Dad Goes Digital: 10 Tech Gifts That Your Superhero Single Dad Will Actually Use
When Father’s Day rolls around, we don’t often get to pay homage to the other real-life superheroes of the one-parent household, the single dads.
Dads are usually the de facto playmate, homework helper, self-esteem and sports coach, no-nonsense advisor, personal chef, human entertainment center, driver, and bodyguard. And because being a single dad is doubly hard, giving him the gift of digital convenience would be very much welcome on that one day that celebrates him.
Sleek, stylish, yet smart, these future-forward gadgets and gizmos will help put a smile to the most frazzled of fathers.
The new hands-free Google assistant offers games, random information, trivia, secretarial help, and can even teach you and your kids to speak another language. It’s small and lightweight, so it’s just right for compact living spaces and won’t be worrisome when tiny hands get ahold of it.
This elegant and ultra-light 9-inch mobile keyboard makes it easier to type on your phone, tablet, or media center. It’s durable, types silently, and can go up to 3 months before recharging, making it the perfect typing partner for when you need to work on the go.
No time to reheat your brew? This sleek 12oz mug will keep your drink at the optimal temperature from the first sip to the last drop. It’s spill-proof, app-controlled, and is portable so you can take it anywhere for a hot pick-me-up.
Old-school writing meets digital innovation in this smart notebook. Write your notes with its accompanying Pilot FriXion pen, send the data to your Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, or email, then wipe the page clean and start all over again. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the tactility of writing but rely on the convenience of tech.
4500W-108dB Treat your ears to an indulgent listening experience at home with this powerful wireless speaker that connects with your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, TV, or Web Radio. Clocking in at a frequency range of 14Hz to 27kHz and 108 db, this app-controlled speaker will make music aficionados of your entire family.
Sometimes you just need to escape into your head away from it all. This deluxe on-ear wireless headset uses 4 built-in microphones for active noise cancellation, which is great for long trips, loud flights, rowdy crowds, or when the kids are simply acting up. It’s also built for better sound quality for phone calls, and instantly pairs to sound devices using Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC for an unparalleled music listening experience.
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For the four-star chef of the house, the Instant Pot is a guaranteed time- and life-saver. With 7 cooking methods, 14 Smart Programs + extra features, and a cooking timer that can be programmed for up to 24 hours in advance, it’ll take a whole load of kitchen work off the busy dad’s hands, especially if they’re full with a bunch of hungry tykes.
Keep your fam entertained for hours without having to switch between program sources. This versatile streaming stick has a powerful wireless range that allows you to stream 500K+ of your favorite movies and TV shows in 4K/HDR/HD, and it comes with a voice-activated remote control, so you can all snuggle up for all-day couch potato fests.
Because the busiest hero of the house needs to recharge, too! This sleep device relies on the natural principle of sound and rhythm to help you sleep via a metronome. Using 2 timer settings and 3 light brightness settings, this trains the most stressed-out users to relax their mind enough to be able to get much-needed rest.
On hectic days, we need our coffee, and we needed it an hour ago. This digital coffeemaker prepares your brew 40% faster than your standard electric coffee kettle and can be programmed ahead of time, so you can have your fresh caffeine fix NOW. Its permanent filter also helps reduce waste and cleanup time – perfect for coffeeholic parents on their toes.
Channel the force with this app-operated R2-D2 Droid! Download the Sphero Edu app to activate the droid’s movements and light effects, react to Star Wars movies via its Watch With Me feature, and create holographic visuals just like its actual character. Great for those moments when you need some [Han] solo time to feed your inner Star Wars geek.