For Dad: 9 Tech Gifts for Your Favorite Gadget Guy

He may say he doesn't want anything for Father's Day, but that doesn't mean your dad won't light up when you put a high-tech treat in his hands.

Whether he's a serious gear head or just likes to dabble in the digital realm, there are plenty of gadget gifts that could make his day extra special.

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High-Tech Gifts for Dad

Take a look at nine ideas below.

American Red Cross FR360 Solarlink Weather Radio by Eton

Dad likes to be prepared for every situation, right? Well, this gadget is sure to come in handy in any emergency.

Endorsed by the American Red Cross, the multi-functional device includes an AM/FM radio, a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather channels, a built-in LED light source, a flashing red LED emergency light and a built-in USB cell phone charger.

No power? No problem. The radio runs on solar-, hand- and battery-generated power. It can be powered from 3 AAA batteries, plugged into the wall via USB adapter or, in emergencies, a hand crank or solar power can charge an Ni-MH battery.

The radio costs $49.99 and Eton will give up to $1 of the sales price to support the American Red Cross.

Sound Isolating Earphones

When dad just needs to rock out on his own, Phiaton's PS 210 Sound Isolating Earphones can help him turn off the world, and turn up the beat.

Designed to fit just outside the ear canal, the "half-in" earphones provide users with a welcome change from conventional in-ear headphones.

Phiaton earphones try to capture the best of both worlds, delivering the bass sounds of in-ear buds as well as the clear highs of open-ear headphones.

Soft silicon tips in four sizes make sure all ears enjoy a good fit. And the $99 headphones come in a leather case to keep them protected wherever you go.

Video Cameras Help Dad Capture Memories

DXG's Pro Gear HD camcorder

Picture this: dad as the chief memory maker. With the DXG Pro Gear HD camcorder, he can shoot 1080p HD video and capture still photos. The camcorder has a 10 megapixel camera and a 3-inch touch screen LCD display.

The A85V, which was just released this month and retails for about $300, lets you upload those memories to the Internet or play them back instantly on the TV.

Kodak Playsport

If dad is more of the rough-and-tumble type, you might want to give the Kodak Playsport a try.

The waterproof camera fits in a pocket and records in 1080p HD, even 10 feet underwater.

And when dad wants to shoot video from a cliff wall or the hiking trail, he won't need to worry about blurry footage. With a built-in image stabilization feature, Kodak says the camera will keep the picture steady.

The Playsport makes it easy to upload video to the computer via USB cable and then share it on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. And at $149, it's a more affordable option.

New Software Helps Dad Do the Talking While the Computer Does the Typing

Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking Dictation Software

You may not be able to promise Dad peace and quiet around the house, but you can give him something that won't talk back.

Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation software lets Dad do the talking, while his computer does the typing. He can write e-mails and even surf the Web -- all by using his voice ('cause we all know dad can talk faster than he can type).

The software costs $99, and there's a free smartphone app for on-the-go dictation.

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