Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide: 10 Cool Presents Smart Dads Will Love

Looking for Father’s Day tech gifts?

There are so many interesting gifts out there that are perfect for the tech-savvy, gadget-loving dad.

Here, I’ve rounded up 10 Father’s Day gifts at every price point that are sure to bring a big smile to Dad’s face.

Discover everything from tech must-haves (like Google Home) to unicorn finds (like the ONE Smart Keyboard).

1. Google Home

If your dad doesn’t have a smart speaker yet, usher him into the 21st century with a Google Home.

With a Google Home, he’ll have all the powers of Google at his fingertips.

Whether he wants to turn on other smart devices in his home, ask for directions, set a timer, solve a math problem, or locate his phone, the Google Home is there to help.

If he already has a Google Home, consider bringing the technology into other rooms with a Google Mini or upgrading to a Google Home Hub.

SHOP NOW: Bed Bath and Beyond, $79

2. Meat It

What dad doesn’t love to grill?

Gift him this high-tech gadget that will let him monitor his meat from a distance.

This wireless thermometer works with grills and ovens, is easy to clean, and gets 24 hours of use from a single charge.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $69

3. Ember Smart Mug

Upgrade Dad’s morning routine with this smart mug that will keep his beverage at his desired temperature.

He can choose and save presets for different drinks, easily switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, and adjust the temperature from his mobile device or smart watch.

For Father’s Day, Ember came out with this limited edition “Dad Mode” mug, available in white or black.

SHOP NOW: Ember, $100

4. The ONE Smart Keyboard

This splurge-worthy Father’s Day gift is perfect for any music and tech lover.

The ONE Smart Keyboard does double duty as a keyboard and a music teacher.

Dad can start playing the piano in minutes — download the ONE Smart app and connect the keyboard to your mobile device.

You can read the sheet music off your phone or tablet while the keys light up, making the learning process intuitive and fun.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $263

5. Hive Active Plug

Plug your device into a Hive Active Plug and the device can then be controlled from your dad’s phone or through voice command via Google Assistant or Alexa.

Whether he wants to turn on the coffeepot while he’s still in bed or power the television on using his voice, the Hive Active Plug can make any electricity-powered device smart.

SHOP NOW: Hive, $30

6. Aura Frame

This smart frame was featured among Oprah’s Favorite Things last year, so you know it’s good.

When you get Dad the Aura frame, it’s not just the frame that you’re gifting him, but also a lifetime supply of pictures — you can send new pictures to the frame anytime!

The Aura frame has a top-of-the-line LCD screen, free cloud storage, and smart features including interactive frame controls (simply wave your hand to change the picture) and brightness that automatically adjusts to the light in the room.

The rotating stand allows you to switch from portrait to landscape in a snap.

Available in Stone, Slate, or Stardust (pictured).

SHOP NOW: Aura, $249

7. Memory Upgrade

Is dad’s computer running slow?

Get all the benefits of a new computer with a memory upgrade.

The Crucial BX500 solid-state drive will extend a computer’s life and get it running like new again.

The BX500 is 300 percent faster and 40 times more energy efficient than a typical hard drive.

It’s the perfect solution for the dad who loves to hoard digital photos.

It only takes five minutes to install, and works with laptop and desktop versions of both Macs and PCs.

SHOP NOW: Crucial, starts at $20

8. Vivitar Dual Action Camera

Active dads will love this 4K, 16 megapixel camera that captures ultra HD footage wherever they go.

The waterproof, dual action camera comes complete with a bike and helmet mount, making it easy for Dad to capture ultra HD footage wherever life takes him.

He’ll also love the Wi-Fi connectivity that will give him easy access to photos, and a simple way to download the photos to devices right after snapping them.

SHOP NOW: Walmart, $70

9. Schlage Encode Smart Lock

Wi-Fi-powered smart locks not only keep your home safe and secure but also give your dad something to brag about at the next family or neighborhood function.

Installing the lock is simple and will give him a fun project to do over Father’s Day weekend.

The Schlage Encode is compatible with other home technology, including Key by Amazon and Ring Video Doorbell.

SHOP NOW: Lowes, $249

10. Quip Toothbrush

Last but certainly not least on this list of Father’s Day tech gifts is Quip.

Voted the best electric toothbrush by GQ and one of the 25 best inventions by Time, Quip will help your dad take his oral care to next level.

He’ll love the sleek design (available in colors like copper, silver, slate, black, and more) that actually looks good on a bathroom counter, and the gentle buzzing that signals every 30 seconds of brushing.

Quip’s bristles have just the right amount of vibration and guiding pulses to help simplify better brushing.

Plus, $4 from each toothbrush purchase is donated to Global Dental Relief!

SHOP NOW: Quip, starting at $25

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About the Author

Larry Kim is the CEO of MobileMonkey — provider of the World’s Best Facebook Messenger Marketing Platform. He’s also the founder of WordStream.

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Originally Published on Inc.com


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