Father's Day gift ideas

June 14, 2009 7:59:40 AM PDT
Father's Day is exactly a week from now, do you know what you're giving your father, grandfather or husband? ABC News Radio Tech Producer Andrea Smith joined us with some ideas. Palm Pre Smartphone

Palm's new Pre Smartphone offers Palm Synergy, allowing for linked contacts, layered calendars and combined messaging, meaning everything you need is searchable in one place in a single view. The new Web OS lets you keep multiple activities open and move easily between them like flipping through a deck of cards. Switch between text messaging and e-mail, or search the web while you listen to music. You can rearrange items simply by dragging them, and when you are done with something, just throw it away by flicking it off the top of the screen.
$199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

Tom Tom Go 740 GPS

The Tom Tom GO 740 Live is an internet-connected GPS unit offering real-time traffic, live access to fuel listings and live Google local search. This also allows for quicker satellite fixes and the use of historical traffic patterns to calculate a more accurate arrival time. Speech recognition capability lets you use your voice to give commands, and advanced lane guidance shows you which lane to stay in when the highway splits. Using Google Local Search you can find local restaurants and businesses or search for the cheapest gas station in the area.

Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player

Slacker is the world's first Personal Radio company offering "Your Radio Everywhere." Slacker allows music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go, either with Slacker Personal Radio players or on their mobile phones. Users can listen to one of over 100 expert-programmed Slacker stations or custom stations that you create.
The free Slacker application is available on BlackBerry App World or on iTunes for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Roku Box

The Roku Digital Video Player was released last year, making it easy for Netflix subscribers to play the rental service's 12,000-title library of streamable movies and TV shows on their TV set. Now, the Roku Digital Video Player, with built-in Wi-Fi, has added access to Amazon Video-on-Demand content, Amazon offers 40,000 movies and TV episodes to rent or buy instantly, and many on the same day they're available on DVD. No subscription needed.

Personalized Kodak gifts

Kodak Gallery offers a wide variety of affordable, personalized gifts for Father's Day. Ranging from $1.49 to $30.00 you can create something Dad will love. We made a personalized Frosted Beer Stein for dad this year - something that will always make him think of the family and make him smile. But you can also make other fun gifts from a photo tie to a personalized desk organizer or a beautiful photo book.
Frosted Stein: $19.99 You can also make normal mugs or travel mugs
Photo Tie: $29.99
Father's Day Cards: Starting at $1.49 you can personalize with your own pictures and messages
Personalized Photo Books: Starting at $29.99
Personalized Desk Organizer: $29.99