three cool tech toys – targeted directly at Father’s Day!

The Gadget Zone

With Father’s Day on the horizon, what better to give Dad than a skin featuring your smiling face – and not including your annoying siblings!

By James Careless –

Welcome back to the Gadget Zone, and this selection of three cool tech toys – targeted directly at Father’s Day!

Here is something super-cool: GelaSkins. These are protective vinyl skins for iPhones, laptops, iPads, and all manner of portable devices. The cool part is that you can get these skins in a stunning array of designs; classic such as Norman Rockwell, quirky such as Tim Burton, or even taken directly from photos/illustrations that you provide. With Father’s Day on the horizon, what better to give Dad than a skin featuring your smiling face – and not including your annoying siblings! www.gelaskins.com.

Being from ‘back in the day’, Dad still likes to read books. So you got him an e-book reader at Christmas to bring him into the 21st century – but now he complains that he can’t see the dimly-lit type! No problem: The Verso Arc Light is a clip-on light that will brighten up his e-book reader’s screen.

Verso-Arc-Light-In-Use

It comes with a USB rechargeable battery (offering up to 15 hours of light on a single charge) and patent-pending cuffs designed to slide onto an e-reader and stay in place. The light’s curved arm glides up into the “on” position, casting bright, even light without any adjustment. www.bestbuy.ca.

Finally, why not get Dad a big, big toy this Father’s Day? The 2011 Ford Edge Sport is a monster machine that offers all-wheel drive, a 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine that sips gas (10.6 km/L), a 12 -speaker Sony audio system, a full range of voice-activated controls, and 22″ aluminum wheels. Put Dad in an 2011 Ford Edge Sport, and he might even become cool himself. Well, he won’t, but you’ll look fine whenever you borrow the car. www.ford.ca

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