If you’re stuck in a Father’s Day gift rut and can’t see beyond the tools and ties and don’t quite know where to start looking for a great gift for dad that appeals to his tech savvy side, you’ve come to the right place! Regardless of dad’s confidence in his own use of technology, these gifts can bring him into present day and up his level of tech cool. He just might need your help getting them set up!
13 Favorite Father’s Day Gifts for Dad
Zepp Sports Sensors for baseball, soccer, golf, and tennis (starting at $99.95)
For dads who want to take their sport to the next level, Zepp sensors help baseball, soccer, golf, and tennis players maximize performance thanks to connected devices that provide feedback about training. Zepp attaches to the bat, glove, and racquet so the sensor can take your sports game to a whole new level. The Zepp sensor provides actionable data and analytics that give players and coaches unprecedented insights to improve their coaching and practicing routines. The Zepp 3D Swing Analyzer allows elite players to take advantage of the Zepp 3D Swing Analyzer to improve their training and game performance. Through the exclusive mobile Coaches Center or on Zepp.com, coaches at all levels can access Zepp’s entire library of coaches content, completely free. The Training Center is available in the app and at Zepp.com and serves as a player resource for Zepp users to watch tips and drill videos from top players and coaches to help understand the power of using Zepp in training and how to improve swing mechanics and performance.
Zepp instantly evaluates areas of improvement and provides training programs tailored to your swing via the app so dad can be the player he’s always aspired to be. Zepp is providing a golf sensor as a reader giveaway so keep reading to the end of the post for details and the entry form!
Rowkin Earbuds ($129.99)
Rowkin earbuds are proof that good things come in small packages and these earbuds are not only tiny (they look like little dots inside your ear), but they feature noise reduction, echo cancellation technology that filters ambient noise for better sound, and work with your smartphone at a distance of up to 25 feet away so you can really go cord free when listening to your favorite music or podcasts and taking calls. One touch connectivity means no fumbling when you need to answer a call quickly, integration with Siri and Google Voice Assistant provides a wireless stereo experience, and the enhanced battery provides up to 3 hours of listening time or 2 hours of talk time before dad will need to recharge. Rowkin Earbuds charge in their own compact case that protects them in dad’s backpack, laptop bag, or pocket and they’re also splash and water resistant.
Huawei Watch 2 ($369.99 from Amazon and Best Buy)
Help dad stay connected to the people and things he cares about most with the Huawei Watch 2. This new Titanium Grey smartwatch features a versatile design for all of dad’s life moments from the office to the gym and everywhere in between thanks to a sweat resistant hybrid leather/rubber band, long-lasting battery, Google Music compatibility and advanced fitness tracking. Huawei Watch 2 also measures daily activities by keeping track of number of steps, duration of medium and high-intensity exercise, and stand-up times. It closely monitors the user’s activity and sends smart reminders to stand up or begin exercising, and will remind users of their daily fitness targets when seated for too long. With fast-charging technology, dad’s Watch 2 can go from zero to 100% in less than an hour to help him maintain his busy lifestyle.
Nixplay Seed Digital WiFi Frame ($169.99)
Over the years I’ve looked at a lot of digital picture frames and while there’s still a wide selection available, the best ones integrate to your home décor and make it easy to share pictures like Nixplay. Perfect for grandfathers and favorite uncles who adore your kids but also for recent empty nesters who have kids off at college, Nixplay Seed keeps your family nearby thanks to the ability to send photos to the frame from anywhere in the world thanks to its wifi connection. For example, a dad who has put their oldest daughter on a cross country flight to Washington, D.C. for a school trip can receive a photo of her adventures to his Nixplay frame on his bedroom nightstand. She would just send photos from her phone or social media accounts to the Wi-Fi connected frame for dad to see, making it fun to stay connected over the miles. When gifting Nixplay, be sure to upload photos to his frame before he unwraps the gift. Nixplay Seed frames are available in 4 colors: black, blue, mulberry, or mango.
Google Home (regularly $129.99 but on sale for $109.99 at Best Buy)
If dad could use some help from time to time, Google Home could be his new best friend who can tell him the weather, current traffic conditions for his commute, keep track of his schedule to let him know when to leave for the airport, play his favorite music, read him step by step instructions to cook a special meal, and so much more. New functionality is always being added to Google Home and we hear hands-free calling is coming soon! With the ability to support up to 6 accounts, Google Home can be a useful tool for families too be we understand if dad wants to keep Google Home all to himself.
