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Tech Check: Father's Day buys

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Father's Day is coming up fast and if you don't have present for your father, but don't want to get him another tie, we have a few suggestions.

We begin at a lot of fathers' favorite place: in front of the grill.

How about a temperature probe that connects to your smart phone? It's iGrill. Just plug the probes into whatever is grilling and your Apple or Android device will monitor it and tells you when the desired internal temperature is reached. It is a great help for the busy outdoor chief who wants to a helping hand in multi-tasking on the grill.

The device will set you back about $75. For more information:

Maybe your dad just wants some time alone to listen to some music or watch a movie on his smart device. Bluetooth headphones are the perfect fit for him then. FOX 5's Doug Evans recommends the LG TONE+ Wireless Stereo Headset. The headphones also allow dad to answer the phone when you call him to wish him a happy Father's Day.

They will run about $65. For more information:

But if your dad is gadget guy already, you might want to empower him with some backup power. You may want to get the mophie juice pack. The device can power and recharge smart phone and tablets. It is four times faster than traditional batteries as well.

The pack runs around $80. For more information:

On the lower end, and in the realm of thing children can get for their dad, is the BIC Tech 2 in 1 Stylus and Pen. It is a ballpoint pen on one end and a stylus pen on the other end.

It runs around $5. For more information:

Of course, if you want to really go big for Father's Day, you might want to get him the hottest smart phone out there this summer. That's the Samsung GALAXY S4. It is a phone that appears to be able to do everything. One of the best features is the 13 megapixel camera. And never get photobombed again with a feature that can erase a highlighted area.

The device runs about $199 with a two-year contract. For more information:

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