So you don't have a ton to spend on a Father's Day gift. Well, don't worry. For not too much money you can pick up lots of high quality and useful tech gear he'll appreciate. Read on to see our favourites.
Your dad probably wouldn't run out and buy Logitech's new MX Master on his own. But this is a high-performance wireless mouse with a built-in rechargeable battery that anyone would appreciate as a gift.
If you're invested in the Apple universe -- own an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or you already have lots of movies, TV shows, and music on iTunes -- Apple TV is a better choice than the Chromecast. And even though it's coming up on its third birthday, Apple is keeping its box fresh with new channels every few months, including Netflix and Stan locally.
Sol Republic's Shadow Wireless has a flexible around-the-neck design. It's one of those Bluetooth headphones you can leave on all day and forget you're wearing it. It's available in a lighter gray color.
Yes, tablets and smartphones can double as e-readers. But the AU$109 Amazon Kindle has a long-lasting battery and a paperlike screen that avid readers will appreciate. And unlike more versatile devices, there won't be any calls, emails or texts to distract the reader, either.
Amazon's latest entry-level e-reader, which occasionally gets discounted, adds a touchscreen, but leaves off the integrated light found in the step-up 2013 Paperwhite and Voyage models.
As much as we like e-ink readers, though, an extra $20 will get you a full-fledged color tablet. Sure, it doesn't have much storage (8GB) and it's not super-zippy, but the well-designed Fire HD 6 is one of the better options out there -- especially given its AU$149 price tag.
The Seagate Seven 500GB portable drive may not offer the most storage bang for the buck, but it is the slimmest portable hard drive out there and offers excellent performance. You'll find it online for as low as AU$120.
JBL's Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker can be found online for around AU$120. It sounds great for its size and comes in multiple colour options. (Want more Bluetooth speaker options? Check out our list of best portable mini Bluetooth speakers.)
For a little bit more than you can pick up a Bose SoundLink Color (AU$179 in Australia). It's doesn't perform quite as well as the SoundLink Mini, but it's an attractive little Bluetooth speaker that delivers big sound for its size, is easy to tote around, and recharges with a standard Micro-USB cable.
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader carries a list price of AU$179, but you'll often find a discounted version online. It's not as slick as the step-up Kindle Voyage, but it's a fine e-reader and a good value