This Father’s Day, forget about going with the traditional necktie or T-shirt gift for the dads who have to be the first on the block to get the latest tech gadgets.
Here are six gift ideas to not only feed Dad’s tech geek streak, but also possibly boost your status as the favorite child in the family — even if only for one day.
The Amazon Tap Bluetooth Speaker: If your dad loves music, then the Amazon Tap bluetooth speaker will maximize the audio experience. The speaker features Dolby sound technology with dual stereo speakers for 360-degree sound. It streams music from a computer, phone or tablet for up to nine hours and can access Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora and TuneIn. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Amazon Tap can access the Alexa voice service which reads the news, gives an updated weather forecast and even allows someone to order food for delivery.
Bluedio T2 Plus Turbine Wireless Bluetooth Headphones: For the mobile music and radio lover, these headphones offers a wide variety of entertainment options. First, its bluetooth technology gives up to 40 hours of continuous music time when connected to a smartphone, tablet or bluetooth-enabled mp3 player. When not using bluetooth, listeners can take advantage of the Micro SD card playback feature (card not included) to listen to mp3 and .wav files. And, if Dad is a radio fan, he can tune into his favorite FM stations easily through his new headphones. You can choose from four colors (black, red, white and blue) and at a price point less than $50, these headphones are a bargain.
Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch: Dad can be stylish while he sweats with Fitbit’s multi-functional fitness watch. The Fitbit Surge has a built-in GPS, continuous heart monitor, automatic sleep detection and step/stair tracker (including distance traveled and calories burned). Dad can also use the Surge as an alarm clock, music controller and a way to see phone call and text notifications. The Surge can connect and sync wirelessly with most computers and smartphones, so setup is easy to get Dad up and moving in no time.
Igloo Free Standing Beverage Center: Help Dad create his own man cave by giving him his own refrigerator. It may not be massive, but the cooler has a mighty capacity: up to 150 cans. The Igloo Free Standing Beverage Center has a simple, yet sleek design, a glass-touch electronic temperature control and three glass shelves. Earn a few bonus points by stocking this cool gift with Dad’s beverage of choice.
Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi IP Security Camera: Help keep Dad’s home safe with a state-of-the-art security camera. This little camera provides full HD 1080P video quality and is easy to setup and maintain. Simply connect to a Wi-Fi network through a smartphone, tablet or computer. The camera gives the viewer a 90-degree viewing angle, remote pan/tilt capability, digital zoom and LED night vision for up to 32 feet. Optional upgrades include two-way talk, motion alerts, email alerts and mobile and web apps. Give your dad and yourself some peace of mind by knowing home is safe and sound.
DeWalt Compact Drill/Driver Kit: Bring together Dad’s love of tech and tools with this handy drill set. Gone are the days of lugging around a huge, heavy drill that is awkward and inconvenient to use. The DeWalt compact kit comes in three varieties: the standard kit, the 14-piece bit kit and the 45-piece bit kit. No matter which kit you choose, you’ll give Dad a drill that is lightweight and easy to get into tight spaces, while delivering the power of two speeds up to 1,500 RPM. This package also comes with two batteries and a carrying case to make Dad’s work load easier, which is the true benefit of this gift.