Gifts For Every Type of Dad
Father’s Day is this month, and there is no better way to show him he’s the apple of your eye than with a brand spanking new gadget. Whether for dad, brother or hubby, these must-have tech toys will be on their lists from now until Christmas.
For the Fit Dad
If he already has an Apple Watch, this activity tracker ring is a great addition to his activewear. The Motiv ring is so sleek he’ll easily wear it with every outfit. Waterproof, long-battery life and practically life proof, Motiv keeps track of sleeping patterns, heart rate and workout routine. And at $199, it’s a lifesaver worth investing in. Available for preorder at MyMotiv.com.
With all the other fitness trackers out there, the Whoop tracker is great for the dad who’s a coach, training for a marathon or keeping his “dad bod” in shape. Available on Whoop.com.
For the Outdoorsy Dad
This all-in-one utility belt houses more tools than meets the eye. Made by SlideBelts, the survival belt’s buckle boasts a bottle opener, LED flashlight, stainless steel knife and a ferrocerium fire starter rod which, unlike matches, works when wet. Purchase online at SlideBelts.com.
Powrtabs disposable power packs for iPhone and Android pack so much power, he’ll want to have them on hand for all emergencies. Starting at $14.99 for a set of three these tabs add up to four extra hours of battery life and have a five-year shelf life. Bonus: they’re biodegradable. Buy online at Powrtabs.com.
For the Hands-Free Dad
Make him feel like a Jedi master with the Bixi smart remote, which controls connected devices using hand gestures. Available this summer, Bixi senses in-air hand commands to work other gadgets, giving true meaning to the term “hands-free.” Pre-order at Bixi.io.
Light up his next barbecue with the new Pulse 3 Bluetooth speaker by JBL. The Pulse can remain underwater up to 30 minutes while still providing a crisp 360-degree sound and light show, guaranteed to keep the festivities alive. Visit JBL.com/CES for the release date.
For the Young at Heart Dad
Even though this interactive robot ball is intended for young programmers in the making, the Sphero SPRK+ is like an upgraded version of his childhood builder set. Available for $129.99 on Sphero.com.
For the Green Dad
If he’s conscious about his carbon footprint and gas usage, the Automatic Pro car monitor keeps an eye on his car’s energy consumption and usage. For $129.95, the kit comes with the adapter and service subscription. Available for order on Automatic.com.