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23 Tech And Gadget Father's Day Gifts For Every Kind Of Dad

"What, I'm not crying over my new sous vide. These are seasonal allergies."

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1. A classy leather wallet case for the dad who doesn't particularly love lugging around a bulky wallet in his pant pocket, and tbh, who does?

Promising review: "Love it! It easily holds three credit cards plus my driver's license, in addition to three or four bills folded in fourths. I've ditched my pocket wallet for just this. The leather looks great (very stylish) and the form/function of the fold-out card holder is super cool. The case wraps around the edge of my iPhone 7 very well and does not interfere with my aftermarket screen protector nor any of the phone buttons and ports. I have not had any issues with cards getting deactivated, including two separate week long tests with hotel keys that are notorious for becoming demagnetized. Credit cards fit just slightly tight, but just the way I'd want them as I like a tight fit so they don't slip out when opening the case. Super satisfied with this product!!" —Robert B DoggettGet it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).
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Promising review: "Love it! It easily holds three credit cards plus my driver's license, in addition to three or four bills folded in fourths. I've ditched my pocket wallet for just this. The leather looks great (very stylish) and the form/function of the fold-out card holder is super cool. The case wraps around the edge of my iPhone 7 very well and does not interfere with my aftermarket screen protector nor any of the phone buttons and ports. I have not had any issues with cards getting deactivated, including two separate week long tests with hotel keys that are notorious for becoming demagnetized. Credit cards fit just slightly tight, but just the way I'd want them as I like a tight fit so they don't slip out when opening the case. Super satisfied with this product!!" —Robert B Doggett

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).

2. A smartphone sanitizer — that's a dish with bacteria-fighting ultraviolet lights — that'll keep his germaphobe tendencies at bay.

Promising review: "My boyfriend is a paramedic and is therefore constantly touching germs! And then, what's the thing we all probably touch the most often each day? Our phones! Phone soap is simple, easy to use, and gives him peace of mind that he's not bringing work home with him, even after a shower and laundry. Great item!" — DesGet it from Uncommon Goods for $59.95.
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Promising review: "My boyfriend is a paramedic and is therefore constantly touching germs! And then, what's the thing we all probably touch the most often each day? Our phones! Phone soap is simple, easy to use, and gives him peace of mind that he's not bringing work home with him, even after a shower and laundry. Great item!" — Des

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $59.95.

3. A waterproof Kindle Oasis for the bookish dad whose Paperwhite is on its last leg. (And how is he gonna read James Comey's new book if it dies now?)

Promising review: "You should buy this if you want the finest e-reader available. This Kindle has the reading plane set below thicker glass to eliminate most of the light cones previous models occasionally had. The lighting is phenomenal. Page-turn buttons also make a difference. If you want a larger reading screen that feels more like a book, e-reading immersion at its best, are a visually challenged reader that uses larger fonts, or need more storage, you should also consider buying it. IT DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS." —Steve H. Get it from Amazon for $249.99 (or five monthly payments of $50, available in graphite, champagne gold, and aluminum black).
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Promising review: "You should buy this if you want the finest e-reader available. This Kindle has the reading plane set below thicker glass to eliminate most of the light cones previous models occasionally had. The lighting is phenomenal. Page-turn buttons also make a difference. If you want a larger reading screen that feels more like a book, e-reading immersion at its best, are a visually challenged reader that uses larger fonts, or need more storage, you should also consider buying it. IT DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS." —Steve H.

Get it from Amazon for $249.99 (or five monthly payments of $50, available in graphite, champagne gold, and aluminum black).

4. A sunrise simulation alarm clock for the dad who's forgotten there's an alternative to being jolted awake by a grating beep sound every morning.

