default banner

The Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide for 2018

The Ultimate Tech Gift Guide for Father’s Day 2018

Rabbi Jason Miller | 06/10/2018
Tech Entrepreneur, Rabbi and Futurist

The days of giving Dad socks and neckties for Father’s Day are over. What will really show Dad how appreciative you are for everything he does for you? How about some impressive and useful tech toys and gadgets that will make him say “Wow!” and become the envy of his friends? This year’s top technology gifts will impress all the fathers out there (myself included). Tech these out…


Huawei Matebook X Pro – As more Americans become familiar with the Chinese company Huawei, they are realizing the very high-level of craftsmanship and impressive products it is responsible for. The Verge called Huawei’s new Matebook X Pro, “The best laptop right now.” The 91% screen-to-body ratio creates a nearly borderless display. The Matebook’s 3K LTPS display comes with a remarkable 3000 x 2000 resolution, 260 PPI, 100% sRGB color gamut, 450 nits maximum brightness and 1500:1 contrast ratio. The touchscreen is vivid when watching 4K videos and this laptop is lightweight but powerful. It boasts an 8th generation Intel Core i7 8550U / i5 8250U processor that will boost dad’s performance making this the ideal computer to spoil your father with this Father’s Day.


OnePlus 6 – Wow! The OnePlus 6 is the most complete phone on the market right now. Unfortunately, it won’t work with a Verizon or Sprint SIM, but for everyone else, this is the most impressive tech gadget you’ll see. The phone boasts five different display modes. With the sRGB and DCI-P3 color calibrations, there’s a display mode for every set of eyes. Turn on Reading Mode when you want to focus on a book and use Night Mode to protect your eyes when the sun sets. The design of this phone puts the iPhone to shame and its 16MP + 20MP dual camera will let dad take the most beautiful photos with high resolution and speed.



Wacom Intuos Pro – This remarkable pen and touch tablet serves as a natural, customizable tool for digital creation. If dad is the creative type, he’ll really appreciate getting the Intuos Pro for Father’s Day this year. It features ExpressKeys, Radial Menus and pen side switches. The Intuos Pro adapts to any workstyle. It’s well manufactured and has built-in Bluetooth technology.


Solavore Sport Solar Oven – If dad’s looking for a great way to cook outdoors on camping trips while being safe and environmentally responsible, the Solavore is the best gift this Father’s Day. There are so many benefits of solar ovens. They are fuel-free and planet-friendly, easy to setup and use, safe and portable. The food tastes great and dad will think of you everytime he cooks a delicious meal outdoors.

Solavore Sport Solar Oven


MantelMount – I love this TV mount that lets you adjust the TV off the wall to eye level. Its patented construction combines high-quality automotive pistons with lightweight alloys and state-of-the-art counterbalance technology, allowing virtually anyone to easily pull your large flat screen TV down off the wall, suspend it at eye-level in front of the fireplace, and swivel it left or right.


Thinkware Dash Cam F100 – Dash cams have been super popular outside of the U.S., but this technology is becoming more popular here now. The Thinkware Dash Cam is a simple to set up option and the perfect dash cam for Father’s Day. The F100 utilizes the FAT (File Allocation Table) system allowing its technology to eliminate the need for periodical manual formatting of recorded video files on the microSD memory card. It also helps extend the life of the memory card. You can view recorded video files on any PC without having to worry about converting files.


iRobot Braava jet 240 – You’ve heard of the iRobot vacuum robot and now the hottest robot on the market is iRobot’s mopping robot. This smart, little gadget tackles dirt and stains in small spaces, like kitchens and bathrooms. It’s designed to wet mop, damp sweep, or dry sweep hard floors. Like other iRobot devices, the mobile app lets you control it from anywhere.


Shinola Canfield Over-Ear Headphones – I love my Shinola watch and I’m not just saying that because I’m from Detroit and have a love affair with the Motor City. I think Shinola’s products are at the highest level of craftsmanship and style. For that reason, I wasn’t surprised with how I fell in love with my Shinola Canfield Over-Ear headphones. I love the beautiful, clean sound that comes out of these headphones. I had a chance to see how my Canfields were produced in Detroit and the amount of attention to detail that goes into the stainless steel components, the integrated padding in the headband, and the interchangeable memory foam lambskin ear pads is remarkable. It makes listening to music a whole new experience.


datAshur PRO USB Flash Drive – This USB 3.0 Flash Drive is not your typical thumb drive. It has capacities up to 64GB and has AES 256- bit hardware encryption with no software required. The
datAshur Pro incorporates a rechargeable battery allowing the user to enter a 7-15 digit PIN onto the onboard keypad before connecting the drive to the USB port.


