The great irony of fatherhood is although you’re at a stage in life to enjoy the latest tech, you’ll never actually get the time to do so.
It’s a cruel world.
And while we can help with the tech part, you’re on your own when it comes to finding time to enjoy it.
But just supposing dad can eke out a few precious hours of leisure time a week Sunday, he may want to take a look at what’s below.
We’ve rounded up the best possible Father’s Day gadgets, from rugged speakers to portable barbecues.
Whether you’re eyeing up something on the list for yourself or know of another dad that’d appreciate it – you can’t go wrong with one of these top tech toys for Father’s Day.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Samsung’s iPad Air rival is up for grabs, and with a 12.4in screen to prod, S Pen stylus to scribble with and AKG Dolby Atmos-compatible speakers for excellent sound, dad will be plenty entertained with this.
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+
With their brilliantly balanced, articulate and bass-heavy sound quality, customised sound settings, responsive touch controls, and up to 50 hours of audio (with case), you’re looking at an extremely superior pair of in-ears.
Nanoleaf has treated its modular touch-sensitive light panels to a stylish wood-like makeover designed to make them look as nice switched off as they do turned on. Adjustable from warm to cool white, they’ll look great in dad’s den.
If your dad happens to have an Android phone with a USB-C connection and is into mobile gaming, get him this cool compact controller, which essentially turns your phone into a Nintendo Switch lookalike.
Roku Express 4K
Give the gift of 4K on a stick with this streaming device. It delivers HDR, voice control compatibility with Alexa/Siri/Google Assistant devices and AirPlay 2 in order to stream content from your iThing.
Ember Temperature Control Mug 2
Spending this much on a glorified smartphone-controlled mug might seem excessive but when it means avoiding cold coffee and tepid tea tantrums by keeping any beverage at your preferred temperature for around one-and-a-half hours, its appeal goes up a notch.
Fender Mustang Micro
This pocket-sized amp is perfect for any dads channelling their inner Hendrix. It will let them play (and record) their electric axe anywhere. Just plug in a pair of headphones and they’re good to go.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore
This good-looking cylindrical speaker can withstand a dip in up to a metre of water for 30 minutes and boasts a rugged, scratch-resistant, aluminium chassis. And if the previous portable speakers are anything to go by, its omni-directional sound is incredible too.
These stylish sunnies double up as headphones for your face, allowing you to listen to music and take calls while still being able to hear what’s happening around you. With the tech stealthily hidden in the stems, you’d never guess these specs are smart.
Pro-Ject T1 Turntable Houseplant Edition
Seth Rogen’s company has put its own spin on this plastic-free turntable. It features a one-piece aluminium tonearm with an integrated headshell and all the necessary cables, so all dad has to do is pick what to play.
The Weber Traveller
This collapsible and portable gas-fired grill with all-terrain wheels is an ingenious solution for grilling on the go and means dad can boast about his barbecuing skills quite literally anywhere.
This clever app-controlled kitchen utensil and wireless smart meat thermometer ensures meat is cooked to perfection by dishing out estimated cooking times and sending updates up to 50m away that’ll let you know when your dinner is at maximum yumminess.
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