June 12, 2017

Top 7 Tech Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Did you forget? Here’s a reminder: Father’s Day is coming! That’s right, June 18, 2017 brings yet another year of frantically finding an appropriate gift the big guy will like. Hold on a minute – relax. eeco is here to lend you a hand. We’ve put together a shortlist of seven awesome tech gadgets your dad will love – making shopping less of a hassle. Read on to grab one of the following gadgets before it’s too late!

7. Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

Coming in at number seven and priciest ($246) on the list, is the Nest Learning Thermostat. If your dad has a DYI attitude or needs a new thermostat, look no further. The Nest thermostat can learn what temperatures dad likes and when he comes and goes to automatically adjust the temperature and save energy. With Wi-Fi capability built-in, dad can control his new thermostat from anywhere in the world using his smartphone or tablet. It still requires a little bit of DYI action, but with an easy install, there’s no way dad will mess it up on Father’s Day.

6. Pruveeo F5 Dash Cam

Pruveeo F5 Dash Cam

Bring safety, security and peace of mind to dad this Father’s Day with a dash cam. The Pruveeo F5 dash cam comes with Wi-Fi, a 140-degree wide-angle view for everything on the road ahead and crystal clear HD video playback. The bundled app lets dad download and watch recorded videos on his smartphone. A smart design means it hides away behind the rearview mirror so it doesn’t distract dad while he’s driving. Other features include loop recording (deletes old videos when it runs out of storage), motion detection/parking mode (records even when the car is off) and like all dash cams, it automatically turns on/off with the engine.

At $39, it has 290 reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon, making this a great Father’s Day gift.

5. Amazon Kindle E-reader

Amazon Kindle E-reader

If your dad enjoys the love of reading, grab him a Kindle E-reader for Father’s Day. At just $80 (without special offers), it holds thousands of books at one time, providing hours of entertainment. With an incredible battery life and a thin, lightweight design, dad can take his Kindle to work, on travel and wherever else he goes. Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, dad can get even more books on Amazon including tons of free titles.

4. Smart Home Assistant

Smart Assistants Amazon Echo Google Home

Ease your dad into a Smart Home future by getting him a snazzy assistant like Amazon Echo or Google Home for Father’s Day. Currently available at discounted rates of $140 and $110 respectively, both assistants are commanded by voice and can do just about anything. Dad can ask for directions, call you when you’re still not home, get recipes from the Internet or find new dad jokes – the two assistants use Wi-Fi to search for answers online. It’s also easy to pair the two with apps like Spotify and Pandora for music playback using built-in speakers, and control Smart Home features and appliances using Samsung SmartThings and Philips Hue.

3. Google Chromecast & Chromecast Audio

Google Chromecast Audio & Chromecast

Bring dad’s old, dusty speaker system back to life and give his TV an edge with Chromecast Audio and Chromecast. Priced at $30 each (until Father’s Day, June 18), the two bring a whole new level of connectivity to the home. Chromecast Audio connects to any speaker system using the 3.5mm audio standard, and with built-in Wi-Fi, it lets dad play his favorite tunes from a laptop or mobile device. Fumbling and searching through tons of CDs to find the right song is a thing of the past – and he gets to keep those old speakers, too. On the other hand, Chromecast hooks up to any TV to play videos and movies from a laptop, smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi. It also allows dad to show off his Caribbean vacation pictures on the big screen directly from his smartphone.

2. UE Roll 2 (Waterproof) Bluetooth Speaker

UE Roll 2

Coming out from Ultimate Ears is the UE Roll 2, one of the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers on the market. At $70, it’s a great mix of budget and brilliant sound for Father’s Day. With a range of up to 100 feet, a nine-hour battery life and an IPX7 rating allowing it to be submerged for up to 30 minutes – your dad will love it. The sound is big – real big. Dad can rock out to heavy metal tunes in the shower or relax with some jazz and classical music on the sofa. Thanks to a lightweight design, he can take it out into the backyard by the pool or on a hike.

1. Cables – Lots of Them

eeco USB Cables

What dad doesn’t need new cables? A gift that’s perfect every time is a USB cable. For Father’s Day, eeco’s cables are 20% off using the code: DADISNO1 (US/CA; UK: DADSRULE). Whether your dad uses a device that needs a microUSB cable, a Lightning cable or a USB Type-C cable – we’ve got you covered. Available directly from Amazon, order now and dad will get his cables right on time for Father’s Day.

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