Father’s Day Gadgets

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and folks always start to ask: What should I pick up for dad to say thanks for being awesome? Let’s face it; we dads can only be described as awesome. Most guys I know like gadgets and gizmos, so let’s see what cool things we can find for dads this year.

I hate yard work, more specifically mowing the lawn. Recently, I started seeing commercials for robotic lawn mowers. Roombas that cut grass! Cool!!! A little Googling and I found numerous autonomous lawn mowers from well-known brands like John Deere and Husqvarna to newcomers like Lawnbott. With prices ranging from $2000 and up this may be a little out of most folks’ Father’s Day budget, but hey a dad can dream.

Maybe your dad is getting in shape and some wearable tech would be a great way to help dad out. Wearables took the consumer world by storm this year and their primary function seems to be to help keep us honest about our fitness activities. Wearables like Fitbit and the Jawbone Up24 do a great job of helping to keep track of active healthy lifestyles. These little gadgets tend to cost somewhere between $100 and $200.

Near and dear to my heart is the Roku which brings streaming media to any TV. Now the tiny unassuming Roku Stick is available for $49.99 and is about the size of a thumb drive. The Roku Stick plugs into an HDMI port on the TV and requires power from an external adapter. With some simple Setup you have wireless streaming access to over 1,000 channels of internet content.

No matter if your dad is into sports, outdoors, or movies and music there is an amazing array of gadgets available. These are just a few of the items I have been dropping hints to my wife about for this Father’s Day. I am really good at dropping hints, but the odds are still pretty good I will be getting a new tie this Father’s Day. Why? Well because my wife’s idea of a wearable gadget is a musical neck tie. Oh well, like I said, we dads are awesome and all we really need is for those who love us to let us know they think we are awesome too.

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