Kogeto Dot 360° video lens
If your dad thinks he's quite the iPhone film maker, perhaps you could give give him the ability to shoot 360° video which is, quite frankly, cooler than the Fonz on an iceberg.
This clip-on lens for the iPhone 4 and 4S paves the way for such filmography, which can be played back using a free app, swiping fingers to rotate the footage and view an entire surrounding like Google's Street View with moving footage.
These can be uploaded to join the awesome examples on Kogeto's website, or embedded in social networks, if your papa is drawn to such new age mingle tools.
More info Kogeto
Most of us would like to see our dads plod on for years to come, so why not fork out for something fitness related? Not only will it help keep his ticker in working order, but might tire him out enough to silence the grumbles about how much better it was in his day.
The Motorola MotoactV pretty much has the lot in terms of fitness watches, from analysis tools and calorie tracking, to GPS functionality. Statistics, routes and the status of any flab-reduction-goals are all viewable through a browser too, so as long as the pater familias is sufficiently tech savvy to use the darn thing, it'll keep him on the right path, turning back the years amid all that jogging down memory lane.
More info Motorola
Next page: Navman Panoramic
OK, its nice to look at some of these, but two points:
1) Why does every list like this always come out just when its too late to order any of the stuff on it in time?
2) Is there anyone on here who has EVER dropped more than about £20 on a father's day gift?
oh, and 3) James Chaldecott - I couldn't agree more. What next? The Placebo watch? Realigns your spiritual bio-energy WHILE YOU SLEEP, only £2500
Give him something cheap
Unfortunately I don't have a Dad any more as he suddenly died a couple of years ago.
If you are lucky enough to still have a Dad, save your money and give him a hug.
No, really. Forget that stupid handshake thing, this stuff matters - often when it's way too late.
For that matter, forget being British for a while and hug everyone you love, just in case you don't see them again.
Sorry about that, back to coding....
Can I have a the last one with a slight change
shooting up bankers in a used bank?
Ok, show of hands
Anyone getting their dad a £200 excercise watch this year for Father's Day?
No, me neither
Who wrote this? Is their dad gay?
Floor polisher? Is that a euphemism?
e-reader with a poovey pastel padded cover? (real mean don't read, unless it's a Haynes manual spotted with axle grease)
i-phone add-ons? aren't iphones for pooves?
as others have already pointed out, a wrist vibrator? For stress? Wopuldn't rather have a crate of Guinness and a box set of Russ Meyer films with the lads round, then?
A Sat-Nav? Don't you know how to read an AA map from 1974, then?
Headphones so we don't disturb the neighbours? Hows about a Motorhead DVD with the home cinema turned up to 11*
What was left from your list? A jogging watch? Jog on, ladies.
where's the footplate ride on a steam engine, bungee jump, paintball session...