The Apple TV lets you stream all of the movies and TV shows available in the iTunes Store to your HDTV on a rental or purchase basis, with purchases stored in the cloud. Netflix, MLB.TV, and a handful of other online media services are available, plus music, videos and photos can be streamed from iOS devices using AirPlay.
Kiwi Wi-Fi iPhone Car Diagnostic Kit
Is your Dad a car buff? With just the Kiwi Wi-Fi and your iPhone, your dad can monitor tons of vital data about his car's performance. Now your dad can find out why the "check engine light" has been blinking for over a month.
Apple's iPad is arguably the most popular tablet on the market, so it's a great gift for dads who don't already have one.
MagFolio Luxe for iPad / FabShell Luxe for iPhone
Speck has some very classy matching iPad and iPhone cases for your sharp dressed dad. The MagFolio Luxe leather iPad case has a slim-fit protective cover and adjustable viewing stand. The matching iPhone case is also leather.
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Apple Magic Trackpad
Apple's minimalist Bluetooth Magic Trackpad is a compact wireless multitouch alternative to a mouse for iMac users who envy MacBooks. It rests flush next to existing Apple Bluetooth keyboards for a seamless look and feel.
Give your dad the gift of streaming movies and TV shows on the Roku 2 XS. He can watch all his favorite shows from Hulu Plus, Netflix and HBO Go on the TV screen.
Mobee Magic Bar
If the dad in your family has an Apple Wireless Keyboard or Magic Trackpad, the Mobee Magic Bar is a rechargeable charging accessory that replaces the 2 AA batteries that power those products.
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard uses indoor lighting to recharge its built-in battery. It comes in both a Windows and Mac version.
Plantronics Voyager Pro UC headset
This Bluetooth headset isn't as small as some of the other ones out there, but it offers excellent sound quality and comes with a USB dongle for connecting to Windows and Mac PCs for Skype calls.
Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad
Priced to compete with Apple's Bluetooth keyboard, the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad is a similarly shaped, well-functioning writing tool with a twist: its case doubles as an iPad stand. Logitech also makes one for Android tablets (with Android-specific keys).
Closed-Hood Car Jump Starter
Maybe your dad isn't great with cars. The closed-hood car jump starter connects via the cigarette lighter outlets and allows you to jump start your car without ever opening the hood.
The Jawbone Jambox isn't a bargain, but it is the leading portable Bluetooth speaker, with a sleek design and good performance for its small size.
The Bowers & Wilkins C5 earphones offer excellent sound and a unique "loop" design that helps keep the earpieces securely in your ear.
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The Slingbox transmits live and recorded TV from your home to wherever. It installs between, say, your cable box or DVR and your TV and connects to your home network. Then you access that setup via your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. This is great for things like watching local sports and keeping up with "Mad Men" when you're on the road. And the Slingbox is a subscription-free device; once you pay for it, it's paid for. One thing worth mentioning is that the SlingPlayer apps for Android, Kindle Fire, iOS and other mobile devices cost $30.
Nike + iPod
Dads who are runners will find the Nike + iPod kit useful. The custom sensor fits inside of Nike shoes and syncs to iPods to track workouts.