Big kid-tested, dad-approved tech toys

To all the fathers in the world, we tip our hats to you. It is you who gave “the look” to every guy we brought home, the one who dusted off our knees when we feel off our bikes, the one who saved us from the monsters that lurked our closets at night, and it is you who taught us that growing up doesn’t mean we have to “grow up”.

For all the respected man-child fathers out there, here’s a list of grown-up “toys” your dad will be giddy over.

 

1.  Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, Black
Dad can finally have the best quality sound without all the wires. Bose provides industry-leading technology that cancels out noise and makes music sound better. With up to 20-hour wireless listening per charge and 40-hour wired listening per charge, Dad may pull a major fashion-statement when you see him wear these 24/7.

2. Canvas Pop
Got a sentimental (aka very emotional) Dad like mine? Print your favorite memories with dad on Canvas Pop. Canvas Pop’s service is so easy, hopefully not too easy so Dad won’t print any embarrassing pre-pubescent pictures of you from middle school.

3.  Tile TLE-02001 Gen 2 Bluetooth Tracker and Easy-to-use App for Tracking Phone, Key and Other Items
If your father is the type to forget his phone, keys, wallet, dog-- or even grand kids, he could probably use a Tile. They are little, lightweight devices your dad can attach to whatever it is he loses most and use the smartphone app to track it down. P.S. forgetfulness is not a gene, you might want to get one for yourself too.

4. Kamado Joe | Premium Ceramic Grills
There’s nothing like dad, his grill, and his meat. A twist on a grilling classic, these ceramic smokers will create jam-packed flavor to your Dad’s favorite grilling recipes. Bet your dad will want to “Rekindle an Old Flame” with this new best friend, Kamado Joe.

5.  Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo is dad’s new hands-free universal remote. Amazon's voice-activated smart home speaker is futuristic, but it's also practical and accessible. It can play his music from his favorite apps, give him his daily news and sports updates, and even change the thermostat with his voice! It’s like he has his own personal assistant. If only Echo had the ability to make your Dad a sandwich…

6. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera
Drones - I have so much fun with these, I’m not sure if this is a gift for me of for the Dad’s in your life. Dad will be able to take selfies to a new level.

7. Maximus SPL11-07A1W4-BKT-K1 Coach Smart Security Light (Black)
Boyfriends beware! Dad’s got his eye on you.. The MAXIMUS outdoor lighting fixture is equipped with a two-way speaker and camera that detects movement at your door and sends a real-time alert to Dad’s smartphone. Dad can sound an alarm, see and speak to people at your front door no matter where he is – or let’s be honest, really scare off a potential boyfriend *ehem intruder* with the sound of his voice.

8. GoPro HERO Session
What’s with guys watching hours of GoPro footage? Anyways, this will keep Dad busy for hours. GoPro Hero is the lightest and simplest GoPro yet with a one-button control and water-proof design. It’s perfect for the GoPro veteran or the Dad who’s been itching to get his hands on one.

9. Blast Motion Golf Replay/3D Motion Capture Trainer with Smart Video Swing Analysis and Performance Data Overlay
Tired of holding the camera so Dad can review his golf swing? Blast Golf Sensor will record Dad’s stroke metrics and create drills to improve his putting and driving skills. Blast Motion will give him the ability to watch himself over and over again, he'll be like a child in a candy store.

10.  Raden
Does Dad travel for work? Mix play & practicality with this sweet find. The Raden smart luggage cases are super light and pact with weight sensors to built-in phone chargers. With the latest tech-enabled features, Dad can now glide smoothly across airport terminals and city sidewalks.


 

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