The wrapping paper is carefully peeled from the box and tossed to the side. The whole family leans forward with anticipation and curiosity. You nailed it this year you tell yourself.
…and then you notice your dad’s resigned sigh as he reaches into the box and pulls out a tie… or a lousy handle of whiskey…. or any other “dad gift”.
In 2017, we shouldn’t need to rely on traditional father’s day gifts. This year, how about we give our dads what they actually want? Between Bluetooth radios and itty-bitty drones, we’ve picked some of the best gadgets and gizmos to get your old man this year.
Forget the fishing rods and tacky personal mugs and take a look!
Tivoli Audio Model One Digital FM/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Radio
The Tivoli Audio Model is an excellent pick for the dads out there with a taste for both design and great music. This stylish AM/FM radio may look look like something from 50 years ago but it actually packs a whole lot of cutting edge features. For example, the Tivoli Audio Model features built-in Bluetooth capabilities, that allow you to stream music from any nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices.
The Tile Mate Key Finder
For anyone who’s seen their dad wandering around the house looking for his car keys, this should do the trick. These guys work by clipping on to your keychain and wirelessly connect to your smartphone through Bluetooth. Whenever you misplace your keys, all you need to do is log into the Tile Mate mobile app and activate an alarm that will sound from your keychain.
Mini RC Helicopter Drone
As the guy who helped you piece together your favorite model airplanes as a kid, the least you could do is repay him with his own air-born toy. This little guy might seem unimpressive from it’s size but it packs an incredible punch. The Mini RC Helicopter Drone uses a 2.4 GHz transmitter to carry a whole array of cool features including a 3D tumbling.
Is your dad a bit of an audiophile? Does he spend hour after hour at the best buy testing out every turntable, amplifier, and receiver? If so, you may want to consider these bad boys for him. These premium wireless headphones use Bluetooth technology and are able to provide up to 19 hours of battery life. Featuring the same precise attention to sonic detail as other Bang & Olufsen products, with the BeoPlay H4 your old man can expect to hear his favorite records with ultra-crisp high-end and solid bass.
FitBit Charge 2
Summer’s just around the corner, and when you think about it, there’s no better time to get out and get active. The FitBit Charge 2 provides continuous, and automatic wrist-based heart tracking to help users keep track of their calorie burning all day. With the Charge’s OLED display, you can also call, text, and view calendar notifications. Additionally, the device gives users the ability to track your sleep habits, and set vibrating alarms.