chromecast

10 Fathers Day gifts every tech dad needs

Hayley Minn Features, Gadgets & Apps Leave a Comment

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, it’s always a struggle to buy the right present for your Dad, so we thought we’d make it a little easier for you by finding some of the best tech gifts on the internet, for the gadget-obsessed dad, without you having to break the bank.

1) Google Chromecast

If your dad is constantly complaining that he can’t watch Breaking Bad on the TV, surprise him with this present! With Chromecast, seen in the picture above, he can stream his favourite online shows, movies and music from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Youtube, Google Play Movies and Chrome to the TV, using a smartphone, tablet or laptop. All he needs to do is plug the device into the HDMI port of the TV, and he’s set for life!

Buy it from Argos for £30.

2) Touchscreen Gloves

touchscreen gloves

Most dads have touchscreen phones now, and we all know how annoying it is when you want to wear gloves to keep warm in the winter, but you have to keep taking them off to use your phone. Get some touchscreen gloves for your Dad this Father’s Day, and he’ll thank you forever!

You can buy a pair here for £12.99.

3) Bike Phone Mount

bike phone mount

If your dad is a keen cyclist, he can now make sure his phone is always at hand as well, if you buy him a phone mount for his bike. There are loads available for different phones, but this one is for a Samsung Galaxy S2.

You can buy one at Halfords for £29.95.

4) Smartphone Projector

smartphone projector

This smartphone projector will turn your dad’s room into a cinema, turning his tiny smartphone screen into a massive wall screen, at the touch of a button. It’s so reasonably priced, and a really different idea for the Dad who has everything.

You can buy it here for £15.

5) Cocoon laptop case

cocoon

For the dad who travels a lot for work, this laptop case is perfect. It has a separate section to hold all his other luggage in place, and can be taken on flights, so he would literally just need this bag and he’s off! If your dad would appreciate a practical present, this it is.

You can buy it from the Cocoon website for $70.

6) Grippy

grippy

Another really practical present, although a hell of a lot cheaper, Grippy makes sure all your dad’s loose items, like his phone, keys and change can just stay in front of him in the car. If you can’t afford much of a present, but still want to get something your dad would appreciate, this is the one for you.

Buy it from Red5 for £7.95.

7) Scribble clock

scribble clock

Is your dad getting forgetful in his old age? This clock can help him remember again! He can jot down anything he needs to remember in the morning, before he goes to bed, and then it will remind him when it wakes him up. A simple yet effective idea, this is another affordable gift.

You can buy it from Amazon for £15.90.

8) Powercard

powercard

Has your dad been complaining about how often his phone runs out of battery? The Powercard is so small it can fit in his wallet and keep his phone charged all day. He’d definitely appreciate this little gadget if he’s always on his phone.

You can buy it here for £34.95.

9) iBox

ibox

This Bluetooth speaker is small but has great sound quality and would be perfect for all the barbecues your dad is going to hold this summer. If he’s a fan of his music and the outdoors, this is something he probably needs in his life.

Get it here for £69.99.

10) GoPro

gopro

Yep, the GoPro is expensive, but if your dad loves his sports, he will love this camera. It’s everything-proof, and takes amazing pictures. If you have the money to spend, then get this camera and become the best daughter in the world.

The Hero3 White Edition is the cheapest model, at £199 and can be bought here.

ShinyShiny Awards 2014 - Vote Now!

By Hayley Minn | June 11th, 2014