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Last-minute cheap tech gadgets and gifts for Father's Day 2016

This Father's Day gift guide will give you ideas to keep your dad happy but won't break the bank.

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Darth Vader Helmet USB car charger

A must for fathers who are Star Wars fans, this Darth Vadar-themed charger can be plugged into car outlets to charge devices via a USB cable.

Price: $19.99

Via: ThinkGeek

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Parrot Mini Drone Jumping Sumo

Currently on sale, the Parrot mini drone is a fun and affordable entry into the drone market. This particular model, available in different colors, is able to jump 2.5 feet and perform tricks including spins and jumps. The device -- which doesn't have to be FAA registered -- is controllable through your father's smartphone.

Price: $57.35

Via: Amazon

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Orbit Basic Turntable

For a retro gift this Father's Day, the Orbit Basic turntable will play your dad's favorite vinyl. The turntable includes a precision unipivot tonearm, a low-resonance MDF platter, and vibration damping feet to kill motor noise and keep the music flowing at both 33 and 45 RPM.

Price: $179

Via: U-Turn audio

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Arcade orbit nano quadcopter drone

If your father enjoys remote-controlled toys -- which many do -- the Arcade Orbit Nano is an affordable option this year. With a range of up to 80 meters, the wind-resistant quadcopter is controlled through a paid which allows the user to play with the inbuilt gyros to fly, spin, flip and perform other tricks.

Price: $43

Via: Iwantoneofthose

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Click & Grow Smart Herb garden starter kit

If your father has a green thumb, this smart herb garden could be a fun gift this year. If your dad has an iPhone, he can check his herb's growth, and the tank will do all the work of watering by using sensors to monitor when the plants are thirsty.

Then it's up to him whether to use the herbs for cooking or cocktails.

Price: $59.95

Via: Click & Grow

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Bladez Target Missile 3ch Gyro helicopter

Another offering from Iwantoneofthose is a remote-controlled helicopter likely to bring a smile to your dad's face this year. Gyro stabilisers will keep the device up in the air for longer and help your father keep control while he is firing up to six missiles at airborne targets. The device can be flown at a range of up to eight meters, which considering the price bracket, seems reasonable.

Price: $43

Via: Iwantoneofthose

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Redcat Racing Everest 16 crawler

Boys like their toys, and so you could head over to RCPlanet this year to pick up this remote-controlled crawler which comes with mini off-road tyres and can be driven both in and out of doors. The car can go between 4 -- 6mph and can be customised with different rims and tyres.

Price: $99.99

Via: RCPlanet

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Amazon Fire TV stick

A staple gift this year is a streaming stick -- and for an affordable option, Amazon's Fire TV stick is a good bet. Especially useful for Prime members who have access to the tech giant's TV and music content, the dongle plugs into the back of TV sets, letting your dad easily access Amazon content as well as HBO, Hulu and Netflix.

Price: $39.99

Via: Amazon

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Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth speakerphone

A fun gift this Father's day is the Star Wars R2-D2, a Bluetooth-compatible speaker which can also be linked to smartphones to let the users take calls hands-free.

Price: $39.99

Via: ThinkGeek

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Self stirring mug

A fun novelty item for this year's Father's Day is the self-stirring mug. With a click of a button, the mug will stir in your dad's sugar and cream without any additional effort.

Price: $9.99

Via: Think Geek

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Igloo mini fridge

A Father's Day gift suitable to stash away in the man cave is the Igloo mini fridge, an affordable gadget which can keep dad's drinks chilled while he's taking some time away from the world outside. As a bonus, the fridge also comes with a built-in bottle opener.

Price: $91 - $98

Via: Walmart

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Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

If your father is fond of reading, consider getting him an Amazon Paperwhite e-reader. This lightweight, simple device can load up e-book libraries giving him a collection of material to read on the go. An update to the old, first-generation Kindles is the built-in lighting system which also removes screen glare.

Price: $99.99

Via: Amazon

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Nixplay Seed digital photo frame

The Nixplay Seed is a photo frame which can be hooked up via the cloud to playlists of your favorite images. The frame, available in different sizes and colors, is easy to setup and comes with handy features including photo resizing and effects. For this Father's Day, why not compile a playlist of family photos for him to have in the office or at home?

Price: $99.99

Via: Nixplay

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Fitbit Charge activity tracker

Does your father like to keep fit? If so, perhaps a fitness tracker will tick the boxes this Father's Day. Fitbit offers a tracker which, once strapped to the wrist, tracks everything from heart rate to workout sessions, distance traveled to calories burned. This data can then be synced to a smartphone to keep track of activity or share with friends.

Price: $127

Via: Amazon

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Star Wars USB flash drives

Small but cute, these Star Wars-themed USB drives can make a fun addition to your dad's office, as well as act as handy flash storage which he is unlikely to misplace.

Price: $15

Via: Amazon

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Grillbot automatic grill cleaner

One for cooking enthusiasts, the Grillbot takes all the effort out of cleaning cooking tools after a meal. The gadget, once placed on top of the grill and left to do its work hands-free, can be set for different cleaning cycles and times, and built-in sensors keep the cleaner on task.

Price: $129

Via: Amazon

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