Father’s Day is right around the corner, so we thought it would be a good time to throw together a list of 10 geeky Father’s Day gifts. Whether it’s a wallet-shaped hard drive or just few comic books, we need to embrace Dad’s geeky side this year.
Wallet Hard Drive
We just couldn’t resist throwing this hard drive in here. For the father who needs a place for videos, pictures, music, documents, presentations or anything else, this 640GB wallet drive is the ticket. It’s encased in leather and will fit in Dad’s back pocket just like a wallet. VerbatimStore.com sells them for Just under $200, but you can head over to Amazon and pay about half that -- if they're in stock.
A nice cold drink after a hard day’s work is a great way to relax, but ice always makes it all watery. With Whiskey Stones dad won’t ever have that problem again. Just pop these specially designed rocks in the freezer for a couple hours and you’re good to go. You can wash them over and over again and they come with a nice little carrying pouch. A set of 9 will set you back about $20 at ThinkGeek.
Binary Dad T-Shirt
Dads need shirts just like anyone else, but geeky dads need shirts that let everyone know just how geeky they are. This shirt makes it abundantly clear by displaying “DAD” in the geekiest language of them all, binary code! ThinkGeek has them for $17.
Every meal needs a good sauce to complement all the hard work, and what sauce could be better than Awesomesauce? This garlic flavored hot sauce is sure to make every meal awesome and you‘ll find it at ThinkGeek for 10 bucks. If garlic isn’t really your thing you could always try this bacon-flavored hot sauce!
Gift This Comic
A few months ago comiXology announced an awesome new feature called Gift This Comic. Rather than spending all of your time browsing their digital comic selection for selfish reasons, why not gift your comic nerd dad some books? Most of them only cost 99 cents so head over to comics.comixology.com and start gifting.
Any pirate dads out there? With a hint of orange and vanilla, and enough caffeine to plunder and pillage for a week straight, RootJack is the only beverage made just for pirates. You can grab a 4-pack from ThinkGeek or a whole case from ThirstMonger.com if you want to get serious about it.
Vader’s Dark Side Roast
Ahh, there's nothing like a warm cup of coffee in the morning, but the same cup Folgers every day gets pretty dull sometimes. This Father’s Day Darth Vader is going to help us wake dad up. Vader’s Dark Side Roast coffee is "hand roasted by Stormtroopers" and boasts “spicy undertones with smoky, dark-roasted complexity.” You can snag 12oz of the whole bean blend for $15 at ThinkGeek.
Rage Gage Smash Pad
Everyone gets a little stressed now and then, but keeping it all bottled up inside isn’t healthy for mind or body. Help dad relieve some of that pent up frustration with the Rage Gage. It’s literally built to withstand a beating, so dad can slam this thing as hard as he wants. It will even talk smack to him just to make sure he gets it all out. Head over to RageGage.com and check it out.
G-Form iPad Sleeve
iPads are sure to take a beating over the course of their life -- unfortunately they’re not really designed to handle it. If your nerdy matriarch needs the best in gadget protection the G-Form case is the way to go. The protective material is water resistant and absorbs 90% of the energy from impacts. G-Form Xtreme Sleeve for iPad will set you back about $60 at G-Form.com and they've also got rugged sleeves for laptops and such.
Sometimes dad just needs a break and gaming is great way to blow of some steam. Fling makes gaming on mobile devices a whole lot better by turning those on-screen joysticks into something we can actually get a hold of. Just stick the suction cups to the screen and game on. Right now we can only buy the iPad-sized models, but the Fling Mini is up for pre-order at TenOneDesign.com.
Stay tuned to MTV Geek for all your geek gift ideas!