Father’s Day gift guide – give your gadget loving dad something special this year

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ARTICLE – Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to show the tech-loving dad in your life just how much you appreciate him. Whether he’s a gadget guru, a fan of the great outdoors, or a DIY enthusiast, the perfect gift is out there waiting to put a smile on his face. In this Father’s Day gift guide, we’ve curated the coolest, most innovative products that are sure to delight dads of all interests. From cutting-edge smart home devices to portable power banks that keep him charged up on his adventures, you’ll find an array of amazing tech gifts tailored to every dad’s passions. Get ready to make this Father’s Day one he’ll never forget with the ultimate techy presents!

SHOKZ OpenComm2 UC bone conduction stereo Bluetooth headset

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We are now in a post-Covid world, where virtual meetings and phone conversations are par for the course. As a result, many companies have been focusing on communication gear to meet the demands. Some of the requirements are that the solution needs to be sturdy, provide for clear conversation, include noise canceling and preferably wireless whenever possible. The Shockz OpenComm 2UC Bone Conduction Wireless Open-Ear Headset checks all of the boxes, allowing you to remain aware of your surroundings while making it more comfortable to wear the headset throughout the day. It uses 7th-generation bone conduction technology for distortion-free audio. The small stick-style boom mic works with cVc and DSP processing to ensure you are heard clearly. The construction is lightweight but sturdy and features Bluetooth or USB Dongle connectivity along with IP55-rated water resistance just in case it gets wet. With a 98′ wireless Bluetooth range and a full charge in just 60 minutes, this is the perfect gift for the business person or friendly chatter in your life.

Price: $199.95
Where to buy: Amazon, B&H Photo

Govee Envisual TV backlight T2

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The Govee Envisual TV backlight T2 makes a perfect Father’s Day gift because it creates an immersive viewing experience of your favorite action movie. The Govee backlight is easy to install and is compatible with most TVs. Once installed, the dual camera system analyzes the displayed picture and signals the LED backlight array to illuminate accordingly so it appears that color leaps off of your screen, making that scene of explosions all that more dramatic. Additionally, the Govee Envisual TV backlight T2 can be customized with various color options and brightness levels, allowing for a personalized touch. It also integrates with the Govee Distrigate IoT network, so the operation of the system can be coordinated with other IoT technologies.

Price: $109.99 – $139.99
Where to buy: Govee and Amazon

Flexispot furniture for the living room and office

If your dad needs an office update of his desk and chair, Flexispot has a large selection to choose from. And they also sell chairs, couches, and even adjustable beds! Here are just a few items worth checking out.

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E7 Plus Standing Desk: The E7 is a perfect choice for dads who are interested in creating a more ergonomic and versatile workspace. Check out our Flexispot E7 Plus review.

C7 Ergonomic Chair – This chair is a great option for people seeking improved posture and comfort while working. Check out our review of the Flexispot C7 chair.

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XL6 Power Lift Recliner w/ Massage & Heat & Headrest: This recliner is ideal for dads who are seeking ultimate relaxation and comfort at home. Check out our very recent Flexispot XL6 review.

Price: varies per item
Where to buy: Flexispot and Amazon

Gerber All Round Camp Kit

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Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? Then check out the Gerber All Around Camp Kit. This all-in-one camping tool kit is a must-have for any outdoor cooking enthusiast. Packed with high-quality tools to tackle all camp kitchen scenarios, this kit is priced at an affordable $100.

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From the reliable eight-tool Armbar Cork multi-tool to the sturdy Trip-Tip mini-cleaver, the Gerber All Around Camp Kit has everything your dad needs for his next outdoor cookout. Crafted with Gerber’s usual high standard of quality, each tool is designed for ease of use and maintenance.

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The kit also comes with the ComplEAT utensil pack which includes a spoon, fork, dual-sided spatula, and four-function multi-tool (can/bottle/package opener and veggie peeler). The spatula is made of high-temperature nylon with a silicone overmold while the tools are all anodized aluminum. The utensils securely fit together for easy packing.

Whether your dad is a seasoned camp chef or just getting started, the Gerber All Around Camp Kit is a gift that he will appreciate and use for a long time. It’s not just a gift, it’s an invitation to culinary exploration of the great outdoors. Give your dad the gift of adventure this Father’s Day with the Gerber All Around Camp Kit.