Promising review: "So I am the multiple alarms type of person. I use my phone and set like 4, just in case. Because when that horrible ring erupts in my bedroom every morning, I hit snooze immediately. I hit snooze multiple times and usually end up freaking out by the last alarm and running to get ready in time. This makes mornings unenjoyable and sets a sour mood for the day. I'm 26, a teacher, and have been like this my entire life. Until I got this amazing light! I wake up before the radio starts. It's a lovely way to wake up and truly the best money I've spent on Amazon (which is a lot.) i get up earlier now and am much more pleasant for the rest of the day." —LaurenGet it from Amazon or Walmart for $85.94.
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Promising review: "So I am the multiple alarms type of person. I use my phone and set like 4, just in case. Because when that horrible ring erupts in my bedroom every morning, I hit snooze immediately. I hit snooze multiple times and usually end up freaking out by the last alarm and running to get ready in time. This makes mornings unenjoyable and sets a sour mood for the day. I'm 26, a teacher, and have been like this my entire life. Until I got this amazing light! I wake up before the radio starts. It's a lovely way to wake up and truly the best money I've spent on Amazon (which is a lot.) i get up earlier now and am much more pleasant for the rest of the day." —Lauren

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $85.94.

5. A smart picture frame that combines his two life passions: tech and unceremoniously whipping out his phone to show people photos of his children.

Promising review: "I bought this for my 80-year-old parents as a Christmas gift. I asked my millennial children to help their grandparents set it up but there was no need. My parents had it working right away and love adding new pictures as family and friends visit them. Beautiful packaging and presentation make for a very impressive gift. The picture quality is outstanding. I think I’ll get one for me next!" —KellyGet it from The Grommet for $299.
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Promising review: "I bought this for my 80-year-old parents as a Christmas gift. I asked my millennial children to help their grandparents set it up but there was no need. My parents had it working right away and love adding new pictures as family and friends visit them. Beautiful packaging and presentation make for a very impressive gift. The picture quality is outstanding. I think I’ll get one for me next!" —Kelly

Get it from The Grommet for $299.

6. A treat-dispensing pet camera for the dad who's made it no secret over the years that his favorite child is the dog.

Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot. When I got Furbo, things got much better! Furbo sent me notifications to my phone when he was crying, so I would log on and talk to him right away. This changed everything!! My puppy knows I'm always there, so his separation anxiety is getting better. He cries less, and I feel much more relieved." —KUEI CHIH SUNGet it from Amazon or Furbo for $199 (and read more about this product here).
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Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot. When I got Furbo, things got much better! Furbo sent me notifications to my phone when he was crying, so I would log on and talk to him right away. This changed everything!! My puppy knows I'm always there, so his separation anxiety is getting better. He cries less, and I feel much more relieved." —KUEI CHIH SUN

Get it from Amazon or Furbo for $199 (and read more about this product here).

7. And since you've already established you're not his favorite child, why not throw another dog in the picture with this singing "robot dog"?

Get it from Think Geek for $24.99.
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Get it from Think Geek for $24.99.

8. A bamboo desktop charger station that'll give him a place to store and organize all of his devices. (He has three iPhones, right?)

Promising review: "It has a high-quality look to it and its wooden build is very sturdy with clean lines. The watch part can be left off if you don't need it. It has plenty of space in each section for my all of my devices. Others I've tried have been too narrow to leave the cases on some of my devices. I'm not having that problem with this one. Also, two thin phones or charging banks will fit in one section easily so this holds more devices than you would think. This is working great to hold all of my devices while they charge and also just to store them safely while I'm not using them. It makes a messy pile of devices look attractive sitting on the shelf. Very happy with this item." —BrendaGet it from Amazon for $29.88.
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Promising review: "It has a high-quality look to it and its wooden build is very sturdy with clean lines. The watch part can be left off if you don't need it. It has plenty of space in each section for my all of my devices. Others I've tried have been too narrow to leave the cases on some of my devices. I'm not having that problem with this one. Also, two thin phones or charging banks will fit in one section easily so this holds more devices than you would think. This is working great to hold all of my devices while they charge and also just to store them safely while I'm not using them. It makes a messy pile of devices look attractive sitting on the shelf. Very happy with this item." —Brenda

Get it from Amazon for $29.88.

9. An indoor herb garden with an LED light kit that'll give him something to rave about, and/or eat, at the next family dinner.

Promising review: "Love this LED kit. It is easy to use, easy to clean and works very well. You just put your plants in it and it does help keep my plants in good shape. Works under LED light and it does not take up a lot of space! I recommend it." —Christina Get it from Amazon for $39.52.
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Promising review: "Love this LED kit. It is easy to use, easy to clean and works very well. You just put your plants in it and it does help keep my plants in good shape. Works under LED light and it does not take up a lot of space! I recommend it." —Christina

Get it from Amazon for $39.52.

