Father's Day has come again, and you might be wondering exactly what Dad's been pining for. We've been testing a lot of great (and some not-so-great) products to figure out our absolute favorite tech, and we've brought it all together here to help you find gifts Dad will truly love and appreciate!
Windows Mixed Reality
Windows Mixed Reality is here, and it's making waves in the virtual reality world thanks to full motion tracking and a growing collection of games. Choose a headset from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, or Samsung, and step into a new world.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop
Available in four different colors and with a palm rest covered in Alcantara fabric, there's a Surface Laptop for pretty much any dad, no matter their style. The touch display is brilliant, the clamshell chassis is thin and light, and plenty of hardware configuration options allow for the perfect PC based on individual needs.
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Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi
Mesh Wi-Fi is a whole-home solution to wireless internet. It spreads a signal out over a much larger area than a standard router, and it doesn't suffer from the same problems as repeaters or extenders. The Velop from Linksys, available in dual- or tri-band options, is available in a few different configurations suitable for pretty much any size home.
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DecalGirl Surface Skins
It's difficult to not fall in love with your laptop, and in that case, you might be interested in some extra flair. These skins from DecalGirl are available in plenty of different designs and colors, and once applied, they offer stylish scratch protection for a low cost. This is a perfect gift for any father who owns a Surface device.
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Toast laptop covers
Most laptops these days come in a few set colors, but that doesn't mean they have to stay that way. Toast makes a ton of wood covers ― even custom jobs ― that stick to the outside of your laptop to give it a premium look. With etching and engraving options, there's the opportunity to let Dad know how much you love him with a personalized message.
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Booq Cobra Squeeze
With slimming lines, a durable, weatherproof outer fabric, and more pockets and sleeves than you can shake a stick at, the Cobra Squeeze is the perfect backpack for any dad who likes to travel relatively light. Fit inside up to a 15-inch laptop, and take advantage of the design that lets you use it in both casual and professional settings. It also makes a great air-travel companion thanks to its size.
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Peak Design Everyday Messenger
Does Dad have a lot of tech gear that always needs to come along? The Everyday Messenger from Peak Design is one of the best bags out there, thanks to a high-quality build, a ton of pockets and space, and a magnetic clasp that keeps things sealed up tight. Equal parts function and fashion, this is the bag for pretty much anyone with lots of stuff to tote around.
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Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger
The Brenthaven Collins bag is intended to be a light travel companion, perfect for short outings when all you need is your trusty laptop. Inside is a Surface Pen holder, a small pocket for your mouse, and a cushioned main compartment for your PC. The bag is made from a durable chambray material and is accented with vegan leather, giving it a sharp look that stands out while it's on your Dad's shoulder.
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Waterfield Staad Attaché
Waterfield products are handmade in San Francisco, resulting in a premium build that truly lasts. The Staad Attaché is designed as a meeting point between messenger and briefcase, offering padded compartments for tablet and laptop, as well as multiple smaller pockets for accessories. Made from a mix of premium leather, waxed canvas, and ballistic nylon, this bag can keep up with a busy Dad's professional life.
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Anker SoundBuds Slim+
Anker's Slim+ line of Bluetooth SoundBuds check all the right boxes. They're lightweight, the battery lasts up to seven hours, the cable between the two buds has an inline remote, and, most importantly, they deliver impressive sound. If you want to give Dad the gift of music without spending a mint, these headphones are a great choice.
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UE Boom 2
Share the gift of music with this portable, waterproof speaker that will easily fill a room with tunes. It will blow you away with its 90 decibels of 360-degree sound. Expect up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, and it'll stay in mobile range up to 100 feet away. This is a great gift to help your Dad relax this summer.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones
These Bluetooth headphones offer amazing noise-cancelling technology and a battery that lasts up to 20 hours. If you have the budget, there are really no other wireless headphones that do it this good. The recently updated Series II models now also come with built-in noise-cancellation adjustment and a virtual assistant button for quick access to Siri or Google Assistant.
Love streaming ad-free music? Grab a Spotify Premium subscription and listen to music on all your devices. From specific songs to curated playlists to radio stations, you'll find your favorites here. This is the perfect add-on gift for any Dad who can't get enough music.
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If your Dad has a tough time staying organized (or just really likes the idea of an assistant), there is the Amazon Echo. Alexa, the voice-controlled assistant within, responds to voice commands to deliver music, news, and weather, and can even be used to set appointments or order more groceries. Connect to other smart devices to sew together an automated home.
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Xbox One X
True 4K gaming from a console is here in the form of the Xbox One X. Featuring 40 percent more power than other modern consoles, you're getting an incredible gaming experience at a relatively affordable price. Take advantage of Xbox One X Enhanced games to get the best optimization, and stream your fun in glorious 4K/60FPS. If your dad is a gamer, this is the gift to give.
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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller grants unprecedented control over your game, adding ridiculous amounts of additional configuration and customization options. It's a must-buy for Xbox gamers looking to get a leg up on the competition.
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Far Cry 5
This latest installation in the Far Cry series takes players to rural Montana, home of a doomsday religious cult that has overrun Hope County and its residents. It's up to you to free the people by any means necessary. Make friends, build an arsenal, and do pretty much whatever you please in this gorgeous open-world game.
