Top 10 Best Tech Gifts For Father's Day 2018


Father's Day is quickly approaching, in fact it is taking place on June 17. Now the big question is, what do you get Dad for Father's Day this year? And no, the answer is not a tie. He likely has plenty of those. There are plenty of other great gifts that you can pick up for Father's Day this year, including plenty of tech gadgets. Like the Sonos One. If your dad is a movie buff and watches plenty of movies, getting the Sonos One and a PLAYBASE is going to be a great gift. The PLAYBASE (or PLAYBAR) is a soundbar for the TV that will provide some incredible sound, with plenty of bass. And the Sonos One can connect to either the PLAYBAR or PLAYBASE and really make the room come alive. That's just one of the many gift ideas we have listed below. We have rounded up the top ten best tech for Father's Day, so feel free to take a look, there's definitely something in there for your Dad.

One of the more popular gift ideas on our list is going to be a phone. Dad can always use a new smartphone. We have included a couple of phones that come in at different price tags as well. There's the Huawei Mate SE, which is priced at $249, and offers up a big 6-inch display, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For that price, that's pretty incredible. Then there is also the Honor View10 from Huawei's sister-company. The Honor View10 also has a nearly 6-inch display with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but it is a glass design, and also has a better dual-camera on the backside. The dual-camera does have AI built-in, so you're going to get some great pictures out of this camera. The Honor View10 is available for just $499, which is an insane price.

There's plenty of great gift ideas available for Dad down below. You really can't go wrong with any of the options here, whether that's a new TV, a new speaker, smartphones, or really anything else that Dad might like – or more importantly, need.

Toshiba 43-inch 4K Smart LED TV with HDR - Fire TV Edition
Toshiba 43-inch 4K Smart LED TV with HDR - Fire TV Edition - $329

Toshiba makes a great TV for Father’s Day here, with the Fire TV Edition. This comes in 43-inch and 55-inch models, starting at $329. These are 4K TV’s that have Amazon Fire TV built-in, which makes it great for anyone looking to cut the cord. That’s because you have a slew of great apps available including Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV and so much more. Of course, there are also plenty of HDMI ports available here for adding on other peripherals like a PlayStation 4 or an NVIDIA SHIELD TV.

Sonos One
Sonos One - $199

Home audio is always a good bet for Dad on Father’s Day, especially if he watches a lot of movies while at home. The Sonos One is going to give Dad plenty of great sounding audio in a relatively small package. Sonos is known for its great audio quality, and it also streams over WiFi which helps with that quality. The Sonos One can be grouped with other Sonos speakers like the PLAYBASE or PLAYBAR as well. And it also has Amazon Alexa built-in, so it can function like an Echo device.

Huawei Mate SE
Huawei Mate SE - $249

Dad could always use a new smartphone, and the Huawei Mate SE is going to be a great option here. This smartphone is very similar to the Honor 7X (which is also a great choice) however it has a bit more RAM and double the storage for $50 more. The Mate SE sports a nearly 6-inch display, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage inside. It also has a pretty large capacity battery which is going to keep the phone going all day long.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum - $299

Keep the house clean with the iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum. This is a good robot vacuum to pick up, since it is priced at under $300, making sure it won’t break the bank. It does also work with Alexa, so in addition to using the app to get the Roomba 690 started, you can use your voice as well. The Roomba 690 is able to map out your home and make sure it does clean your entire home and not miss any spots, and it’ll run for around 90 minutes before it needs to return to its charging station.

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit - $182

Philips Hue is a great smart light ecosystem to jump into, and this starter kit is what you need to get started. Included is the Hue Bridge as well as four white and color bulbs. These bulbs will connect to the bridge which then connect to your phone. So you can use your phone to turn on or off the lights, as well as change the colors. These also work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant, so you can use your voice to adjust the lights in your home as well.

Tile - $45

If Dad is always losing his keys or maybe his wallet, then Tile is a great gift this Father’s Day. With Tile, he can put one on his keychain or in his wallet and whenever he loses his wallet, he can open the Tile app and find it pretty quickly. It’s a pretty simple gadget to pick up, and it’ll also help to keep phones from going missing as well, as they can be used the other way around. This Tile Combo Pack comes with a Tile Sport and a Tile Style, so you can use one that looks good, or one that looks more sporty.

DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller
DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller - $799

Who doesn’t love a drone? You can pick up the Mavic Air – one of DJI’s smallest drones – for Father’s Day. This one has a built-in camera, so you can get some pretty good aerial shots around town, which will be mind blowing. The Mavic Pro is pretty small and can fold up to fit in a smaller bag or backpack. It does also come with a remote control, but you can also use your smartphone as a remote control as the DJI app works on both Android and iOS.

Honor View10
Honor View10 - $499

The Honor View10 is another great option for a new phone for Dad this year. It also sports a tall 6-inch display, with a dual-camera setup around back and a massive 3750mAh capacity battery inside to keep it running all day. It’s a great smartphone to pick up, and it has artificial intelligence baked in, which is going to keep the phone running nice and smooth for months and even years to come.

SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable SSD
SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable SSD - $139

SanDisk’s Extreme Portable SSD here is also a great gift. It is small enough so it can also fit on your keychain, but it can also pack a ton of data to keep with you on the go. If Dad is one that has not embrace the cloud, then this Portable SSD is definitely worth taking a look at. Since it is a SSD or Solid State Drive, that means you are going to get some really fast read/write speeds here, which is definitely nice.

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch - $299

The Nintendo Switch is one of the best portable gaming consoles on the market right now. And at $300, it’s definitely worth picking up. There are all sorts of games available for it, including the classics like Mario Cart. The Nintendo Switch is also able to be played on the big screen, which is what makes it a really great console to pick up. As it can be played on the go, or at home on your big screen TV.