Price: $100.00
Where to buy: Gerber and Amazon

EZQuest Ultimate Plus Dual HDMI USB-C Multimedia Hub Adapter

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So, you’ve bought a new PC (or a Mac), set it up and all is well. Or is it? What if you come up short of needed ports or have the wrong kind of ports? EZQuest has a possible solution—the EZQuest Ultimate Plus Dual HDMI USB-C Multimedia Hub Adapter. This mouthful of a hub will provide dual 4K HDMI ports for either extending or mirroring the computer display to (up to four) external displays, TV or projector. It comes with four USB 3.0 ports, a high-speed Gigabit Ethernet connection, a read-and-write SDHC or Micro SDHC card reader, a USB-C 3.0 port, and a 3.5 audio jack with a mic. If that’s not enough, EZQuest has covered all the bases by including a VGA port—remember those? Even older monitors can connect. The EZQuest Multimedia Hub Adapter provides up to 100 watts of quick and safe pass-thru charging. The high-speed Gigabit ethernet lets you have an uninterrupted internet or network connection with an LED indicator that shows the connection status.

The EZQuest Ultimate Plus Dual HDMI USB-C Multimedia Hub Adapter comes with a 3 ft. nylon braided USB-C cable, so you can set up your hub on your desk any way you like. It will allow you to take full advantage of your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac—either M series chips or Intel-based. This hub is also a good choice for Windows computers.

Price: $159.99
Where to buy: EZQuest and Amazon

Govee Glide Hexa Light Panels

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If you’re looking for ways to decorate with light, an excellent option is the Govee Glide Hexa Light Panels. I’ve had a set in my office since I reviewed them last year and I still love the huge range of lighting setups I can do with them. Govee has a large and growing library of animated “scenes”, including music-responsive modes that would be perfect for the Valentine’s holiday (and year round for that matter). I like the “campfire” scene, the deep orange and reds glowing and flickering like a fire would be a great mood-setter.

In addition to beautiful ambient room lighting, I use mine as illumination for remote work video calls since they’re on the wall facing me, and can fine tune the color to compensate for the monitor’s light cast on my face. The flexibility of placement is also fantastic, you can do any pattern you’d like (following a hexagonal structure) and you can even add more panels as needed. Each panel also has multiple lighting zones as you can see in the picture above, as well as light that’s thrown back onto the wall or ceiling around the panels themselves.

The Govee Glide Hexa Light Panels are going to make a great Father’s Day gift for anyone who appreciates massively flexible and eye-pleasing lighting. They’re also on sale for Father’s Day, which is like an extra present for you.

Price: $119.99
Where to buy: Govee and Amazon

ARLO Essential XL Wireless Camera (2nd Generation)

Arlo EssentialXLOutdoorCamera2ndEd 01One of the tenets of Fatherhood is responsibility for the safety and security of the family. I have discussed the challenges of maintaining the security of my home with other parents and there is a consensus that it is not easy and another pair of eyes would be very helpful. Now, as a fully remote worker and a dog owner, there are the additional challenges of seeing who is at the door without interrupting my work and keeping an eye on the dog while no one else is home. The Arlo Essential XL Wireless Camera (2nd Generation) is a great Father’s Day gift because it can handle each of these tasks, and provide peace of mind that everything is secure.

The Arlo Essential XL Wireless Camera provides a 2K camera with Color Night Vision capability. This camera is battery powered so it can go almost anywhere a 2.4 GHz 2 Mbps signal is available.  The camera design is hardened against the elements for use outdoors all year long and the newly enlarged battery capacity means this camera may be used for up to 16 months between charges. The camera comes with a ball and socket mount so that the camera position can be freely adjusted to obtain the optimal view. The 130º field of view captures a wide shot and the 12X zoom power enables the user to scrutenize the tiniest details.

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The Arlo Essential XL Wireless Camera also has an integrated spotlight to identify details in low light, a built-in siren, a loudspeaker, and a noise-canceling microphone to permit the app user to conduct two-way communications with the camera. The Arlo Secure app allows users to access the Arlo NVR, get notifications of activity (people, packages, or vehicles) detected by the camera, and summon 24/7 live security experts to send police, fire, or medical responders to the camera location. The Arlo service also works with Alexa, IFTTT, and Google Home. After the trial, a paid plan is required to keep premium features.

Price: $149.99
Where to buy: Arlo and Amazon

Manly Bands

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If you’re looking for something for the father, father figure, or “daddy” in your life, you might just want to check out Manly Bands this Father’s Day. You’ll find your classic gold, titanium, and silver rings here, but their themed collections have definitely caught my eye. From Lord of the Rings, JEEP, and Jack Daniels rings to DC superhero themes, there are unique ring styles for anyone. I love that you can find rings with rare woods, antlers, meteorites, and even exotic things like genuine WWII Sherman Tank metal! If your intended gift recipient is an outdoorsman, Tolkien fan (cough … nerd … cough), or anything in between (like me, I’m as happy reading Alan Moore written Batman comics as I am climbing a mountain), Manly Bands is going to have something unique and exciting for them! They even throw in a free silicone band with every purchase, perfect for when you don’t want to risk that special ring on an adventure (or while using power tools, etc.). If anyone reading this happens to be shopping for me, I’ve got my eye on “The Gimli™️”, a subtle-but-mesmerizing Black Zirconium with Gold Cerakote featuring Gimli’s crest:

