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Father’s Day Tech Guide

Every year at the beginning of June, thousands ask the same question: What to get Dad for Father’s Day? Traditional Dad’s Day gifts are fine and all, but does he really need another tie or a fifth “World’s Best Dad” mug? This year, why not surprise Dad with something special? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best tech gifts for Dad that merge practicality with enjoyment. This year, pick out something special for Dad from our Father’s Day Gift Guide

Smartphones

If Dad’s current phone is looking (and acting) its age, why not buy him a new one? One of the most memorable tech gifts for Dad, a new smartphone helps him stay in touch with family and friends, store pictures of his kids and grandchildren, listen to music, and catch up on the news or his favorite hobbies. Whether you opt for an Android or Apple phone, a new smartphone is a gift that he’ll use every day (bonus points for setting it up for him and using your smiling face as his screen background). 

Smartwatches

Dads of a certain age grew up fascinated with James Bond and his cool, hi-tech spy gadgets, or by the wearable tech seen in sci-fi movies. Indulge Dad’s boyhood fantasies with a new smartwatch. With advanced fitness tracking apps, access to music playlists, the ability to make phone calls, and built-in payment apps like Samsung Pay NFC, smartwatches rank amongst the best gifts for dads who appreciate cutting edge tech solutions. And if you happen to hear him saying “Bond. James Bond” as he plays with the watch’s settings, humor him: he’s waited a long time for this moment!

Headphones

Some dads love their music. Others are happiest listening to detailed podcasts on military history or politics. Whatever your dad likes to listen to, a set of wireless headphones or earbuds will let him listen in peace (and if this means the rest of the family doesn’t have to listen to Dad’s favorite obscure 1980s hair metal band all day, that’s just a nice bonus!). 

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Tablets

A new tablet makes a thoughtful Father’s Day gift, especially for dads who love to read or spend time on video calls with friends and family. Go the extra mile and download some apps, games, and ebooks by Dad’s favorite author for him to enjoy. With their large screens, tablets are great tech gifts for dads whose eyesight isn’t what it once was. 

Car Chargers and Other Accessories

No tech-centered Father’s Day Gift Guide would be complete without mentioning tablet and smartphone accessories. Car chargers and USB travel power bars help Dad keep all his devices fully-charged on road trips or vacations. A strong, durable phone or tablet case protects Dad’s devices, and also makes a considerate gift. 

All sorts of accessories are available for smartphones if you take the time to look, including USB microscopes, drones, and even cases that transform Dad’s phone into an underwater camera. Wireless speakers, macro, and zoom lenses that attach to cameras and phone stands that attach to car dashboards are readily available.

Drop by your local GoWireless store to browse the best tech gifts for dad. While you’re there, check out GoWireless’ latest deals, including service plans featuring free membership to Apple Music premium with select unlimited plans. And while you might be shopping for Dad, there’s no reason you can’t treat yourself to something from our Father’s Day gift guide!