Father’s day is just around the corner. It is literally only 13 days away! Having no one to call dad I actually get to sit back, relax, and not have to worry about getting someone else the perfect gift. Still with the day coming up and being that I am a dad I have thought about what exactly I would want for Father’s day. This is my ultimate tech Father’s day gift guide. Keep in mind these items are not necessarily budget friendly. If you want to show dear old dad that he is really more important than a stinking T-shirt or neck tie than these are the things you should get him, even if you can only afford one.
First up on the list is the Nvidia Shield TV. I known I am late to the game with this device, but I have been playing around with it for the past few weeks. I have used many “TV boxes” ranging from inexpensive (chromecast, roku, fireTV stick) to the more expensive (ProBox, Apple TV, Nexus Player). The Nvidia Shield TV is by far the best TV Box experience on the market. It includes Chromecast casting, the full Android TV experience, and all the gaming a father could need with the Netflix like gaming service GeForce Now. Kodi also runs super smooth and fast on this device. The standard 16GB version is actually on sale for only $179. The pro version with 500GB hard drive is currently $299.
Every good dad knows how important it is to always be on time. This means your dad is probably a fan of high quality watches. These days watches not only tell time they also relay your phones notifications to your wrist allowing your dad to see all your important text messages without actually having to take his phone out of his pocket. There are many Android Wear watches to choose from, but if I were getting an Android watch for Father’s Day I would want the Fossil Q Founder or Huawei Watch. These two watches just look the best in my opinion. When it comes to watches us dads need something that we can wear when golfing or out to dinner with your mothers so the watch should be both casual and elegant. I think either of these two watches fit that bill. Right now you can grab the Huawie Watch for only $299. That’s a $100 savings. The Q Founder watch by fossil isn’t on sale but it is $5 cheaper at $295.
Hard work and no play makes for a sad dad all the way. That was a stupid rhyme but its true. Every dad needs a hobby, something to take his focus away from the stresses of life. What better hobby than aerial photography. RC vehicles were great as a kid, but those just won’t do. Instead you should grab dad an all new drone! The best entry level drone on the market has to be the DJI Phantom 4. This drone has all the bells and whistles and is probably the easiest to fly out of all of those I have tried. It even has a feature that allows it to autoreturn to home in case dad gets a bit overzealous. This is the most expensive on the list, but would be well worth it. Alternatively 3DRobotics has a great drone that has some in depth photography features like follow me mode, and camera cable mode. The 3DR Solo drone is a much more affordable option.
Dads that love movies and music need a good set of headphones. BOSE just released the QC35 wireless headphones. Now your dad can tune out the noise of the home with QuietControll Noise Cancellation. This groundbreaking tech will allow him to customize the amount of noise coming in or going out. Not only do these headphones offer noise cancellation they also offer unmatched sound quality. These will set you back $349.
If your Dad has an adventurous side you should consider a Boosted Board. We have all seen Casey Neistat weaving in and around traffic in New Your City. Trust me your Dad wishes he could do the same, and he could if his favorite son or daughter would just buy him one for Father’s day. Of course if you buy him this gift you will automagically become the favorite child!
If the above gifts are out of your price range no worries you could always go with some mobile accessories. Even these beat the neck tie any day of the week. Some of my favorites are the MPOW Cheetah Wireless blue tooth headphones. These get pretty loud but do lack the thud you get from a more expensive set of headphones. The reason I like them is they are the most comfortable wireless earbuds I have tried with the wrap around neck design and earbuds that kind of hover over your ear canal instead of being shoved in. The 20,000mah battery bank by Anker charges devices super fast with included Quick Charge 2.o support and 4.8A Output. This is great for those days when Dad is out hunting or fishing and needs a bit of extra juice while he waits for the fish to bite. The Fast Wireless Charging Stand by Samsung is one of my favorites. It can wirelessly charge any QI wireless charging compatible phone in half the time of traditional wireless charging, and Dad won’t even have to fumble for usb charge cord at night. If your Dad is a clutz and drops things often you should get a case for his phone. Urban Armor Gear Cases are the most trusted cases as far as I am concerned. I have dropped many phones with these cases and have never suffered a cracked screen after doing so. Not only do they offer superior protection they are very stylish.
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