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- Father’s Day is coming up soon on Sunday, June 16, and many are still looking for the perfect gift for the dad in their life.
- If your dad is into tech, there are plenty of options out there.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me you probably have yet to get anything for the special dad in your life. If your dad is into tech, however, there are tons of options out there for him, whether it be a smart home device like the Amazon Echo or the Nest Thermostat, fast wireless charger for his phone, camera, or something else.
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The Amazon Echo
The Amazon Echo is the original smart speaker; it’s currently on its second generation and better than ever. It has the Alexa digital assistant built right into it, and many consider Alexa to be the best, or at least one of the best, digital assistants out there.
There are a ton of things you can do with an Amazon Echo. For starters, you can use it to control other smart home devices like smart lights and smart thermostats. On top of that, you can ask it to play music, and you can even find out information from the web — all using only your voice.
The Amazon Echo sounds pretty good too. Sure, it’s not on the same level as some audiophile speakers, but it’s perfectly fine for listening to music and talking to Alexa.
The Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat was the original smart thermostat, and since then it has been refreshed and updated a number of times. The latest version offers a beautiful design and is highly functional, plus it might even save Dad some money thanks to its super-smart, energy-saving features.
Setting up the Nest Learning Thermostat is pretty easy, and once it’s set up, it’ll start learning the household’s routine — and then start heating or cooling the house when it anticipates your needs. It automatically turns the heater or cooler off when no one’s home, and can be controlled with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. It’s easy to use manually too; simply turn it to the right to turn the heating up, and turn it to the left to set a cooler temperature.
A high-end drone for kids at heart
Perhaps your dad is more into flying things, in which case, a drone is the perfect present. The DJI Spark Drone isn’t the highest-end drone out there, but it’s still super functional and comes at a fraction of the cost of some of DJI’s other drones.
The drone itself features a 2-axis stabilized gimbal, along with smart tech like obstacle detection, meaning that it should stay safe and sound as long as it’s flown pretty responsibly. It has a battery life of up to 16 minutes of flying time, which doesn’t sound like much, but isn’t bad considering the price tag and overall size. It can also fly at up to 31 miles per hour, which again, is pretty decent for a device in this price range. It’s also great for taking selfies, family photos, and any other photos that you might want to be in, instead of taking the actual photo.
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