Thursday, 01 September 2022 10:59

The ultimate Father's Day gift guide for the office dad


Have trouble knowing what to buy Dad for Father's Day? Or if you’re the Dad, need some inspiration for the inevitable “what would you like?” Questions? Here are some great picks from iTWire.

Satechi eco leather deskmate

This is quite a stunning desk pad with a generous 23x12.2” size - or 58.4x31cm for us Australians. It comes in two separate colours with one on each side so that you can flip it over for a change. iTWire has been using the blue/green model, and it is a professional and stylish-looking desk pad that more than adequately provides a base for the keyboard, mouse, and other accessories. It’s comfortable, luxurious and appealing. It’s also Mum-friendly, considering it literally takes up no extra space in the house; you sit things on it.



Twelve South HoverBar Duo

This is an adjustable desktop stand, and you can use it two ways; firstly, as a shelf clamp, and secondly, as a desk stand. The box includes the clamp and stand, and, in fact, you can quickly switch it from one to the other.

Thus, set up the clamp in your office and the desk stand in your kitchen, perhaps.

It holds your iPad hands-free in numerous positions and heights; the stand is weighted, making an excellent unit for video calls, as a second screen for developers, for watching shows or reading recipes in the kitchen, and more.



Nanoleaf elements

Nanoleaf makes a range of attractive and unique light displays that you can put together however you like. These elements are very appealing laminate hexagons with a wood grain finish and look professional and stylish. You get seven panels in the box but can expand them up to 80 panels per controller. Let Dad design his oasis of light and colour. It’s dead simple to set up with tape and by clicking the panels together. It provides ambient whites from 1500 to 4000K, gives a beautiful glowing ember effect, reacts to touch, and can also visualise music.

It's a really stunning set of panels that provide a space with a lot of warmth and fun, with vast creative potential.



BoneElk Elevate laptop stand

BoneElk's laptop stands are durable and solid yet flexible. They support laptops from 11” through 17”, which should be more than adequate for everybody.

The stands have a good degree of lift and tilt, with two sections you can adjust to suit your needs. Once put in place, the stand isn’t budging at all until you choose to mix it up.

There is a black model, a white model, a junior model, and even an RGB gamer model. Let Dad enjoy a bit of RGB even in his office … the lights are subtle and appear underneath the stand’s hinges.

See it for yourself here:



PNY Pro Elite Portable 1TB SSD

Everyone needs storage, and PNY gives you plenty of options.

The PNY 1TB portable SSD Pro Elite has blazing speeds of 890MB/s read and 880MB/s write using USB 3.1 type 2 type C and is up to 7x faster than an external HDD making it perfect for transferring 4K video. It has a three-year warranty, includes a USB-C to C cable, and a USB-C to A cable, and you also receive bonus Acronis True Image data protection software.

PNY Pro Elite USB 3 1 Type C PSSD Held


PNY Pro Elite microSDXC flash card

Also from PNY, this 1TB card is perfect for your computer, laptop, phone, tablet, camera, GoPro, drone, and whatever Dad is into.

It has 1TB capacity, 100MB/s write, and 90MB/s write speeds and is rated U3 and V30 for 4K UltraHD video recording. Don’t use an inferior card, or you’ll risk not capturing the action.

It’s also enabled for A2 app performance, which means you can run apps directly from the microSD card. It includes a microSD adapter, a lifetime limited warranty, and is bundled with trial Photo recovery software.

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David M Williams

David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.

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