Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom
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
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
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.