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Price: $201.60 – 7631.25
Where to buy: Manly Bands

Free Fly Apparel Men’s Cloudshield Rain Jacket

I live in the Pacific Northwest so it rains here a lot. Having a good rain jacket is a must but they tend to sound like you’re wearing a trash bag. The Free Fly Apparel Cloudshield rain jacket fixes that with their whisper quiet waterproof 3-layer shell. It sports 2 way stretch fabric for increased mobility, 16,000mm waterproof rating, YKK waterproof zippers in front and pockets, and a rear hood cinch. With just a t-shirt it actually provided some decent warmth in rainy 62F weather.

The Free Fly Cloudshield comes in four colors, Black Sand, Dark Olive, Heron Blue, and Storm Cloud. I chose Heron Blue which in the product pictures is a light blue however upon arrival the color seems to be more of a light purplish grey. It’s odd to have that much difference in the website pictures and the actual product but I still like it. I do wish they had some brighter color options though such as red or orange.

It runs a little small and is more of an athletic cut so if you want to add layers I would recommend sizing up. I am 6’ tall, 195lbs, 42in chest, 34in true waist, and 36in hips. With a thin nano puff jacket underneath it fits snug in the chest but not tight and no restrictions in movement. I really like the cuffs which instead of the normal velcro it has stretchy elastic to keep the cuffs snug and off my hands. I’m definitely wearing The Free Fly Cloudshield this Fathers Day when I take my son to soccer and flag football in the rain. I’m also going to use it for disc golf since it is super light and if it’s not raining it easily compresses down for storage in my pack. Free Fly also makes fishing-inspired clothing with sun protection to keep Dad from getting sunburned, so check them out this Father’s Day.

Price: $248.00
Where to buy: Free Fly Apparel website

Scosche MagicMount Flask

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This year, for Father’s Day, give Dad an extra hand with the Scosche MagicMount Flask.    Yes, in a kind of wacky but kind of genius move, Scosche has taken its popular MagSafe MagicMount and stuck it on top of a double wall insulated water bottle.  That means your water bottle can hold your phone if you want to watch videos, or you can use it like a tripod to hold your phone while you shoot videos or take a Zoom meeting.  You can also put the bottle in your car’s cup holder and use it as a hands-free phone mount.  I always forget a phone mount when I go on vacation, but I never forget a water bottle, so if I take this one, I’ve got both!

The bottle comes in 22  or 32 oz sizes and will keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24.   It features a BPA free sipping straw and food grade stainless steel construction.   You can sip while your phone is mounted, and the magnets are strong enough to mount a full bottle to a metal surface, in case you need to do that.  The protective silicone cup on the bottom can even be removed and used as a water bowl for Dad’s best friend.  But what if Dad hasn’t become part of the iPhone cult….I mean family?  It comes with a MagicRing adapter.  The MagicMount by Scosche is quite the multi-tasker!

Price: $54.99 – $59.99
Where to buy: Amazon

Casio G-SHOCK watch

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Make this Father’s Day special by gifting your adventurous Dad a Casio G-SHOCK watch. Designed to endure extreme conditions like shocks, water, and mud, these rugged timepieces are the ultimate outdoor companion. With a wide range of models available at various price points, there’s a G-SHOCK watch that fits every budget without compromising on quality or style.

Casio G-SHOCK watches are renowned for their durability, making them perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Shock resistant and built to withstand the elements, these iconic watches can keep up with any adventure your Dad embarks on, even if that adventure is only in his backyard! The GM-2100 model shown above has a rugged canvas band and a stainless steel watch face with both analog and digital time displays. It even comes in a metal tin. Just slap on a bow and you’re done!

Price: $210.00
Where to buy: Casio and Amazon

Scosche PowerUp 32K Portable Power Station

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The Scosche PowerUp 32K Portable Power Station is a rechargeable, lithium-ion, 32000mAh portable power supply with AC capability. It’s covered in a protective, rubberized coating, has a convenient carry handle, and has a large LED light. 

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The PowerUp can charge up to 4 devices at once. For example, charge a laptop using the standard wall plug outlet (110AC/100W output), and three more devices with the 30W & 20W USB-C ports, and one 12W (2.4A) USB-A port.

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Included are a 20W Power Delivery home charger, a USB-C Charging Cable, and a carrying case.

