There are many desirable gadgets in the market, such as the new LG 55-inch OLED TV, the newly launched Macbook Pro with a retina display, the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, and the latest Apple or Android tablet. But what if you already have all the standard gadgets?
The gadget world caters for all, even dads who may have the latest smartphones, tablet PCs and home entertainment devices.
Here are some of the more offbeat gadgets that a geek dad may enjoy on father’s day.
Lamborghini Android phone
Lamborghini has launched a new smartphone – the TL700. This phone features a 3.7 inch 800 x 480 pixel screen, sapphire glass, Android 2.3 and a crocodile skin trim. The phone will be getting a software upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the future and retails for £1,776 (R23,215.98).
The world’s most powerful handheld laser
Who can say no to a laser which can pop balloons and has been described as “the most dangerous laser ever created”. Wicked Lasers is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for producing The Spyder 3 Arctic – the world’s most powerful blue hand-held laser. The Spyder 3 Krypton is the world’s brightest hand-held laser. With its extreme range of 85 miles, the S3 Krypton is the first and only hand-held laser visible from outer space.
This Tron style motorcycle is a fully functional and street legal bike that is powered by a fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc, 4-stroke engine. It is inspired by the computer animated cycle from the 2010 film Tron: Legacy. Designed for casual cruising and slow ride-bys at shows, it is made from a steel frame covered by a fibreglass cowling that replicates the sleek look of its computer-generated imagery counterpart.
The ultimate computer station
Hand built to your requirements, the Emperor 200 is the ultimate computer workstation with several exclusive features such as touch screen control centre, air filtering system, light therapy, electric powered leather seat, up to 3 x 27-inch LED screens and great sound. If you do not want to blow $49,150 on a computer desk, you can also go for the cheaper Emperor 510 for a mere $6,200.
1 Teraflop personal computer
High Impact PC offers high-performance clustered super computer systems which are powered by PS3 Cell Processors. Their clustered solutions are capable of theoretically performing at up to 1 Teraflop or greater. The system includes over 1.5 TeraBytes of storage, and up to 100 TeraBytes of additional space is available for an added fee. The recommended display is a 70-inch Samsung 700DXn, and there are many other display options available.
S-WORKS + McLaren Venge bicycle
For those rare breed of geeks who are also taking fitness seriously, how about the S-WORKS + McLaren Venge bicycle. In a partnership between McLaren Technology Center and Specialized, they made a world class bike that looks great. Expect to pay $18,000 for the bike.
Victorinox 1TB Swiss Army Knife
The Swiss Army Knife is a classic, but how about adding some functionality which will excite geeks? The $3,000 Victorinox 1TB SSD Swiss Army knife sports 1TB of eSATA II SSD storage, a blade, a nail file and mini scissors. The flash drive device features a 96×48 pixel LCD display and your data is made secure with 256 AES hard and software encryption. This pocket knife will set you back $3,000.