Father's Day Gift Guide 2015

Are you looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? Whether your dad is into sports, tinkering with tools or just kicking back and watching TV, here are some great ideas that will have pops smiling come June 21.

Basis Peak ($199)
The new Basis Peak health and fitness tracker that can be worn all day and night monitoring workout activities, heart rate and sleep patterns. It is rugged, water-resistant and features integration with Apple's HealthKit and Google's Fit. Other features like a stopwatch, notifications from a mobile device and up to four days of battery charge makes it a device that will be used daily and should motivate your dad to stay healthy and active.

Zippo Lighter ($15)
The first Zippo lighter was produced in early 1933 and the design is still being made right here in the U.S.A. today. Known as the "Windproof Lighter," the Zippo is a classic piece of Americana. You don't need to smoke to own a Zippo either; it's great for lighting birthday candles or lighting the campfire. Perhaps your dad already has one, get him another, get it monogramed or engraved with his name. It's a special piece of hardware that will last for generations to come.

The Art Of Electronics, 3rd Edition ($100)
If your dad loves to learn and also has a thing for electronics then he need this book. "The Art Of Electronics," now in it's 3rd edition, is an in-depth textbook on electronics but written in such a way that anyone can learn the fundamentals of electronics in a "how we do it" approach. This book is exhaustive with over 1,000 pages chock-full with circuit design diagrams and explanations. It covers microprocessors, like the ever so popular Arduino, and even has a compact end-to-end tutorial on how television systems work. Dads will really geek out with this book!

Wiha Insulated Screwdriver 6 Piece Set ($37)
Dads love their tools and we all know that safety is the most important aspect when using tools. That is why he should have a set of these Wiha insulated screwdrivers. What makes this set so special is that they have an insulated sleeve down the shaft. The part you typically support with your fingers while turning the handle with your other hand. It's this part of the screwdriver where most shocks occur when the shaft touches other conductive objects that cause an arc/short or when it's accidentally touched with fingers trying to support it. These screwdrivers are rated up to 1000V (typical household voltage is on 110/220V) so dad should be protected from the typical household task.

Becoming Steve Jobs ($20)
This book covers the life of Steve Jobs from his early years to starting Apple in his garage with Steve Wozniak, to getting fired from Apple, to creating NeXT, then buying Pixar from Lucasfilm, coming back to Apple and finally to his untimely death. It's well written, with insights from his closest friends, family and colleagues. If you want to make it extra special, bundle it with an Apple Watch.

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman ($15)
Paul Newman was a fascinating man. The younger folks most likely know him today for his food company, Newman's Own, which in turn, gives money to various educational and charitable organizations. But most people know Paul Newman for his work as an Actor/director. This documentary focuses on Paul Newman, the professional racing driver. It's a feature length documentary that chronicles Newman's 35 year racing with interviews from Tom Cruise, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Redford, Jay Leno, Mario and Michael Andretti just to name a few. Make it special and watch it with Dad on Father's Day! Also available on iTunes.

Sunbrite 42" Pro Outdoor TV ($3,895)
Perhaps it's time for an expansion on Dad's man cave and the only place possible to grow is the outdoors. That's no problem with Sunbrites 42" Pro Outdoor TV. This is Sunbrites latest version that is pretty much "bulletproof." It can withstand extreme and harsh environments even direct sun, rain, sleet and snow. It even comes in a new white frame, in addition to the black and grey versions, so it still gets mom's approval.
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