Father’s Day is in 10 days, but only 6 business days away; this might leave you a little short on shipping time if you plan on purchasing Dad’s gift online. We’ve been there, done that and we’re here to make sure you don’t have to worry about showing up to his BBQ empty handed. Inverselogic has put together a Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide which features gifts that will put a smile on any dads face. We’ve made sure every gift on this list (with the exception of one) is available either in store or on Amazon Prime (Thank you, Amazon! Us procrastinators owe you, big time).
- The Huawei Watch $350 (Android Wear only)
The Huawei Watch (pronounced “wah-way”) is a line of wearable technology that originates from the Huawei phones. This brand of Android Wear watches is said to have the highest display resolution of any smartwatch of its kind. The display on this watch sets it apart from its competitor as it’s the first to feature an always-on, sapphire crystal display. The crystal should make it sturdier and does a better job of protecting it from scratches or breaks. In addition, the always-on display keeps you from needing to tap or flick your wrist to see the face.
As this smartwatch is geared more towards the fashion-forward father, it presents more like a traditional watch than any other in its category. It provides simple functions such as step counting, heart rate monitoring, and calories burned. Interchangeable bands are also available.
- The Moto 360 Watch $300-$430 (Android Wear only)
The updated Moto 360 Watch is another high-class wearable that’s gives you the most versatility in design and function. You can customize your watch on the website and interchange bands to match your outfit. The LCD screen is a nice touch, though the resolution is said to be noticeably better on the Huawei watch. The nice part about this watch is that WiFi is built in, meaning you can still use it even if you leave your phone behind.
Phones are a great go-to gift for parents, but you should definitely be sure that you’re aware of their preferences. Are they Apple lovers? Dedicated Android users? Whatever the case may be, there’s a great selection to choose from.
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE
Apple iPhones are a tried and true gift for any parent. If dad is due for an update, you can’t go wrong here; just make sure he likes the simplicity of the iPhone. The iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE allow for a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your dads smartphone needs. The updated camera, faster processing speed, a more proactive “Siri,” and force-touch abilities are handy improvements.
- Samsung S7 Edge
If your dads a loyal Android user, the Samsung Edge is a pretty great gift option. It’s almost identical to the Samsung S7, the only difference really being the larger curve and battery. It features expandable storage, a super sleek & sexy design, phenomenal camera, and an incredible battery. Though the cost is a bit higher, the S7 Edge won’t disappoint.
- Mophie 3000 Powerstation External Charger $59.99
If your dad spends a lot of time on his phone, he’s probably complained about the battery life once or twice. Mophie offers a powerful solution to the weak battery lives with their Mophie 3000 Powerstation Charger. Though they offer Juice Pack’s (phone cases), they are limited to iPhone’s only. The Powerstations are connected via USB to whichever cord charges your smartphone, making it versatile enough to use on various devices.
For the Office
We know dad probably spends a lot of time in the office, which is why we’ve prepared a few options to make his desk a little more exciting.
- Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard $29.99
If your dad is a multi-device user (meaning smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.), he is going to love this. This nifty little gadget gives you toggling capabilities between 3 different devices at the same time with the press of a button. If you’ve gone between a PC and a Mac at any point in time, you’ve probably realized a few minor keyboard differences. Fortunately, the Logitech Keyboard is able to pick up and differentiate between the two operating systems as well as between iOS and Android.
- Belkin Duo Outlet Travel Rockstar $59.99
If your dad travels for work a lot, this little gadget might come in handy. It serves as a surge protector, USB outlet, and even an external battery for when you’re not plugged into the wall. It also offers increased charging speed. Though it may not be the flashiest gift, it’s definitely one of the most practical.
For the Course
For the dad that loves the course… This little tool is easily the most hobby-based gift on our list, and if your dad is a data enthusiast, he’ll appreciate this!
- Zepp 2 $149.99
For golfer dads, this gadget is the next best thing to gifting him actual clubs! If he’s looking to beat his buddies on the greens, the Zepp is handy enough to help him do that. You simply attach it to your glove and it measures your swing, speed, and accuracy. 360 3D visualization gives you personalized coaching to help you improve your game! Compatible on both iPhone and Android.
For the Beach
If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy the sunny beaches like we are here in SoCal, your dad will appreciate these gifts.
- Solar Panel 5+* $81
We’ve all experienced the drained battery at the beach, especially if we’re streaming music from our phones. I’ve used one of these guys before and let me tell you – it is handy. This solar-powered charging unit gives you a sundial to align with the sun for maximum power, a kickstand, and is sleek enough to travel with.
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- Jawbone Mini Jam Box $179.99
This wireless bluetooth speaker is perfect to take with you to the beach, or anywhere for that matter! This specific speaker is said to be better sounding than the original and the best designed system for its size. You can customize voice prompts and
make use of its built in microphone.
For the Home
Our last gift in Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide goes to the techy-dad who appreciates a good smart home.
- August Smart Lock Home Kit $229
Considering the fact that you’re looking for something that’s secure and reliable, we understand that choosing the right lock is important. The August Smart Lock has proven its reliability, security and is easy to install and use. The app is integrated with Nest, Logitech Harmony, Comcast’s Xfinity Home and Siri, so it’s not just limited to Apple users.
This concludes our Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide for the almost-late shopper. We’ve thanked Amazon Prime for their ability to save us on numerous occasions, this one being no different. Inverselogic wishes you all a very Happy Father’s day, whether you’re being celebrated or celebrating someone else.