Weber iGrill 2 – The Weber iGrill 2 is an app-connected thermometer that allows dad, grandpa, uncle (or any grill master) to monitor the doneness of up to four cuts of meat, from beginning to end, and notifies you on your smart device once food has reached the perfect temperature to serve. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master, or just digging in, it has never been easier to execute the perfect meal. I’ve been using this since last BBQ season and I love it (so do the people who eat what I grill!).


Mizuno JPX900 Golf Club Set – For dads who love to golf, new Mizuno JPX900 golf clubs are the perfect gift. I’ve been using these irons for a couple weeks and have been so impressed with the feel of the clubs and the accuracy. I’m getting better distance too. I had never used Mizuno clubs before, but was immediately impressed by the feel. The set is $100 off right now for Father’s Day and they ship securely and quickly.


Rachio 3 Smart Watering System – Rachio is a smart sprinkler company delivering easy-to-use technologies to improve outdoor water efficiency for property lawns. Dad will be happy to know that Rachio has already saved 22 billion gallons of water, bringing smart home solutions to the landscapes so many work tirelessly to maintain, keeping the environment top of mind. The Rachio 3 Smart Watering System boasts an install time of only a half hour, complete smartphone control, unique weather adaptation technologies, compatibility with every major smart home device and more.


Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S9 – Cricket Wireless is expanding their line-up with the latest devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Galaxy S9 features a 5.8″ edge-to-edge Infinity Display and stereo speakers pro-tuned by AKG, designed to make everyday moments epic. Dual Aperture auto-lighting paired with Dual Optical Image stabilization on both lenses allows you to capture crisp photos with less motion blur every time.


1 Voice Bluetooth Sleep Headphones Eye Mask – Dad will be able to block out the light and outside noise while he travels or when he’s laying in his own bed at home. The eye mask is made out of memory foam and finished with a soft velvet covering to block out light while still offering superior comfort. The built-in over-the-ear headphones block out ambient noise to create a more peaceful environment to rest. It’s a great bargain at less than $60.


DynaTrap Flylight Insect Trap – Dad hates those flying insects that disrupt the family BBQ so why not help him put an end to them. The DynaTrap Flylight Insect trap keeps your family, food, and property safe by attracting them with the AtraktaGlo UV technology and the StickyTech will stop them from continuing to fly around. It protects up to 600 sq/ft. and is pesticide and odor free.


Royole Moon 3D Virtual Theater – Give dad a truly immersive cinematic experience whether he’s traveling on a plane, at the office or at home. Moon’s Advanced AMOLED displays create a virtual 800 inch giant curved screen experience delivering Full HD 1080p resolution with a very fast image response time. Moon will auto detect and optimize your content for viewing in 2D and 3D. Dad will be able to watch his favorite online streaming services, YouTube videos, movies, or connect to a game console to play your latest video game.


Etymotic’s ER3 Earphones – If your father is like most guys, he’s probably realized there is a HUGE difference between decent earphones and high-end models. The ER3SE Studio Edition from Etymotic provides a high level of sensitivity and offers audio professional grade sound reproduction at an affordable price. Dad will enjoy the strong, crisp sounds when listening to his favorite tunes.


Unihertz Atom, the World`s Smallest 4G Rugged Smartphone – It’s hard to know if phones are getting bigger or smaller these days. I think the answer is both and it’s based on preference. For those interested in a very, very small phone, check out their Kickstarter campaign (close to $850,000 has been pledged over and above their $50,000 goal). Unihertz previously designed Jelly, and now they’re taking that concept and pushing the limits to the next level with Atom – an IP68 certified rugged outdoor phone with 4G compatibility. It is waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof, making it is the perfect phone for your outdoor adventures, business trips, and daily life.


Dash Vacuum Blender – If you have a dad looking to get healthier with his diet, why not help him start his day with a healthy smoothie? Dash’s powerful vacuum blending technology combines ingredients to create a smooth beverage. With three blending speeds/functions, dad can alternate between vacuuming and blending ingredients. The vacuum storage jar can be used to re-vacuum and store previously prepared smoothies and juice.


