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10 Tech Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

10 Tech Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Looking for tech gifts for dad this Father’s Day? I have you covered. From the creative dad all the way to the sport’s lover, here’s a list of 10 tech must haves for a wide range of budgets and interests.

Bluetooth Laser Keyboard Projector ($109.99;
This Bluetooth Laser Keyboard Projector is perfect for dads on the go who need a keyboard, musical outlet, or phone battery charger all in one. Using the Serafim Keybo music app, he can enjoy playing bass, piano, guitar, or drums. Better yet, he can switch it up and finish his long-awaited novel- wherever he’s at! The best part is this device is all Bluetooth connected- so there are (quite literally) no strings attached.

Monoprice Mini 3D Printer v2 ($199.99;
Let creativity fly! This MonoPrice Mini 3-D printer comes fully assembled and calibrated, so it is ideal for beginners. Not to mention its smaller size makes it a great asset to any dad’s desk!

Dash Camera  ($99.99; Dad’s safety first this Father’s Day! This Insignia dash camera has 1080p full HD recording with rear and front facing cameras. A wonderful gift idea for dads that stay on the road.

Xenvo Pro Lens Kit for Iphone or Samsung ($44.99;
If your dad is a “capture the moment” kind of guy, this is a great addition to the phone he already has! This lens is an affordable alternative to buying a camera and captures 45% more image than just your phone camera. Simply clip it on and take some stunning photos this Father’s Day.

Paper Airplane Conversion Kit ($49.99
Let your dad unleash his inner child with this paper airplane conversion kit! With Bluetooth Smart Technology, the paper airplane can be controlled on any phone as it soars through the air and is also equipped with a crash resistant design.

Magnetic Levitating LED Globe ($31.44;
This gift is out of this world! The Mokoqi magic levitating globe can really tie together the aesthetic of the room and offer a fun environment. Not only does it glow with LED lighting, but also does a full 360° rotation.

Chefman TurboFry Airfryer ($67.22;
Dad can make all his gameday favorites like wings and fries in this 3.7-quart air fryer that heats up to 400°. Other’s love that this little device will cut out a lot of grease!

Aeropress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press ($31.95;
Traveling, camping, boating- you name it! This little device can make coffee from anywhere. Brew 1-3 cups of hot or cold coffee whenever you need it. Yay to no more grumpy mornings!

Leather Touchscreen Gloves (Starting at $24.13;
Winters are hard, especially when trying to access a phone with gloves on! These fleece lined leather gloves have touchscreen technology in the thumbs and index fingers so accessing any touch screen device doesn’t have to be a chilling affair.

Wireless Digital Meat Monitor ($36.99;
Check the temp of the Bratwurst on the grill with a digital meat monitor! This little device has a 300ft remote range and even functions as a timer. Set a desired food temp and wait for the ‘beep’ and viola- dinner is good to go.


by Meagan Brown, TDS Communications Intern


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Planned overnight outages this week

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Planned overnight outages this week