When it comes to the latest gadgets, dads can get pretty hyped. It’s impossible to say, but likely even cavemen circled up to compare their new and improved rock-based weaponry around the open fire BBQ.

These days, dad-tech looks a little different—but the obsession remains the same. However, buying tech gifts for men who love gadgets isn’t always easy. The tech-obsessed guys in our lives are often ahead of the game, buying up the latest toys before we even know they exist. So, in an effort to help you find the gift that will beat him to the punch, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest gifts for gizmo-loving dads that he might not already have in his collection.

From solar powered earbuds to a wireless meat thermometer, these are some of the best Father’s Day tech gifts for dad.

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Manta Sleep Mask Sound

Manta Sleep

Manta Sleep Mask Sound

$159

Help him transport himself to another realm as he drifts to sleep with the uniquely designed Manta Sleep Mask Sound. Like a set of blackout curtains for his eyeballs, the Bluetooth enabled sleep mask plunges him into darkness no matter where he’s trying to catch some zz’s. (Seriously, I think you could stand in the middle of a football stadium with every flood light in a 20 mile radius aimed at your head and think you were on the moon.) Paired with his phone, he can listen to music, guided meditations or audiobooks as he drifts off. The paper-thin speakers are completely imperceptible even when sleeping on his side, and the soft foam eye cups can be positioned to perfectly fit his face without exerting any pressure.

 

Google Nest X Yale Lock

Google Nest x Yale Lock

Smart Lock

$274.99

A pocketful of keys is so old school. The so-futuristic-it-hurts smart lock from two hard-hitting brands not only eliminates the need for carrying heavy (and pokey) keys, but prevents the “wait, did I lock the door?” panic that only happens when you’re too far to turn back. The compact design pairs with your Nest system and allows you to unlock the door with the touch of a finger and can even be operated remotely.

Aura Carver Luxe

Aura

Carver Luxe

$159

Forget what you know about digital picture frames. The Aura frames are all that and then some. Paired with a free app, it sets up in minutes to instantly share and display photos and videos with far-flung loved ones anywhere in the world. It’s super simple to use and comes with unlimited storage and no added subscription fees, so dad can show off all his favorite shots with wild abandon. There are several styles to choose from but we’re especially fond of the clean and modern Carver Luxe which features built-in speakers for video as well!

phonesoap

PhoneSoap

UV Sanitizer

$79.95

When scrolling on the toilet is a favorite pastime, sanitizing his phone seems like a good idea, no? The patented PhoneSoap uses UV light to kill the germs he’s toting around while charging it at the same time.

oura ring

Ōura

Oura Ring Generation 3

$299

Bling with a brain, the innovative and hyper-informative Ōura ring isn’t just for health-minded tech nerds. As one of the most accurate wearables currently on the market, it’s ideal for any dad who wants to better understand their body and patterns to optimize everything from sleep to workouts. With 24/7 heart rate monitoring, seven temperature sensors, and even blood oxygen sensing, this durable little ring provides a mind-blowing amount of data that’s served up in their app via three daily scores–sleep, activity and readiness. Armed with that info he can take actionable steps to stay active and improve his overall health. It’s also got a leg up on the competition as it’s super comfortable to wear even while sleeping and the charge lasts up to a full week. Prices start at $299

Apple Air Tag

Apple

AirTag

$29

Consider lost wallets, keys or even bikes a thing of the past. Apple AirTags, help keep track of all the important things. One-tap set up pairs them with his iPhone or iPad so he can track their whereabouts no matter where they wander off to.

Urbanista Phoenix Solar Powered Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

Urbanista

Phoenix Solar Powered Wireless Earbuds

$149

Ensure he never suffers the disappointment of dead headphones again! The innovative Phoenix Wireless Earbuds from Urbanista are designed with a solar powered case that’s constantly charging when exposed to light indoors and out. The truly noise-canceling earbuds provide powerful precision sound and impressively long battery life, making work, commutes and workouts focused and comfortable. Need to know what’s going on around you? No problem. Switch to the audio transparency mode to amplify surroundings for an extra layer of safety.

JBL Flip 6

JBL

Flip 6 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$99.95

With their powerful sound, compact size and significant battery life, JBL wireless speakers are hard to beat. The most up-to-date version, the Flip 6, offers a small but mighty waterproof and dust-proof design that lets him bring the party anywhere–and the booming bass means he’ll be the coolest dad on the dock.