10. A motion-activated toilet light that'll make him glow with pride. "How did I raise such a thoughtful gift-giver?"

Promising review: "This thing is so cool! Definitely removes the need to have a light on to do your business. Our bathroom is in line of sight of our bed, and as soon as my feet hit the floor it turns on, about 20 feet away! Makes finding your way to the bathroom a lot easier.." —RJGGet it from Amazon for $11.40.
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Promising review: "This thing is so cool! Definitely removes the need to have a light on to do your business. Our bathroom is in line of sight of our bed, and as soon as my feet hit the floor it turns on, about 20 feet away! Makes finding your way to the bathroom a lot easier.." —RJG

Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

11. An Echo Plus with Alexa compatibility to make life easier for the dad with limited mobility, or with a budding interest in the smart-home lifestyle.

Promising review: "I bought this thinking that at a minimum the value for money would be good if it served only as a Bluetooth speaker. Well, it exceeded our expectations as setup was very easy, Alexa understands our non-American English-speaking accent. Alexa serves as a go to source for facts and info for all family members, never a need to touch the device as Alexa always responds to her name called. Home automation integration was easy with my iDevices and Apple TV Homekit, streams my iPad and iPhone content, and it serves as a very good music player for Amazon Prime Music." —dvincy1Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in black, silver, and white).
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Promising review: "I bought this thinking that at a minimum the value for money would be good if it served only as a Bluetooth speaker. Well, it exceeded our expectations as setup was very easy, Alexa understands our non-American English-speaking accent. Alexa serves as a go to source for facts and info for all family members, never a need to touch the device as Alexa always responds to her name called. Home automation integration was easy with my iDevices and Apple TV Homekit, streams my iPad and iPhone content, and it serves as a very good music player for Amazon Prime Music." —dvincy1

Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in black, silver, and white).

12. And a mount frame to keep it secure and in one piece for many Father's Days to come.

Promising review: "It's surprisingly sturdy and it looks very nice — just like the picture. Good materials and it's very stable. I got this specifically because... cats. I feel very confident no felines will knock my Echo over in this nice, heavy stand. The style complements the Echo very well... instead of a monolithic black tube, it looks more like... something. For the price you can't go wrong. If I had seen this in a store I would have expected it to cost twice as much." —Amazon Customer Get it from Amazon for $21.99.
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Promising review: "It's surprisingly sturdy and it looks very nice — just like the picture. Good materials and it's very stable. I got this specifically because... cats. I feel very confident no felines will knock my Echo over in this nice, heavy stand. The style complements the Echo very well... instead of a monolithic black tube, it looks more like... something. For the price you can't go wrong. If I had seen this in a store I would have expected it to cost twice as much." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

13. A doorbell surveillance system for the dad who kept a watchful eye on you as a kid (and could use a new subject to spy on now that you've flown the coop).

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Promising review: "This is the best thing ever! I get to see when my daughter gets home and when she leaves in the morning. I got to see when packages were delivered in the months before Christmas, and I would call my neighbor to put them in my house while I was at work. I had to work Halloween until 8pm and I got to see the trick-or-treaters that came to my door. When it alerts me first thing in the morning, I know my paper has just arrived. And I recently saw a video of deer at 3am crossing my yard. LOVE IT!" —Kathryn M. Andress

Get it from Amazon for $199 or Walmart for $215.85.

14. A Dyson Air Multiplier, because he's always been your biggest fan so now it's time to pay it forward with an industry-standard table fan.

Promising review: "Out of the box, I was elated. You just snap two ends together. The remote is also amazing. It is magnetized to store on the fan, and has a rubberized finish. The controls are simple, and has 10 speeds. The fan tilts from the base, either up or down, and is so quiet, you hear no noise till #5. Ten is a soft 'car-type wind noise' yet manages to create incredible air movement. I leave it on 1 or 2 most of the time and it feels just like you have a window open. The air seems to come out concentrated in the center of the unit, then fans out like a flashlight beam. A lot of thought went into the design of this product." —Ken BaumanGet it from Amazon for $210.06 (available in four colors) or Jet for $282.99.
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Promising review: "Out of the box, I was elated. You just snap two ends together. The remote is also amazing. It is magnetized to store on the fan, and has a rubberized finish. The controls are simple, and has 10 speeds. The fan tilts from the base, either up or down, and is so quiet, you hear no noise till #5. Ten is a soft 'car-type wind noise' yet manages to create incredible air movement. I leave it on 1 or 2 most of the time and it feels just like you have a window open. The air seems to come out concentrated in the center of the unit, then fans out like a flashlight beam. A lot of thought went into the design of this product." —Ken Bauman

Get it from Amazon for $210.06 (available in four colors) or Jet for $282.99.

