Father’s Day is right around the corner, let’s forget the neckties and wristwatches, and get the Dad in your life the tech he really wants. You might even find a little something for yourself along the way. Here are some of our personal favorites!
Amazon Kindle – Yes, tablets and smartphones can double as e-book readers. But the $79 Amazon Kindle has a long-lasting battery and a paper-like screen that avid readers will appreciate. You can even set it up and download some of the new books that dad would like to read over the summer.
Wireless Keyboard – Dad loves his tablet but still isn’t keen on the touch screen? Get him a wireless keyboard that he can easily use with his tablet so dad feels like he is back on his laptop or PC again, but with a smaller screen.
Bluetooth Speaker – There are many on the market but the JBL Flip is a great choice for under $100. It’s portable, rechargeable, has speakerphone capability, sounds great for its size, and works as a wireless speaker with virtually any smartphone or tablet. The perfect way to introduce Dad to the world of wireless audio and he then can jam out to some music while working out in the yard.
Fitbit – Thinking dad needs a little motivation to stay fit? Get him a Fitbit which tracks every part of his day including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep which will help dad stay motivated and for him to see how small steps make a huge impact.
Universal Home Remote – Now this is cool! You can now control your TV and house with one simple remote and it’s easy enough for a 5 year old to use it so dad certainly can. The Logitech Harmony Home Control can control your living room TV and even shut off lights around the house using your smartphone.
Streaming Device – Does your dad love to watch a little TV? With Roku, dad can watch what he wants, when he wants. Roku 3 offers the largest variety of content, the most affordable and simplest to use.
Phone Security Camera – The Piper Home Security Camera can be viewed through your phone whenever you desire. If dad wants to take off on a trip he doesn’t have to worry because the Piper Security Camera keeps everything safe. It’s a Z-Wave transmitter too, so you can even turn lights on and off and monitor when doors are opened and closed.
Portable Jump Starter – No need to ask for assistance next time dad’s car doesn’t start. If he has the Powerall Element, Dad will be ready to jump-start his own or anyone else’s car within seconds. The Element is a very portable battery pack with enough juice to crank over a car’s engine, and also features an emergency LED flashlight.
Anti-Theft GPS Device – Besides keeping dad’s vehicle safe from theft the 911Tracker T3 GPS Device can check the location of your vehicle and if someone else is driving the vehicle dad can check remotely how fast the car is going, direction of the car and even location. Perfect for dads with teenage drivers.
Bluetooth Speakerphone – We all know how important it is to drive without distraction and in most States driving while using a cellphone is illegal. If your dad doesn’t have a built in bluetooth system the Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speakerphone is the next best thing. The bluetooth speakerphone allows you to make calls hands free and also listen to music through Pandora or music stored on your phone.