14 High-Tech Father's Day Gifts

Techie gifts for the serious male role model in your life.

Cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon ...

Since nobody wants to be a disappointment to his or her father on the holiday dedicated to fatherhood, we've taken the liberty of putting together a list of some of the manliest gifts we can think of for your dad, who we think deserves nothing less.

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Getac B300
Getac

Getac B300

I mean, cripes. This thing looks like it could laugh off an artillery barrage. It's got decent specs, plus impressively thorough environmental protection features, like shielded I/O ports.

Price: $3,000 and up.

HTC One
HTC

HTC One

All-metal, precision-made, high-end internals -- what's not to like? It's like an iPhone, but running Android. And did I mention it's made of metal?

Price: Around $200 with a new two-year contract.

Dell OptiPlex XE
Dell

Dell OptiPlex XE

The desktop equivalent of the ruggedized laptop, the OptiPlex XE is meant to handle all the punishment you can throw at it.

Price: Starts at $884, though options can drive that up.

GTX Titan
Nvidia

GTX Titan

If your dad happens to be a gamer, Nvidia's GTX Titan graphics card is kind of the equivalent of getting him a Maserati.

Price: Roughly $1,000, though some online retailers seem to be out of stock.

HOTAS Warthog
Thrustmaster

HOTAS Warthog

Oh, nothing, just a precise replica of the actual stick and throttle used on the Air Force's terrifying A-10 Warthog ground attack aircraft.

Price: Currently going for $435 on Amazon.

ClearSounds SW200
ClearSounds

ClearSounds SW200

If Dad has been out with his buddies the night before Father's Day and is, um, a bit tired and emotional in the morning, this highly alarming alarm clock should ensure he's at least semi-cognizant by the time you all take him out for lunch.

Price: $90

Boom Freaq
Soundfreaq

Boom Freaq (and yes that's how it's spelled)

You see? You see what they've done here? It LOOKS like an old-school boom box, but that's just painted on! Wowsers! (Also, if you haven't had your daily dose of pretension, check out the designers' homepage. You'd think self-proclaimed cool people would know that auto-playing music is actually not very cool at all.)

Price: $350

Vostock Space Beer

Vostock Space Beer

Step back, astronaut ice cream. A partnership between privately held Saber Astronautics and 4 Pines Brewing Company has created what it says is the first beer designed to be consumed both in space and terrestrially. You'll have to order it up from Australia, but come on -- SPACE BEER.

Price: You'd have to ask the Australians, I'm afraid.

NeoComby Toilet
Neo-Metro.com

NeoComby Toilet

What's manlier and more efficient than having all your toiletries and bathroom requirements in one device? NOTHING*, THAT'S WHAT!

Price: Didn't see an MSRP on the company's site -- this review lists it for $4,709, though.

Bacon Shaving Cream

Bacon Shaving Cream

*Unless it's this bacon shaving cream, from the guys who brought you bacon salt, bacon energy waffles (!) and, um, other products. Excuse me while I go wash out my brain with soap. (Non-bacon soap)

Price: $13, plus shipping.

Lunatik Taktik Extreme
Lunatik

Lunatik Taktik Extreme

The iPhone isn't where most people's minds would go if you asked them about manly smartphones, but surround it with the Taktik Extreme case and it's basically a carefully engineered testosterone lozenge. It's got k's instead of c's in the name and everything.

Price: $125

DeWalt heavy duty radio
Whitecap Construction Supply

DeWalt heavy duty radio

For those times when you need a radio that looks like it could handle getting driven over by a forklift, the good folks at DeWalt have you covered.

Price: $173

MeatCards
MeatCards

MeatCards

It's any text you want, etched onto beef jerky by lasers. I really don't know what else to tell you.

Price: Apparently, everything’s a custom order, so you’ll have to ask at Meatcards.com.

Marrs M1
Marrs Cycles

Marrs M1

All the style of a motorcycle with none of that lazy internal combustion crap. (Though it does have an electric motor.)

Price: $7,500 and up.