Shopping for a dad who always has the latest technology can be tricky – and expensive, especially if you don’t keep up with the latest tech trends. Father’s Day is right around the corner, so this is the perfect time to find the ideal gadget for your tech-head dad.
But the latest in technology doesn’t come cheap. Luckily, there are plenty of must-have gadgets you can get without running up the credit card. To help you find some different options, we’ve rounded up 9 options for every budget and personality – and they are all under $100. From gaming accessories to wireless charging pads to smart speakers, we’re sure you’ll find something your dad will love on this list.
For the dad who never gets a turn on the charger, this personalized wall charger plug-in will ensure he gets first pick when it comes to juicing up his gadgets. It comes with an LED illumination so he knows it’s on, three charging ports and can be personalized with up to two rows of text. Only $22.99 and ships in 1-2 business days.
If your Dad likes to spend time outside during the summer months, why not get him a good outdoor speaker at an affordable price? The Sony SRS-XB12 packs a powerful punch for such a tiny speaker, and its waterproof build makes it perfect for pool parties. Available at Walmart for $44.88.
Dad can turn his iPhone into into a handheld gaming console – play Xbox, PlayStation, COD Mobile, Apple Arcade and more with this mobile gaming controller. The Backbone One puts his iPhone between two controllers much more suited to mobile gaming, thanks to analog triggers, thumb sticks and tactile buttons. It even comes with one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to try some Xbox games on his Apple-created handset. Or he can play iOs games that have controller support. Available at Amazon for $99.99
There’s nothing more annoying than waking up to the yammering sounds of an alarm clock. But this sunrise light will gently tell dad that it’s time to rise. It can even play soft tunes to you and works through 18 different dynamic lighting effects. Available at Amazon for $75.99.
Dad can listen to music, watch TV and take calls on these over-ear headphones. The Lucid Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling headphones deliver strong audio at a surprisingly affordable price. The AMPED technology amplifies outside sounds up to 9 times. Recessed individual volume knobs lets you precisely adjust the amount of ambient sound reaching each ear. Available at Walmart for $99.99.
Does your dad like to keep up with the neighborhood drama, without actually being a part of it? Give his nosiness an advantage and turn his doorbell into an internet-connected smart device with the affordable RemoBell S WiFi video doorbell. It’s loaded with features, including motion detection, support for Alexa and Google voice commands, free cloud storage and interoperability with other smart devices. Available on Amazon for $96.49.
A new class of true wireless earphones with active noise cancellation, audio transparency mode, ergonomic fit and comfort. The SYNC ANC is packed with technology that will make your dad feel the music that is meant to be heard in style and silence. $99.99 at Soul Electronics.
Perfect for the traveling dad. Store and organize your tech with elastic loops, flexible pockets, and an exterior pocket for even quicker access. For cables, chargers, AirPods and more. Keep easy-to-lose items like SIM cards, SD cards & flash drives in place with clever hidden storage in the zippered compartment. Durable textile shields against wear and tear, while soft cotton protects your tech inside. $59.99 at Walmart.
Your dad might pride himself on his grill prowess and instinct for taking that ribeye off at just the right time, but it’s 2022. There’s an app for that. Meater, the cleverly named bluetooth-enabled wireless meat thermometer is the upgrade he never knew he needed. The dual sensor probe monitors both internal and external temperatures to take the guesswork out of cooking all the meat, indoors and out. Available at Amazon for $70.
Ashley Dill covers the online shopping industry, writing about commerce. She can be reached at [email protected].
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