Smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles … there are definitely some go-to gadgets and gizmos that will make any geeky Dad have a happy holiday season. But, if the father in your life is a self-proclaimed tech geek like me (see image below), he probably already has or will buy most of the trendy tech gadgets this year, which can make shopping for him tough — ask my wife.
So this year, instead of just repeating the same gifts every other blog site has listed already, I’ve decided to give you some tech gifts for Dad that I would enjoy if a certain somebody were shopping for me this holiday season.
Not Your Average 7 Geek Gifts For Dad 1 of 8Break the mold of average trendy gift ideas, and check out these 7 tech gifts for Dad — BrothaTech approved.
For the Minimalist Dad | Supr. Slim Wallet – $25 2 of 8
Personally, I hate huge wallets. I only need to carry my I.D., a few credit cards, my insurance/media card, and a folded up $50 bill (emergency cash). If the dad in your life likes to keep his life (and his pockets) as simple as possible, the Slim Wallet by Supr. will make a great inexpensive, low-tech stocking stuffer that can organize all his essential cards in a super-slim footprint.
For the Forgetful Dad | Brookstone Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Location tracker – $50 3 of 8
Your dad always misplaces his keys, wallet, bag, luggage, car ... but he knows exactly where his smartphone is. The Brookstone Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Location Tracker consists of small stickers that Dad can place on anything that he wants to later locate via radar, with the accompanying smartphone app that connects to the stickers via Bluetooth.
For the Car Buff Dad | Viper Smart System – Starting at $150 4 of 8
Your dad probably loves his car more than his family very much. If he's like me and also loves his smartphone, you can invest in a Viper SmartAlarm system that will "connect his car to the cloud," and let him unlock, start, and track his prized possession right from his smartphone.
For the Smart House Dad | Revolv Home Automation Hub – $299 5 of 8
If the "I can control everything in my house with my smartphone" bug has hit your dad like it has hit me, then he probably already knows that flipping between a ton of mobile apps to control each and every function in his smart house setup can take all the fun out of managing his system. Enter the Revolv Home Automation Hub. It essentially connects to all the popular home automation systems to provide your dad with one app to control everything in the house.
For the Lead-foot Dad | Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector – $299 6 of 8
If your dad has a heavy right foot is concerned about traffic patterns and construction zones when he drives, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector (in addition to the most obvious use) can alert him when traffic ahead is getting heavy, or warn him when emergency vehicles or construction zones are nearby.
For the kid in your Dad | Parrott AR.Drone Quadricopter – Starting at $370 7 of 8
Growing up, I loved remote-controlled cars. Now that smartphones (my new love) can control just about everything, I'm sure I'm not the only dad who would spend hours at a time playing with the Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter. With a high-definition camera for "out of sight" flying as well as recording flights, the AR.Drone is surely the toy that can turn every man into a kid again.
For the Home Theater Dad | Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote – $349.99 8 of 8
If your dad has to craft a war strategy just to switch from watching TV to playing a DVD for family movie night, he will love the Logitech Harmony Ultimate universal remote. No matter what cable/satellite box, DVD player, gaming console, A/V receiver, or streaming media device he has in his setup, if it came with a remote, the Harmony Ultimate can control it. It can even control the lights as well (additional equipment required).