Father’s Day Gifts for the Tech Dad

With Father’s Day just around the corner it’s time to find that perfect gift. It can be tough to find something that Dad will love and use, so we made it easy for you. For those Dads out there who love their electronic gadgets, we’ve come up with eight great Father’s Day gifts for the Tech Dad.

myCharge Unplugged 10K

Fast Wireless Powerbank

Give Dad the ability to charge his phone on the go with the myCharge Unplugged 10K wireless power bank. This 10,000 mAh wireless portable charger is not only certified to Qi standard but also meets the Apple and Samsung Fast Charge standard; delivering up to 10 Watts of power. That 10 Watts ensures the absolute quickest wireless charge on the market and the 10,000 mAh capacity holds enough energy to refill batteries multiple times. This myCharge wireless power bank also has two built-in USB Type-A that connect to a variety of devices via standard charging cables and will allow Dad to charge up to three devices at a time. Let Dad ditch his cables and be able to simply drop his smartphone on the powerbank where charging starts upon contact. MSRP $69.99 mycharge.com

Plugable Full Size Travel Keyboard

Portable Typing

Part cool gadget, part secret weapon, all out on the go essential. The Plugable Full Size Travel Keyboard is a folding portable keyboard that lets Dad type where ever he is. Have him connect it with his favorite phone, tablet or media device, and there’s no limit to what he will be able to do. This sturdy Bluetooth keyboard features five rows of standard-sized keys laid out in classic keyboard style and properly spaced for accurate typing. They are topped off by a sixth row of function keys for frequently used Android, iOS, and Windows operations. He will get great tactile feedback and perfect bounce every time he presses a key, all with impressively fast and accurate results. When he is ready to go, the keyboard folds up smaller than a paperback book and fits right in his bag or briefcase. Gift Dad the ease and comfort of a full sized portable keyboard so he can quickly finish up his work in his camp chair or on the sidelines of a soccer game. MSRP $74.99 plugable.com

Coast HP3R Rechargeable Flashlight

Dual Power System

Let Dad take charge with the Coast HP3R Flashlight, whether he is going for a moonlit hike or gathering firewood for the campsite. With high and low modes and the twist focus, this light is a supercharged penlight that is prepared for any outdoor task. The HP3R Flashlight is impact and weather resistant and its LED is virtually unbreakable, so it doesn’t mind the occasional rain storm or accidental drop. With the Flex Charge Dual Power system, the light harnesses either lithium or alkaline power and using a micro USB, Dad can recharge the batteries in the light or quickly swap out to alkaline when needed. The HP3R Flashlight is pocket-sized and ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice. MSRP $89 coastportland.com

Ekster Parliament Wallet + Tracker

A Slim, Bi-fold Smart Wallet with Instant Card Access

The Ekster Parliament Wallet + Tracker pushes the boundaries of what the traditional wallet is capable of. Smart features like a solar-powered tracking function and RFID blocking make it infinitely useful, and each is built from environmentally friendly leather from gold-rated Leather Working Group tanneries. The ultra-slim tracker card will connect to Dad’s smart phone and allow him to locate and ring his wallet any time, anywhere. It also allows him to ring his phone in case he leaves his wallet behind. Where the Parliament really shines though is the one-touch access to cards, the patent-pending card slider technology extends cards for easy access at the push of a button. The Ekster Parliament smart wallet is a stylish way to help Dad keep his money and cards safe. MSRP $109 ekster.com

Motorola TalkAbout T800 Radio Set

More than Just a Standard Walkie Talkie

When Dad’s adventures take him off of the cellular grid be sure to send him with the Motorola TalkAbout T800 Radio. The TalkAbout T800 allows him to share and track locations with his adventure buddies. Before going off grid make sure he has downloaded the TalkAbout app, then connect his smartphone via Bluetooth, and he will have the ability to locate a friend’s campsite, share his current location and send text messages, all while exploring off the cellular grid. The T800 has an IPX4 rating and a range of up to 35 miles (clear line of sight) to keep him connected no matter where his adventures might lead. When Dad leaves the cellular connected world for the peaceful solitude of the wilderness be sure he is equipped with the Motorola TalkAbout T800 Radio, so he can stay in contact with his buddies, in case he gets stranded, lost, or injured in the wild. MSRP $109.99 motorolasolutions.com

Casio PRG330 Watch

Solar Powered – Triple Sensor

When Dad is traveling outdoors, he could rely firmly on instinct, but it might serve him a little better to rely on the Casio PRG330 watch. This rugged and durable time piece has everything he will want in an outdoor watch; a barometer, thermometer, digital compass and altimeter, all of which will make it a trusted go-to for all of his endeavors. In addition, it is solar powered, thermal, shock, and water resistance (down to 100 meters), so you know it’ll be able to hold up to his most intense pursuits. Whether Dad is backpacking, hiking or ski touring, the PRG330 features will deliver accurate readings for his whole trip, letting him plan for the journey home and helping him find his way in low-light conditions, thanks to the full auto LED  backlight w/ afterglow. He will also be prepared for any surprise weather thanks to the barometric sensor, taking the guesswork out of summit pushes and day hikes. Here is your chance to let Dad enjoy those outdoor adventures by staying one step ahead of Mother Nature with the Casio Solar Powered PRG330. MSRP $200 protrek.casio.com

Matrix PowerWatch X

Body Heat Powered Tracker

If Dad is not content with the current crop of watches on the market, Matrix created the PowerWatch X that has a rugged, durable design paired with an advanced thermoelectric technology that harvests body heat to charge the battery. The Matrix PowerWatch X is the first smartwatch that Dad will never have to charge. Powered by body heat, the Powerwatch X measures calories burned, activity level, and sleep using the thermoelectric technology, this data can be sync’d with the PowerWatch companion app to any android or apple device seamlessly. The watch will run off of the Dad’s thermoelectricity and if the watch is removed, all data is stored in the memory and the watch goes to sleep; put it back on and the watch turns back on right where it left off. It’s got a power meter with backlight that tells Dad just how much electricity his body heat is producing. Let Pops show off just how powerful he is by showing off the watch’s electrical power meter to his buddies all while charging it. MSRP $279 powerwatch.com

Oura Ring

Intelligent Tracker

Sleep definitely isn’t for the weak, as getting the right amount will help Dad make the most of everyday. The Oura Ring is a body output tracker that tracks the quality of rest by monitoring heart rate, respiratory rate, and nightly sleeping patterns. The Oura ring and the companion app offer daily advice that can help him learn how to get more restorative sleep and align his lifestyle to his natural circadian rhythm. The guidance will help him understand how his body responds to his lifestyle. By analyzing sleep, activity levels and physiological responses of the body it provides personalized insights to maintain good health and optimal performance. The data provided by the Oura ring will help him live a better life, with in-depth sleep improvement programs and personalized circadian alignment guidance, which helps him understand his optimal times for sleeping and working out. The smart ring and app will help him to live his life to the fullest; so that he can feel well-rested and energetic and ready to take on the day. Providing 24/7 tracking, continuous heart rate measurement, and sleep monitoring from a sleek and attractive wearable, the Oura smart ring is just what Dad is seeking to give his daily workouts a boost, quantify his everyday routine, and increase the restorative nature of his sleep to be able to perform at optimal levels. MSRP $299 ouraring.com

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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