Father’s Day 2014 is almost here, but it’s not too late to find the perfect gift for your geek dad. We have a list of ten different high-tech gifts that most fathers will love. At the very least, we might give you some ideas of your own on what to get your parent. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get something good. In fact, we have gifts in all different price ranges.
Best Tech Gifts for Dads
Here’s a rundown of some of the more popular tech gifts for geek dads.
- iDevices iGrill2 – If your dad loves a good BBQ and controlling the grill, they’re going to enjoy having this simple device. You simply stick the gauge in the meat and it will send a signal to a smartphone or tablet wirelessly, letting pops know when the meat is done or needs to be turned so that it doesn’t burn.
- Netgear Mingle – This portable WiFi hotspot from Virgin Mobile uses the 4G LTE network from Sprint to offer internet access when nothing else is available. There’s a monthly charge with this one, but if you’re worried about that you can go ahead and pay a few months ahead before you give it to your dad to use.
- iTie – While getting a normal tie may not be something that’s done a lot anymore, the iTie is a digital version of the tie. The electronics replace the knot and can display information or just patterns. If this is too expensive, you can also buy SwipeTies, which are made out of a material that allows dad to use his tie to clean his screen easily without smudges.
- TaskLab’s TaskOne G3 – A multipurpose toolset or Swiss Army knife are great, but imagine combining them with an iPhone case. Dad is going to feel like MacGyver when he uses this useful set of tools. It has 22 different tools that pop out and can be used, including a bottle opener, a knife, and various screwdrivers. Just make sure he doesn’t try to take it on a plane when he’s flying!
- DryCase – This is a complete waterproof enclosure for smartphones that only costs around $40 – a lot less than it would cost to repair or replace a modern mobile phone. The best part is that he can still use the phone because the front of it is clear plastic and pliable enough to actually use the phone.
- Creative Vado HD – Available for just $180, this is a HD video camera that’s not much bigger than a normal smartphone. It’s really good at taking footage in low light conditions and has many other features that he’s going to enjoy. Overall, this is a great idea for any dads who enjoy taking a lot of videos when they’re out and about.
- Roku 3 – For fathers who like watching a lot of television or movies, the Roku 3 is a great way to get streaming video from the internet to a TV, giving him a lot more choices. It’s really easy to use and available for under $100, it’s not super expensive either.
- Pebble Steel – This is a smartwatch that’s really smart. It works with iPhones or Android smartphones. The stainless steel design means it looks good in addition to being useful because of all the apps you can run on it.
- Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet – This has an incredible screen that makes HD photos and video look truly amazing. Whether it’s used for games, email or even watching videos or checking Facebook, this is a tablet that’s reasonable priced and very affordable when compared to some of the others on the market.
- ZEPP Golf – With this and the free ZEPP Golf App, your dad can practice his golf swing. The lightweight sensor attaches to a glove that records various information when he’s swinging the club. This data is then analyzed by the app so that he can see what he needs to work on more.
As you can see, finding a father’s day gift for a geek dad does not need to be difficult. If you have any other cool ideas, be sure to leave us a comment below and join the conversation. When it comes to getting a gift for dear old dad, you can never have too many ideas on what to buy in our opinion. What do YOU think?