The best Father’s Day gadgets include drones and audio products
Nine gifts you can get your dad before the big day.
No, your dad doesn’t want a tie for Father’s Day or any other clothes, for that matter. To be the cool son or daughter this year, you can’t go wrong with any of these awesome Father’s Day gadgets we’ve outlined below. Make sure to check them out and make a couple quick pickups for Pops.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are getting better and cheaper with each passing year. Here are two of hottest on the market right now:
Tenergy Syma X5SW – $45.99
Everyone has to start somewhere, and when it comes to drones, the Tenergy Syma X5SW is a great starter device. Priced at less than $50, it’s also inexpensive, making it the perfect starter device.
Shadi on Amazon notes:
I got this drone two weeks ago, and I am very happy with it. It is so easy to put on the drone’s blades and set it up for the first time. It comes with very useful instructions. What I really love about this product is that it comes with two additional set of replacements. This mean that the product will last forever as you can fix everything you need to fix. Moreover, the drone come with two batteries which means you are doubling the fun and flying time. Setting up the camera to live stream from your phone is simple. The quality of the camera is ok which was expected from $50 drone.
DJI Spark – $399
If you’re less concerned about a budget, consider the DJI Spark. Offering easy setup and simple controls, including the ability to take photos with hand gestures, the DJI Spark is great for drone newbies or those looking to move beyond the starter sets. The DJI Spark isn’t the newest drone around, but that can work to your advantage when you’re looking for sales.
As Amazon user Liz explains:
I had previously purchased a “toy” drone for my husband to use, it was only like $150 and he said it was really hard to fly. He has been wanting a real drone, but they are all fairly expensive and kinda big. So when he saw a preview video for DJI’s Spark – he was all over it!
Nintendo Switch – $299
Although you can’t go wrong with any of the major gaming consoles, the Nintendo Switch is the newest and has the most to gain in the coming months. First released in 2017, the Nintendo Switch is both a home gaming system and on-the-go entertainment device.
R.C. on Amazon contends:
In a world where console manufacturers are trying to get their systems to run games at 4K resolution, Nintendo once again pitches a curve-ball, and it seems to have worked for them. Instead of trying to be more powerful than the others, they instead went for making a gaming tablet that can really play console quality games on the go.
If your dad is still using DVDs, you really to need to buy him a video streaming device, like these two:
Roku Streaming Stick Plus – $69.99
The Roku Streaming Stick Plus is just one of the many Roku streaming devices on the market. We’ve chosen this one because of its ease of use and boatload of features, including 4K streaming, voice remote with TV power and volume, and advanced wireless receiver for four times the range of similar products.
Carl on Amazon says:
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is simply awesome. It’s super easy to set up, it’s powered by your TV, and the signal booster that is built in to the USB cable ensures a strong wireless connection. This thing attaches entirely to the backside of your TV and is completely out of sight once it’s installed. I bought this for use with a bedroom TV because I didn’t want any unnecessary electronics cluttering up the room, and I couldn’t be happier.
Fire TV (Pendant design) – $69.99
Perhaps you’re an Amazon fan. In that case, you can’t go wrong with the Amazon Fire TV. Offering true-to-life picture quality in 4K Ultra HD and HDR, the Fire TV now supports Dolby Atmos audio, allowing you to feel scenes come to life in three dimensions. Each Fire TV comes with Alexa inside.
TS writing on Amazon says:
I love this thing! It allowed me to cut the cord on cable which has become ridiculous. With cable I am getting channels I don’t watch or care about nor do I spend that much time watching cable.
Whether you’re talking about headphones or speakers, we’ve got you covered with these fantastic audio products that your dad will surely love for many years to come.
UE Wonderboom – $99
Available in various colors and designs, the UE Wonderboom offers serious sound in a small package. Waterproof and providing 10 hours of battery life between charges, this speaker offers Bluetooth connectivity up to 100 feet. “Double Up” and connect with other devices.
On Amazon, Greg noted:
The sound from this little guy is amazing. I was expecting good quality sound, as UE (owned by Logitech) makes great products. I was surprised, though, at how much you notice the lower tones and bass from this thing. It has a full sound and is multidirectional, so you get good coverage wherever you are standing in relation to the speaker.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II – $349
One of the best noise-canceling headphones around, the Bose QuietComfort 35 offers up to 20 hours of music between charges. In wired mode, experience noise-canceling for up to 40 hours before giving it a break to change.
Available in black and white, the Bose QuietComfort 35 is the perfect gift for your dad or yourself.
Amazon user John notes:
These are amazing and Bose is great! I purchased these headphones for their noise-cancellation abilities. I am an application developer and wear them at work because I am easily distracted
Just plain fun
These items don’t fall into any category, but each is worth considering nonetheless:
Lifeprint’s Augmented Reality Hyperphotos can embed a video inside your photos so they come to life like magic in your hands. The result is something that’s extraordinary as you can see in the video below:
Meural Canvas – $595
If you want to impress your dad, consider the Meural Canvas, a smart art frame that renders lifelike and textured images. Available in multiple styles, you can control Meural with your smart device or simply by waving your hand. It also works via the web and through Amazon Echo.
Whether your dad is new to art or it’s his life-long passion, this is the gift to get.
Joe on Amazon notes:
I hope this thing has longevity because I love it. I have never been able to have all of the art work that I want, but now I can. I look at it all and marvel. I did not like the options to hang it, but once i got my courage up enough to do it, not bad.
Great Father’s Day gadgets
Your dad deserves much more than a crummy tie for Father’s Day. Any of the products on this list will make him smile and give you a leg up on your siblings in the gift department.
What are your favorite products on this list? You know what to do below.