Tech Gadgets Dads Will Love: The Kindle, iPad, and Flip Video

This year, skip the predictable tie. Instead, make dad’s Father’s Day special with cool tech gifts that will keep him connected, informed, and engaged.

It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for Dad, but this year there are some great options. Get dad gifts that represent the latest technological advances by purchasing him Amazon’s Kindle, an iPad, or Flip Video’s Flip SlideHD.

The Amazon Kindle Makes Reading Easy

The Kindle, sold by Amazon, is a wireless reading device that makes reading anywhere easy. The reader, which operates on the same wireless technology like cell phones, can hold books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. The Kindle can provide dad with access to hundreds of thousands of books, as well as a wide array of the most popular newspapers and magazines, which can be delivered to the Kindle before they hit newsstands.

The Kindle is lightweight, making it easily portable. It is just 1/3 of an inch thick and weighs 10.2 ounces. Despite its lightweight, the Kindle can carry up to 1,500 books, and it has additional features dad will appreciate. Its anti-glare technology allows for easy reading outside, even at the beach. It also has a text-to-speech function, meaning dad can switch from reading a text to listening to it with the touch of a button. To support his activities, the Kindle also features a built-in dictionary and encyclopedia.

The iPad’s Multi-Touch Screen Provides Dad with Multiple Functions

The iPad has an amazing array of functionality that makes it more than a reader. In addition to reading popular books, magazines, and newspapers, the iPad enables dad to browse the internet, watch videos and movies, and organize photos. It will also give him access to over 200,000 applications designed specifically for the iPad.

The iPad’s 9.7-inch screen has a high resolution, LED-backlit IPS (in-plane switching) display. The IPS display means that dad can turn the iPad any way that he wants to and his content will rotate accordingly, orienting itself in portrait or landscape mode.

The size of the iPad can be problematic for some. Its 9.7-inch screen makes it difficult to put in a pocket. If dad already carries a briefcase or backpack to work, the iPad will fit in either nicely. If he prefers not to carry these items, finding a suitable carrying case will be important.

Flip Video’s Flip SlideHD Allows Dad to Capture Memories

The Flip SlideHD is Flip Video’s latest pocket camcorder. The device records up to 4 hours of video in HD, with the simple touch of a button. The FlipShare software, which comes with the camcorder, allows dad to upload his videos and pictures to his PC or MAC. There he can view or edit his work. Video can also be uploaded directly to popular social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube. The Flip SlideHD holds 12 hours of video, movies, photos, and Flip Channels, so dad can enjoy videos wherever he goes.

Gifts of Technology are Great Father’s Day Gifts

Indulge dad’s love for technology and gadgets this Father’s Day. Let him play with and enjoy the latest technology. He will be able to read, capture and watch videos and movies, take and edit pictures, and interact with the web as he never has before.