Kicker Bullfrog BF100 Bluetooth Speaker – Does dad like to listen to music in the garage or on the boat? This is the absolute go-to speaker for summer fun. With this Kicker Bullfrog speaker, dad can take it to the beach, on the boat or even on the kayak or SUP. The portable Bluetooth speaker’s IP67 rating means that it’s fully protected from rain, dust and dirt, can float and can also be submerged in 1m of water for up to 30 minutes. Despite it’s compact design and lightweight build, it pumps out some serious 360-degree sound thanks to having speakers on both sides. It has a battery life of 12 hours and also includes hands-free speakerphone capabilities.


AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones – Over the years I’ve become a big fan of AfterShokz headphones because they are comfortable and allow you to still hear outside sounds for safety while listening to music through its bone conduction technology. These headphones come with a mic and offer more comfort and better sound quality at an affordable price. They’re sweat resistant, offer 12+ hours of charge and will stay in place.


Dyson v8 Absolute Stick Vacuum – I’ve become something of a vacuum aficionado. I enjoy vacuuming (neat freak!) and realized early on that no two vacuums are alike. This is the ultimate stick vacuum with a lithium-ion battery that delivers up to 40 minutes of cleaning without losing any power. It easily converts between stick and handheld modes to clean stairs, ceilings and upholstery. The suction on this Dyson cord-free vacuum is strong enough to deep clean carpets and remove pet hair. Available at Lowe’s and many other stores, as well as online. Retails for $599.99.


Arlo Pro 2 – I still say the Arlo cameras are the most affordable, efficient and easy to set up option for home security surveillance. These cameras are weather-resistant, offer free cloud storage and have a long-lastingrechargeable battery. The night vision feature is an impressive way to keep track of what’s happening outside your home while you’re sleeping or on vacation.


Honor 7x Phone – When I first got a look at the Honor 7x phone earlier this year, I knew it would be one of the hottest personal consumer electronics this summer. The phone packs an impressive 5.93-inch screen in an incredibly sleek compact body. Its size and curved frame make it a comfortable fit for dad’s hand. Plus the edge-to-edge all-screen design with a high screen-to-body ratio and 2160 x 1080 FHD+ resolution completely blow away comparable phones in this class. Dad will love the astonishing, immersive visual experience of the FullView display on this phone.


Iris Promonitoring Starter Kit – Iris by Lowe’s doesn’t mess around when it comes to securely monitoring your home. Dad will feel safe and protected with the Promonitoring Start Kit from Iris, which includes the Smart Hub, contact sensors, smart Fob and motion sensor. Monitoring is available through the iOS or Android mobile app. This is the most affordable way to protect the home with security and monitoring. The Promonitoring service plan gives you peace of mind.


ToughTested Bigfoot 24,000mAh Solar Battery Pack – Bigfoot provides ultimate off the grid power giving dad 8-10 or more full charges for the average Smartphone. The super-efficient solar panel gives you emergency charging power from the sun so dad can keep his laptop and other devices powered up this summer. A bonus is the flashlight.


Lithonia Lighting 6SL Speaker Light – This speaker Light is the world’s first recessed dimmable LED light with an integrated Bluetooth speaker. Dad will be able to set the mood for a romantic evening or dinner party by dimming a light and playing music from his favorite streaming device.


iClever Smart Outdoor Outlet – Perfect for the dad who is always plugging in fun things on the deck or backyard porch. This smart outlet is made for outdoor use and will keep working in damp conditions. It’s compatible with Android 4.1 and iOS 8.0.


ZAGG InvisibleShield glass+ 360 for iPhones – Buying an iPhone 8 or iPhone X is exciting, but you need to protect those expensive phones. Invisible Shield doesn’t mess around when it comes to screen protection. The glass + 360 offers sturdy front, back and side protection for your phone’s delicate screen giving you 3 times shatter protection. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty and it’s easy to apply the glass protection to your phone.


Honeywell Comfort Control Stand Fan – Do you have a cool dad? You certainly will if you hook him up with this powerful whole room cooling fan from Honeywell with three-speed settings. It offers wide oscillation, a sturdy base, removable blades for easy cleaning, and no tool assembly. I set this up in front of my Peloton bike to keep me cool on summer rides.


EcoXGear Lantern – This lantern is both waterproof and shock resistant. It’s the ideal gift for the camping dad because it is submersible and lasts for up to 20 hours of music play time. The speaker boasts a 360° sound, comes with an integrated bottle opener and has an emergency light feature. Bluetooth 4.2 streams audio wirelessly from up to 100 feet away via your Smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth enabled device.