Father's Day is practically here! If you're anything like me, this means you've forgotten to buy a gift for Dad and are now scrambling to find something that even remotely suits the occasion. After all, we can't all be as crafty as the kids in these Father's Day card commercials.
Luckily, I'm here to help with my last-minute Father's Day gift guide! Whether your dad is a tech junkie or just appreciates the finer things in life, I've got you covered with these eight awesome options:
1. Google Home
Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. It can answer questions, control your smart home devices, play music, and much more—all in one place. You can ask it to play your favorite music, control your smart home devices, check your flight status and send text messages simply by talking to it with a simple phrase like "Hey Google" or “OK Google”.
2. Nest Thermostat
The Nest thermostat is a smart device that learns from your daily habits and adjusts itself accordingly. It's compatible with most heating and cooling systems, so you can use it to control the temperature of your home from anywhere. The Nest even helps you save money by offering energy reports and recommendations for better energy efficiency.
The device connects to Wi-Fi networks, which means you can control it from your phone or voice assistant (like Siri). For instance, if you have a busy schedule that keeps you away from home during the day, all you have to do is set up geo-fencing around your house and turn off the heat when no one’s there!
3. Ring Doorbell Pro
Ring's Doorbell Pro is a smart doorbell that allows you to see, hear and speak to visitors at your door. It's easy to install and works with other smart devices including Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit. With 1080p resolution video plus night vision and two-way audio, Ring lets you see and speak with visitors from anywhere via the free app or web portal. The device also features an integrated floodlight so you can easily illuminate the area in front of your home or office.
4. Samsung Gear VR w/ Controller
The Samsung Gear VR w/ Controller is one of the best gifts you can get your dad, and it's also a great gift option for gamers who don't want to spend quite as much on expensive game systems like the PS4 or Xbox One. The Gear VR is compatible with a number of different phones (iPhone 7 and up, Galaxy S7 and up), so even if your dad doesn't have an iPhone, this might be an option for him.
The controller has four buttons: a trigger button on top, two touchpads on either side of that trigger button (left touchpad controls movement in games; right touchpad provides momentary pause), and volume control buttons on either side of those touchpads. You can also use this controller for things like navigating menus or watching videos; there's even a button you can press that will bring up Google Assistant!
The remote allows you to control some aspects of your virtual reality experience without having to take off your headset—you can adjust volume or pause games from afar with its built-in Bluetooth capabilities! This makes it easier than ever before for multiple people taking turns playing games together in their own room rather than having them all crowd around one TV screen."
5. Populife Smart Deadbolt lock
Make sure to have a backup key. If the lock is installed on your front door, you’ll want to make sure that someone else can get in if you don’t have your phone or WiFi connection.
Consider where the deadbolt is installed. If it’s on an exterior door (like the front door), make sure there are other ways for family members to get in—like through a window or sliding glass door. That way if one method fails, there will be another option available!
Keep your phone charged and close by at all times! This goes without saying with any smart device but especially important with this one because if anything happens while we’re away from home, we need our phones nearby so we can open up our houses remotely using Siri or Alexa voice commands
Find the perfect gift for your techy dad this Father's Day!
We’ve got some great gift ideas for the techy dad in your life. From dads who love to travel, to those that like to cook, or play video games and read books, there is something for every kind of father!
Wireless headphones: Dad can listen to his favorite tunes while he's on the go with these wireless headphones. He can also use them to make hands-free calls so he doesn't have to keep taking out his smartphone from his pocket.
Portable charger: Charge your phone anywhere with this portable charger that fits easily in any pocket or bag! Dads on the go will appreciate this gift because it means they don't need to worry about having power when they're out and about all day long!
Smart speaker: This smart speaker lets dad connect directly with Alexa so he can do things like ask for directions when traveling or order pizza online without getting off the couch (or chair).
You don’t have to be a tech expert to find the perfect gift for a techy dad. You just have to keep an open mind and think about what would make your dad happy. We hope that this post has given you some ideas of what kinds of gifts might work best: something practical, something fun, or maybe even both!