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CNET Top 5: Tech gifts for dads

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CNET Top 5: Tech gifts for dads

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For the dad who loves technology, you can't beat these five awesome gift ideas.

Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. Father's Day is coming up, and dads like tech. But getting your dad an iPod is like getting him a tie. And a TV is a little out of the budget for most Father's Day gift-givers, unless you team up. But don't worry. We've got the Father's Day presents sure to make your tech-loving padre smile big. Let's count 'em down. At No. 5, the Sonos S5 digital music system. Great sound, no clutter, no cables and controlled from an app on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Perfect for the Apple-toting pops. Coming in at No. 4, the Sony BDP-S570. It's not just a high-def Blu-ray player. It has 3D support, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Slacker music support and built-in Wi-Fi. You will get hugged if you give this. Up to No. 3, Audioengine 2. Dads still want to impress friends. And one way to impress friends is with small things that do impressive stuff. These compact speakers deliver phenomenal sound for their size. Perfect for the Audiophile father. Sliding in at No. 2, the Amazon Kindle. Dads read. And this helps them impress their annoying neighbors while they do it. You can also fill it up with Tom Clancy, Stephen King, or whatever your dad loves to read. Before we get to No. 1, Here are five things you should absolutely not give your tech-loving dad. Especially if you want to preserve your inheritance. All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The top tech gift for dads: At No. 1, it's... The Logitech Harmony One. Let's assume Dad has already sprung for the high-def TV during the last big TV event, be it Super Bowl or Blizzcon. He needs a universal remote. And this is possibly the best universal remote we've ever tested here at CNET. That inheritance just got bigger! Well, that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. You can find more great tech gift recommendations like these at our Dads and Grads gift guide at dads.cnet.com No matter what you give your dad this Father's Day, don't forget to tell him you love him. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.

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