Father’s Day is just around the corner, but fret not – it’s still not too late to get a gift and bring dad for a nice dinner! Here are five cool gadgets that your gamer dad would love for this special day.
Massdrop Mini Mic
Audiophile gamers all know the struggle of not being able to use their favourite headphones they dropped hundreds of dollars on for gaming because it doesn’t have a mic. It’s hard to find a modular mic without breaking the bank these days and even harder to find a mic that does attach to your sexy headphones.
Massdrop’s mini mic solves that! With a durable aluminium body and the ability to attach on headphones, your gamer dad can be doing raids with his buddies with a great mic that’s only USD $24.99. The Massdrop Mini Mic, of course, can be found on Massdrop!
With console gaming gaining much traction as of late, gamepads have, too! 8bitdo’s adorable gamepads have a retro feel with their design elements and colour schemes reminiscent of classic consoles like the NES and N64. Their gamepads are compatible with the Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, Android, Steam and even Raspberry Pi.
With its Android compatibility, everyone, from the casual gamer dad to the ultra-hardcore gamer-for-decades dad could use this. 8bitdo gamepads are widely available on the net. The prices range from the 30s to up to 60s (SGD) for the bigger ones. To see the full catalogue visit 8bitdo’s website!
A more recent addition to the VR market is the Oculus Go. While VR is still in the process of emerging from being just a novelty and used widely in events, it has been getting more and more popular.
The Oculus Go is a sleek device with a 2018-ready form and function set. The standalone VR headset does not require a PC to get dad immersed in a colourful VR experience.
It should be noted VR isn’t just used for games: it is a media consumption monster. If pop’s a huge soccer fan too, the Oculus Go might be just the device for your dad. BBC will be streaming the World Cup from its own app for multiple VR devices including the Oculus Go (dependent on region). This might be the best gift for dad short of tickets to the final – but the 3 AM roar of the television is now confined to his headphones, what more do you want!
Nevertheless, the Oculus Go is a great VR device with built-in speakers that you’ll definitely enjoy. Swim with dolphins, watch a concert – be whoever you want for a little while with Oculus Go! The Oculus Go is available on Lazada starting at SGD379 for the 32GB edition.
And there you have it, three gifts that can enhance your dad’s gaming hobby. Pick up 2 for your dad and you if you’re really into the idea of these cool gadgets and host a father-child LAN party!