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7 Tech Toys for Dad

Surprise your dad on Father’s Day with these handy tech tools and cool phone apps.

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1. iPad Dad

1. iPad Dad

Stylish enough for everyday use yet engineered for military-worthy durability, the rugged Griffin Survivor Case is a great gift for gadget-loving patres familias. Made of polycarbonate and silicone, this super shell includes a clip-on stand and hinged port covers to keep out dust.

$80 for an iPad 2 or 3 case, $50 for iPhone 4 or 4S at griffintechnology.com

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2. 3-D Den

2. 3-D Den

No man cave is complete without a tricked-out entertainment system. Spoil the lad in your life with the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 Projector with integrated speakers-hook it up to cable and he’ll feel like he’s at the game.

From $1,750 with two pairs of active shutter 3-D glasses at futureshop.ca

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3. Vac Attack

3. Vac Attack

Heads up, housekeeping-phobic. A DustBuster on steroids, the Dyson DC35 Multi Floor is powered by a motor that spins up to three times as fast as conventional models. Cordless, lightweight and perfect for cars, it’s less like a vacuum and more like a futuristic weapon to wield against the forces of dirt.

$350 at dysoncanada.ca

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4. Great Expectations

4. Great Expectations

Pregnant Dad walks fathers-to-be through what’s coming, with weekly info and tips. A tab for contacts and appointments makes it easy to keep track of doctors and check-ups.

$1.99 on the iTunes App Store

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5. Gas Station

5. Gas Station

Help him track mileage and calculate fuel expenses with the Gas Cubby, a fuel economy calculator and car maintenance and service log. It graphs usage, supports multiple vehicles, exports to Excel and can even be programmed to send service reminders.

$2.99 on the iTunes App Store

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6. Jock Stock

6. Jock Stock

TSN Mobile has up-to-the-minute deets on scores, standings and sports news. The comprehensive app features full season schedules, TSN radio and a customizable home page.

Free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, and BlackBerry App World

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7. Cop Out

7. Cop Out

Trapster uses the GPS on his phone to alert him to user-flagged speed traps, and red-light and speed cameras.

Free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, and BlackBerry App World