The Ultimate Father's Day Tech Guide: Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you are searching for a gift for your Dad (and are sick of the same old mugs and ties), tech gifts could be the answer. After all, we live in the digital age, and a great gadget is much more likely to be useful than that necktie you were so proud of when you picked it out. Whether he is a point-and-shoot photography aficionado, a garage-fix-it kind of guy, or something completely different, we have a list of tech gifts that will put a smile on your Father’s face.

Delight the Photographer Dad: Fujifilm X100VI Masterpiece

Transform His Art with the Ideal Camera

For photographically inclined papas, the Fujifilm X100VI is essentially heaven. To be clear, this isn’t a phone, and the $1,600 price tag is understandable: it’s the most advanced 23.5 mm lens in the world and offers 40.2 MP images (for reference, some traditional DSLR cameras only offer 50 MP). Whether your dad is still a novice in the world of photography or just needs a refresher course, the automatic settings on this camera will insure quality, in-focus pictures every time.

For the Retro Enthusiast: JBL Spinner BT

Vintage Vibes with Modern Sound

Got a dad with a killer vinyl collection? Then the JBL Spinner BT was made for him. This hi-fi record player’s raw texture and classic tones puts it squarely in the retro-chic camp, but full Bluetooth connectivity gives it the ergonomics of a 21st-century audio device. No doubt it would make a terrific Father’s Day gift.

On-the-Go Solutions: Power and Tunes

Keep Him Powered with Belkin's BoostCharge

Whether he’s on the road or in transit, it’s a great idea to make sure dad’s devices are fully charged. The Belkin 20,000 mAh BoostCharge power bank can power up several devices at once, so it’s a perfect gift for an on-the-go dad.

JBL Clip 5: Music Wherever He Goes

And for the dad who takes his tunes with him, wherever he goes, upgrade the JBL Clip 2 portable speaker to the all-new JBL Clip 5, thanks to its upgraded hook and improved water-resistance.

Ease His Daily Life: Gadgets Galore

A Helping Hand in the Garage: LED Flashlight Gloves

For the handy dad who spends his evenings in the garage, the $17 LED Flashlight Gloves are a must-have: a waterproof, one-size-fits-all glove with light precisely where the customer needs it.

The Ultimate Productivity PHONE: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

For the dad in your life who prides himself on being productive, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is both a massive productivity device but also a powerful phone with a bigger screen than most laptops. It’s ideal for every dad – from the one who loves to read on the commute, to the one who doesn’t stop streaming and watching YouTube, or the one who wants to get more work done on his phone. The future is here. Image courtesy Samsung.

Enhance His Free Time: Entertainment and Beyond

For the Gamer Dad: SCUF Envision Pro Controller

Dad gamers should love the SCUF Envision Pro controller which offers best in class precision, improved responsiveness and a massive improvement over the stock controller to really make his gaming experience fantastic.

For the Fitness Enthusiast: Baseus Eli Sport 1 Earbuds

If dad is the type to fit in a run while getting a headstart on the day, something like the Baseus Eli Sport 1 earbuds – which have a relatively understated look, in addition to moisture-resistance – would be a nice gift for the active father.

Movie Magic with LG CineBeam Qube 4K

And dad-about-town cinephiles can stay put, too, thanks to the LG CineBeam Qube 4K projector, which brings the movie theatre experience into the household. Its compact shape and 4K resolution turns any room into a home theatre, and at nearly $2,500, it’s the perfect Father’s Day splurge.

A Closer Look at the Heart of These Innovations: The PHONE

Though some of the gadgets above are not directly related to phone usage, it is clear to see how smartphones have influenced the new generation of tech gifts: from the productivity-enhancing functionalities they bring, to the connectivity of these gadgets with his smartphone, it’s hard to miss how phones have become part of our lives and hobbies. Indeed, being able to make sure your dad’s tech gifts are smartphone-compatible can make a difference in his experience: it will make his tech devices even easier and more enjoyable to use.

After all, though some of us may know a die-hard techie dad while others may know better the dad who enjoys the finer things, at the end of this guide, we would have found the gadget most appropriate to the former as well as to the latter, and every dad in between. For this Father’s Day, give a gift that is tailored to your dad’s lifestyle, letting him know just how much you appreciate all that he does.

Jun 14, 2024
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