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

    Your dad watched The Little Mermaid with you so many times when you were growing up...he deserves gadgets and gizmos aplenty.

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    1. A solar-powered charging bank for dads who love going on outdoor adventures almost as much as they love posting about them on Instagram.


    This is waterproof and USB compatible.

    Promising review: "This works like a champ. I was out camping in the mountains for five days with no electricity. I followed the instructions and made sure the unit had a full charge prior to its first use. The first night my cell phone was down to 10% and my tablet down to 5%. I turned them both off and plugged them in (at the same time) into the solar charger. When I woke up the in the morning they were both at 100% charge. During the day I left the solar charger exposed to the sun. Each night it charged my cell phone and my tablet to 100%." —Rover Rover

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99 (available in three colors).

    2. An Echo Spot, because Alexa will be way better at doing what your dad asks than you ever were.

    A lifestyle shot of the Echo Spot with a video chat displayed on the screen

    The Echo Spot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, and read audiobooks from Audible. It can also control Amazon Video on Fire TV, give random facts throughout the day, tell you the weather, and can show you grocery lists, recipes, and set timers *breath* I'm just trying to figure out what my Echo Spot CAN'T do.

    Promising review: "I am not one for reviews but I just had to write this. This thing is a work of art. My whole house is a smart house, from my locks to my thermostats. I have one Echo, four Echo Dots and now one Echo Spot. I love this. It works as expected. I am a total Apple guy but I choose Alexa over Siri any day. Amazon has knocked it out of the park!" —Apply Guy

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (only available in black).

    3. A motion-activated toilet bowl light for anyone who wants to get their dad a light-hearted gift that's sure to make him laugh.,

    The motion sensor will turn the bowl light on when you enter the room and the light sensor will turn it off whenever the lights are on in the bathroom. It has 16 different colors, so feel free to adjust it with your decor!

    Promising review: "This is calming, creepy, soothing, eerie, beautiful, functional, and needed. It’s strangely satisfying to enter the bathroom in the dead of night and see the brilliant blue light glowing from between the lid and the seat. And to lift the lid and be greeted by a welcoming portal of soft brilliant light to guide you to your intended target; magic." —3senough

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in packs of two and three).

    4. A pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones so your dad can listen to Abba on a loop without having to ask, "Does your mother know?"

    Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

    "Thank You for the Music" — your dad, and also Abba.

    Promising review: "These headphones changed my life. I am a computer professional who travels A LOT. Whether I'm at my desk or on the road, the noise cancelling on these is a life-saver. I can easily stay in the zone at work, drowning out any distractions. When I'm flying, I can't even hear the plane engines. These are worth every penny." —Sean S.

    Get them from Amazon for $236.05+ (available in three colors).

    This is our top-tier winner for best noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    5. Or a pair of AirPods so he can easily listen to NPR at home, at work, and on his strings attached.


    Promising review: "This is a life changing product. It changed my life. The effortless, smooth transition between my iPad, iPhone, and Mac is absolutely uncompromising." —Justin N

    Get them from Apple for $199.

    6. A water filter — a totally useful, unique, and fun gift for fathers who are *gulp* difficult to shop for.

    A person drinking from murky water through the LifeStraw

    The straw's microfiltration membrane eliminates bacteria and parasites so you can safely drink from any available water source...seriously.

    Promising review: "I used this on a hike recently; tried different configurations as shown, with the drinking straight out of the river, and out of a wide-mouth bottle. The flow-rate through the LifeStraw is a little reminiscent of drinking a really thick milkshake, which is understandable considering the filter basically gets everything. When I filled up my Nalgene with water from the stream, I could see the sediment start to settle; I even made sure to get some with the straw just to see. Worked like a charm. You just need to remember to blow into it afterwards to clear out the straw." —Kingston

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in packs of two, three, and five).

    7. A beginner's telescope that connects with smartphones to display scenes through the 'scope. This is sure to have your stargazing dad giddy with delight!

    A product shot of the telescope showing the different sizes of lenses and a cell phone connected to the image through the telescope

    This telescope has 400mm(f/5.7) focal length and 70mm aperture, an optics glass lens with high transmission coatings, and comes with a wireless remote, an adjustable stand, phone holder, and carrying case.

    Promising review: "This is a great quality telescope, not just for beginners but for anyone. It has a smartphone attachment to record which is super cool! It has two replaceable eyepieces and one lens. The finder scope with mounting bracket and cross-hair lines inside makes finding objects like the moon easy. This telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable aluminum alloy tripod that extends for taller people and a carry bag, the telescope and tripod can fit inside the bag for storage or travel. I am looking forward to some cool videos and pictures!" —Pstivthnkn

    Get it from Amazon for $95.99.

