Father’s Day is a couple of weeks away and if you’re stumped for what to give Dad, we have some gift ideas from our team at AVD. Present the man in your life with a gift certificate for a fully-equipped “man cave”/media room. Or give him one of the items suggested here. And, as man does not live by home electronics, automation and integration alone, we’re offering up some additional thoughts as a way to honor Dad this month – or anytime.
What man cave/media room would be complete without a big-screen TV? Bob Copeland recommends Sony’s new XBR 65A1E OLED Display. John Veloza suggests pairing that with surround sound that works in multiple locations like the Sonos system. Brad Smith suggests one of the Leon Soundbars to be mounted with the TV. Add a subwoofer, says Bob Riddle, and he likes JL Audio. Richard Mullin says an all-in-one remote is essential and recommends the Universal Remote Control. Bob thinks the Savant Pro Remote is a must have for ease-of-use and the coolness factor (just enough to make it fun).
Bob Copeland: DAC for Sonos Connect and time with family.
Richard Mullin: Apple TV and a pair of tickets to the new Odyssey cruise ship with dinner aboard.
John Veloza: A Control4 System and an Apple Macbook Pro.
Rob Henry: A video matrix so I can start watching a movie in one room and be able to finish in another and a new Wilson tennis racquet.
Bob Riddle: Rachio Wi-Fi sprinkler controller that monitors and adjusts sprinkler systems from anywhere at any time (available for Android and Apple IO devices) and a one day outing with my father – camping, boating and fishing, like we did when I was a kid. Somehow my dad was able to find time to make it happen. I haven’t figured that part out but I remember it fondly.
How about a gift certificate for a massage or a massage chair? For the weekend warriors, athletic equipment or fishing gear? A golf outing? Wine? Cigars? Nespresso machines for coffee connoisseurs. Food is always a hit. When all else fails, there’s always a tie! Happy Father’s Day to all.