Keep getting the same tired old gift for Dad every Father's Day? We polled our staff to help us come up with some of these supercool gift ideas that won't break the budget. Got questions? We love to talk about this stuff. Come and see us at 1052 Queen St West, in Toronto. Don't forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @Carbonation.
This is how to make your dad the envy of all his geeky friends. Help him keep his iOS devices charged while on-the-go. He’ll have the Force with him wherever he goes and he’ll never need to worry about his iPhone running out of power at the end of the day.
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"My dad likes his tech toys, and this speaker is perfect for him to use in hotels, when camping, or at the beach. The Clip 2’s rugged design is even waterproof, so there’s no need to worry about poolside accidents with the grandchildren. This will be a perfect pairing with his iPhone 6s Plus and his iPad.”
- Andrew Muir, Corporate Sales Team
This is the perfect social media accessory. Your father can enhance the field-of-view beyond iPhone’s built-in camera with this 4-in-1 Lens set. The award-winning Olloclip features four advanced optic quick-change lenses (Fisheye, Wide-Angle, Macro 10x & 15x) that weigh in at less than an ounce.
"The Fisheye and Wide-Angle lenses enable you to capture more - ideal for photographing panoramic landscapes or snapping a selfie with a group of friends. Access the Macro lenses by unscrewing the Fisheye and Wide-Angle lenses to photograph crisp close-ups and get detail-oriented beyond the naked eye."
- Recommended by Chad Nolan, Sales Team Leader
"My dad is a writer/transcriber and for most of his career he's used a desktop for writing. Last year he bought an 15-inch Macbook Pro. He's been loving the portability and the fact he can get his work done wherever he goes, but still likes to work at his desk at home. He bought an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, and often uses both displays to maximize his work space. We’re planning on getting him a Twelve South HiRise which allows him to have an adjustable, cleaner, more minimal setup. I think he’s going to love it!"
- Devin McLean, Service Team
Protect your dad's iPad in the kitchen, in the workshop, or at the crafts table with the kids. This stylish and portable tripod stand keeps the iPad stable for viewing in both portrait or landscape orientations. Rubber feet protect whatever surface you put it down on, and rubber lining down the legs protect the surface of your iPad. Padded neoprene travel case included.
This little beauty is designed to mix perfectly with the speakers of your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Dramatically increase the quality of your listening experience with the BassJump 2.
"Create a hotel room sound-system, boost your next Keynote soundtrack or create a movie theater right in your bed with your MacBook and BassJump. At the office, it’s an elegant, simple way to improve the sound of your MacBook without cluttering up your workspace with clunky replacement speakers and cables."
"My brother-in-law is a busy dad of three with a high intensity career. He works hard and when he’s done for the day, he’s really done — and often buried under a pile of sleeping children. His iPhone is always in reach, however. That’s why I think the Elgato Eve Light Switch would be a great gift for him, allowing him to wirelessly control the lights in his home simply by using Siri voice commands. It’s surprisingly easy to set up and will give him the added peace of mind of controlling the lights at home while he’s away at the cottage. I think he’ll be blown away by the convenience Eve offers and I think it will get him excited about other Apple HomeKit accessories for home automation."
- Liz Freund, Service Team
"What can your father fit inside TimePorter? Everything he needs to dress and power his Watch, including the extra-long Apple charging cable. There’s room for an extra band so he can carry the sport band he uses when running or working out. He can also fit the Apple Watch USB adapter (US or International) inside this compact case. How’s that for convenience?"
Stylish & affordable headphones for the audiophile in your family. Fully compatible with iPads and iPhones, these headphones are completely collapsable and have a built-in remote and microphone, plus the unique ZoundPlug feature that allows you to share music simply by plugging another set of headphones to the ear cap.
- Recommended by William Snider, Inventory & Purchasing Manager