move the Sandisc Cruzer 8GM flash drive is a brilliant piece of Kit offering a large amount of storage for a bargain prices and all in the form of a drive small enough to fit on your Keychain.

Simply pop your pictures, tunes and other fun files onto the SanDisk Cruzer Blade and start sharing with your family and friends. Similar to the Seagate unit its always good to have images, videos, music or evben just a work presentation on you in this sleek little USB drive.

And if you want a little bit more space then you can fork out £13.95 for the 16GB version. Perfect for all your memory needs.

Great for: On the move Dads

Over £40

Toshiba BDX1100 Blu-Ray Player with BD Live £59.97

Well it would seem that Blu-Ray players are here to stay for a while, and if you hadn’t been watching the high definition beasts are also coming down in price pretty fast.

One of the best/cheapest we can find is the Toshiba BDX1100 Blu-ray player which features full HD 1080p playback, access to BD-Live where you can access additional and interactive content and bonus features such as alternative endings, games and online chat from the Internet via Ethernet port and SD card. The BDX1100 also offers superb sound quality is provided by Dolby True HD and DTS HD to ensure that the audio matches the high definition visual performance and for those with an extensive DVD collection you can even play your standard definition DVDs upscaled to 1080p.

It’s a bargain and will be a sure-fire hit with any Dads who know there difference between their Francis Ford Coppola’s and Michael Bays.

And for an added bonus why not add on the Alien Anthology on Blu-Ray (£19.99 at Amazon) to really showcase what Blu-Ray can bring to the table.

Great for: Movie Buff Dads

Over £100

Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi only £111

The mother of all father’s day presents is the Amazon Kindle, the world’s best-selling eBook reader and something that will singlehandedly change the way your Dad reads books.

The Kindle offers the most realistic reading experience available with an e-ink screen which offers a matt look that will eliminate screen glare and ensure the device is readable in all environments. The latest Kindles come in two versions; the 3G and Wi-Fi version and a Wi-Fi only model, both of which have 1-month of battery life and double the storage which will allow you to store up to 3500 books on the device at any one time.

The Kindle is also getting even better with new updates allowing Audio Book features, Web browser and even information sharing with other kindle devices its one of the best devices a book lover could receive.

Great for: Reading Dads