Native Union Stow Lite Organizer

Native Union

Travel Tech Kit

$39.99

Airpods, chargers, and cords all have a home in this travel-ready tech kit from Native Union. The durable design, which is made from recycled fabric is totally water-repellent too!

Sonos Beam sound bar

Sonos

Beam Gen 2 Sound Bar

$499

A big ol’ TV is cool, but without premium sound, the experience is always going to be sub-par. The solution? A high-powered sound bar that will make him feel like he’s right back in those dark movie theaters he’s been missing. Like the rest of the Sonos line, this one is best in class offering rich cinematic sound and easily integrates with other Sonos products to create the home theater system of his dreams.

Anker Portable Charger

Anker

PowerCore Portable Charger

$34.99

Find me something more useless than a dead cellphone. I’ll wait.

Exactly. This super sleek and convenient portable charger ensures he’s never without a charge. After just three hours of charging, it provides more than two charges for most cell phones and over one charge for the iPad mini.

Smart meat thermometer

MEATER

Meater Plus smart wireless meat thermometer

$99.95

Sure, he might pride himself on his grill prowess and instinct for taking that ribeye off at just the right time, but it’s 2022. There’s an app for that. Meater, the cleverly named bluetooth-enabled wireless meat thermometer is the upgrade he never knew he needed. The dual sensor probe monitors both internal and external temperatures to take the guesswork out of cooking allllll the meat, indoors and out.

Meta Quest 2 virtual headset

Meta Quest 2

Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset

$399

Take his gaming to the next level with one of the most advanced all-in-one VR systems out there. The Meta Quest 2 provides stunning immersive experiences into virtual worlds with hyper-detailed visuals and 3D cinematic sound that feel eerily real. And if he’s ever willing to take turns, the entire family can enjoy epic adventures, live concerts, exclusive events, and even workouts all from the comfort of the living room.

Fellow Ode Brew Coffee Grinder

Fellow

Ode Brew Grinder Gen 2

$345

Perhaps the sexiest coffee grinder on the market, the Ode Brew Grinder Gen 2 from Fellow is sure to level up his home brew game. The powerful package includes 64 mm professional-grade flat burrs, 31 grind settings, and unique single dose loading for maximum bean freshness.

Ember mug

Ember

Ember mug

$145.95

Does he regularly abandon his coffee only to microwave it three times throughout the morning? Packed with an app-enabled heating element, the Ember mug keeps hot beverages at exactly the temperature you tell it to long enough for you to drink it. Problem solved.

Hatch Restore 2

Hatch

Restore 2

$199

No one likes the sound of the alarm. NO ONE. Make the morning wake-ups a little more peaceful with the freshly redesigned Hatch Restore 2. More than just a smart alarm clock, the Restore 2 can help make time in bed a relaxing ritual. Along with smart features like a collection of soothing science-backed sounds, tap snooze and automatic dimmable display, this mood-boosting alarm simulates sunset and sunrise so he can wake up more like those tweeting birds and less like an angry caveman.

Mophie WIreless charging stand

Mophie

3-in-1 wireless charging pad

$95

Plugging in allll the things takes effort. How about just tossing them on top of this instead? The Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad can juice up his iPhone, Apple watch, and AirPods all at the same time and let’s face it—looks way cooler than that tangle of cords he’s rocking.

Banana phone

Banana Phone

Banana Phone

$39.99

Dad joke meets tech solution with this hilarious wireless mobile handset. Not only will he be able to take Zoom calls like the cut-up he is, it also works as a Bluetooth speaker to play the Gorillas in the Mist soundtrack on loop (or whatever playlist he’s rocking out to these days.)

Squegg Smart Squeeze stress relief ball

Squegg

Smart Squeeze Stress Relief Ball

$69.97

He prides himself on being the go-to jar opener. Keep that strength up and stress down with the app-enabled Squegg smart squeeze ball. The handy (see what we did there?) trainer allows him to evaluate, track and improve his grip strength through games and exercises while helping to regulate blood pressure and alleviate tension.

Insta360 Go 2

Insta360 Go 2

$254.99

For the dad who loves making cool videos and taking photos, you can’t find a cooler tech gift than the Insta360 Go 2. Lightweight and about the size of your thumb, the Insta360 Go 2 claims to be “the world’s smallest action cam”. It can attach to anything and stabilizes any bumpy video (so in other words dad can run with the kids while shooting video, but it’ll look completely smooth when you watch it back). Oh yeah, and its waterproof, making it perfect for underwater action videos. Perfect for summer fun!

A version of this story was published May 10, 2021. It has been updated.