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Fathers Day Electronics Gift Guide 2013

by June 06, 2013
2013 Fathers Day Electronics Gift Guide

2013 Fathers Day Electronics Gift Guide

Oh, it's that time of year again. Drop that tie! Put down that cologne! You need to get your Dad something he'll really enjoy this Father's Day and we have just the ticket: our 2013 Father's Day Electronics Gift Guide. If you can't find something for Dad on this page then you're not trying hard enough—or you really really like ties. From radios, to toys, to gizmos and home theater, our 2013 Father's Day Gift Guide has something for every electronics-loving father on the planet. After you peruse our list, let us know what you got your Dad by posting it on our Facebook page.

Yamaha 2013 Aventage RX-Axx30 Receivers

Price: $700 - $2200 | Buy it now

 Yamaha Aventage Receiver

If you can swing it, your Dad will go bananas over Yamaha's newest Aventage line of receivers. With minor updates, these new receivers feature AirPlay support as well as MHL for high-definition playback from mobile phones and digital tablets. Bottom line is that these receivers are an excellent value and feature-packed. You can get into the new Aventage line for just under $700, so if you're looking for entry-level you may want to drop down to Yamaha's RX-V line ($300 starting prices).

V-Moda crossfade M-100 Headphones

Price: $310 | Buy it now

v-moda crossfade M-100 headphones 

Check out our v-moda M-100 video review, and you'll see that these are a pair of phones to make you fall in love with music all over again.

Sumo Emperor Beanbag Chair

Price: $399 | Buy it online

Sumo Emperor Beanbag Chair

If you're looking to get your husband something for Father's Day, then this might be a somewhat self-serving gift. The Sumo Emperor beanbag chair is made for two and it's a really unique design that will bring any two people closer together.

Braven BRV-1 and 570 Wireless HD Speakers

Price: $180 | Buy it online

Braven BRV-1 speaker Braven 570 speaker

If your Dad likes to be outdoors, then the IPX5-rated water resistant BRV-1, with its ultra-rugged rubberized exterior and 6W speaker will make for a durable, entertaining speaker. On top of it all, the BRV-1 is also a speakerphone. For indoor use, the Braven 570 is your go-to product—an equally exciting speaker that gives you 10 hours of playtime and can even recharge your phone.

Newtrent iCarrier 12,000 mAh Battery Pack

Price: $67 | Buy it now

New Trent iCarrier USB power 

We've seen USB power chargers before, but with 12,000 mAh, this is one of the highest power densities we've ever seen. It's small and powerful—in a way that's almost too good to be true. You can charge phones up to 6 times with this brick and it's built to last, claiming up to 500 charge cycles. It also supports both 2.1A and 1A outputs.

SMS Street by 50 On-ear Headphones

Price: $180 | Buy it now

Street by 50 on-ear headphones 

These headphones come in an assortment of colors, but that's what what makes them cool. They have a detachable cord (with three-click microphone) so you can have tangle-free enjoyment of your tunes. The phones also have enhanced bass and ultra plush memory foam ear pads. They also fold up and come with a hard shell carry case.

Boom Urchin Speaker

Price: $150 | Buy it now

Boom Urchin speaker 


This Bluetooth speaker from Boom lets you stream audio wirelessly—in the shower if you so desire! The waterproof speaker is IP4-rated (dustproof, shockproof and water-resistant) and has a removable silicone skin. The battery lasts up to 8 hours and there's even an auxiliary input for wired connections.

g-form Xtreme iPhone 5 Case

Price: $40 | Buy it Online

g-form Xtreme iPhone 5 case 

If your dad has an iPhone, then he might want to check out the G-Form XTREME iPhone case. The XTREME cases feature proprietary RPT (Reactive Protection Technology) that absorbs over 90% of the impact energy during a fall. It's a light, flexible case that doesn't catch in your pocket—one of the reasons we really like this one.

Pyle PSBV200BT 300w Bluetooth Soundbar

Price: $323 | Buy it now

Pyle 300 Watt Bluetooth Soundbar 

Your Dad should upgrade from his television speakers. To do that he might need a soundbar. Pyle has a 300 watt Bluetooth soundbar w/USB/SD/FM Radio & wireless remote. This soundbar isn't high on aesthetics, but it makes up for it in features.

Astell&Kern AK100 Portable MQS (Mastering Quality Sound) Audio System

Price: $700 | Buy online

Astell&Kern AK100 

Forget that iPod—the Astell&Kern is a portable MQS (Mastering Quality Sound) audio system. It boasts the ability to bring the original bit-to-bit sound to you the way music was meant to be heard. It's not inexpensive, but Astell&Kern is for those who want their music to sound like it did in the mastering studio.

Phorus PS1 Speaker

Price: $199 | Buy it now

 Phorus PS1 speaker

PS1 Speakers are, in a nutshell, designed to deliver Hi-Fi over Wi-Fi. Your Dad can stream music directly from your library, Pandora,Internet Radio  or a DLNA music server directly from an Android device or tablet, using standard Wi-Fi. You can also use Bluetooth mode to stream audio from any app or service to multiple speakers throughout the house.  Be sure to check out special bundle pricing in time for Father's Day.

Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark 2nd Edition

Price: $30 | Buy it now

Whether your Dad's a home theater novice or a seasoned expert, this disc will give him all the tests he needs to set up and adjust his HDTV in the Spears and Munsil HD Benchmark BD. The previous edition of the HD Benchmark was recommended by the New York Times, Widescreen Review, Home Theater Magazine and dozens of other print and online publications. This new edition keeps all the features of the previous disc and adds dozens of new features.

Spears & Munsil Benchmark 2nd Edition

Edifier e10 Exclaim 2.0 Speakers

Price: $100 | Buy it now

edifier exclaim e10 speakers 

This speaker caught our eye with its smooth curves and straight lines. The all-new Exclaim is an active bi-amped 2.0 speaker system, with each speaker driven by its own internal amplifier. A combined 36 watts RMS of power drives a total of 6 internal active speakers.

CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 5

Price: $40 | Buy it now

CM4 Q card case for iPhone 5 

CM4's Q Card Case lets Dad comfortably fit 3 cards plus cash in the fully-integrated iPhone 5 case. A lay-flat screen guard provides screen protection and the soft-touch finish lets you easily pull out of your pocket. The case is fully compatible with the new lightning dock connector or the new adaptor.

Airbudz Earbud Attachments

Price: $15 | Buy it now

Safesound Airbudz 

Airbudz are a new type of earphone insert. They're an alternative earbud attachments that can be utilized while listening to your earphones in environments where it's necessary to be aware of your surroundings in order to stay safe. This is perfect for a Dad who likes to run or bike.

Bēm Wireless Mobile Speaker

Price: $70 | Buy it now

Bem Wireless speaker 

The bēm wireless mobile speaker caught our eye because of its diminutive size. You can put it anywhere and it comes in six colors. It measures just 2.5” cubed—that’s slightly smaller than a tennis ball. Your dad can put this speaker just about anywhere and have his tunes for up to 6 hours.

Monster DNA On-ear Headphones

Price: $170 | Buy it now

Monster DNA on-ear headphones 

These headphones are built to deliver that "live" music sound. They also have some nice features, like removable cables, soft earcups and a flat tangle-free cord.

Seido Obex Waterproof iPhone 5 Case

Price: $80 | Buy it now

Seidio OBEX case

Your Dad may like the new Seidio OBEX. It utilizes advanced technology that not only safeguards your device against drops, but also keeps external elements like water, snow, mud, other liquids, dust, and sand from damaging your iPhone.

ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $130 | Buy it now


If your Dad is the outdoors type, this new waterproof Bluetooth wireless speaker is the

Wicked Audio Solus Headphones and Heist Earphones

Price: $65 Solus; $20 Heist | Buy it now

Wicked Audio Solus headphones    Wicked Audio Heist earphones

Wicked audio may seem new on the block, but the bottom line is they are a fun company that makes a wide array of in-, on- and over-ear headphones. Diversity might be the greatest strength of this company, but the point is—you'll be able to find just about anything in any form factor or color.

PowerSkin and Pop'N Hybrid Battery Charger for iPhone 5

Price: $80 (either) | Buy it now

xpal powerskin iphone 5 case  Powerskin POPN case

Protecting Dad's phone is a good idea, but what if you could net him some more power at the same time? The PowerSkin for iPhone 5 is a thin case that adds only 0.3 inches to the phone, but delivers an additional 1500 mAh of battery life. The POP'N case is more flexible and slips onto the phone's new dock connector. Both are excellent options.

Geneva Model M Speaker

Price: $700 | Buy it now

Geneva Model M speaker 

The Geneva Sound System Model M is a complete bookshelf sized stereo system crafted in a single cabinet made out of piano-lacquered wood. The compact system houses two separate Hi-Fi speakers. Driven by a 50W digital amplifier, it delivers an audio performance that competes with much larger conventional Hi-Fi systems.

Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

Price: $30 | Buy it now

Kinovo Bluetooth headphones

The Kinovo BTH220 Bluetooth headphones will work with just about any modern music players or smart phones. Dad can manage his music player directly from the headset with functions such as play, pause, next & previous track & volume.

Ballistic Aspira iPhone 5 Case

Price: $35 | Buy it now

Ballistic Aspira iPhone 5 case

The all new Aspira Series case has dual layer protection, but also a host of colors and styles to make your iPhone looks great as it stays safe. Just be sure not to get Dad the pink "flower power" version.

Wren V5AP AirPlay Speaker for Apple iOS Devices

Price: $399 | Buy it now

Wren V5AP AirPlay Speaker

Wren's V5AP speaker is a wireless audio system designed for use with AirPlay-enabled devices. The V5AP claims to be as impressive on the inside as it is stylish on the outside. The Wren really has a nice retro look that your Dad will love. The V5 is made from real wood, with natural bamboo or rosewood finishes instead of painted plastic. Above all, the speaker has a well-designed layout, with drivers that produce a lot more sound than should be posible given the size of the enclosure. 

We're hoping there are enough suggestions here for you to come up with at least a few ideas for Dad this year. This Father's day you can educate, entertain, or otherwise engage your Dad with some of the most fun gadgets and A/V products we've seen all year.



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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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