Tech Gifts for Father’s Day
You’d be surprised at how many bloggers write about Father’s Day Tech Gift ideas. Just Google it… it would LITERALLY surprise you. So why would I be writing about something that is “played out” already? Because the high-tech gift ideas I see are something that my Dad could care less about. In fact, my Dad isn’t that technical, so some of those high-tech gifts don’t always fit. Hopefully, my ideas below can help some of you struggling to find those last minute items for Dad. Here we go:
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share – Under $11.00
This is one of my favorites for those of you who have geeky Dad’s and Geeky kids. Ken Denmead is an engineer and the editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on wired.com. Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any timeframe or budget.
Amazon Fire TV – $99.00
Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of TV episodes and movies, voice search that actually works, plus exclusive features like ASAP and Amazon FreeTime, it’s the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, live and on demand sports, music, photos, games, and more. It’s awesome, and my Dad has no problem using it, so yours will probably do fine.
Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer – Under $150
Everyone wants Dad to stick around a little longer on this planet, so for those Dad’s that have vowed to be more mindful of their health, this would work. Help him take the first step by gifting this PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Wi-Fi-connected scale which measures weight, body composition (lean mass, fat mass, BMI), heart rate, and air quality. He can monitor his progress with an online account and Android or iOS apps. With the ability to track up to eight users, Mom can get in on the action too.
Nest Learning Thermostat – $249.00
The most awesome thermostat in existence. Every Dad has that built-in gauge that tells them when the thermostat gets changed, adjusted, heck, even brushed up against. It’s true, right? Using activity sensors, a Wi-Fi radio, three temperature sensors, and a humidity sensor, the Nest can track your household’s heating and cooling habits and chart the data to help identify ways to be more efficient. For example, if you tend to lower the temperature at night the Nest learns your routines and creates an automatic schedule. Truly, truly awesome.
I hope that some of the above items get you on the right track to those tech items that Dad would love to see. Heck a fishing license works well too, but it never hurts to add a little tech here and there. Happy Father’s Day!