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The smash hit commonly known as PUBG has made its way to Xbox One, offering up a battle royale arena for you and 99 other players. Airdrop, find guns and first aid, and make it to the final circle to claim your spot as the last survivor. If your dad is a gamer, chances are PUBG is on their radar.
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PDP Talon Xbox One Remote
The Xbox One makes a great media streaming centerpiece, but it's annoying wearing your Xbox controller's batteries down while watching a TV show or movie. Grab this remote from PDP, and next time Dad wants to chill out, they can use it to choose what they're going to watch.
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Xbox Live Gold subscription
Without an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you won't be able to get access to the best online multiplayer, a bunch of discounts in the store, and free bonuses each month. Grab a month for $10, or splurge for an entire year for $60. This is the perfect add-on gift for any fathers obsessed with Xbox.
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Xbox Game Pass
Instead of buying each game separately, the Xbox Game Pass lets you play more than a hundred Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games for one monthly price. If your dad's a gaming fanatic, give him a gift he'll have a hard time wearing out.
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Razer Thresher wireless headset
The Razer Thresher wireless Xbox headset uses the Xbox Wireless protocol, meaning there are no cables, dongles, or base stations to worry about. On top of that, it's super comfortable to wear, it offers rich sound, and the battery lasts up to about 16 hours. If your dad has a thing for Razer branded gear, this should make a great gift.
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Not only is the MU6300 a stunning, affordable 4K TV for everyday TV and movie watching, it also lets you take full advantage of everything the new Xbox One X has to offer. Plenty of sizes are available from 40 inches up to 75 inches, and Color Drive technology means incredible contrast and brightness. This is a lot of gift, but it's something the entire family is sure to love.
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ClearStream 2MAX antenna
If Dad's into cable-cutting this year, he might be considering an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to help with the transition. The ClearStream 2MAX is an affordable option that can pull in free cable signals within about a 60 mile range. Installation is easy, and it's one of the best looking antennas out there right now.
How do you fit thousands of books into your hand? With an eReader! Amazon's Kindle has a glare-free touch display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a battery that lasts for weeks at a time. If you're shopping for a bookworm, there's no better gift than a Kindle.
Logitech C922x webcam
The Logitech C922x lets you record video and enjoy Skype calls in 1080p, and it has some impressive features, including a virtual green screen, for anyone who streams video. If Dad likes to stay in touch, this is an ideal gift.
Logitech MX Master 2S
Logitech's MX Master 2S is a beast of a wireless mouse, sporting great functionality and some advanced features. It is accurate enough for both gaming and productivity, and it is designed to easily switch between wireless-capable devices. Don't worry about dead batteries — get up to 70 days of power from a single charge.
Razer knows how to make quality mice, and the wireless Atheris is no different. It has a high DPI, an affordable price, and comfortable, compact design that can easily fit into your laptop bag. For a father who travels a lot, this is an awesome mouse.
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Quality office chairs can reach into the thousands of dollars, and that price just isn't feasible for most people. If you want to treat your father to an office chair that won't hurt his back, the IKEA Markus is just about your best bet for less than $200. Plenty of padding, a high back, and removable armrests are all included in this comfortable package.
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Dell UltraSharp 24-inch LED monitor
Laptops are great when you're on the go, but when you need to get down to business, plugging into a monitor is superior. At 24 inches and with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, this monitor will fit nicely on your desk while delivering a beautiful picture.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Is Dad addicted to video streaming? Amazon's Fire TV Stick allows him to watch all his favorite shows and movies from popular services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon Video, and more. With Amazon Alexa support built-in, all it takes is a simple voice command to start watching.
Plugable USB 3.0 docking station
Laptops provide a portable computing solution, but sometimes you need to sit down at a real battlestation and get things done with a full-size keyboard, external mouse, and multiple monitors. In that case, this laptop docking station from Plugable can make life easy.
Satechi Dual Sonic PC Speakers
PC speakers don't have to cost an arm and a leg. This two-pack from Satechi offers impressive sound despite the small size, and all it takes to connect are a USB-A port and 3.5mm jack. Whether Dad enjoys listening to streaming music or likes to watch movies from a laptop or PC, these will certainly add to the experience.
$28 Buy Now
The best wearable around right now is the Fitbit Versa, thanks to a small and light build, 300 x 300 resolution touch display, water resistance, heart-rate tracking sensor, and GPS. It'll also store up to 300 of your favorite songs or stream from Pandora or Deezer, and there are countless watchbands to choose from to match your Dad's style.
Fitbit Charge 2
The Fitbit Charge 2 is no slouch either, especially for anyone who prefers not to run with the boxy shape that the Versa uses. There's no waterproofing, but you're still getting everything expected from a fitness tracker, including heart-rate monitor, step counter, calorie counter, and sleep quality monitor. Like the Versa, there are plenty of third-party bands available.
TuneBand Go Armband
This fitness armband fits any phone from 5 inches to 6.5 inches in size thanks to its clever clip system, and you can even keep the case on the phone for maximum protection while working out. For anyone who likes to stay active, this is the perfect accessory.
$20 Buy Now
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