Help Him be a Hero

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Every guy wants to kick butt at fatherhood—give him Superdad powers with these Father’s Day gift ideas.

By Leslie Ayers

Power Control
Callpod Chargepod Value Pack, $40, www.callpod.com

 Help Him be a Hero

Dad can keep all the gadgets in his arsenal ready with this. The Chargepod juices up to six mobile gadgets at once—cell phone, iPod, Bluetooth headset, and more—from one AC outlet, making sure he’s never without enough battery life to swoop in
and save the day.

Magic Ears
Plantronics Discovery 975, $130, www.plantronics.com

 Help Him be a Hero

Keep dad’s hands free while driving baby to the pediatrician, changing a diaper, or tickling a tummy. The Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth headset’s great sound quality, light weight, and excellent battery life will wow him.

Super Memory
Itzbeen Baby Care Timer, $23, www.itzbeen.com

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“Mommy brain” doesn’t afflict moms alone. Sleeplessness stumps even the most heroic dads. The perfect helper? The Itzbeen digital timer tracks baby’s last diaper change, feeding, and nap. (An extra button lets you track a task of your choice.)

Freeze Time
Nikon D3000, $550; Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Zoom Lens (55-200mm), $250, www.nikonusa.com

 Help Him be a Hero

Give a dad a digital SLR camera and watch him transform into Official Family Photographer. This Nikon includes automatic
and scene modes, plus all the geeked-out manual settings he can handle. Add Nikon’s next-step-up lens for close-up shots that rival the pros.

Apps to the rescue!

 Help Him be a Hero

What man wants to admit he doesn’t know how to do something? Now he won’t have to!

iTunes gift card, $15–$100, store.apple.com
A gift card to load his iPhone or iPod touch with useful apps.

Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association, $4, iTunes App Store
Mend bumps, bruises, and more with this first-aid guide.

Howcast for iPhone, free, iTunes App Store
Howcast.com’s app explains how do it all, including the finer points of diapering a baby boy.

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