With Father’s day right around the corner, many are scrambling to find the perfect gift for dad. With the continued innovation and advancement of technology, many are looking to provide him with the perfect luxury gadget. There is a perfect tech gift for you father, regardless of his technical know-how. From the hopeless geek in your life to the least technologically savvy, the following 10 luxury gadget gift ideas for Father’s Day covers a range from laptops to consoles to cameras and everything in-between.
As one of the best gifts for the tech-challenged dad, the Apple TV announced its 4th generation product featuring a sleek remote with voice and touch control, speedy hardware and Siri support. In addition to the extensive collection of television shows and movies, the 4th generation Apple TV seconds as a gaming device that can connect wireless controls. Although the product does not yet support 4K content, it is easy to install, navigate and control so all tech-challenged relatives will enjoy the experience. The cost of the new Apple TV is $149 which is reasonable for a content dad.
BoomCloud 360 BoomStick Portable Headphone Enhancer
For the dad who spends hours using headphones, either during his commute or outside relaxing on the deck, the BoomStick portable headphone is a unique gadget that transforms any pair of headphones into improved sound, regardless of the price. This technology is accomplished using psychoacoustic bass enhancement with high frequency contouring resulting in mind-blowing sound. The unit boasts a single-button operation with rechargeable battering making it is easy-to-use in any occasion. The price tag on the BoomStick is $99.
The Fitbit Blaze is the best gift for dads who spend a lot of time at the gym. This highly-capable fitness tracker can easily change appearances by swapping out the bands for stylish leather, metal and silicone options. The Blaze tracks sleep patterns and all of Dad’s activities while helping to guide him through workouts and deliver notifications to the connected smartphone. The battery life on this $197 wearable is exceptional compared to others in the market.
LG Nexus 5X
If you father is hanging on to that old phone for fear of upgrading and not understanding the newer technology, this may be the gift for him. Recently announced, the LG Nexus 5X is focused on being a pocket-friendly smartphone. Priced at $285 and brimming with advanced technology, this phone always features the latest version of Android and will make even the technologically challenged smartphone user happy.
LG OLED65E6P Television
At $5,999 the LG OLED65E6P television is certainly a splurge gift for dad. In 2016, it is one of the technology giant’s most premier offerings. This 65-inch ultra OLED display is considered by industry professionals to be one of the best in the market producing industry-leading color reproduction and HDR Pro mode. Its latest WebOS 3.0 smart platform and a variety of connectivity features guarantee that the television can provide entertainment from all platforms. Although expensive, it is an exceptional product.
Microsoft Surface Book
Dubbed by Microsoft as “the ultimate laptop,” that can also be used as a tablet, the Surface Book is perfectly designed, gorgeous looking and tremendously powerful. This product will appeal to the creative personalities due to the bundling of the Surface Pen and ultra-sharp screen. Coming in at $1,499, this is the top of the food chain with regards to Windows 10 computing so grab one for your dad if you are able to fit it into the budget.
Naim Audio Mu-so Qb
British manufacturer Naim Audio manufactures the stereos for Bentley so the Mu-so Qb is its first shot at the compact wireless speaker market. With a pleasantly understated design, heavenly sound quality and superb craftsmanship, this product is ideal for dads who love to use Spotify. The device supports several wired and wireless streaming options such as Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth. At $1,000, it is a splurge purchase but certainly worthwhile.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is one of the best compact digital cameras available on the market and is the perfect gift for fathers who love photography and you have a padded budget. Featuring 4K video capture, slow-motion recording at 960 fps and a huge 1-inch sensor, this Cyber-shot can compete with professional-grade DSLRs in several categories. Also, the Intelligent Auto mode feature guarantees that photography newbies can produce incredible shots. The retractable viewfinder and optional manual controls make this the ideal camera for advanced users. The cost of this beast in your pocket is $948 which may turn off many potential buyers but is well-worth the price tag.
TYLT Energi 6K
Coming in at $50, TYLT’s Energi 6K is considered to be the Swiss Army Knife of charges. Although this price may seem steep for a charger, its functionality more than makes up for it. The unit has built-in microUSB and Lightning cables, a full USB port to charge multiple devices and a 6,000mAh battery that can fully charge three iPhone 6s devices. The charger can also be utilized on the wall with several swappable plug heads including for Europe and the United Kingdom. This is the perfect gift for the regular travel or road warrior in your life.
UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Available in a variety of vivid color combinations, the UE BOOM 2 speaker provides exceptional 360-degree sound, clever gesture controls and an IPX7 water resistance rating. The first generation set the bar with regards to Bluetooth speakers and this lives up to its predecessor’s hype. At $150, the BOOM 2 is one of the best choices in its price range and small enough to fit in a suitcase or even carry-on bag. This gift is best for dads you enjoy listening to their music outside.
With all of this amazing technology at your fingertips, it is going to be a big year for dad. Whether you want to splurge on an expensive gift or buy a more modest gift, each of the aforementioned options are highly functional products that will improve dad’s life significantly.