Father’s Day Smart Home Gift Guide: Give Him the Tech He Needs
Is your dad notoriously hard to shop for? He probably doesn’t need another new shirt, but he could benefit from smart home technology! Father’s Day is the best opportunity to give your special guy a glimpse of just how much he means to you, so don’t let June 16 pass without picking the perfect present.
Whether he’s a tech geek or not, we have compiled a list of perfect affordable smart home technology gadgets that can make your dad’s live easier, safer, and even more fun! So forget the new socks and wristwatches, and get the dad in your life the tech he really wants. You might even find a little something for yourself, too.
How often does your dad scramble around the house searching for keys? With the Tile sport key finder, we can ensure he will never have trouble finding his keys again. This small device links to your phone via Bluetooth and emits a musical tone when you press a button on its app. What’s even cooler? It also works in reverse: Press the button on the Tile, and it will make your phone ring. Say goodbye to missing keys and cell phones and hello to this small yet fashionable tile sport key finder device.
Lifx mini color light bulbs are a great gift for first-time smart-bulb users. The Lifx Mini puts out plenty of light, and offers all of the colors, features, and integrations that you get with standard-size Lifx bulbs at a lower cost. They're small enough to fit in a wide variety of lamps and fixtures. You may still be thinking that a light bulb sounds like a pretty lame gift, but these special bulbs offer a number of cool tricks. For example, they can sync their color with the music you're playing, flicker like a candle, strobe and more.
If you have multiple light bulbs, you will even be able to use your phone or voice assistant to control all the lights in your home from the touch of a button. Add some fun, convenience, and energy saving ability into your dad’s life with Lifx Mini Color light bulbs
Is your dad the official grill-master of your household? iGrill’s handy little Bluetooth-connected thermostat is the answer to perfectly grilled food, every time. This app-connected thermometer monitors food doneness from beginning to end, and notifies you on your smart device once it has reached the perfect temperature to serve. In fact, its app will give you recommended cooking times and temperatures. This device is compatible with any type of grill and most type of smart devices. See the official list here.
Give the gift of Alexa this Father’s Day for just $50. Amazon’s most popular smart speaker offers an improved fabric design for a better speaker and for richer and louder sound. With the Amazon Alexa your dad will have the ability to voice control his music- streaming songs from Amazon music, Apple music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and more. Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, and control compatible smart home devices. Who wouldn’t like having their own little personal assistant handy at any moment?
Once you get used to the quirks, using Alexa feels much more natural and responsive than speaking to a phone-based voice assistant like Apple’s Siri. As a result, your dad will likely find himself using his phone less frequently when he is at home.
Enable your dad to cross watering the flowers off his to-do-list with Orbit’s B-hyve smart faucet. With the help of Google Assistant or Alexa your dad can use a voice assistant, or Orbit's app for Android and iOS, to customize the faucet's spray and watering schedule.
Weather Sense technology provides watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, historical ET and live weather feeds. It automatically adjusts your controller to deliver the right amount of water to your plants. The B-hyve's built-in flow meter allows you to track water usage, and can be measured by volume (gallons) or by time. This makes the timer perfect for all kinds of applications, including watering the plants, gardening, washing the car, filling the pool, and for greenhouse/hydroponic uses.
The Orbit B-Hyve offers a straightforward and simple setup. Just download the B-hyve app and create an account, then install your timer at your hose faucet, then program your timer in minutes
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice relaxing shower? Your dad can get the best results out of his shower routine with the Moen Bathroom Controller. This device allows you to regulate temperature and pressure of the water without having to fiddle with the shower head and handles.
Voice control of your shower is also possible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assitant. Use the LED monitor to see the temps and make adjustments right on the display pad on the wall, so the settings are always perfect. Control up to 2 different outlets at a time using this model.
Additionally, Moen offers a 5-year limited warranty, which includes free replacement parts and service. As a homeowner, you also benefit from Moen’s lifetime limited warranty for as long as you own the house in which you’ve installed the shower system.
Do you have a coffee-loving dad? Today our smartphones can do almost anything, including helping dad brew a pot of coffee. The Behmor coffee maker is stylishly designed, and includes a handy app that is compatible with both iOS and Android that allows you to set timers, create custom coffee profiles and even your temperatures so you can brew the perfect cup of coffee right from your couch.
The pulsed water flow design ensures that all grounds are fully saturated and the pre-soak function adds water to the grounds before brewing allowing the coffee to fully bloom. Additionally, double walled stainless carafe maintains optimal coffee temperature and keeps coffee hot for hours.
We can bet that your dad has better things to do than spend every Saturday pushing a noisy gas-powered mower around his yard. Consider investing in the stylish Robomow RC306 and let it do the work for him! Although this robot lawn mower can be on the pricey side, it works with a handy mobile app that lets you start and stop the mower, steer it using a virtual joystick on your phone, and program mowing times. It also has a built-in 2G cellular radio so you can stay connected when out of Bluetooth range.
The RC306 has a single three-edged blade that gives it an 11-inch cutting width. It's powered by a 200-watt motor that uses a 26-volt lithium battery to provide up to 73 minutes of work time on a 90-minute charge. It supports up to three separate work zones and has a rain sensor, an anti-theft sensor that requires a PIN to restart the mower after it's been lifted, and Bluetooth and cellular radios.
Movies. TV. Original series. Kids’ shows. News. Sports and more. Give your dad access to watch almost anything across thousands of free or paid channels with the Roku Streaming Stick. This device costs $70, and provides access to more than 5,000 channels — including the sometimes-elusive Amazon Video. The device is small and unobtrusive, and thanks to a wireless amplifier, it's easy to get a strong signal from anywhere in your home.
Calling all fitness enthusiast dads! Give him a more detailed picture of his health with the Weight Gurus Bluetooth Body Composition Scale. This tech toy gives him the ability to track 5 key health metrics including weight, body mass index, body fat, muscle mass, and water weight. Additionally, he can sync the results to the free Weight Gurus app to track trends. The Weight Gurus app also integrates with several popular fitness apps for maximum flexibility including Apple Health, Fitbit, Google Fit, MyFitnessPal, and Under Armour. The scale’s durable tempered glass top has a sleek, modern look that fits in with any decor.
Sound sleep is essential, even for dad. Zeeq Smart Pillow can be especially useful for dad’s that suffer with snoring. It can both detect when you snore, and actively work to prevent any further snoring. Zeeq uses the built-in microphone to a monitor your breathing sounds to detect the earliest signs of snoring. When it detects a snoring sound, Zeeq sets off a gentle vibrating alert, which causes you to shift head position and stop snoring.
The smart pillow also includes an impressive list of technological features to improve your sleep experience. Some of the other highlights include:
wireless music streaming
sleep tracking and analysis
partner-friendly alarm clock
smart-home integration (Alexa, IFTTT)
2-week battery life
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