Desktops and Notebooks: New iPad, Kindle Fire, Digital Cameras Top Dad's Wish List for Father's Day

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-06-14 Print this article Print
Apple iPad ($499.99)

Apple iPad ($499.99)

The iPad tablet, the current market leader, was the clear favorite for survey participants, beating out Amazon's Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab, with 62 percent of those surveyed requesting an iPad.
Forget the old standard of a necktie or a mug that says "World's Greatest Dad" this Father's Day. Modern dads want technology, not ties, according to a survey from, a deal aggregation Website for electronic products. The survey results indicated that 48 percent of dads would like a tech gift this year, led by a preference for tablet computers, notebooks and digital cameras. Televisions, e-readers and smartphones also made the cut, alongside digital music players and, of course, "other" unnamed gadgets. (You know you want that watch with the high-definition video camera.)  In the spirit of the day and because we know you love keeping up-to-date with the best gizmos, here's a list of items your technology-loving father might want to get, based on the survey results—with a couple suggestions of our own thrown in, of course.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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