2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide – The Tech Head

It’s not hard to shop for a tech-head these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a few pointers. Enter our Father’s Day Gift Guide, which comes packed to the gills with acclaimed products that your tech-head father will absolutely adore. We’re talking smart home gadgets, stunning laptop computers, audio gear, and so much more. Along similar lines, you can never go wrong with brand names such as Sony, Logitech, Nest, Dell, and Philips. Yes, it’s a good time to be a tech-head, indeed.

If you’re scratching your head about all this “Father’s Day” business, allow us to remind you that the first Sunday in September is Father’s Day here in Australia. That means spending some quality time with the man who raised you, and also scoring him the perfect gift. Since most dads are tech heads in one form or another these days, the odds of finding that perfect gift below are quite high. Browse, click, buy, and give, gentlemen. It’s what this holiday is all about.

Note: Father’s Day in Australia is on the 1st Sunday of September which is a different day to the USA and UK which is on the 3rd Sunday of June, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still shop the gift ideas listed below!

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Nest Cam IQ Indoor

No intelligent homeowner would argue with the Nest Cam IQ Indoor Security Camera. Using advanced algorithms and image sensors, the gadget doesn’t just alert you when someone has entered the home, it provides you with HD footage and zoom-in capability. Of course, that’s just scratching the surface in terms of what this thing can do. If Dad doesn’t already have one, get him one. – $479.00

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Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand

We know, we know. A wireless charger from Anker doesn’t exactly make for the most exciting Father’s Day gift. On the other hand, the PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand is practical, sleek, optimal, and affordable. Thanks to a high-efficiency chipset, it can boost smartphone power at rates of 5 or 10 times faster than normal chargers. This could be just what Dad needs, after all. – $32.84

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Philips Hue Starter Kit

Everything is getting smarter these days, including lights. For proof, look no further than the Philips Hue Starter Kit, which allows you to control your lights from both near and far away. Connect the LED lights to the Hue Bridge and use your voice or your fingers to adjust settings or sync activation times. Dad will have a blast with this thing. – $249.00

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Logitech Harmony Elite

A universal remote for the 21st century, the Logitech Harmony Elite streamlines all your entertainment platforms and smart home devices. Dad can use the colour touchscreen with motion-sensing backlit keys and single-touch automation to control various devices around the house, making his life that much easier. You did good, son. – 355.00

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Mophie Powerstation plus with Lightning connector

When is a portable battery more than a portable battery? When it’s the Mophie Powerstation Plus with Lightning connector, naturally. Compact, powerful, and ready to roll, it will give Dad’s Apple gadgets and other USB devices a proper charge when he’s on the go.

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TP-Link Smart Plug

Putting big things in a small package, the TP-Link Smart Plug gives you remote access over your various devices and other electronics. Use the free Kasa app on your smartphone or tablet to turn electronics on or off from pretty much anywhere. Installation is a breeze and bringing a new device into the network is as simple as plugging it in. The best part? This product is quite affordable. – $29.00

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Nest Digital Thermostat

Give Dad’s house the upgrade it’s been waiting for by way of the Nest Thermostat. Touting an impeccable design and user-friendly interface, the product delivers extreme legibility and unprecedented temperature control. Ask yourself: is Dad’s old thermostat compatible with Alexa? We didn’t think so. – $632.14

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Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera

We can all use a little more visibility on the road and your dad is no exception. If he already owns a Garmin GPS system, then the BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera will definitely serve him well. It expands upon the GPS navigator to show what’s behind the vehicle when in reverse, thereby making a great thing even greater. – $228.85

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DJI Digital FPV System

If Dad is a drone enthusiast, then the DJI Digital FPV System won’t just make his day, it’ll make his year. Included in the package are the DJI FPV Air Unit Module, DJI FPV Camera, DJI FPV Goggles, and DJI FPV Remote Controller. Put it all together and throw in a host of adjoining features and you’ve now entered drone heaven, complete with racing potential, crystal clear views, and laser-sharp accuracy.

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Rachio Wi-Fi Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller

If you don’t think that Dad will love the Rachio Wi-Fi Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller, then you’re not a homeowner. Equipped with a variety of modes, it allows him to water his lawn or garden using his smartphone, tablet, or computer. Thanks to a Rain Skip feature, he’ll also save money on his water bill. As easy to install as it is to use, this is one great gift he’ll never see coming. – $159.00

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Arlo Pro 2 – Wireless Home Security Camera System

The Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System is a pro, indeed. Bolstered by HD quality video and weatherproof construction, the system’s three wireless cameras work indoors and outdoors alike. View live stream footage or up to seven days of free cloud recordings, all of it presented with resoundingly sharp detail. – $869.00

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Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable

It’s all for one and one for all with the Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable, which includes a built-in Micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning connectors. More durable than ever before, the cables deliver super-fast charging and even come backed by a lifetime warranty. What more do you need to know? – $29.56

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PlugBug Duo by Twelve South

If your dad is like most, then he travels for business quite frequently. Does that mean he already owns something like the PlugBug Duo by Twelve South, which features a dual USB charger and MacBook Global Adapter? Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, he can definitely use one, especially if he’s working with Apple products. – $59.95

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Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones

You don’t need to be a tech head to appreciate the sheer awesomeness of the Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones. These acclaimed bad boys deliver wireless sound and noise cancelling technology with considerable precision. They’re also integrated with Alexa and compatible with a Headphones Connect App, bringing all the more functionality into the fold. Your dad will love them. – $458.41

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Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Retro Arcade Gaming Kit With 2 Classic USB Gamepads

The Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Retro Arcade Gaming Kit is exactly as cool as it sounds. Beneath the Nintendo-like exterior is a 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU with 1GB of RAM. Also featured is a Samsung EVO Class 10 Micro SD Card, which comes preloaded with NOOBS and Retropie. A vast world of retro gaming awaits. – $131.43

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Pulomi TT Easy Trans Smart Language Translator Device

Ideal for tech heads and globetrotters alike, the Pulomi TT Easy Trans Smart Language Translator Device is a modern-day Rosetta Stone, which connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Push the button and speak in one language to hear translations in another (or have them appear as text on your phone). Over 52 languages are at its disposal, as are three convenient modes. Sealing the deal is its compact and effortlessly portable design. – $164.29

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RIF6 Cube Full LED Mini Projector

Take Dad’s office presentations to the next level by gifting him the RIF6 Cube Full LED Mini Projector. Compact, wireless, and ultra-portable, it’s compatible with HDMI devices and equipped with a range of inputs. Throw in LED light projection and robust sound quality and this powerful cube leaves nothing to be desired.

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Dell XPS 13 (2019)

The new Dell XPS 13 will cost you a pretty penny, but also make for the best Father’s Day gift a dad can get. Striking an exquisite balance between style and performance, the award-winning laptop runs on an 8th generation Intel processor and Windows 10. Additional specs include InfinityEdge display, Dell Cinema, advanced security features, and so much more. Forged from a single block of aluminium, this computer is a durable machine and modern work of art rolled into one. – $2,798.99

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