It’s that time to start thinking of gift ideas for that special man in your life. Fortunately, men are easy to shop for. Nearly all men like tech gadgets of some kind and there’s no better way to a man’s heart than through technology. Oh yeah, food ranks pretty high up there too. Whether he’s trying to perfect his golf swing, tracking his mogul runs, moonlight as a movie director, or garner the title of Grill Master these gadgets are sure to do the trick.
Pebble - E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android
Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It’s infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watch faces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. Apps bring Pebble to life. Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data. Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. Use the music control app to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button. If you’re a golfer, feel free to bring Pebble onto the course. Golfers will even have an app with the golf rangefinder app for Pebble that works on over 25,000 courses world-wide. Instead of using your phone, view your current distance to the green right on your wrist. $150, www.getpebble.com
GoPro Hero 3 Camera
Size certainly doesn’t matter when it comes to the new GoPro Hero 3, which is even smaller then it’s predecessor, has twice the image-processing power, an improved lens, and a new integrated smartphone app. The latest version of the brand’s waterproof and impact-resistant wearable camera can record your adventures from the ski slopes in Aspen to exploring the underwater world of the colorful marine life in the Turks and Caicos in full HD or by live stream over the Internet. $200 to $400, www.gopro.com.
Grill Alert Talking Remote Meat Thermometer
Every gill likes to think he is a Grille Master. Well the Grill Alert Talking Remote Meat Thermometer will help those men who may were that mantel in their own eyes. The wireless belt-clip monitor announces when entrées are cooked to perfection. Select meat type, choose preferred cooking temperature, close the grill—then walk away and enjoying the party! The wireless belt clip attached monitor will alert you when your entrée are cooked to perfection. $70, www.brookstone.com
For the health conscious guy trying to stay fit, Nike’s FuelBand bracelet may be the perfect fit gift. It tracks your daily movement, calculating calories burned and activity time via a multicolored LED display. $149, www.nike.com.
Golfsense 3D Swing Analyzer
At only 17 grams, that aspiring serious golfer can attach this tiny sensor to their golf glove, pair it with their smartphone, and the GolfSense 3D will analyze everything from club speed to a path to help fix that errant swing. $130, www.golfsense.com
Golf Club Drink Dispenser
The best drinks on the links come right from “the Club.” With a real head and shaft, you’ll be the only one to know that your favorite ‘club’ is really an automatic drink dispenser, holding a thirst-quenching 54 fluid ounces (1.6L) of your hot or cold beverage of choice. A battery-operated pump serves your beverage at the touch of a button. $90, www.sharperimage.com
Aiptek - MobileCinema i20 DLP Pico Projector
Aiptek’s small MobileCinema i20 projector packs a big wallop. Simply plug it into an iPhone and it can project as large as a 50-inch mirror image of the screen on a wall. The built-in battery provides about a movie’s worth of viewing (100 minutes). $150, www.bestbuy.com