    8. A Ninja Coffee Maker, because your dad has ~bean~ talking about needing a new one for ages.

    A lifestyle shot of the coffee maker in a kitchen with a hot cup of coffee

    Promising review: "I did a lot of research on coffee makers before deciding on this one. The delayed brew feature is very easy to program. I like that you can set the warmer plate to stay on for two to four hours, which I especially like on the weekend. The removable water reservoir is very convenient. It is also very environmentally friendly with a reusable filter. I have only used the classic brew setting and the coffee has a great flavor. The coffee is very hot, which is very helpful when I am using a travel mug on the go. I would definitely recommend this coffee maker." —Donna K.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    9. A snazzy charging dock — this just might convince him to stop using his ancient, frayed charging cord and help him get that satisfying full battery he deserves.

    Native Union Dock Wireless Charger Stand

    Promising review: "This is by far the best quality wireless charger out there." —Erik Z.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in six colors).

    10. A fly zapper that'll delight any dad who is ~bugged~ by houseflies and wants to take them out with some POW.

    A shot of the electric fly swatter beside the product packaging

    Promising review: "This works great on the biting buffalo gnats we have this time of year. It is lightweight and easy to swing. I recommend it." —CB Arkansas

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A global travel adaptor with five snap-on plugs for charging your old man's MacBook (and giving him USB charging functionality) when he's traveling.


    This thing is compact and easy to spot in a suitcase. It works in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Japan.

    Promising review: "This has been a lifesaver for traveling to other countries. Everyone I've traveled with has asked me where I have gotten it or asked to borrow it on their trips. It has everything you could ever need! It was recommended as the best global adapter and they were absolutely right." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    12. A Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speaker that's portable, splash- and dust-resistant, and has a built-in microphone — everything your dad is gonna need for one of his spontaneous family dance-offs.

    A model holding the hand-sized speaker, connecting it to their phone

    Promising review: "This speaker is amazing! You will hear clean, tight bass mids and clean bright highs. People will not believe the sound quality/volume coming out of this pocket sized speaker. You really get what you pay for with the. It's worth every penny!" —Mr. Miguel O’brien

    Get it from Amazon for $128.75+ (available in three colors).

    13. A comb bottle opener that'll fit inside his wallet and help him groom on-the-go and open up a drink once he's home.

    Promising review: "This is small, but packed with a lot of utility. It has a good weight to it (thin, but not flimsy), so it should last a long time. This is a great, useful gift." —KG

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

    14. An Oculus Go, because your dad taught you about reality and now you can return the favor by teaching him about virtual reality.

    Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

    I actually have one of these and I wrote a review about why I think this is the most satisfying video game system I've ever tried.

    Promising review: "This is very impressive, to be honest — especially at the price. The visual clarity of the screen is so much better than my PSVR. Everything I've tried so far has been nice and smooth. The menus are very intuitive as well — everything works how you think they should work. It does put pressure on my face after a while but all in all, this is very impressive." —Nomi

    Get it from Amazon for $263.99+ (available in two GB sizes).

    15. A wireless lantern/speaker for dads who love backyard dinners with brilliant ambience.

    Food 52

    This LED light has seven different hues, five light modes, and a Bluetooth speaker. It includes a charging cable and can run four three to four hours with the light and music on or up to 10 hours with just the light.

    Get it from Food 52 for $120.

    16. An aluminum wallet with RFID-blocking technology to keep identity thieves from snagging your dad's info (i.e. your college fund money) on the street.

    A lifestyle shot of the wallet with three different cards sliding out. The wallet is the same size as each card.

    Promising review: "I've had regular leather wallets for over 20 years. This is a huge improvement. I've only had mine for a few weeks and I'm already as fast at checkout as I was before. My slacks and jeans are now much more comfortable! This thing is solidly built, slim as advertised, and has never yet become a nuisance. For me, it has been an authentic life hack." —Duh?

    Get it from Amazon for $79 (available in four colors).

    17. A ceramic essential oil diffuser that'll be an ~essential~ piece of home decor your dad didn't know he needed.


    Promising review: "After researching, this diffuser cost a little more than others, but the design and quality more than justified the price difference. I've seen other diffusers and they are all plastic and feel/look cheaply made. The Vitruvi model really is stone, which adds value and appeal to my whole apartment. Also, it's smaller than other brands out there, so fits in well as an accessory. We ordered the peppermint oil and the diffuser worked great in our home. Great product and would recommend!" —Deanna

    Get it from Amazon for $98.33+ (available in four colors).

    18. An electric toothbrush, because helping your dad avoid getting root canals might be the best gift you could ever give him.

    A model holding the toothbrush

    I personally love my Quip *and* it won our budget category for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of getting an electric tooth brush but after the first day of use I was hooked! The sleek design and the carrier that sticks to the mirror is very aesthetically pleasing. I'm also one to stick to routine and the 30-second quadrant interval buzz helps feed to that. My gums were sensitive the first week but after using this more they are sparkly clean! My dentist said my teeth and gums are extra healthy and clean! I definitely recommend it!" —Mosancz

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in multiple plans).

    19. A smart keypad your dad's gonna love...particularly because his most special skill is *always* forgetting his house keys.

