Can you believe that Father’s Day is less than a week away? There are only six days left to buy your dad an unforgettable gift that he’ll love and want to use! If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift for your dad or the dad in your life, you’re in luck! Tech expert, Scott Steinberg joined me for an interview recently to dish his favorite tech gifts for dads this Father’s Day in all price ranges, especially for those on a budget.
Candace Rose: With Father’s Day just a week away, what are some great last minute tech gifts for the dad in your life?
Scott Steinberg: “There are lots of options especially if you look at high tech gadgets in gear. Right off the bat you can literally put a smile on dad’s face and keep it happy and healthy with the Oral-B Black 7000. This is a power brush and should take off about 100% more plaque than dad’s regular toothbrush. The Oral-B Black 7000 is really a neat gift idea, you can actually share some smiles from dad with the hashtag #powerofdad online.
Of course the LG Groove headphones is really neat if dad’s really into music, movies and video games. They offer HD sound quality, so really superior sound. They’re comfortable to use, they block out unwanted noise, and on top of it, you can plug them in or use them wirelessly with all sorts of mobile devices through Bluetooth, so that’s great.
If dad wants to stay connected, you might also check the magicJack. You can make digital phone calls over the internet for less than $3.00 a month. It’s a great alternative to traditional plans, you connect to a broadband wireless connection and basically get improved call quality. You can even phone back internationally to the U.S. free, so really great choice here.
These are a few really good options right off the bat.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any gift advice for those who are shopping on a budget?
Scott Steinberg: “Definitely. We’ve got a couple options here that can help you. One thing is when you’re searching for products online that you want to buy for dad, you can always put in the words coupon code after the name of the item and you often times will find coupon codes good for 10, 20, 30% off and offer free shipping. But on top of that, you might also want to go with value priced options like D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug, it lets dad control all of his favorite home electronics wherever he travels. You can take an app, connect it and you can set on and off schedules for all your favorite home devices, track power consumption, on top of it you can even make sure that appliances won’t overheat. You don’t have to worry because it’s got automatic thermal sensors that detect it and shut them off.
But if dad wants a good laugh, you can also download movies like ‘Bad Grandpa.5’ – really, really funny, it stars Johnny Knoxville. It’s a follow up to the hit comedy ‘Bad Grandpa‘. I’m sure a lot of grandpas and dads and saw that one in theaters, never before seen pranks plus behind the scenes interviews, so really great downloadable and affordable option as well.”
Candace Rose: Are there any other Father’s Day must haves that we all need to know about?
Scott Steinberg: “There’s a couple other things – Snap One is a great app for dads. You set up a private cloud where you can access all your family’s files, photos, videos. The entire family can grab them online and even synch up their calendar so they can get on one page.
If dad’s going to be traveling you can help get him to stay at the Hyatt Place. They have these high tech hotels that are specifically designed technology friendly travelers.
There are also some downloadable games that dad might dig that don’t cost a fortune like Moebius: Empire Rising. This is a paranormal sort of sci-fi adventure, a mystery adventure or The Last Door: Collectors Edition, horror adventure. He’ll dig those two. Lots of great options overall.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us?
Scott Steinberg: “If you hit our website TechSavvyMag.com you can find a bunch. Another thing is think about dad’s interests. What does he like in real life, what could you get him. Maybe it’s better if dad’s kind of picky, you can get him a gift card to an app store or a gift card to Amazon.com – if he wants to buy some books. Sometimes the best idea is to take dad out for the afternoon, it’s the thought that counts -and maybe go shopping with him. It can be a fun experience for both of you.”