You won’t find any socks or ties in our Father’s Day gift guide but if you are looking for unique tech gifts for dad we’ve got you covered. Most of these products are new to the market and are for the gadget loving dad who likes camping, fitness, tech accessories and the latest cool gizmos.
Nite Ize – Radiant 300 Rechargeable Lantern
Who knew that something as simple as a lantern could harness such impressive technologies? This ultra-bright compact lantern is not only rechargeable, but has the power to charge other small devices like phones and cameras as well.
Unchallenged for its features, compact size, and unbeatable value, the Radiant 300 Rechargeable Lantern and the technology harnessed within it is impressive to say the least. Its ultra-lightweight, durable, compact design features a first-of its kind carabiner handle to easily clip carry, or hang, but the charging technology is where it really shines. The base of the lantern has two integrated USB ports – one input for re-charging the lantern in just 3.5 hours, and one output for charging other small devices such as a smartphone or camera. At 300 Lumens, the intelligent switch is used to activate high, medium, and low white LED modes or a red LED mode to preserve night vision. A micro USB cord and a protective carrying bag that doubles as a light diffuser are conveniently included. Features Include:
- 300 Lumens
- White and red LEDs
- Multi-mode switch for high, medium, and low white LED modes, and a red LED mode
- Weather resistant
- Optical diffuser for uniform beam pattern
- Integrated carabiner handle to clip, carry, or hang
- Micro USB input port for charging lantern, USB output port for charging other small devices
- Included USB cable and dual-purpose carry and light diffusing bag
- Recharges in approximately 3.5 hours
- 2600 mAh rechargeable battery
- Battery indicator light turns red when battery life has 2 hours remaining on high
- Dimensions: 2.83″ Dia. x 6.85″ | 72mm Dia. x 174mm Weight: 8.9oz | 252g
Nite Ize – Dash Ball with FreeMount Bracket
The sleek Dash Ball meets the versatility of the FreeMount Bracket with its impressive magnetic holding power, giving any phone holding and mounting capability in the vehicle you drive every day.More Info: Steele FreeMount Car Kit
Orbit Key Finder
Never lose your keys again, slip Orbit onto your key ring and make it ring with our free app. Out of Range? No problems! The last seen location will be shown on the map. Never lose you phone again, Orbit Key can also make your phone ring. Never ask someone to take your photo as Orbit Key acts as a selfie remote.
Gravitas – Sturdy iPhone Stand
At an impressive 2.5 lbs (1.2 kg), the Gravitas allows you to tap and use your iPhone, with one hand, while it is in the doc. Use the calculator, check your calendar, open an app without the stand moving, sliding or falling. When you are ready grab your device with just one hand and go. A minimal footprint of only 3 inches (77mm) maximizes desk space. But what is surprising is the weight and sturdiness. The dock is perfect for use with iPhone and iPad to connect speakers via the onboard DAC, charge and sync devices with the included USB cable, and the 7° angle of the dock is optimal for FaceTime. Swappable inserts provide utmost adaptability, so users have one dock for all of their devices, including iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad Air and iPad 4th gen.
“Life After Device” program ensures new inserts will be created for future generations of Apple Lightning equipped devices for continuing compatibility with iPhone and iPad. Rear 3.5mm aux audio port connects with external speakers to play high fidelity audio via stereo output USB port to seamlessly charge and sync device while seated in Dock.
iKlip Grip PRO
The professional multifunction smartphone stand with Ultimate Control and stability for your best shot.
iKlip Grip Pro is the new large-grip, compact multifunctional iPhone and camera stand with an integrated detachable Bluetooth shutter control that is really 4 accessories in one: super secure tabletop tripod, large-grip video handle, monopod handle and standard tripod adapter. iKlip Grip Pro can securely hold any iPhone with or without a case, and features a standard mounting system for connecting small mobile video cameras like GoPro®, compact digital cameras and stand-mount audio field recorders.
Vusion House Racer Indoor FPV Race Pack
The Vusion House Racer is tough enough to take on every room of your house — and bounce back for more. See your world in a whole new way with immersive, exciting FPV flight. Experience races in real time with the included goggles, LCD monitor and FPV camera. The possibilities are endless. Open the box. Adventure awaits. Available online at http://www.explore-rise.com/ MSRP: 179.99
iStorage – datashur Encrypted Flash Drives
This item is suitable for everyday users and perfect for anyone who carry’s their private data or sensitive information on a USB. As with all the iStorage products, if they are lost or stolen, no one can get access without the PIN! Supports USB 3.0 and is available in capacities up to 64 GB.
