Father’s Day is just around the corner, 9News.com.au has put together a list of the best tech for dad this year.
If you need some ideas to show the father figure in your life how much you love them, we’ve got you covered. But one thing’s for certain, tech for dad doesn’t always come cheap.
Mark your calendar, Father’s Day is on Sunday September 4.
Senheisser Momentum – $599
These noise-cancelling headphones can help dad drain out the chaotic noise of life for an excellent listening experience.
They’ve also got a smart on/off function, allowing dad to quickly pick up where he left off after any slight interruptions.
Soundboks Go – $1,099
This is a heavy-duty Bluetooth speaker with great battery life.
If dad isn’t cranking it at full volume you should be able to get two days out of a full charge. It’s also surprisingly light for its size, making it easy to take with you on any camping or fishing trip.
July Carry On Pro – $425
This carry-on luggage bag has a detachable laptop pocket and a phone charger system hidden away under the handle.
The Carry On Pro is lightweight but sports a tough outer shell. It’s also on four wheels, so lugging it across terminals is a breeze.
Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank 20K – $79.95
Belkin also has some great porta-power solutions, Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank 20K, which retails for just under $80, can charge two devices at once.
Belkin Boost Charge 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe – $230
It’s the perfect bedside table companion. I’ve used Belkin’s phone and watch charging station for years now and it hasn’t let me down.
This device works best with MagSafe-compatible iPhones but also has a Qi charger underneath for Airpods and the like. This charge stand retails for $229.95.
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Twelve South PowerPic – $99
A picture frame that doubles as a wireless charger? Your Dad already draws power from the sight of your face and for $99, his phone can too.
Magnets connect a plate of glass to the back panel that together, slide into a plain black base which will suit most desktops. Make sure his phone supports wireless charging before you buy!
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Nanoleaf – $119
Nanoleaf’s range starts at about $120 and now features a stack of different shapes and styles. The Nanoleaf Elements have a wooden style, offering a natural finish to any bar, workshop, or garage. The module design allows you to add as many panels as you like in any direction. Nanoleaf also has their classic triangular panels and Nanoleaf Lines.
MoeBot S5 – $999
How about a robotic lawnmower to give dad back his weekends? This little robot can independently mow lawns up to 600 square metres, navigating inclines up to 30 degrees.
Whether dad has a sore back or is simply over having to maintain the grass, the MoeBot robot lawnmowers are a cut above the rest.
Traeger Pro 575 – $1,599
This wood-fired barbecue is full of tech, Traeger calls it WiFIRE technology. Temperature, timers, and alerts can all be controlled through the Traeger app – meaning you can set and forget, then return later to a succulent, smokey feast. It also boasts “all terrain” wheels, meaning no surface is a problem when it’s time for grilling.
Philips PicoPix Max TV – $1,495
This small-sized projector is the perfect travel companion.
The box may say it’s only a 120-inch screen size, but that size can easily stretch out to double that with minimal quality loss. It includes Android TV, has inbuilt speakers and one charge will get around four hours of playtime.
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Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy – $349
This coffee machine has Amazon’s voice assistant built in. This means you can ask ‘Alexa’ to make you a coffee from anywhere in the house.
It may sound a little gimmicky, but it’s two presents in one – a high-quality coffee machine and a smart assistant.
Nespresso Atelier – $549
Nespresso’s latest original line capsule machine has a detachable milk frother that froths the milk while it’s in your cup, meaning less washing up for dad. Right now they’re only available for Nespresso’s boutique stores and online.
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Forcite MK1S – $1,299
Forcite’s latest helmet has an inbuilt camera, an audio system for music and calls, notification lights, and one of the highest safety grades going around.
It’s also owned and designed in Australia. These helmets can be customised to suit your needs.
Xbox Design Lab – $99
Customise dad his own Xbox controller with Xbox Design Lab. These controllers can be customised down to the grips on the handles – you can also have a name or Gamertag engraved to the controller.
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SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless – $649
Known for their quality gaming gear, SteelSeries’ latest gaming headphones are the best on the market, not just in sound quality but in design too. Dad can’t go wrong with these.
Sony Inzone H9 – $449
Sony’s new INZONE Gaming headphones should be hitting the shelves just before Father’s Day. 9News recently went hands-on with the devices and can happily recommend the H7 and H9 to any gaming dad. Sony’s INZONE range is coming to stores and online on August 18.
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VIVE Pro 2 – $2,199
5K resolution, wide 120-degree field of view, 120Hz refresh rate – if the price wasn’t a giveaway, the HTC VIVE Pro 2 is an absolute beast when it comes to VR. It offers a near unmatched virtual reality experience, taking dad to places all around the world from the comfort of the lounge room – and is still much cheaper than a family holiday to Europe.
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Gtek Replicator Mechanical Keyboard – $99
This keyboard has been my daily keyboard for a couple of months now and hasn’t let me down. The keyboard can comfortably handle it all, from active gaming to everyday computer work. The RGB lighting, palm rest and volume scroll wheel are also a nice touch.
When it comes to the latest games for dad, here’s our list:
- Lawn Mowing Simulator: Landmark Edition, does dad like mowing the lawn but the yard is already done? This is the solution for the dad addicted to cutting grass.
- MLB The Show 22, despite being published by Sony, MLB The Show is available on Xbox and PC too. It’s perfect for any major league baseball lover.
- NBA 2K23, this one is releasing a few days after Father’s Day, but a sure winner for the basketball-loving dad.
Or you could always swing dad a subscription to Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Plus Deluxe, there are hundreds of games on both platforms for dad to indulge in.
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