Tech Gifts for Every Dad
Fathers play a large role in a person’s life. They teach us to ride our bikes, tie our shoes, and how to drive. They stand by us in difficult times, drying our tears and telling us to trust that everything will be alright. They cheer with us in our times of triumph, proud of the people we’ve become. Yes, dads do a lot for us, and once a year, we’re given the opportunity to tell them how much we appreciate their love and support.
As this date approaches, however, we often times bump into our own issues: what do you give to a man who has given you so much? Thankfully for you, Heart is here with a few last-minute tech gifts for Dad:
Dad may be the protector of your home, but what about when he goes golfing for the weekend? This state-of-the-art security system has built-in 105 dB siren, motion, sound, and other environmental sensors with the capability to store and watch live video of your home from anywhere. Now Dad can keep the family (or at least his mancave) safe at all times.
Think of this as a FitBit for Dad’s beloved car. Plug this into the car’s diagnostics port, and this device will monitor your fuel economy, acceleration, deceleration, and speed. Download the app to your iPhone for weekly driving reports, which compile that week’s driving data to give you a driving score. Its GPS capabilities can show you where you parked the car, and tell Dad the route he took last time he went to the grocery store to avoid road construction. With so many more safety features, detailed here, this is the perfect gift for the traveling dad.
After a long day of work, nothing is more relaxing than kicking back with a cold drink and turning on your favorite TV show. Apple TV gives Dad access to Netflix, Vimeo, and iTunes movies and TV shows straight from iCloud, video and games from AirPlay, and anything streamed from his PC or Mac. With 1080p quality, every visual is crisp and clear, perfect for Dad.
Growing up, Dad loved to embarrass you by recording videos at every school dance, holiday pageant, and sporting event. Let him relive the glory days now that you’ve left the awkward phase with a GoPro, a durable and waterproof video recording device that films videos with stunning quality.
Even Dad likes to turn the music up every now and again! This portable speaker connects to your smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth connection and provides incredible sound with full range output and crystal-clear subwoofer sound. This speaker, available in black or silver, is perfect for trips to the lake house, tailgating, or grilling outside.