Price: $179.99
Where to buy: Scosche and Amazon

Brunt McKenna Sun Hoodie

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If Dad likes to be outdoors in any capacity, a sun hoodie should be on your radar for a practical gift he’ll appreciate every day.  The McKenna Sun Hoodie by Brunt is an excellent option that delivers UPF 50+ protection while being lightweight, moisture-wicking, and breathable.  Its moisture-wicking fabric keeps Dad cool and dry, while the adjustable hood provides extra coverage from harmful UV rays. The hoodie’s relaxed fit allows for easy movement, and its quick-drying material ensures comfort even during intense physical activity. With its practical features and stylish design, the Brunt McKenna Sun Hoodie is a thoughtful present for the Dad who has everything!

Price: $49.00
Where to buy: Brunt

HOTO Cordless Brushless Drill Tool Set

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This Father’s Day, surprise your dad with the HOTO Cordless Brushless Drill Tool Set. HOTO, which is short for “Home Tools”, was founded to bring sleek modern design to your everyday gadgets without sacrificing functionality and this is a gift that combines power, versatility, and convenience. Whether he’s a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just getting his first house, this tool set will become his go-to all-in-one set for all his small home improvement projects.

The HOTO Cordless Brushless Drill Tool Set features a convenient carry case that houses all the tools neatly and efficiently. Included in the kit is a cordless rechargeable drill along with a selection of drill bits and screwdriver bits. Also included are pliers, an adjustable wrench, a magnetic claw hammer with a removable rubber cover for delicate jobs, measuring tape, and a bit driver.

Price: $229.99
Where to buy: hototools.com and Amazon

Brunt Marin Soft Toe Boots

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Everyone needs a great set of boots. Give the father in your life a pair of boots that will last them for years and be comfortable the entire time. The Marin Soft Toe work boot by Brunt more than meets the mark. It can often be a gamble to buy a pair of boots online because of differences in fit and foot shape, but these boots are true to their size and come with an insert that you can take out to give you a more relaxed or wider space if you need it. They check the box for being waterproof, electrical hazard rated, and having a slip and heat resistant sole. Brunt boots also come with a 30-day risk-free trial period if you decide that they aren’t for you. Give Dad a gift that will keep giving for years to come!

Price: $139.00
Where to buy: Brunt

PGYTECH CreateMate High-speed Card Reader Case

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This is a cool gadget for Dad that not only helps him organize his SD and microSD cards but it also functions as a card reader. That means it’s an all-in-one device that will save room in Dad’s pocket or gear bag.

The PGYTECH CreateMate High-speed Card Reader Case offers:

  • Transfer Speed Up To 312MB/S
  • Stores SD*4, TF*4, Nano SIM*2, Eject Pin*1;
  • Built-in USB 3.1 Chip

The PGYTECH CreateMate High-speed Card Reader Case is a nice gift for a Dad who likes to do photography with digital cameras or even with drones.

Price: $39.95
Where to buy: PGYTECH.com and Amazon

DCK KRH20V-26 cordless rotary hammer

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This coming Father’s Day is a good time to get the DIYer in your life a useful tool that will help with those chores that would be costly if not for the right tool. How often have you heard your DIYer say I don’t have the right tool for this job will be too costly because I don’t have the right tool.
One such job is hanging or attaching items to a brick wall. Regular drills don’t cut it if the hole has to go right through the wall.

This Father’s Day, give your DIYer the extra special gift of a DCK Cordless Brushless Rotary Hammer. It features a high-performance brushless motor with a fast drilling capacity in concrete with 2.1 ft. lbs. of impact energy. You can also use it to drill in wood, metal, and other hard materials. The DVR Vibration Control System and the dust removal system are bonuses that make this a unique gift that will serve him for years to come.

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Where to buy: DCK website

Gutter Sense Gutter Cleaning Tool

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The Gutter Sense Gutter Cleaning tool will make Dad happy for two reasons. First of all, it will save him time and secondly, it makes cleaning gutters easier. Usually, the chore of cleaning the gutters brings with it the task of dragging out an extension ladder, but with the Gutter Sense, Dad will keep his feet firmly on the ground. This tool fits on a pole (not included) and is like a pair of salad tongs that can grab leaves and other accumulated material in the gutter.

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Our own Bob Patterson did an in-depth Gutter Sense Gutter Cleaning tool review and this is what he had to say about it:

The Gutter Sense is wonderfully simple to operate, but it does take a few minutes of practice. You’ll probably need to work around some of those support rods in your gutter, and spend a little time getting used to positioning the tongs properly. Fortunately, the lightweight unit is easy to maneuver, and the tongs respond with a simple light pull.

Gutter Sense is proudly made in the USA and all components and labor are sourced in the Chicago area.

Price: $33.99 
Where to buy: guttersense.com and Amazon

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