Top 20: Best Tech Gifts for Father's Day 2016

Father's Day is this coming Sunday, June 19th. For those that may be having trouble deciding what to get Dad this Father's Day, look no further than this guide for the best gifts. Dads always love getting a new smartphone, Chromebook, tablet, or any other piece of tech. And we've got you covered. With Amazon Prime, you can order as late as Friday and still have it arrive in time for Father's Day. With Amazon delivering on Sundays now. If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here.

Amazon Fire

This is Amazon's cheapest tablet, priced regularly at $49 - although it is on sale now through Father's Day for just $39. This isn't running your normal version of Android. Instead it's a forked version of Android with all of Amazon's services front-and-center. The Amazon Fire is a great tablet to pick up for playing games and consuming media.

Amazon Echo

If Dad is into using the latest and greatest technology, then this is definitely something he'll love. The Amazon Echo is not just a Bluetooth speaker, but it also has Amazon's own personal assistant, Alexa, inside. The Amazon Echo has the ability to do all sorts of things, which include ordering pizza from Domino's and even ordering you an Uber.

Huawei Honor 5X

Looking for a new smartphone for Dad, but don't want to spend all outdoors for one? The Honor 5X from Huawei may be exactly what you're looking for. The Honor 5X costs under $200, and has Android 5.1, as well as a fingerprint scanner on the back. We're also looking at a 5.5-inch full HD display, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Although there is a micro SD card slot available for up to another 200GB of storage.

Motorola Moto 360 Sport

If Dad is into fitness, then this is the best smartwatch to pick up. It's an Android Wear smartwatch - which will get Android Wear 2.0 later this year - and is also a fitness-focused smartwatch. It works with both Android and iOS. The Moto 360 Sport comes in a few colors, and unfortunately the bands are not interchangeable.

Fitbit Blaze

This is Fitbit's latest activity tracker, and also doubles as a smartwatch. Unfortunately, it doesn't have as much smartwatch functionality as the Moto 360 Sport, but it does have more fitness functionality. The Fitbit Blaze also has interchangeable bands. Although they are still proprietary. The Fitbit Blaze is also a tad cheaper, coming in just below the $200 price point.

Moto X Pure Edition

This one is a bit pricier than the Honor 5X we've already listed, but this is a higher-end smartphone. Not only does it sport a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. But it is also compatible with all four US carriers. One of the few smartphones that can be unlocked and taken to Verizon or Sprint.

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over Ear Headphone

These headphones are a bit high-end, coming in just below the $400 price point. But they are definitely worth it. Master & Dynamic offers these in a few different colors right now. Although the Gunmetal color is definitely a looker. We're looking at custom 45mm neodymium drivers that are precisely tuned and will provide a rich audio experience for all.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is one of those smartphones that you just look at and fall in love. Samsung has created a beautiful smartphone here, and the curved display just adds to that elegance. Samsung also popped in a 3600mAh battery inside the Galaxy S7 Edge, to make sure the smartphone lasts you all day long. It's also powered by the latest Qualcomm silicon in the Snapdragon 820.

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon's Fire TV is another good choice for Father's Day. It's Amazon's latest set-top box and gives you access to all sorts of media on your TV. This includes the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and so much more. Amazon Fire TV also allows you to play some of your favorite Android games on the big screen. Making for a very enjoyable experience.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

These aren't just some of the best in wireless headphones out there, but these are the newest from Bose. Having launched just last week, the QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones are definitely the best available. They are a bit pricey, at $349, however. These do include about 20 hours of playback, which isn't bad for a high-quality pair of wireless headphones.

iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

While Dad probably isn't the one doing the vacuuming around the house, the iRobot Roomba 650 is still a great gift. As it means that no one needs to do the vacuuming now. This is a vacuum cleaning robot and it does a pretty nice job. You're able to set this robot on a schedule and have it clean when you want it too, making for a great experience.

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

Who doesn't love some drone action? The DJI Phantom 4 is the latest drone from DJI and it does have a 4K camera attached to it. Making for a great way to get some amazing aerial shots. The DJI Phantom 4 isn't the cheapest drone out there, but it is definitely the most advanced. Making it a good one to take a long, hard look at.

Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera

This digital camera here may look a bit odd. And that's because it's not just any old digital camera. This is a 360-degree camera. The Ricoh Theta S allows you to take 360-degree pictures as well as videos. Sites like YouTube, Flickr and Facebook all support 360-degree pictures and/or video, so you can easily share them with other people.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm 2RK lens

If Dad is into photography, then this Mirrorless camera is definitely a great one to pick up. It's one of the best mirrorless camera's out there, and it comes with Olympus' own 14-42mm lens. This is a 16-megapixel camera, which can take some amazing photos, especially in low-light. Making it a great camera to take on vacation and such.

JBL Cinema Base 2.2 Channel All-In-One Soundbase

Give Dad's TV an audio boost with this JBL Soundbase. This is a Bluetooth-connected Soundbase from JBL, which will improve the audio from the TV, or anything else that can connect over Bluetooth. It's a great gift idea for any Dad that spends a ton of time in front of the TV, especially with the NBA Finals wrapping up this week.

Huawei Watch

If the sporty smartwatches we've already listed aren't something your Dad would like, the Huawei Watch is. This also runs on Android Wear - and is already sporting the Android Wear 2.0 developer preview - and does have interchangeable watch straps. Coming in at just $249, it's definitely worth picking up this Father's Day.

ROCK JAW ATM12-001 ACERO Headphone

These headphones from ROCK JAW feature 50mm drivers in each side. This gives you a great audio experience when wearing these headphones. Not only do they provide some amazing audio, but they are also very comfortable to wear. For something like this, you'd expect to pay around $200-$300, but they are just $99. A great value for what you are getting from ROCK JAW.

Google OnHub

This is Google's latest wireless router, and it's super simple to use. Using the Google OnHub app that is available for both iOS and Android, you are able to control your network, including the ability to prioritize some devices over others, and allow guests the ability to connect to your network. It's a very simple router, and makes it great for gifting to your parents.

Acer Chromebook 14

The Acer Chromebook 14 is one of the best Chromebook's to give out on Father's Day. It's a pretty portable Chromebook with a 14-inch screen. It also sports an Intel Celeron quad-core N3160 processor with 4GB of RAM. Meaning that it has enough power to accomplish all of your web browsing. Additionally, Android apps are coming to Chromebooks later this year. Making it an even better gift for Dad.

Nest Cam

The Nest Cam is Nest's newest product, and it's essentially a security camera that you can put anywhere in your home or office. The Nest Cam can connect wirelessly to your smartphone, allowing you to keep tabs on your space when you aren't around. Even when you're on the other side of the world.

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