Not sure what to get your techie dad for Father’s Day this year? With endless possibilities, it can be overwhelming to pick out the right gift. Don’t worry, though! We’ve compiled a list of eight terrific tech gadgets that could really score big dad points this Sunday:
For a dad who’s ready to ditch all the cords, this wireless phone charging stand is a great solution. Compatible with both Apple iPhones and Android Qi-enabled smartphones, it provides some of the fastest charging speeds out there. The phone can be placed on the stand in either portrait or landscape mode, too, allowing for continued use while soaking up more battery life.
Apple Airtag or Tile Pro
If your dad is notorious for losing his keys, he might appreciate an Apple Airtag or a Tile Pro (if he’s an Android user). These tracking devices can be attached to a key ring or any other frequently-lost item and pinged from a phone. Accompanying smartphone apps will allow dad to navigate his way to his hidden car keys or even the remote control.
Arlo Video Doorbell
Your dad can get great home protection with this video doorbell. It’s wire-free, battery-powered, and easy to install. This model is especially impressive with its high-resolution HDR video and its ability to pair with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice-control options.
For all those gamer dads out there, this mouse gets extra high ratings when it comes to low click latency and a wide CPI range (he’ll know what those terms mean). Fully compatible with both Windows and MacOS, the Logitech G502 Lightspeed has an outstanding, consistent sensor and lots of programmable buttons.
If you want dad to stop complaining about his electric bill, you might want to get him a smart thermostat to maximize his home’s energy usage. The Google Nest Learning Thermostat uses AI to automatically adjust to the user’s preferred temperature and schedule. Dad can change the heating and cooling settings from anywhere using his phone, and he can check the accompanying app to monitor how much energy is being used and why.
While it is one of the priciest smart watches on the market, the series 6 Apple Watch beats out the competition with a fast new processor, great third-party app selection, and fitness tracking capabilities. It can measure dad’s blood oxygen saturation on demand, track real-time elevation on long runs or hikes, and even keep tabs on his sleep. With a large selection of new colors and band options, there’s sure to be an Apple Watch prefect for your papa.
For a dad who likes to spend his time outside, this powerful portable speaker lets him enjoy his tunes anywhere. Packing a strong audio punch, the JBL Flip 5 also has an IPX7 waterproof rating, making it perfect for music by the pool or while floating down the river.
If your dad is a photography junkie, he can up his smartphone picture game with the Moment Tele 58 mm lens. It can attach to the latest iPhones, Galaxies, and Pixel devices and provide 2x optical magnification with a single lens phone and up to 4x magnification with the iPhone telephoto lens. That will allow dad to get up close and personal to his subjects without having to digitally zoom and decrease the image quality.
Make your dad’s life easier with one of these smart gadgets and give him the gift of a very happy Father’s Day this year.