Father's Day
By Gear Patrol
on 6.6.13

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He takes to electronics like a fish to water. That’s a rare one, you know…
Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL1- Canon EOS Rebel SL1
The latest addition to the EOS family takes the crown as the smallest and lightest DSLR on the market today. Though it weighs a mere 14 ounces, it still packs a 18-megapixel APS-C sensor as well as other goodies like a touch-enabled LCD screen — making it a perfect entry-level option for the non-manhanded dad. $650+
Bowers-Wilkins-PM1-gear-patrol-fathers-day-gift-guide Bowers & Wilkins PM1
Ensconced in a beautifully designed cabinet, it’s B&W’s engineering that really shines in these compact loudspeakers. Perfect for dads that want to star in their own Maxell ad. $2800
Sennheiser-Momentum-Headphones-gear-patrol-fathers-day-gift-guide Sennheiser Momentum Headphones
For years Sennheiser has produced excellent sounding headphones with styling only a mother could love. With high quality materials inside and out, audiophile aesthetes can finally get their fix. $349
grundig-mini-400-gear-patrol Grundig Mini 400
The Grundig Mini is a pocket-sized, AM/FM buddy for those lonely cabin weekends. When you’re in the mountains, weather alerts, an alarm and even just some tunes are a luxury. $30
KEF-X300A-gear-patrol-fathers-day-gift-guide KEF X300 A
With easy plug-and-play capabilities, these hi-fi speakers are made specifically to kit out your dad’s PC or Mac. Connecting digitally via USB or available Bluetooth dongle for wireless streaming, the X300A provides clear, lossless 96 kHz/24-bit sound to its 5.25-inch Uni-Q driver — the same driver found in many of KEF’s much, much more expensive models. $800
DSPTCH-Camera-Straps-Gear-Patrol DSPTCH Camera Straps
DSPTCH sling camera straps are made of red or grey military-spec 1- or 1.5-inch webbing; the wrist straps are braided 550 Type III paracord in a variety of colors (our favorite is the camo pattern); swap-able cord connectors are great for quick removal. Add in some new epoxy-coated 316 stainless steel hardware and you’ve got a strap we want. $32
Logitech-Harmony-Ultimate-Gear-Patrol Logitech Harmony Touch Remote
If your father rules the home media center with an iron fist, consider this his hi-tech scepter. With an easy set-up and sync, highly adjustable settings and a beautifully designed touchscreen interface, he’ll have a potent weapon to battle his better half’s soaps obsession. $199
Sony-XBR-4K-Ultra-HD-TV-Gear-Patrol Sony XBR 4K Ultra HD TVs
Just in time for graduation gifts and Father’s Day, Sony has revealed two new 4K HD TVs (55-inch and 65-inch) that would look great in a first apartment or dad’s den. Or anywhere else. A 4K media player is also available for purchase, and comes with a pack of 10 movies. Just add popcorn. $5,000+
Personal-IMAX-Gear-Patrol IMAX Private Theater
Maybe you’re a sheik, maybe you bought into APL early; regardless, you’re a movie buff, so this is a no-brainer. IMAX designers work with your architects (you have those right?) to offer their expertise, and once the in-home theater is done, IMAX continues to monitor and service your system 24/7/365. imaxprivatetheatre.com
Olympus-PEN-E-5-Gear-Patrol Olympus PEN E-P5 Camera
Prime engineering goes into the look and feel of Olympus’s PEN cameras, and the new E-P5 is no different. Its handsome vintage-inspired body houses features like an ultra-fast shutter, 5-axis image stabilization and wi-fi compatibility. $999
Cambridge-Audio-Minx-Air-200-Gear-Patrol Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
The Minx’s 200-watt amplifier and built-in subwoofer power through the richest of sounds, and it pulls double duty as an Airplay and a Bluetooth speaker. And its looks: let’s just say “minx” is an appropriate title. $599

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