Dads remember the times before smartphones, when finally seeing your photos after waiting for them to be developed was an event. Now, thanks to smartphones, a picture shows up the second you take it – impressive! At least considering how things were just 20 years ago.
And while modern smartphones often take incredible photos automatically, being able to attach specialized lenses could give dads who are into photography a whole new dimension of creative freedom.
OlloClip lenses are of the highest quality and come for a variety of iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This specific bundle offers a telephoto 2X lens, a Fisheye + Macro 15X 2-in-1 lens, and even a Bluetooth camera shutter.
Best Father’s Day gift ideas under $150
Tile Pro – 4 pack
Help dad never lose his keys, wallet or valuable items again
With a pack of Bluetooth trackers like Tile, which can be attached to any valuables, making them easy to find via a smartphone, this could be a super useful gift for certain dads.
Amazon Echo Show 5 with an adjustable stand
A convenient smart assistant with support for video calls
With the Echo Show, you can not only stay in touch with dad over long distance, thanks to its 5.5-inch screen and support for video calls, but provide him with an easy-to-use window to the internet.
The Alexa smart assistant is built-in and can understand intuitive speech commands and questions, making it capable of providing news and so much more to even the least tech-savvy dads out there.
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet
A great device for reading books and watching movies anywhere
This affordable tablet with an 8-inch display can hold thousands of books, for up to 10 hours of reading on a single charge, or be used as an Amazon Prime Video or Netflix movie and show watching device.
Dad can also check his mail and connect with his kids and grandkids on it, thanks to its camera and support for many video calling apps. It’s also well suitable for casual gaming, with a number of fun one-on-one multiplayer (and single-player, of course) card and pool games available, among many others.
Fitbit Charge 4 fitness and activity tracker
Built-in GPS, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking and more
The Fitbit Charge 4 provides not only smartwatch features such as time and date, along with smartphone notifications and controls, but a fitness band in general inspires a healthier and more active lifestyle. The Charge 4 also comes with 90 days of free Fitbit Premium, which offers guided programs, workouts, personalized insights and more.
Bose SoundLink Revolve
Quality portable Bluetooth speaker
Offering deep and loud 360 surround sound, the Bose SoundLink Revolve is a quality speaker choice for music-loving dads. It also packs in a microphone for answering phone calls, and lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge.
Fitbit Versa 2 health and fitness smartwatch
A stylish, health-oriented smartwatch
If a fitness band isn’t as appealing to dad as a smartwatch would be, this model features the best of both worlds. It sports heart rate monitoring, music controls, built-in Alexa, and more. The Fitbit Versa 2 makes for a perfect Father’s Day gift from sons and daughters who want to encourage their fathers to take better care of themselves. And even if he doesn’t use the fitness features, it’s still a durable and stylish smartwatch.
Father’s day gift ideas: headphones and earphones
Bose 700 noise cancelling wireless headphones
High-quality sound with Alexa voice control
With up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge, built-in Alexa and Google Assistant support, a comfortable lightweight build and powerful smart noise cancelling, those are some of the most versatile and premium headphones you can gift a music-loving dad for under $400.
Access to news and podcasts is one smart assistant wake word away, as well smartphone controls, trough commands such as “Call my son” or “Play my music library.”
SONY WH-1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones
Industry-leading noise cancelling
The Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headset offers premium sound, voice assistant compatibility and Sony’s industry-leading noise cancelling technology. They even feature a Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, which aims to upscale the compressed digital music files, promising a more rich, clear sound.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BTNV noise cancelling headphones
Comfortable wireless active noise cancelling heapdhones
Those wireless over-ear headphones also offer active noise cancelling to provide a comfortable listening environment in areas with high ambient noise. They also feature button controls built into the left earcup for convenient handling of calls, music playback and volume adjustment.
Skullcandy Jib Plus wireless earbuds
Convenient in-ear Bluetooth earbuds for music, podcasts and calls
The Skullcandy Jib Plus are pocketable and splash resistant, can last up to 6 hours on a charge, sound great for the price, and sport a microphone. Arguably among the best bang-for-your-buck Father’s Day gifts, so long as dad doesn’t mind an emphasis on bass, and knows how to set up a Bluetooth connection.
Don’t let their low price fool you, the Skullcandy Jib Plus don’t just sound great, but really do last several fitness or running sessions, long podcast listenings or almost an entire day full of music. As mentioned, they also have a microphone, great phone calls on the go.
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Best Father’s day gift ideas: tablets
Apple iPad 7th generation (10.2-inch)
Arguably the best budget tablet out there
Despite it’s budget price tag, the 2019 iPad offers great performance, the latest software, and could be a fantastic multimedia and computer replacement device for dad. For an even more affordable tablet, see the Amazon Fire HD 8 in the “under $150” category above.
Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet with Alexa hands-free
A simple, affordable and easy-to-use device
With its larger screen and easy access to Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant, this tablet would make a great gift for dads who aren’t super tech-savvy but need access to the internet. It also makes for a good multimedia, reading and social media device.
Best Father’s day gift ideas: wireless chargers and stands
Anker wireless charger and smartphone stand
Two convenient gifts in one
This Anker wireless charger can also double as a stand for video calls and other uses, making for a great Father’s Day gift for the business dad.
Spigen U100 Universal Kickstand
A sticky kickstand compatible with any smartphone
Although smaller than it appears in the pictures, the Spigen U100 kickstand can easily stick to any smartphone, then prop it up in landscape mode when needed. This makes it easier for dad to watch video content or answer video calls while cooking and handling other things.
VANMASS Universal Car Phone Mount
Universal car phone holder
A smartphone can double as GPS navigation, in which case a car holder for it is a must. For dads who often travel by car, a holder like this is good for both convenience and safety.