If your dad (or one that you know) is heading back to work during this Recovery MCO period, we think an upgrade to his gadget gear would help boost his productivity; so, for this Father’s Day, why not get him one of these really cool tech gifts to show your appreciation!
Jabra Elite Active 75t
Chatty colleagues and loud typers are what our dads have to go back to when they rejoin the office environment; to remedy this, a good pair of earbuds are needed. In comes the Jabra Elite Active 75t, which is one of the best premium wireless earbuds money can buy at.
The earbuds come with noise isolation technology that is achievable thanks to its well-thought-out fit. With that, your dad can continue to listen to his favourite tunes uninterrupted, while working. Should your dad need to hear what’s going on around him however, HearThrough lets allows the wearer to hear his surroundings clearly even with the earbuds on, and with a song playing.
It also has a classy look that fits in with every business setting. On top of that, the Elite Active 75t also boasts impressive battery life too – Jabra claims that you can get up to 7.5 hours of music and talk-time on a single charge – long enough to last your dad an entire work day!
You can get the Jabra Elite Active 75t for RM999 on Lazada, and you can bet dad’s going to enjoy his new pair of earbuds; but you’re not missing out on getting a new gadget – from now until June 21, every purchase also gets you a pair of Jabra Elite 45e wireless neckband earbuds for free!
FitBit Versa 2
A smartwatch is very much an extension of your smartphone today – the former offers easy access to your device for reading notifications, keep track of time, play music, and track your fitness activities. But not every smartwatch is worthy of being your smartphone’s sidekick – the FitBit Versa 2 however, is the exception.
It’s got a gorgeous 300×300 pixel AMOLED display, encased in a sturdy aluminium frame. The screen is also made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for better protection. Your dad can also choose from a list of watch faces to match his style.
In terms of features, the Versa 2 offers a host of fitness-centric tracking features such as SmartTrack for automatic exercise recognition, workout intensity map, heart rate zones, floors climbed, over 20 exercise modes and more.
Other lifestyle features include all-day activity tracking, sleep tracking, heart rate monitor, guided breathing sessions and more. Your dad can also connect it to a wireless headphone, play music access apps and more while he’s rushing from one meeting to another. To top it off, the Versa 2 can last over 6 days on a single charge.
The FitBit Versa 2 will be available at a discounted price of RM898 which is RM100 less than its retail price – but be quick as the promo ends this June 21.
Samsung Galaxy S20
If your dad already has a pair of earbuds and a smartwatch, maybe you can complete his tech setup by upgrading his smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S20 (RM3,299) is a good pick because from now until June 30, you’ll be able to get a RM300 rebate when you purchase a Galaxy S20 smartphone, plus a free microSD card worth RM139 to boot.
As with any Samsung Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S20 packs a stunning 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel that’ll even make looking at spreadsheets interesting. It pushes a resolution of 1440p and has HDR10+ support to display a wider gamut of colours – useful for dads in the creative field.
The Galaxy S20 also has a great set of cameras – it packs a 12MP main lens, a 64MP telephoto camera, and a 12MP ultrawide shooter.
Also, the phone comes equipped with Knox security that helps protect the phone at the chip level – simply tap on the Samsung Knox icon and the phone switches modes which allows your dad to browse personal content, all of which are encrypted.
To top it off, the Galaxy S20 is powered by a capable Exynos 990 chipset, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It also boasts a 4,000mAh battery with support of up to 25W of fast charging or up to 15W of wireless charging.
ASUS ExpertBook B9
Are your dad’s anger tantrums seemingly aimed at his unresponsive laptop most of the time? If yes, then perhaps it’s time to get him a new one.
One of the best laptops that you can now is the ASUS ExpertBook B9 – as its name suggests, it’s a light and compact device that’s made for the business expert. The laptop only weighs 870 grams and has a thickness of just 14.9mm. This makes it great for dads that are always on the go.
You get a 14-inch display that fits in a 13-inch body – this is made achievable thanks to the screen’s NanoEdge bezels that essentially maximize screen real estate. The chassis of the laptop is made of magnesium-lithium alloy for premium toughness.
The laptop is priced from RM6,299 and is available for pre-order now – it’s expected to ship at the end of the month; so sure, you won’t be able to get the laptop in time for Father’s Day, but it’s well worth the wait for flagship laptop that’ll stick with your dad for years to come.
Zendure Supertank Powerbank
This is probably the biggest powerbank you’ll ever see – the Zendure Supertank can charge whatever device your dad may have on him.
True to its name, the Supertank packs a whopping 27,000mAh battery and offers up to 100W via PD. Meaning your dad can even charge his laptop via a USB Type-C cable. Zendure also claims that it can power your phone up to 10 times too.
It also has four USB ports, two of which are Type C; then there’s X-Charge mode that limits the output making it suitable to charge wearables.
Sure, it’s a hefty device weighing at 500g, but for how many devices and how many times it can charge, the Zendure Supertank is a useful gadget to have in anyone’s haul for maximum productivity. You can get the powerbank from their website here for $191.99 (RM821).