Shopping for a techie Dad can be a tough task. Every year, something bigger and better hits the market and it seems almost impossible to keep up with all the latest gadgets and trends. Well, we’ve saved you the trouble of a difficult gift hunt with these heymama holiday picks for the #1 dad in your life. From mini projectors and camera systems to gaming consoles; we have the best and brightest of this year’s awesome tech finds in our gift guide specially gift wrapped for Dad. Read on…
1. Joy Album, $499
We’ve all become budding photographers thanks to our smartphones. But with our busy lives, it can be challenging to view these images as a family. Enter the Joy Album, the first smart photo album. It’s a cool and user-friendly platform that gives busy parents an opportunity to continue traditional album making by creating unique photo albums in half-the-time. We love how easy it makes sharing your favorite memories with family and friends through one accessible app. And gifting Dad with the newly released Joy Album will definitely keep him ahead of the tech curve.
2. Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector, $799.99. The projector is on sale from now until 12/31/17.
The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector can turn any space into your own personal TV room! You never have to worry about who gets dibs on the remote because your hubby can watch his show from anywhere with a simple wireless connection to a PC, Blu-ray player, or cable box.
3. Executive Portable USB Turntable, $99
The vintage style of the Executive Portable USB Turntable is like a blast from the past mixed with the latest tech updates. We think this tech savvy turn-table is the coolest gift because with a simple USB connection, dad can convert all his vinyls into a digital file. He can even connect his phone via Bluetooth and rock out to his favorite tunes through the full-range speakers.
4. Hue Starter Kit, $69.99
Dim the lights! This is the perfect gift for the handyman in your life who loves to set the ambiance with the best in home lighting systems. The Hue Starter Kit allows dad to control the lights from anywhere in the world through internet connection. Best of all, it has an automated lighting setting to make it seem like the family is home even if you are all on vacation. The Hue Lightbulb Starter Kit also works with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit and Google Assistant.
5. 2nd Gen Boosted Board, $1,499
With the responsibilities of work and kids, Dad’s can forget how to kick back and have a little fun. With the 2nd Gen Boosted Board, Dad gets to enjoy time out of the house! The electric skateboard travels up to 12 miles on one charge, has remote control accessibility, easy breaking, shock absorbency and grippy 80mm wheels to keep his ride smooth.
6. Optoma Pico Pocket Projector, $400
The Optoma Portable Projector is specially crafted for the hard-working Dad on-the-go. The lightweight, pocket-sized gadget is both thoughtful and useful and allows him to present any work project directly from his phone. It’s amazing that this little device both has built-in memory and a speaker. He can use the USB connection to view business files, photos, videos, or listen to music. It also makes playing the big game through a wide screen a breeze.
7. Phantom 4 Pro, $1,499
Does Dad love to take pictures and video? Help him take his content to the next level with the Diji Phantom 4 Pro drone. Capture breathtaking views from aerial heights with the five-directional camera that has 30 minutes of fly-time, 72 km/hr speed and a remote control with a built-in screen. Dad can even plan out the drone’s route with the built-in Draw feature. Amazing.
The Arlo indoor/outdoor security camera features a weatherproof system to provide protection for the whole family. Conveniently keep an eye out on the property from anywhere, at all times with the live video feature. Dad gets to explore the interesting features like night vision, motion detection, and a smart Home base station that allows you to add up to 5 cameras with the touch of a button.
9. Sonos Playbar, $599
The Sonos Playbar is a must-have on our Tech Gift Guide for Dads because it will turn game-night with the guys into the ultimate viewing experience with this Home Theater and music speaker in one. The system is hassle-free and only has two wires so no assembly is required.
10. Companion 20 Multimedia Speaker System, $249.95
The space-efficient Bose Companion Speaker System is the perfect sleek sound system for Dad’s computer. The speakers project a natural sound for music, games and videos to complete any man-cave or den.
11. Nintendo – Switch 32GB Console, $299.99
The Nintendo Switch is a dual gaming system for the big kid at heart! It combines the fun of gaming at home and gaming on-the-go. Family bonding time is hard to come by, but The Nintendo Switch gives Dad a chance to bond with the kids in an exciting way. The system’s built-in audio jack, stereo speakers or headphones can be used when playing in handheld or tabletop modes.
12. Sphero R2 D2 App-Enabled Droid Action Figure, $199.99
Can you say ‘Blast from the past’? The Sphero R2 D2 Action Figure is perfect for the inner Star Wars buff. It isn’t your ordinary action figure because this bad boy can move and light up with character-specific commands. This awesome gadget also brings the Star Wars movies to life because it is able to react to parts of the movie as it’s playing. Turn down the lights and explore the galaxy and beyond with Sphero R2 D2’s holographic simulations.
What are you getting the world’s greatest Dad this holiday?