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June 16, 2011

4 Gifts for Father’s Day

My Dad is awesome. He renovated my condo, he taught me how to chop down a tree and he loves Disney World even more than Walt Disney did. The thing about my Dad, though, is that he isn’t a gadget guy.  He can build a porch in a matter of hours or get a truck engine to turn over, but he still types with two fingers. So, this Father’s Day, I thought I’d share a few things that are useful for my Dad and other not so savvy tech guys.

dad and I

(This is my Dad!)

1.) Best PC for My Dad: The Dell Inspiron 15R Switch is perfect for my dad. He has big hands and “occasionally” bad vision. So the bigger screen and large keyboard is perfect for him. Not to mention, there are tons of covers to choose from. If you are in the market, you can give your Dad one that really fits his personality. I’d choose the blue one for my Dad’s Father’s Day Gift!


2.) Best Accessory: My Dad has always liked to travel and he (secretly) loves having his picture taken. The Sony WX5 camera is a great point and shoot that performs much like a high-end SLR but with a slightly smaller sensor. Plus it’s great for HD video. My dad will likely never take video but I’ll be able to capture awesome videos of he and my nephew playing on the tractor!



3.) Best Windows Live Tool: For my dad, its Hotmail! To begin with, my mom answers the majority of the emails and my Dad has never had his own account. He’d be surprised to learn that Hotmail is fast, organized, and creates all kind of efficiencies. Mostly, he can keep track of all the photos we send via its cool labeling system, which keeps emails with photos in one central file.


4.) Best Keyboard: @BrandonLeblanc seems to think my Dad would be a better typist if he had a cooler keyboard. Of course, he doesn’t know my dad, who has typed with two fingers since he learned to type. That being said, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 seems like a pretty sweet gift with its natural angle and plush wrist rest.



What are you getting your Dad for Father’s Day?  Are you confused about the best PC or what technology will work with what he has? Then ask @Benthepcguy or me, @Kristinalibby.