55″ RCA 4K UHD LED TV ($399 from BJ’s)
I know you’re wondering if a 4K RCA TV could be as good as big name brands and the answer is yes. I wrote about this television in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide when BJs had them on sale and after using ours for the last month to watch 4K and regular content, the answer is yes. RCA’s 4K UHD LED televisions deliver an incredible viewing experience on a huge screen which goes to show that sometimes you really do pay a lot for the brand name.
Roku Smart TV ($299 for the 43” one from Best Buy)
Help dad cut the cord to cable with a Roku Smart TV. He’ll enjoy the ability to access Amazon, Google Play, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Plex, Sling, HBO Go, and all the other basic cable apps. It also comes with an easy to use remote, and great picture quality. For the ultimate gift, Roku Smart TV setup is easy so he can watch favorite shows faster. For more information, read my full review: How Roku TV Helps You Stream Content to Cut Cable.
In addition to the fancy new TV you’re gifting dad, get him the right mount for the ultimate viewing experience that will also help keep little ones safe. TVs can fall with the force of thousands of pounds and causes 15,000+ ER visits each year. Since TV tip-over injuries are real, Sanus TV mounts and anti-tip straps provide the best solution for reducing TV tip-overs and can be safely used with any brand of TV. To find the mount that has been safety tested to hold its advertised weight capacity, use the Sanus MountFinder to determine which one is right for your TV.
Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 (starting at $800)
If you’re looking to get dad a stylish and powerful machine that can be used for working at home and as a family machine, the Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 is what you’re looking for. This sleek desktop machine is a 23.8” all-in-one PC with a 6th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 16 GB of RAM that runs a full-featured operating system. It is a workhorse for editing videos, sorting thousands of family photos, or doing any home or even work project, making it powerful enough for work and perfect for home.
CaliCase (starting at $14.99)
Since it’s hard for us to live without our smartphones, help protect dad’s device from water, sand, dust, and more with the help of a CaliCase phone case. CaliCase makes waterproof glow in the dark pouches that fully encase your phone to protect it from water that could come from wet pool towels, a leaky water bottle, or damp swimsuits. The glow in the dark feature is nice for nights at the pool when you’re leaving as the sun goes down and want to locate your phone in the depths of your pool bag quickly. CaliCase also makes inflatable waterproof phone cases that are perfect for summer adventures like sailing, canoeing, or rafting where you might need your phone but a trip overboard would send it to the depths below. A floating waterproof case is a smart idea to ensure that your phone stays afloat even if it does go overboard.
Monster Firecracker ($129.95)
Monster Firecracker joins the Monster line of portable Bluetooth speakers (original Monster Blaster, BackFloat, and Hotshot) but what sets this latest addition apart from the rest is three high-performance internal speaker drivers in a compact package that delivers big, bold sound in any environment, a high intelligibility mic for use as a speakerphone, a powerful built-in flashlight, plus a lightweight, easy-to-carry carabiner clip and rain-or-shine weatherproof enclosure. It also has a long 25+-hour play life, USB charging port for your smartphone, built-in, super-bright, 7-hour flashlight delivers 500 Lumens, splash proof built-in photolite that provides a natural light source for stunning photographs and is ideal for use with phone cameras. This portable speaker can also be connected to your favorite portable music source via USB and comes in 4 colors: red, gold, black, and camo.
Samsung Gear 360 ($229)
Called the most versatile and easy-to-use camera on the market, Samsung’s Gear 360 makes it easy for dads to capture important moments in their entirety and in high definition. Gear 360 features a lightweight and pocketable design, hi-res 360-degree video and image capture, and live broadcast capabilities making it a great gift for dads who enjoy capturing and sharing life’s experiences. Gear 360 will be available in-store and online at Best Buy and BestBuy.com, Amazon.com
Sock Fancy (starting at $11/month)
Dress up dad’s feet with a monthly deliver of socks from SockFancy, a perfect gift for dads who are fun despite having to dress conservatively! SockFancy’s subscription sock box will deliver one, two, or six pairs of fun patterned socks per month, payable up front or monthly. These soft cotton socks feature vibrant patterns in trendy designs that are sure to add some pep to his step and will always be a welcome surprise in his mailbox each month. Tip: Enter your email when you are on the site to unlock a free pair when you subscribe!
Zepp Golf Sensor Giveaway!
My friends at Zepp are providing a golf sensor to one very lucky dad as a Father’s Day gift. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!
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