15. A pair of sworn-by performance Bluetooth headphones, perfect for the dad who can't go a day without his morning jog.

Promising review: "After going through three sets of headphones in one year and damaging them due to sweat and having to clean the headphone pads to avoid them from stinking of dry sweat, I broke down and searched for a pair of earbuds with a clip around the ear to help keep them in place better. Like most of us, I searched for them here on Amazon. I figured I'd take a chance on these earbuds for $34, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by their performance and quality. The sound coming out of these earbuds is just incredible to me. At the gym, I have them paired with my iPhone 5S, and at 50% they are loud as hell. I will probably never need to go higher than that. Connection with my iPhone was easy and I had no issues. The fact that they are sweat-proof was a must for me. The 30-foot distance in my home worked fine through two walls to the other end of my home. I made calls with them and the mic worked well. I tested the running time of eight hours, and it was on point with what they said. —CubichiGet them from Amazon for $29.97.
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Promising review: "After going through three sets of headphones in one year and damaging them due to sweat and having to clean the headphone pads to avoid them from stinking of dry sweat, I broke down and searched for a pair of earbuds with a clip around the ear to help keep them in place better. Like most of us, I searched for them here on Amazon. I figured I'd take a chance on these earbuds for $34, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by their performance and quality. The sound coming out of these earbuds is just incredible to me. At the gym, I have them paired with my iPhone 5S, and at 50% they are loud as hell. I will probably never need to go higher than that. Connection with my iPhone was easy and I had no issues. The fact that they are sweat-proof was a must for me. The 30-foot distance in my home worked fine through two walls to the other end of my home. I made calls with them and the mic worked well. I tested the running time of eight hours, and it was on point with what they said. —Cubichi

Get them from Amazon for $29.97.

16. An on-sale BB-8 car charger for the unapologetically geeky dad who's always on the go.

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Get it from Think Geek for $29.99.

17. A walnut laptop stand that checks three important boxes: nice to look at, useful, and — in classic Uncommon Goods fashion — uncommon.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48.
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Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48.

18. A T-shirt that pays homage to the bone-chilling blue screen of death — classic techie-dad humor he'll surely appreciate.

Promising review: "Hubby works in the computer industry and is a Mac fan. But most of his coworkers prefer PC. So he loves to wear this shirt to the office (very casual office environment) and everyone gets a kick out of it. He says this is the only way he has to deal with the blue screen of death anymore lol. Has been washed a couple times now, still fits fine." —the wanderer Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in sizes S-3XL).
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Promising review: "Hubby works in the computer industry and is a Mac fan. But most of his coworkers prefer PC. So he loves to wear this shirt to the office (very casual office environment) and everyone gets a kick out of it. He says this is the only way he has to deal with the blue screen of death anymore lol. Has been washed a couple times now, still fits fine." —the wanderer

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in sizes S-3XL).

19. A Bluetooth-enabled sous vide precision cooker, because if your dad is anything like mine, his perfectly cooked meats and veggies will be all he's able to talk about for the rest of the year.

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Promising review: "Early yesterday we decided to challenge this cooker with the tough-meat challenge. As you may know, one of claims of sous vide cooking is it can make the toughest cut of meat tender. So...we asked the butcher to provide us with a cheap cut of meat, which was a chuck underblade steak (also sometimes called a bottom chuck steak) — these are cuts that all too often turn out really tough. Be aware that tough meats need to cook for a much longer period of time. Following the instructions for cooking a tough cut of beef to medium rare. We cooked ours at 149 degrees for 19 hours (recommended time is 16 to 24 hours). The result was a delicious melt-in-your-mouth delight, no-knife-needed, cut-it-with-the-side-of-a-fork dinner. Really amazing." —Espresso Fan

Get it from Amazon for $123.

