for the jet set dad

Australian T3 - - FATHER'S DAY -

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Par­rot Z ik d es­ign by stark

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.

$499, par­rot.com/au

02

Sony A5000

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

03

Kin­dle Paper­white

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

04

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.

$2,834, mr­porter.com

05

Ray-ban c lub­mas­ter

With weather be­ing an un­pre­dictable mis­tress, a good pair of sun­nies are in­valu­able to the world trav­eller. Club­mas­ters are time­less.

$240, ray-ban.com/aus­tralia

06

Har­man/Kar­don esquire

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.

$349, har­mankar­don/en_au

07

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

08

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.

$270, nin­tendo.com.au

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