10 Best Last Minute Tech Gifts for Father’s Day

Your old man deserves to be spoiled with some brand new technology this Father’s Day. Your dad doesn’t need another mug or tie this year. You don’t have to break the bank to try to impress him, but if you want to splurge, we’ve got you covered there too.

We have suggestions for all types of dads: runners, gamers, movie buffs, etc.

For the dad who loves taking photos

Fujifilm X100VI

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It won’t be a cheap gift, but it might unleash your father’s longtime love of photography, which has become dormant. The Fujifilm X100VI is a simple $1,600 23.5mm fixed-lens camera that takes brilliant, highly detailed photos at 40.2 MP.

If your dad is a beginner or his photography skills have gotten a little rusty and he doesn’t want to mess with exposure, white balance, or ISO, auto settings will still get him some photos very clear.

For the retro dad with an extensive vinyl collection

JBL Spinner BT

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The Spinner is extremely simple to use and easy to set up, making it ideal for dads.

I listened to everything from Mozart symphonies to Gillian Welch and Declan McKenna for days and really enjoyed my experience. I’m sure he will enjoy the sound of it.

The sound has that classic, vintage feel that record player enthusiasts can’t stop talking about. Its subtle whistles and whirs make for a pleasant listening experience. The Spinner BT is a unique vintage experience integrated into a modern, contemporary construction.

For the dad who is always on the go

Belkin BoostCharge 20K Power Bank

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For active dads who are always on the go, the Belkin BoostCharge 20,000 mAh Power Bank is a sturdy device that can charge multiple devices simultaneously. But be sure to let your dad know that this isn’t one of those small, inconspicuous portable batteries he can stash in his jeans pocket. This is an unapologetically large and sturdy power bank that offers 15W and can power up to three devices.

I was able to wirelessly charge my iPhone 12 Pro Max from 23% to 100% in about 20 minutes, which is pretty impressive and in line with the company’s claims to charge an iPhone 15 Pro in 35 minutes.

For the dad who has muscle pain

TheraGun Mini Electric Massage Gun

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Picture: Amazon

There’s no better way to pamper your dad than giving him this mini handheld electric massage gun featuring QuietForce technology. This is particularly ideal if he regularly engages in sporting activities, but it is also an effective solution for muscle pain in general. At $170, this is a gift that won’t break the bank.

The TheraGun has three built-in muscle massage speeds, each indicated by different LED indicators. It connects to the Therabody app via Bluetooth for personalized wellness routines, to display the gun’s current speed and force, as well as step-by-step instructions on routines for conditions like arthritis or sciatica.

For the garage dad

LED Flashlight Glove

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I imagine this purchase will be more useful because nothing is more stressful than holding a flashlight for your dad while he works in the garage. I didn’t know LED gloves existed. Probably the invention of a child who was yelled at too many times.

I don’t think a Father’s Day gift can cost less than $17. The gloves are waterproof and one size. If the garage is your father’s second home, this would be a great gift.

For the dad looking for a productivity phone

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

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Starting at $1,800, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is Samsung’s fifth generation of book-shaped foldables. It sports a 6.2-inch front cover display with a massive 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED display inside. The price is high, but Samsung justifies it with some performance improvements. The hinge is now completely flat unlike its predecessor, the battery life of 16 hours is better than the competitor Google Pixel Foldand its One UI is arguably the best foldable phone software.

If your dad spends most of his time at home reading, watching content, or working on his phone, this is a great phone for him.

For the dad who needs music on the go

JBL Clip 5

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This $80 portable speaker can be a very useful gift if money is tight. It’s a thoughtful purchase that doesn’t look cheap.

This is one of JBL’s latest portable speakers: Clip 5. It features increased space under the hook to attach to a wider variety of objects and improved water resistance IP68, enough to be used in the shower, around a swimming pool or during outdoor adventures.

If hiking or camping is your dad’s thing, the Clip 5 is a practical gift to consider. It lasts about 12 hours, can attach to your backpack loop, and can handle dust and liquids.

For the PC gamer dad

SCUF Envision Pro Controller

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SCUF’s high-end and expensive controller for PC gaming. It’s capable of making both wired and wireless connections, but also feels great in your hands. It’s great for first person shooter games like Call of Duty And Halo: Infinite. Of all the controllers your dad has probably used over the years, only a few could match the responsiveness of the SCUF.

For the runner, dad

Baseus Eli Sport 1

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It’s racing season again, and these inexpensive $70 buds are the perfect gift right now. The Baseus Eli Sport 1 headphones are too good for their price. Everything from the charging case to the design and material used on the earbuds makes them look and feel much more premium. They are also incredibly discreet. The hook that surrounds the cartilage in your ear looks more like a thin wire than the thick band we see on most other hook-shaped headphones. And the bulb that sits behind your ear is pretty sleek, too.

These heads should meet your father’s training needs. With an IPX4 rating, it can handle a bit of sweat.

For the movie-loving dad

LG CineBeam Qube 4K

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This would be another high-end gift that would cost around $1,000 in your pocket, but it would be worth it. The CineBeam Qube 4K is LG’s latest projector offering, touted for its sleek aesthetic.

It aims to blend quietly into your room’s decor with its subtle, understated design and features a 360-degree rotating handle that adds to its modern look. Weighing just 3.2 pounds, it’s also quite portable.

The CineBeam Qube isn’t just an art gadget. Despite its small, discreet size, it offers 120-inch images in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. Given its convenient format, your dad doesn’t necessarily need to be a die-hard movie buff to enjoy it. It would also be perfect for casual everyday wear or taking on the go.

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