June 7, 2018
Sarah PaddockStaff Writer
Before you default to a new tie or “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug, consider showing your dad how much you appreciate him by giving him the gift of tech this Father’s Day.
It’s no surprise that electronics are near the top of the wish list again this year, according to the National Retail Federation. And Best Buy is here to help you find the perfect gift with our Top Tech for Dad list.
From virtual reality headsets to voice assistants, here are some highlights from our list.
For the dad who’s still a kid at heart
Who says dads can’t still have fun?
Technically this first gift is for your dad, but you’re sure to reap the benefits. The PlayStation 4 1TB console offers a gaming experience that’s sure to give him (and you) endless entertainment.
Another cool gift idea: virtual reality or augmented reality headsets. These are great for that dad who likes to game or watch immersive, 360-degree videos. Best Buy offers a range of options, including the Oculus Go VR headset. It’s a simple way for your dad to jump into virtual reality with no additional devices required to watch a movie, play the latest games or catch a rock concert.
Meanwhile, the Lenovo Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR Headset is the perfect gift for the galaxy’s best dad. It works with most iPhones or Android smartphones to connect with the game app, so dad can feel the force while using the lightsaber controller to participate in virtual Jedi duels.
For the dad who’s always on the go
If your dad is a busy guy, help him stay connected and keep tabs on his fitness with a Nike Series 3 Apple Watch or Fitbit Iconic. Doubling as a fitness tracker and a stylish accessory, a smartwatch is basically two gifts for the price of one.
Wireless Apple AirPod headphones are another great choice. They’re perfect for the dad who enjoys jamming out to his favorite music without the mess of pesky cords. And, of course, they offer exceptional sound quality, too.
For the dad who’s already a gadget guru
Does it seem like your dad already has all the tech a man could want? Perhaps it’s time to introduce him to the world of smart home technology.
Say hello to voice assistants. The Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod are great options for your techy dad. Operating through voice control, these devices can recite the weather, read him an audiobook, blast his terrible dad music or even order a pizza.
On top of all that, they can also help dad with household tasks by controlling the thermostat, dimming the lights, turning on the dryer and locking the doors.
If your dad already has a voice assistant, you can help him add onto it with products such as Philips Hue smart lights, Arlo wireless security cameras or a Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub.
Check out the full Top Tech for Dad list on BestBuy.com or visit your local Best Buy store for more great gift ideas.