There are a number of stereotypes floating around about dads. They all make lame jokes, wear ugly sneakers, have a certain type of “bod,” etc. Well, we’re here to say that while those stereotypes may be largely overblown, there is one dad stereotype that is right on the money, and it’s this: dads love gadgets. We don’t care who you are, if you claim to know a dad who doesn’t like tinkering around with the latest tech, we’ll call you a liar. So instead of telling tall tales, do yourself (and your dad) a favor by checking out our Father’s Day guide to the best tech gifts.
Now, you may think that the Father’s Day gift-receiver in your life is already up to date on all the latest tech gifts. But that’s the thing about technology — it never stops. You can have the hottest tech in all the land one day and be hopelessly outdated in just a few short months. That’s why we’ve put together a list of only the coolest, newest tech and tech accessories that will give Dad a chance to keep up with current trends, as well as enhance the older tech he already has. So take a look below at the best tech gifts for Father’s Day.
GrowlerWerks’ uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Man cannot live on tech alone. Dad will need to sufficiently fuel up for gadget time, and that’s where the uKeg from GrowlerWerks comes in. Dad can be his own barista with the first integrated nitro cold brew maker/dispenser for home use, allowing him to enjoy fresh nitro cold brew at home or on the go. And just in time for Father’s Day, GrowlerWerks is offering 20% off from June 7-20 as part of their Summer Sale.
Wyze Bulb Color
Smart color lightbulbs have long been pricey and complicated, but no more. Wyze’s new 16 million color-displaying bulbs are affordable, work with both WiFi and Bluetooth, and, most importantly, require no hub to operate.
Nomad Rugged Pet Tag for Apple AirTag
Dad’s probably already come up with a billion uses for his new Apple AirTag tracker, but he probably hasn’t considered strapping one on Fido’s collar. Thankfully, Nomad has with their rugged and innovative pet tag AirTag holder.
Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad
Grovemade basically wrote the book on desk pads, and any one of their offerings will go a long way toward sprucing up Dad’s workstation. We prefer the wool felt version, as it’s delightfully soft, looks classy, and boasts the natural temperature-regulating properties of merino wool.
Google Nest Hub
Google recently updated their Nest Hub, and it’s totally deserving of being Dad’s new smart home command center. In addition to offering up entertainment and controlling smart devices, the new Nest Hub has innovative camera-free sleep-tracking tech to ensure Dad’s getting enough rest.
Apple TV 4K
Apple revamped their 4K TV streaming device this year with the A12 Bionic Chip and some new capabilities. Best of all, there’s an all-new Siri voice remote with more precise control thanks to a touch-enabled clickpad, fixing a major flaw from the previous generation.
Aer Tech Pack 2
You’ll struggle to find anyone who makes better quality bags than Aer. Constructed of rugged Cordura with a weather-resistant, carbonate polyurethane-coated 840D nylon face and a premium soft woven interior lining, the Tech Pack 2 is designed to keep Dad’s precious tech safe.
Tivoli Audio Revive Speaker and Charger
Tech isn’t always pretty, but this combo device sure is. This design-forward piece of kit functions as a Bluetooth speaker, a bedside lamp, and wireless charger; and features premium construction made from aluminum, furniture-grade wood, and eco-friendly fabric.
Bowers & Wilkins PI7
Bowers & Wilkins sure didn’t disappoint with their first true wireless earbuds. Not only do these offer adaptive noise canceling and true high-resolution audio, but they also possess the unique ability to wirelessly retransmit analog audio by plugging their charging case into any 3.5mm jack.
Sony PlayStation 5
They may be hard to get a hold of, but if you’re able to track down the year’s hottest gaming console for Dad he’ll love you forever (jk, he already does). Ultra-fast load times, 8K video output, 120 fps gameplay… yeah, that’ll do.
DJI Air 2S
Drones may be the ultimate tech toy, as they are completely unnecessary for most people but oh-so-fun to play with. DJI’s latest and greatest quadcopter boasts a mega high-end camera with a 1” sensor that can shoot 20MP still photos and 5.4K/30fps video.
The 12 Best Gaming Headsets
As the march of time has turned many Millennials and Gen-Xers into dads, there are now more gamer dads than ever. And they need to keep up with the latest gaming trends just as much as anyone else — especially if they want to avoid getting repeatedly offed by overconfident 12-year-olds during Call of Duty sessions. So take a look at our guide to the best gaming headsets and make sure Dad is equipped with the best gear the next time he heads into battle.