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THAT’S FA­THER’S DAY SORTED

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LUMIX GF8 PANA­SONIC

The fo­cus of this pocket-sizeded snap­per is on the pho­tog­ra­pher. Pana­sonic’s Lumix GF8 is proudly de­signed for selfies, as its 3- inch touch­screen flips up 180 0 de­grees to face the user, trig­ger­ing a Soft Skin fil­ter too en­sure you and those aroundd you look fresh. The 16-megapix­elel weighs just 266g, you can swap its 12-32mm lens, and it has plenty of cre­ative modes and scene set­tings. It lacks a hot shoe and 4K video cap­ture, but it de­liv­ers a lot in a small, retro form.

$699 / PANA­SONIC.COM/AU

EX­TRA BASS SRS-XB3 SONY

The ad­di­tion of an “ex­tra bass” but­ton is there to prove a point. Hit the but­ton and the pen­cil case-sized gad­get will make the ta­ble shake with bass. The SRS-XB3 is splashre­sis­tant, easy to pair with a smart­phone and its bat­tery will last for up to a day. It will also de­liver phone calls, and fea­tures but­tons to con­trol vol­ume and some func­tions. Those but­tons won’t pause tracks, un­for­tu­nately.

$249 / HARVEYNORMAN.COM.AU

SMOR­GAS­BORD SOVENDE

Or­gan­ise Dad’s life, or his bed­side ta­ble, with this in­ter­lock­ing bam­boo stand that hides a five-port USB hub that can charge his de­vices overnight. There is a shelf for glasses, a slot for a wal­let, and a slim ex­ten­sion bar for watches and ac­tiv­ity track­ers.

$129 / BUYSMORGASBORD.COM

SOUNDSPORT BOSE

Bose has thrown a lot of tech­nol­ogy into this head­set that a fit fa­ther should ap­pre­ci­ate. First, they’re sweat re­sis­tant and good for an Aus­tralian sum­mer. Sec­ond, they’re wire­less so you can hide your smart­phone away while rock­ing out to tunes on the tread­mill. Third, the winged shape of the sil­i­con ear­buds keeps the head­phones where they be­long. Other handy fea­tures in­clude NFC for quick pair­ing to An­droid phones, a six-hour bat­tery life, an in-line re­mote con­trol, and, of course, great sound for a wire­less head­set.

$249 / BOSE.COM.AU

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