With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of you may be looking for a gift that will not only serve a purpose but also bring joy to your beloved dad. But remember, with the endless number of options available, choosing the perfect gift can be a daunting task. To help you make a decision, below are nine items in different product categories that we think are the best tech gifts you can get this year.
Best tablet: iPad Air 4
At the top of that list is the 4th generation iPad Air, which starts at $ 599. This device has everything you can expect from a premium tablet in 2021. Its performance headroom – made possible by the A14 Bionic – can guarantee software support for at least the next five years, and its 10.9-inch liquid retina display does well to bring a fresh touch of modernity to its design. The giant platter also brings a new level of versatility with a USB-C port that was limited to the Pro models in previous years.
The iPad Air 4 is a device that offers a complete experience with a powerful processor, Touch ID embedded in the power button, stereo speakers, a USB-C port and long-term software support.
Best headphones: Beats Studio Buds
The newest device in the Beats line of audio products, the Studio Buds are an affordable TWS pair that cost just $ 149.99 but have a variety of features that make them comparable to the more expensive AirPods Pro. We believe this new gadget is a great choice as it works seamlessly not only with Apple devices but also with Android based gadgets.
Beats Studio Buds are a worthy addition to Apple’s line of audio products. They offer ANC and great battery life at a lower price than the cost of AirPods Pro.
Best speakers: Ultimate Ears Boom 3
Wireless speakers have become commonplace in many households, especially as they have gotten reasonably good in recent years. The Ultimate Ears Boom 3 is a bluetooth speaker that is great for indoor and outdoor listening, making it the perfect gift for an adventurous dad. The sturdy design, comfortable size and waterproof exterior make it a great travel companion.
The Ultimate Ears Boom 3 is a waterproof speaker capable of producing great sounding sound with a decent design and building materials.
Ideal streaming device: Fire TV Stick 4K
If you’ve found your dad watching shows on his phone or tablet because his TV doesn’t support running applications like Netflix, Prime Video, etc., the Fire Stick TV 4K is a great addition not just for him but for any household . It also has the added benefit of being able to ask Alexa to play whatever someone wants to see.
If your family is rooted in the Apple ecosystem, you can also consider an Apple TV 4K.
The perfect way to upgrade your home TV to enjoy on-demand content in high definition and add Alexa functionality.
The all-round smartphone: iPhone 12
Sometimes buying a smartphone can be confusing. But if you ask us, the iPhone 12 is a device that offers the best value for money in terms of performance and software support. With the A14 Bionic, 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, dual camera setup, and all-day battery life, this device can give users an experience that won’t disappoint.
However, if your father prefers a device beyond the Apple realm, we recommend the OnePlus 9 Pro, which offers a great combination of hardware and software. However, if you want to try more smartphone options, be sure to check out ours Guide to Buying a Smartphone for Father’s Day or this article from our sister website XDA this goes beyond the best smartphone options currently available.
iPhone 12 with A14 Bionic, dual camera system and software support is the device to choose if you are looking for a hassle-free smartphone experience.
The smartwatch for sale: Apple Watch Series 6
The Apple Watch Series 6 is arguably the most versatile smartwatch available on the market today. It offers a great SoC that can handle almost any processing task and has well-integrated fitness, social, and safety features in its software. Pair it with an iPhone and users have a device that can help reduce screen time or the number of times someone picks up their phone.
If you are looking for a smartwatch to use with an Android device, be sure to check out ours Father’s Day Smartwatch Gift Guide. However, if these options aren’t the best choice for you, we recommend waiting for Google or other OEMs to introduce hardware that will use the new Wear software.
Apple Watch Series 6 is a device that brings the best smartwatch experience to life because of its seamless integration with iPhone.
Best power bank: Anker PowerCore +
The sheer number of wireless devices used in our daily lives is constantly increasing, and it can be difficult for most people to keep track of their charge levels. A power bank can be helpful here. We recommend the Anker PowerCore +, as it has a nominal capacity of 26800mAh and, thanks to its support for the USB-PD standard, can deliver up to 45W of power.
The Anker PowerCore + is a versatile gadget that, with its 45 W power and IQ technology, is ideal for charging your devices.
Best laptop stand: iVoler laptop holder
Since remote working has been the norm for a year and a half, if your dad has been spending a lot of time at his desk he’ll likely have a stand to take the strain off his neck. But if that’s not the case, the iVoler Laptop Holder is a riser that always keeps your computer close at hand and at the same time offers an elevation that makes viewing your computer a lot easier.
The iVoler laptop holder offers six locking points that allow multiple degrees of adjustment. Its ability to fold into a small rod-like shape is another plus as it is so convenient to put in a pocket and carry around.
The iVoler is a simple aluminum stand that gets the job done and can also work with tablets.
Best USB-C hub: Satechi aluminum multi-port adapter V2
The transition to USB-C and the rise of thin-and-light computers accelerated the growth of the USB hub market. If your dad owns one of the newer Mac devices or a Windows device with limited ports, then the Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port V2 is a great accessory. Connections include three USB-A ports, two SD card slots (micro and standard), an HDMI output, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a USB-C port that supports pass-through charging up to 60 W possible.
The Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port V2 has six ports and is a gadget that comes in three color options to match the MacBook range.
These items that you see listed are, in our opinion, the best tech gifts to buy on this Father’s Day.
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