Dad Gifts That Are Way Better Than A Tie

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Dads are really easy to spoil these days. And who doesn’t want to spoil their dad? This Father’s Day the options for getting dad something great are endless. Here is a great list of gifts for dad that all have a tech angle to them.

POB-IMG-053113-GO-PROHow about a video camera?

I remember when my dad sat me down years ago to show me the 16+ hours of VHS video he captured from his road trip across the states. He was so excited to show me every single minute he captured and add in extra narration on top of what he’d already recorded. Feed your modern dad’s love of capturing video with one of the latest and greatest from GoPro. Your dad can attach this baby to his head or chest and go gang busters shooting video of every moment of his walk with the dog.

GoPro HERO3: White Edition $199.00.

POB-IMG-053113-PEBBLE-WATCHHow about a watch?

The latest trend in wrist timepieces is the smartwatch. It’s not enough to have a smartphone do everything you need; now you can have all of that technology in an even tinier version right on your wrist. The Pebble is a watch for the 21st century that works with both iOS and Android. Your dad will have a blast customizing the watchfaces, notifications and coding while he also fills it up with fun apps.

Pebble E-Paper Watch $150.00.

POB-IMG-053113-GALAXY-TAB-2-101How about a tablet that controls dad’s entertainment system?

I know how much my husband prides himself on hooking up all of our entertainment functions into one giant system. I can get stereo, video, streaming, etc. running while sitting in the cozy corner of our couch except I to navigate six remotes to do it. Get your dad the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and watch him grin from ear to ear with delight while he uses this single gadget. This tablet will him control his entire entertainment system with the integrated IR blaster and Smart Remote app. Make sure you get dad some protection for his newest gadget, with an OtterBox case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 $399.99.

POB-IMG-053113-PROJECTORHow about a projector?

Dad loves his football/soccer/hockey/Wipeout viewing experience. Why not enhance it for him with a projector so he can watch it as large as life? Get the Epson PowerLite 5020 Home Cinema projector and his sports and movie viewing will never be the same again. This is one of those great gifts he’ll love, but also benefits the whole family.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema projector $2,579.00.

POB-IMG-053113-GALAXY-S4-DEFENDERWhat about upgrading his flip phone?

Bring your dad into the age of the smartphone when pick up an Apple iPhone or Samsung GALAXY S4 to replace his tried and true cell phone. He’ll be beside himself with excitement and love for all the technology these phones will put in the palm of hand. Be sure you wrap this gift in an OtterBox case to protect him from himself.
However you celebrate your dad this year, he’s sure to enjoy every gadget you find for him. And, he’ll be so happy you gave him technology instead of a tie.

Do you have other cool tech gifts for Dad ideas? Share them in the comments below.

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