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Jessica Fino 15 Jun 2017 11:34am

Six of the best Father's Day gifts

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday and if you’re still at a loss as to what to buy, we bring you some inspiration, from the latest fitness gadgets to a TV bigger than a car

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Caption: Drones are becoming very popular even in the auditing world

The perfect espresso

If your dad can’t leave the house without a healthy dose of caffeine in the morning, Nespresso has just recently released its latest product and is offering a Father’s Day deal.

Magimix U Pure Black Coffee Machine comes with an automated capsule piercing, optimised heat up timer and empty water tank detection.

It costs £129 and, if you order it before midnight on Sunday you get some complimentary cups. Bonus.

 

A playfield in the sky

This week’s news that some firms are to start using drones assist their audit work shows we might soon need to get used to this new technology in our everyday lives. (LINK) Perhaps your father wants to get in on the act.

Potensic’s drone comes with an altitude-hold technology, which helps holding the flight stable at a certain height, making it ideal for beginner and intermediate flyers.

You can also take aerial videos and photos using the HD camera incorporated in the drone, which can be of a great use for parties or while on holidays.

The drone can be purchased on Amazon for £125.99.

 

A gadget to help you meet your fitness goals

If the old man is a fitness fanatic or could stand to lose a few pounds the new FitBit could be the one for him. The Charge 2, one of the most popular gadgets in the world of fitness, promises to keep you updated with your workout results. It can be a great motivation for someone to keep track of their development and help them achieve their goals.

The FitBit gadget includes a GPS option, which can be used while running to see real-time stats like pace and distance.

You can also track your all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. It also includes guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

The wristband is on sale at FitBit's website from £139.99.

 

Power, intrigue and the Pope

The Conclave by Robert Harris is one most acclaimed books of 2016 and an excellent read for those not only interested in the Vatican’s history but also in stories about power and corruption.

The book tells the story of a conclave of cardinals who were put in charge of choosing a new Pope after the incumbent dies.

Harris dives into the community of 180 cardinals casting their votes in the world’s most secretive election inside the Sistine Chapel to decide who will be the next head of the Catholic Church.

Waterstones is selling the Conclave for £7.99.

 

A new household member

When Amazon launched its smart home product Echo reviews were mixed, but they have become increasingly popular.

Google has since launched its own home intelligence product, Google Home, and later this year will Apple’s turn, with Home Pod.

While they can be slightly creepy at first - as if there is someone else in the room - there’s no doubt they can take the weight off by ordering takeaways, calling an Uber, turning off the lights or checking the weather.

Amazon Echo costs £149, but it also offers a smaller version with a price tag of £49.99. Google’s voice service costs £129.

 

The biggest TV you’ve ever seen

If you’re all about size (and a have quite a bit of disposable income) - Austrian company C Seed has just released the world’s largest 4K TV.

C Seed 262 is apparently bigger than a Range Rover Sports, weights 800kg and probably cost you more than your own home, with a price tag of €490,000, plus an installation fee of €35,000.