If your techie dad is always on his laptop, a USB Laptop light will give him light wherever he decides to use his notebook computer. As a result, he can lessen his eye strain. This product is available at Dell.com for $19.99.
There's nothing more frustrating than losing all the data on a computer. With a BackupKey, you don't have to worry about that. This portable flash drive, which you can get at Buy.com for less than $80, can create data backup for up to four computers. Your dad can also use it to transfer information from one computer to another.
Your techie dad probably already has a GPS system in his car, but starting at around $399 you can get him a handheld version. The DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 is a very good choice. It's fast, accurate, built to last and there are virtually an unlimited number of available maps. You can purchase one of these handheld GPS units at DeLorme's official website at DeLorme.com.
The Virtual Laser Keyboard has to be seen to be believed. Available at virtual-keyboard-laser.com, this keyboard alternative utilizes lasers to create a touch keyboard in any location. The device itself is about as big as a lighter. This can be purchased online for $199.99.
For any dad that loves music on the go, headphones are a vital part of their technology needs. Made by industry leader Bose, QuietComfort 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are a top of the line option. These headphones fit gently around the ears and block any outside noise so that the music can be enjoyed in any location. You can purchase these headphones at Bose.com for $269.
When killing free time, many tech dads would appreciate the ability to play video games. There are portable video game systems made by companies such as Nintendo and Sony, however if you want a more affordable option consider the New York Times Electronic Handheld Sudoku. Available at online retailers such as Walmart.com for under $20, this portable video game comes with over 800 Sudoku puzzles.
With the Vuzix AV920 Video Eyewear, he will be overjoyed with this piece of high-tech equipment. It looks like it's straight out of a futuristic movie and shows a picture that is comparable to a 62-inch big screen television. He will be able to use it to watch movies and play video games. You can find it at BoatersWorld.com for a little bit more than $270.
Growing up, your techie dad probably loved remote controlled cars. Now, you can give your dad a gift that will remind him of his childhood. This Radio Control Beverage Buggy works like a remote controlled car but it's built to serve adult beverages. It's on sale at HomeWetBar.com for around $50.
If you want to surprise your techie dad with an expensive gift from the family, consider getting him a high definition camcorder. Canon has a series of VIXIA camcorders that offer high definition picture quality starting at around $1,000 at Canon.com.
Don't know exactly what to get your dad? You can't go wrong with an Apple Gift Card. Apple has hundreds of products that will make your techie dad drool. You can even create a personalized Apple Gift Card at Apple.com and set the amount from $25 to $2500.