Does daddy dearest have a mild or serious case of tech fever? With Fathers' Day around the corner, we've compiled a special gift guide so you don't have to think too hard.
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If your dad is an avid reader, an e-reader would be apt this Father's Day.
We recommend the Kindle Paperwhite. Slim enough to hold with one hand comfortably and designed for fantastic grip, it's a superior alternative to hardcover books. It's also glare-free, so dad can read in bright sunlight. Does dad like reading in the dark? The Kindle Paperwhite has built-in lights too, allowing him to read without straining his eyes.
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If you're feeling generous, consider the Kindle Oasis. A premium alternative to the Paperwhite, it has a larger screen size (7" as compared to Paperwhite's 6"), is waterproof, and is audible when plugged into headphones. Give your dad the freedom to switch between reading and listening whenever he pleases.
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The Fitbit Charge 2 is an excellent gift to consider if your dad goes for routine runs, swims or even a weekly game of golf.
With the ability to track daily activity, including food, sleep, weight and exercise, it'll make things easier for your dad to stay on track with his health goals. It's even aware of your heart rate zones for better calorie-burn tracking.
No matter the exercise, the Fitbit Charge 2 wil be able to track and display the statistics. If your old man's feeling lazy for a day, it'll send reminders to move by encouraging the user to take 250 steps per hour! It's just the perfect gift for dads who want to stay healthy and in shape.
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For an affordable alternative, try the Fitbit Flex 2. It's an effective and reliable fitness tracker to get your dad started on.
Packed with all the essential features, the Fitbit Flex 2 tracks steps, calories burnt, active time, sleep and more. And yes, the reminder to move feature is present too.
Does your father get excited about home renovation and improvement projects? Does he enjoy automating daily tasks around the house? Try getting him (and the family) a smart lock!
Convenience is king in this day and age. Smart locks come with numerous benefits, with keyless access being an obvious one. Gone are the days of losing keys or fumbling around for them.
The igloohome Smart Mortise is a great gift. With 5 modes of access, the Mortise can be unlocked via Bluetooth keys, PIN codes, key tags, RFID stickers and physical backup keys. Coupled with the igloohome app, he can grant access to guests remotely.
He'll also be able to view access logs for greater peace of mind. Definitely value-adding to the house, it's especially handy for forgetful family members too.
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If you've already got a smart lock, try a video doorbell.
We recommend the Nest Hello. It's got one of the best video and audio qualities amongst video doorbells in the market; and recognises faces and alerts you when people show up at your door.
Your dad can speak to visitors via his smartphone, so there's no need for him to rush to the door. It's also got 24/7 streaming in night vision, so dad can get a peace of mind.
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Does your father love listening to music? Hums a tune every time he has a chance? Belt out an 80's song in the shower?
This gift is pretty specific. That's because my dad would jump at the chance of getting his hands on one. I don't know about you but if your dad is anything like mine, the Moxie Shower Head is a perfect choice.
It has the ability to save water, take calls and even play music! The audio quality is great even when the shower is on full blast. The Moxie syncs with Bluetooth devices like smartphones and tablets up to 32 feet away, undoubtedly an upgrade to perching his phone on a nearby basin.
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From photography/videography drones to high-speed racers, there will be a drone for your dad. Whether he's a tech geek, a gadget-lover or a giant kid at heart, impress him this Fathers' Day with the UDI 818A HD+.
A large misconception is that drones are expensive, but there are many affordable beginner models in the market.
Under $100, the UDI 818A HD+ drone is easy to fly. It can flip 360 degrees in any direction and takes photos and videos as well. Your dad will definitely enjoy the exhilaration of flying after getting his hands on this.
Regardless of your dad's interest, don't miss out on the chance to show him how special he is to you this upcoming Father's day!
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About the Author
Having faced lock-out situations for a couple of years, Cherry has sworn off keys (and alcohol). She is an avid follower of tech that prevents said situation.
Nydia, not Lydia, has never touched a key in all 22 years of her life. She has been an active advocate of the benefits of going keyless and is excited at the prospect of never needing them in the future.