This item is suitable for more demanding users who want a USB flash drive which meets military and US government approvals (FIPS 140-2 Level 3). This drive is popular with users that work out of the office, travel and carry confidential/sensitive data. This is particularly popular in the business environment, as many business users have now banned the use of ordinary flash drives due to fear of data getting lost or stolen.
PIN authentication with full disk encryption, immune to key-loggers and brute force attacks. There is no software required and is OS and platform independent. FIPS PUB 197 certified, water and dust resistant and can serve as a bootable drive. Supports USB 3.0 and is available in Capacities up to 64GB. Supports MS Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and Chrome.
Pinn – All-in-one Bluetooth Clip & Wireless Earbud for Your Smartphone
This new Bluetooth device clips anywhere on your clothing offering easy view of activity on your smartphone. It is kind of like a smartwatch and earbud all in one giving you easy access to key information from your phone; without having to take your phone out of your purse or briefcase.
The idea is that phones are getting bigger and if you commute, keeping your phone in your back pocket may not be the best idea. Maybe it is too big or heavy to keep in your pocket so you keep it in your bag but you don’t want to pull it out to listen to music, see who’s calling or texting. You can see this all on the Pinn. I see this as a “sharper image” kind of product for the guy who wants the latest gadgets and the convenience of the devices, all while being discreet and cool at the same time.
A watch can do many of the same things, but every one has one and its not too cool looking when you are talking to your watch. PINN is a statement gadget – you’ve got the latest in tech, it makes you look smart and in the know.
The device connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth and is actually two pieces. The earbud & the clip. Pull the earbud off and you have a single earbud, speaker/microphone – for listening and talking. The clip has a screen where you can see who’s calling, texting and what music is playing. The product is available as a pre-order on indiegogo.com.
Huawei Watch 2
The new Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch integrates cutting-edge technology with the look of a classic sports watch. Designed to work in harmony with your smartphone or independently, new features include: standalone GPS navigation, professional running coach, offline music storage. Supports Android Wear 2.0 intelligent OS and various apps.
Building on Huawei’s history of beautifully-designed and powerful wearables, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 includes features perfect for active lifestyles. Built-in smart sensors collect comprehensive data on user activities – including distance, speed, steps, heart rate, heart rate range, calories, stride frequency, route and more – enabling the professional exercise guidance and fitness management functions to offer detailed analysis that can help to improve a users’ quality of life. Key features include:
- FITNESS – Featuring the most established mobile connection technology and a built in GPS chip, Huawei Watch 2 syncs with your favorite fitness apps seamlessly. Smart sensors collect comprehensive data on user activities, support continuous heart rate monitoring, and guide personalized training programs. Workout Coach – Get real-time guidance and workout data such as recovery time and VO2 max. You can track your workout routes without your phone!
- MUSIC – From streaming music via Wi-Fi™ or Bluetooth® to downloading via offline storage, users have the freedom to listen to music during their workout without a phone or Internet connection. Plus, with the purchase of Huawei Watch 2, consumers will receive a 10 week free trial of Google Play™ Music.
- BATTERY – Huawei Watch 2’s 420 mAh optimized battery lasts up to two days with regular use or 21 days on Watch Mode. When in training mode with both the heart rate sensor and GPS on, the device lasts up to 10 hours. It can also last up to three weeks in Huawei’s exclusive Watch Mode, where it simply counts steps and displays the time.
- COMPATIBILITY – Supports Android & iOS Devices with Android Wear 2.0. And you can Download apps directly on the watch.
- NFC and GOOGLE ASSISTANT – Make payments and have a personal voice assistant from your wrist.
Huawei Watch 2 is available in Carbon Black and Concrete Grey at an MSRP of $299.99, through BestBuy stores, and online at BestBuy, Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo Video, Jet, Evine, Kohl’s, Target, and Walmart.
Orbit Wallet – Wallet, Phone Charger, Wallet Finder & Phone Finder
The 4 in 1; a wallet, phone charger, wallet finder and phone finder. Never be left powerless with a 2500mAh battery built into your wallet. No messy cables, micro-USB and lightning adapter included. Never lose you wallet again, using our free app available, make you wallet ring. Out of range? No problem! The last seen location will be shown on the map. You’ll never forget to recharge your Orbit wallet with the app reminder.