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Cool Gift Ideas for Dad

June 15th is Father’s Day.  If you still haven’t picked out something, here is a “Top 10” list of gift ideas with something to fit the lifestyle of every dad.

1 - Check out the HTC One (M8) and its all-metal design for the dad who’s been hankering for a new smartphone. With its 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera, dual front-facing stereo speakers and the HTC TV app for watching movies or TV shows, it won’t disappoint. And for a limited time, receive $100 off any smartphone priced $199.99 or higher with a new two-year activation.

2 - If he doesn’t already have one, grab Dad a Verizon Ellipsis™ 7 tablet. It’s convenient to take to work and catch up on emails, and when it’s time to unwind, he can play games and check on his favorite sports teams from his favorite comfy chair.

3 - The Fitbit Force is great for the father who’s health-conscious and wants to stay motivated. This activity tracker lets him set goals and track fitness progress by viewing real-time stats such as steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and stairs climbed.  

4 - If his passion is golf, consider the ZEPP™ Golf. He can attach the lightweight sensor to his glove to track his swing and hip rotation and analyze his stats using a smartphone. It captures 1,000 data points per second to give a 360-degree image of his swing, and helps identify his strengths and weaknesses.

5 - Is the garage your Dad’s personal toolshed, auto shop or man cave? Then look no further than the Chamberlain MyQ Garage™ smart accessory. It ensures that his personal space is closed up and his tools are always safe. It’s also just downright cool for monitoring garage doors via smartphone.

6 – A wireless speaker makes the perfect gift for the Dad who loves music. The compact yet powerful Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® III speaker lasts up to 14 hours before it needs a charge. Or, opt for the Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® Speaker for powerful sound in a portable package—small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

7 - If Dad gets tired of binge-watching his favorite shows on the small screen, then he can easily cast online video or music to the biggest screen in the housewith Google Chromecast. Your pop can enjoy video, music and more from his phone or tablet on his TV via supported apps like Netflix®, YouTube™, HBO Go® and Pandora, or from his laptop via Chrome™.

8 – Maybe your father likes to take a break from work and unwind with some video games. Turn dad’s mobile gaming into a true gaming experience with the MOGA Pro™ Power or MOGA Ace™ Power controllers.

9 - How many times has your dad reminded you to turn off the lights when you leave a room? Now, he won’t have to say a word. With the Belkin WeMo Light Switch, your father can check the status of lights and turn them on and off with his mobile device.

10 – Pick up an iDevices iGrill for the dad who loves a good cookout. This way he can spend more time socializing at your barbecue instead of hunkered over a hot grill. This innovative meat thermometer lets you keep track of what’s cooking on the grill from up to 200 feet away using a compatible smartphone or tablet.

Father’s Day is just around the corner so remember to drop into your local Verizon Wireless store, or order online with Next Day Delivery at www.verizonwireless.com.   

Melanie Ortel heads up public relations for Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

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