20. A portable wireless Bluetooth speaker with a 20-hour battery life, which you can really play up in your presentation of the gift. Twenty! 2-0!

Promising review: "Anker continues to impress. This is the fourth Anker product I have purchased and I continue to be amazed at the quality/price ratio. The first thing you will notice is the "fit and finish" of their products. Clean lines smooth edges — it exudes quality, dare I say, much like an Apple product. This speaker is no exception. I am shrinking down my computer setup and was looking for a small bluetooth speaker to sit on my, now very small, desk. I had tried a speaker from one of the big box retailers but wasn't impressed with the sound for what I paid for it. It was also too large for my desk. I saw the Anker, and am so glad I took the other one back. It looks good and sounds great for a sub $50 bluetooth speaker and the size is perfect." —cjopGet it from Amazon for $27.01 or Walmart for $27.99.
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Promising review: "Anker continues to impress. This is the fourth Anker product I have purchased and I continue to be amazed at the quality/price ratio. The first thing you will notice is the "fit and finish" of their products. Clean lines smooth edges — it exudes quality, dare I say, much like an Apple product. This speaker is no exception. I am shrinking down my computer setup and was looking for a small bluetooth speaker to sit on my, now very small, desk. I had tried a speaker from one of the big box retailers but wasn't impressed with the sound for what I paid for it. It was also too large for my desk. I saw the Anker, and am so glad I took the other one back. It looks good and sounds great for a sub $50 bluetooth speaker and the size is perfect." —cjop

Get it from Amazon for $27.01 or Walmart for $27.99.

21. A pillow massager with heat that he can use when he's stuck in traffic after a long, arduous day at work.

Promising review: "Buy this! I got this as a gift from my amazing girlfriend who knows I complain about my neck all the time. We took a chance on this after I saw it and said I wanted it — after reading some other reviews I definitely agree that this is amazing. I was a little hesitant at first but once it arrived I wasn't disappointed at all. It does take some time getting use to as with anything, but it's very quick to learn your sweet spots and how to set it up in your car. It requires a connection to your 12v outlet to be powered, but other than that it's good. It is extremely durable, I'm highly surprised at the build quality and the quality of the rollers, heating, and motors. It seems like it'll last a long while with much usage, especially for the price." —Brendan S. Get it from Amazon for $39.95.
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Promising review: "Buy this! I got this as a gift from my amazing girlfriend who knows I complain about my neck all the time. We took a chance on this after I saw it and said I wanted it — after reading some other reviews I definitely agree that this is amazing. I was a little hesitant at first but once it arrived I wasn't disappointed at all. It does take some time getting use to as with anything, but it's very quick to learn your sweet spots and how to set it up in your car. It requires a connection to your 12v outlet to be powered, but other than that it's good. It is extremely durable, I'm highly surprised at the build quality and the quality of the rollers, heating, and motors. It seems like it'll last a long while with much usage, especially for the price." —Brendan S.

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

22. A digital tape measure that'll make him wonder how he ever existed in a world before it.

Promising review: "This is the best tape measure I have ever owned! The digital aspect of it makes taking measurements so much easier! When I have to measure corners, I am able to switch the setting so that the measurement is taken from the back of the tape measure. I use this tape measure for all my building projects. Because I am doing construction often, the ease of this tape measure makes getting the job done much quicker! The tape measure also can quickly half the lengths for the user, which makes hanging things on walls in the middle a breeze! This tape measure is good for everyday use or people like me who are doing construction often." —Jason M. Get it from Amazon for $26.79.
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Promising review: "This is the best tape measure I have ever owned! The digital aspect of it makes taking measurements so much easier! When I have to measure corners, I am able to switch the setting so that the measurement is taken from the back of the tape measure. I use this tape measure for all my building projects. Because I am doing construction often, the ease of this tape measure makes getting the job done much quicker! The tape measure also can quickly half the lengths for the user, which makes hanging things on walls in the middle a breeze! This tape measure is good for everyday use or people like me who are doing construction often." —Jason M.

Get it from Amazon for $26.79.

23. And an attachable selfie light for the dad who just discovered his best angles and is ready to inundate your MMS.

Get it from Firebox for $26.79
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Get it from Firebox for $26.79

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