Forget about buying boring socks and jocks — This year MEF TECH has put together our complete Father’s Day gift guide to ensure that every dad gets what he wants, not what he needs this Father’s Day!
What better way to escape the pleasant sounds of your wife and children by throwing on your new gaming headset and enjoying a few rounds of Valorant or Dota 2.
ROG Strix GO 2.4
The ROG Strix Go 2.4 wireless gaming headset is aimed at the ‘on the go’ gamer who doesn’t want to sacrifice gaming audio when on the move.Michael Wood – MEF TECH
When it comes to gaming on the go, there is no better option than the ROG Strix GO 2.4. This wireless headset not only looks amazing for a gaming headset, its compact design, high-quality carry, long battery life, and A.I noise cancelling all combine as the perfect solution for dads that like to game at home and on the move — all for under $300AUD!
SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC is the best wired gaming headset on the market and will appeal to both audiophiles and gamers alike who demand unmatched High-fidelity audio.Shaun Grimley – MEF TECH
This is the BEST gaming headset on the market — I was completely blown away when I got to experience lossless audio on the Arcis Pro + GameDAC. This combination of headset and DAC is the first gaming audio system to receive Hi-Res Audio certification and it certainly lives up to the hype. Everything from its 40 mm neodymium drivers to its Discord-certified mic to its ski-goggle headband screams quality. If you really love your dad, he will love you even more once he finds out you spent $450AUD on him this Father’s Day!
Logitech Pro X
Designed with pros. Engineered to win.Logitech G
While we haven’t reviewed the Logitech Pro X, there is no doubt that this is one of the best premium headsets currently on the market. Its precision Pro-G 50mm drivers provide exceptional sound quality, while the premium leatherette finish provides comfort and an appearance worthy of its flagship title. Treat your dad this Father’s Day with a gift you know he will love for only $280 AUD.
Like what you see? You can purchase the Logitech Pro X here.
Typing isn’t always fun, but gaming is! These keyboards will make your father the most popular gamer in the house and office.
Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO
Walking into this review I was a SteelSeries fanboy, but now I have a new peripheral that has kicked the gate wide open to challenge what I think is the best.Jimmy Lindsay – MEF TECH
Honestly, have you seen a better looking keyboard? The Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO is not only breathtaking in its appearance, it is also one of the best performing keyboards on the market. The Vulcan’s innovative keycaps showcase the keyboard’s RGB effects like no other keyboard can. Combine this with the performance of Roccat Titan switches, full anti-ghosting, n-key rollover, and a polling rate of 1000Hz, you simply can’t go wrong for $250 AUD.
Gigabyte AORUS K1
GIGABYTE have combined exceptional build quality, features and a proven gaming switch into a great overall product that performs well above its $139 AUD price tag.Chris Carew – MEF TECH
To be honest, the AORUS K1 is the best bang for buck of this guide. You get the performance and build quality that AORUS have forged their reputation on, along with a punk-themed keyboard that is sure to impress any dad!
ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL
When it comes to FPS gaming, there is no better keyboard on the market than the ROG Strix Scope TKL DeluxeShaun Grimley – MEF TECH
Is desk space an issue for your FPS obsessed dad? Then look no further than the Asus ROG Strix Scope TKL. This keyboard combines all the features of a full-sized keyboard but with only 80% of the size! This TKL form factor keyboard is set apart from its full-length RGB strip along the base of the keyboard, enlarged L-Ctrl key (perfect for crouching) and a padded memory foam wrist rest that ensures you can grind CS:GO all night long. At under $250AUD, the ROG Strix Scope TKL is the perfect solution for any FPS daddy!
These mice don’t eat cheese!
SteelSeries Sensei Ten
The Sensei Ten certainly defends its honourChris Carew – MEF TECH
If you’re reading this, I think it’s safe to assume you didn’t win our SteelSeries Neon Rider give away. Lucky for you, the SteelSeries Sensei Ten Neon Rider Edition is still on sale (for only $139AUD) and is sure to please that lucky man in your life. The original Sensei helped define the competitive gaming scene since 2010, so it comes as no surprise that the Sensei Ten builds on this legacy and continues to allow gamers to achieve glory.
HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB
HyperX have delievered one of the best all-round mouses on the market with the Pulsefire Surge RGB.Shaun Grimley – MEF TECH
The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB is more than its gorgeous 360-degree RGB ring, it offers great performance thanks to its Pixart 3389 sensor and provides a level comfort of comfort that you wouldn’t quite expect for its $125 AUD price tag. Treat the man in your life with a mouse he simply will love.
Roccat Kain 200 AIMO
For a product that costs around $159 AUD, its design, weight distribution, Titan Switch technology, Owl-Eye Optical Sensor, and excellent software support all combine to showcase Roccat’s dedication to engineering a mouse that they are proud to call their masterpiece.Shaun Grimley – MEF TECH
I love the Roccat Kain 200 AIMO — For well under $200AUD, the performance and comfort are worthy of its masterpiece title. Such products as this and the SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless have completely changed my mindset on wireless technology as there is now no better time to go wireless than now, the Kain 200 AIMO is proof of this!
There is more to a tech-savy dad than just headsets, keyboards and mouses, there are controllers too!
The increased production value that the HD60S+ can deliver to content creators makes this a must have productShaun Grimley – MEF TECH
The Elgato HD60S+ is one of the best capture cards on the market and will appeal to both console and PC streamers thanks to its USB interface. The HD60S+ can capture video content at 1080p60 with HDR10 and true 4K60 passthrough, this means you can streaming/recording content in Full-HD while you enjoy gaming in 4K. The HD60S+ is the perfect upgrade for any content creating dad at $359 AUD.
Razer Raiju Ultimate
It offers an array of customisable options and features allowing players to truly build a personalised controller for their needs.Michael Wood – MEF TECH
To put it simply, the Razer Raiju is the best PlayStation 4 controller on the market. In fact, I honestly believe there is no controller even close to the Raiju Ultimate. The level of customisation and comfort that the Raiju Ultimate provides is second to none. The only draw back is the premium price of $300 AUD, but your father is worth that, isn’t he?
Audio-Technica Content Creator Pack
The Audio-Technica’s Content Creator Pack is the perfect kit to kick start your streaming channel, podcast, home recording setup, or even just to upgrade your existing gaming setup.Shaun Grimley – MEF TECH
The Audio-Technica Content Creator pack is the perfect gift for every wannabe streaming dad! This pack contains everything you need to follow your dream of becoming a content creator — The ATR2500x-USB Cardioid Condenser USB-C Microphone is one of the best USB microphones on the market, while the ATH-M20x Pro Monitoring Headphones is able to provide studio-grade performance. Let’s not forget the detachable desk boom arm and tripod stand that cater for multiple setups. For $350AUD, Audio-Technica has ensured you will have everything you need for your inaugural Father’s Day stream.
For more information on the Audio-Technica Content Creator Pack, please check out our complete review here.
If you’re in the market for a mid to high-end monitor that has an excellent price-to-performance ratio and don’t want the over the top gamer aesthetics, you simply can’t go past the GIGABYTE G32QC.Chris Carew – MEF TECH
A QHD (2560 x 1440) non-glare, HDR400, edge-lit, 31.5″ VA panel that is capable of 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms moving picture response time all for under $600 AUD? You’re dreaming, right? This is exactly what Gigabyte’s G32QC offers and if there is a better display for under 600 bucks, then please tell me!