Father's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your dad how much you appreciate him than by picking him up some fresh tech? Whether it be a brand new smartphone, a tablet, or maybe even a VR headset like the Oculus Rift. We've rounded up the best tech gifts for Father's Day and have them listed below.
Samsung CF791 Series 34-Inch Curved Widescreen Monitor
Samsung's 34-inch Curved monitor here is a great option. It's great for watching media on, but also great for playing games, especially since it is high-resolution. This is a widescreen monitor, so it has an aspect ratio of 21:9, which is the same aspect ratio as what the movie theaters use. Making for a really great experience in watching movies and such. Not to mention multi-tasking with all that extra space.
The Google Home may look like an air freshener, but it does a whole lot more than that. It has the Google Assistant built-in, allowing you to easily talk to Google and ask it questions. But it also works well for controlling your smart home, which is becoming a pretty popular thing these days. With Google Home you can also play music from your favorite music providers, and even tell Google to start playing content on the TV.
Oculus Rift + Oculus Touch Bundle
If your dad is into virtual reality, then the Oculus Rift is definitely a great choice. It's one of the best VR headsets out there right now, and has plenty of different apps and games available, as well as loads of video. This comes with the Oculus Touch controllers, so you'll have an even easier time using the Oculus Rift.
Logitech Circle Wireless 1080p Video Battery Powered Security Camera
With the Logitech Circle, dad will be able to keep an eye on his home without even being home. With the Logitech Circle, you can use the app to view what is going on at home, as well as get notifications when the camera sees movement, and notices someone that isn't usually at home. This makes it easier to find intruders, as well as giving law enforcement a good visual of who to look for.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player
The NVIDIA SHIELD TV is the best of both worlds. Great for streaming content onto your TV. Whether it be movies or TV shows, but it's also great for playing different games. NVIDIA has a ton of games available that are optimized for their platform as well. The NVIDIA SHIELD TV streams in 4K, and it also has support for the Google Assistant.
Amazon Echo Show
This is the latest gadget from Amazon that has Alexa built in. It's basically a speaker with a rather large display, that makes it easy for Alexa to share recipes with you. But you can also check in on the video cameras throughout your home, or even video chat with your parents through the Echo Show. It's currently available for pre-order, but if you use the promo code SHOW2PACK you can save $100 when you buy two.
Huawei Mate 9
The Huawei Mate 9 is a pretty interesting smartphone. It has Amazon's Alexa built-in, which means you can control your smart home with your voice from your smartphone. Surely it's not as cool as having the Echo or Echo Dot, but still really nice to have. It also has a 5.9-inch 1080p display, the Kirin 960 CPU inside along with dual cameras on the back. It's unlocked, but it only works on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.
Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus is about half (closer to a third) of the price of the Huawei Mate 9 above, and it comes in two models. One has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the other has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Additionally, the Moto G5 Plus is compatible with all four US networks. So no matter what carrier your dad has, the Moto G5 Plus will be a perfect fit for him.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Why not pick up a smartwatch for Father's Day? The Gear S3 Frontier is a great option to grab. It runs on Tizen, but it does work with all Android devices now, making it a great option. Of course, it is a bit more tightly integrated with Samsung devices, but it can still work for things like Samsung Pay as well.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM
Now here's a great Bluetooth speaker that won't break the bank. The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM is their latest Bluetooth speaker and it comes with great battery life and it is also waterproof. Now Ultimate Ears wanted to make this really easy to use so there's no companion app, and also no NFC. But it does have some incredible sounding audio as well as some great battery life to last all day long.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Does dad need a new pair of headphones? These Beats Solo3 are some of the best on the market, and they are also wireless, which is a great thing to have in this day and age of smartphones having no headphone jack. The battery life on the Beats Solo3 is also pretty good, giving users around 10 to 12 hours of continuous listening.
WD 3TB Silver My Passport Ultra Metal Edition Portable External Hard Drive
Picking up a external hard drive is also a good gift for Father's Day. This is the metal edition from Western Digital, and it also offers up 3TB of space. It uses USB 3.0 for connecting to your computer, which offers some pretty fast transfer speeds, and that's definitely important for transferring data to the external hard drive.
LeEco L554UCNN 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
LeEco's Android TV is another great gift for father's day. This is the 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that's great for the living room or even a man cave. This does have Android TV built in, so that you can use your favorite apps and games on the big screen. This includes Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, and much more.