    August Home Smart Keypad

    Promising review: "This is an excellent device that makes your house keyless and safe. My only negative comment is that it is a surface mounted device that would be EASY to remove and walk away with it. I added an escutcheon that surrounds the keypad that makes it a big deal to remove. Now we have a keyless, safe house." —wood-pro

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    20. A too-cute four slice toaster because you're gonna be ~toast~ if you get your kitchen-gadget-loving dad a screwdriver...again.

    A large toaster with two sets of dials, eight toasting option buttons, and four slices of toast popping out

    Promising review: "I love it! It toasts everything perfectly. You can set the first two slots for one degree of toasting and the second two slots for a lighter or darker toast. It also toasts bagels or English muffins on one side only. And it has a defrost setting that defrosts your item and then toasts it exactly as you want it." —Lana

    Get it from Wayfair for $69.95 (available in three colors).

    21. A wearable arc reactor replica that'll let your dad show off his Iron Man fandom every day of the year. Plus he'll love it so much he will ~marvel~ at your gift giving skills forever.

    A person wearing a glowing arc reactor replica under their shirt
    Superhero Replicas

    Get it from Superhero Replicas on Etsy for $21.13.

    22. A pair of light gloves so your handy dad can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel (and the light at the end of the breaker box) during his constant tinkering around the house.

    A divided photo showing different situations the light-up gloves can be used in; when working with pipes, breaker boxes, small wires, and while holding tools

    Promising review: "I think these are cool. I bought these for my husband (who usually carries around a small flashlight) for him to use while working on cars, etc. He thinks they are great! They are bright and work wonderfully. He told me I should get a pair for doing my knitting... a great idea!" —BeYouTiful

    Get it from Amazon for $15.86+.

    23. A Dyson Air Multiplier to show your dad you're his biggest (industry-standard table) fan.

    A shot of the fan in the corner of a room, taking up the center of a small side table

    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 it has 10 speeds. 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 $272+ (available in two colors).

    24. A Mirror, a personalized at-home gym (complete with lessons and real-time training sessions), for fitness-focused fathers who know that the home (gym) is where the heart is.


    The Mirror starter pack includes fitness bands, a Bluetooth heart rate monitor, and a care kit with a screen cleaner and cloth, and a camera lens cap for privacy. You'll also get an adaptable wall mount that works with all wall types and a carbon steel leaner stand. The app will cover your dad and five additional people in the household, letting you all access unlimited live and on-demand workouts.

    Get it from Mirror for $1,495.

    25. A HyperChiller that can chill freshly brewed coffee (or other liquids, hello wine) and give your dad a satisfying drink whenever he feels like he needs to chill out.

    Coffee being poured into the HyperChiller

    Promising review: "I got this for myself a while ago. When I used it to chill white wine for my cold-wine loving mom, she fell in love, so I came back to get one for her. I am always suspicious with these types of gimmicky-seeming things, but this is the real deal. It's so awesome. We both use ours on the regular. It chills wine to ice-ice cold with ease and speed, and for a very reasonable cost." —Claire Lyn

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    26. A treat-dispensing pet camera for your dad...well, for your dad's Pomeranian — you and your siblings already know that Fido is the favorite child.

    An animated action shot of treats being dispensed from the Furbo to a watchful English Bulldog

    One of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote about why this is the perfect gift for pet parents.

    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 for $199.

    27. A titanium utility ring with files, saws, screws, pliers, and more. Give this to your dad and you — much like this ring — will be wrapped around his little finger.

    A closeup of the ring, with nine different mini tools extending from either side
    Boone Rings

    Get it from Boone Rings on Etsy for $316+ (available in sizes 3.5–16 and with or without engraving).

    28. A bidet for fathers who appreciate some potty humor (and an efficient, eco-friendly washing system).

    A closeup of the bidet, showing its ability to attach under a toilet set. The handle is on the right side with a round pressure switch and the water nozzle is centered at the back of the tank.

    Promising review: "I am loving my Tushy! It is powerful and so easy to install! Not gonna lie, I wish my sink was on the same wall so I could do the warm water option but it is super effective and definitely wakes you up! I believe this is the best way to keep things happily clean and, coupled with my Squatty Potty, I think 2019 is going to be the year of the happy BM!" —Natalie D.

    Get it from Tushy for $89 (available in two colors).

    29. And finally, a smart picture frame that'll show off the treasured moments you've shared together (in high definition, of course).

    A lifestyle shot of the picture frame on an entryway table, showing an image of a family of three
    The Grommet

    This connects directly with your phone (through your Wi-Fi) to display your favorite high-quality photos. It can chose photos for a slideshow on its own or you can manually pick which photos to display. It uses motion sensors to start a slideshow if someone is in front of it and it dims when the lights are off. You can also switch the picture by waving your hand in front of it. Pretty sure this thing is actual magic.

    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. The beautiful packaging and presentation makes 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 $299.99 (available in two colors).

    Happy Father's Day to all you RAD DADS!


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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