for the jet set dad
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The endless drone of a plane’s engines can be enough to leave long-haul passengers clawing at the exits. Help Dad to maintain his sanity with these slick noise-cancelling cans. They’re wireless, so he can fall asleep wearing them without waking up in a tangled mess.
Smartphone cameras have come a long way, but for framable holiday snaps Dad will need something with a little more grunt. Compact and classy, the A5000 comes with a tiltable screen and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy sharing.
$699, sony.COM . au
The best e-reader money can buy will ensure Dad’s never shy of a book or two while trekking around the globe. The screen is crisp and easy on the eyes, while the battery just keeps going and going and going.
US $139, amazon.com
Globe-Trotter carry-on case
Immaculately crafted in a Tokyo studio, if you present one of these beauties to the old man on Father’s Day he’ll be packing the essentials into it even if he doesn’t have a trip booked.
Ray-ban c lubmaster
With weather being an unpredictable mistress, a good pair of sunnies are invaluable to the world traveller. Clubmasters are timeless.
The party’s portable with a good wireless speaker, and the Esquire delivers 10 hours of quality sound. Just make sure Dad doesn’t crank it on the plane after a scotch or two.
Mophie Juice Packp owerstation
Keep Dad from becoming stranded with a dead phone or tablet. With ultra-fast charging (and a USB to Lightning cable - $40), it won’t take him long to get Google Maps back up and running again.
$90, store.apple.CO m/au
Nintendo 3 DS XL
Nothing passes the long hours in that hollow tube quicker than a little gaming, but forget the systems build into the back of the chair in front. Get Dad some real games instead.