The best tech gifts for Dad

Editor’s Note: The products in our gift guide were curated by our team of editors and writers. We relied on testing scores from third-party sources like Consumer Reports, Wirecutter and to inform our picks, as well as products we’ve used and written about ourselves. 

Dads may not admit it, but they enjoy a good tech gift just as much as a quality pair of socks, maybe more. Here are 5 tech gifts sure to blow Dad’s socks off this holiday season.

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Keep up with the family in style

Let’s face it, Dad’s knees aren’t what they used to be. That’s OK, because with the SEGWAY miniPRO, a smart self-balancing transporter, he can get from A to B and everywhere in between at a speedy 10 mph. The 10.5” pneumatic air-filled tires and alloy frame ensure a smooth ride, and the self-balancing features make it the perfect personal transportation gadget for on- and off-road travel. calls it the best hoverboard for commuting. Most of all, the thing is just fun to ride. Don’t forget the helmet!

Thermapen food thermometer

The way to his heart is through the grill

Dad likely doesn’t need anymore confidence on the grill, but you can give it to him anyway with the Thermapen food thermometer. Available in a variety of colors, the Thermapen gives accurate readings in °C or °F in a matter of seconds. The auto-rotating display ensures Dad can get an accurate reading from any angle — and with a 3,000-hour battery life, it’s good for more than a few backyard barbeques.


For gameday and his favorite shows and movies

Smart TVs are a hot item on anyone’s list and the LG B9 OLED 4K TV is one of the best that money can buy. Available in 55”-77,” it features superb sound and picture quality, plus built-in apps including Google Assistant and Alexa. Dad is sure to love his new 4K TV so much that you may have a hard time getting him to come out of his man cave!

GoPro Hero7 Black

Capture every family moment in 4K resolution

GoPro revolutionized how we take pictures and videos in every setting. The GoPro Hero7 takes it a step further with the ability to record in 4K, take 12 megapixel photos, livestream video straight to Facebook and more. This camera is perfect for capturing precious moments at family gatherings, soccer games and vacations. It’s also great for creating a video record of the family over the years. Accessorize with head or chest straps, hat clips, helmet brackets and more to give Dad hands-free recording power.

Nebula Home Theater Portable Projector

Because he’ll always want to look at the “big picture”

Watching videos and streaming TV on a cellphone is convenient, but there’s only so much sound and picture quality a 6” phone can deliver. Compatible with Android and iOS devices, the Nebula Home Theater Portable Projector is capable of exploding Dad’s phone display to a 30- to 150-inch picture with 720p resolution. It also features a 10W audio driver for cinematic stereo sound. Get this for Dad and it will be the first thing he packs for the family camping trip.

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