Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot
CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt.
It's almost Father's Day which means you may be tempted to go out and get dear ol'
Dad a high-tech gift.
Before you do, we need to tell you something. Actually, we need to count something
These are the Top 5 worst tech gifts for dads.
At No. 5, Philips Velcro cable ties. Never get Dad a tie for Father's Day. Even a cable
tie. Even if they're multicolored and only $3 a pop.
Coming in at No. 4, printer ink. Sure, it's more expensive than buying Cristal or gold
bullion. But that doesn't mean dad will jump with joy when he opens up a blister
pack of ink.
Up to No. 3, a small TV. Dad wants a big TV. Preferable a huge TV. Preferably
something twice as big as that jerk Phil next door. Anything less than 32 inches will
get you disowned.
Sliding in at No. 2, the Wii Fit. Would you walk up to your father, slap him in the face,
and say "Stop eating like a hog and do some exercise you big fat tub of lard?" Cause
that's what buying him a Wii fit says.
Before we get to No. 1, time to give you a gift. Another LAME Giveaway. Regular
viewers know the drill. Answer our question at blog.cnettv.com, and you could
win...a TiVo hat. Suitable for giving to dad...as long as you also bought him a TiVo.
Here's the question. Bill Gates is probably the most famous dad in the tech world.
What's his son's name?
All right. Let's get to our No. 1.
The worst tech gift you can give your Dad for Father's Day.
At No. 1, it's...
A Kindle...filled with parenting books. Not only are you giving dad a reason to be
mocked at the club when he brings in the readin' gadget, but also preordering
"ScreamFree Parenting" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fatherhood" will not
actually help your younger sister out. At all.
Well That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5.
Remember, name Bill Gates son. Be one of the first 10 to do so at blog.cnettv.com on
the post for this Top 5, and you could win the TiVo hat.
Oh and if you'd like the BEST gifts for Dads, head to dads.cnet.com for Dads and
Grads gift guide.
I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.