Father’s Day is supposed to be all about dad, and the pressure can leave you feeling a little stressed out. Looking at your track record, it makes sense. You’ve never managed to impress dad with your gifts in the past. Maybe it’s because last year’s gift — like every year’s before it — lacked creativity. Pressed for time and inspiration, you ran to Target and grabbed him a new polo shirt.
If you’re struggling to think of something worthy of the man himself, put down the questionable clothing item and think about tech. Whether he’s caught up on the latest gadgets or he’s a self-professed luddite, chances are he has something to gain from the following tech-inspired gifts. Search through these devices and accessories to find that special item guaranteed to impress.
A diagnostic chip for his car
Whether dad is a speed demon itching to let loose on an open highway or a cautious driver who prefers to take the scenic route, the Automatic connected car adapter is a great addition for any auto-obsessed father. It plugs into the car’s onboard computer and syncs with his smartphone. Once attached, the smart chip offers a ton of fun and practical features.
It monitors his driving and analyzes his habits to help improve the ride, like for example, making a soft ding when he hits the breaks too hard. When a check engine light turns on, it can help interpret potential issues with his car. The app also tracks each trip, giving him insights into the hours, miles, and gas money spent on the road. And in case he’s in an accident, the chip will notify emergency services right away.
A unique decal for his smartphone
Did dad just upgrade his cellphone to the latest Pixel XL second-generation, or is he’s waiting to upgrade to the Galaxy S9? It doesn’t matter if he has a brand-new Android or a beat-up device at the end of its life — any kind of smartphone can be improved by a decal. A well-made decal covers up existing cosmetic damages and prevents any more from happening.
If you shop from a designer like dbrand, you’ll also give dad a huge boost to the phone’s natural grip and water-resistance. The crew at dbrand have an exclusive partnership with 3M vinyl, so all their designs come with this material’s premium features. It also lets them create an extensive catalogue of designs, including black camo, stone, and carbon fiber Pixel or Galaxy S9 skins — and others’ for a long list of devices. You can find the perfect style for dad that matches his looks while it defends against damage.
A smart mixing set
Tired of toasting to dad with a watery cocktail that’s heavy on the bitters? Wrap up this app-controlled cocktail mixing set, and you’ll never have to worry about your ratios ever again. The Perfect Drink PRO Smart Scale is an impeccable bar accessory. It helps you create the best mixes by using a scale that provides more accurate measurements than eyeballing a jigger.
It syncs with an app that shows the pourer the steps of the drink in real time on the screen, and it will alert whenever the perfect amount has been poured. No matter the drink, it guarantees the perfectly balanced cocktail every time, even when he’s heavy handed with one ingredient. The scale will alert him of his over pouring and suggest the steps he can take to achieve balance. And with over 400 recipes at its disposal, dad will never get bored.
Father’s Day doesn’t have to be a shock to your adrenal system. Take the stress out of the holiday by spoiling dad with a tech gift. Not only will you ace the big day this year, but dad will finally have a gift that he’s excited to use.