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5 Great Tech Gift Ideas for Father's Day



Father's Day is just around the corner and I know a lot of you are scrambling to find the perfect gift for dad. There are a lot of great tech toys out there, but the challenge is always picking the ones that your dad will use past Father's Day. Fear not! I've selected the best tech gifts that your dad will enjoy on Father's Day and beyond.

Tile. Got a dad who looses items on the regular? Get Tile. This handy device attaches to any item you own and allows you to find it with GPS technology using your smartphone. It also works in reverse. Lose your smartphone, Tile allows you to click and button and ring your smartphone. It comes in two sizes. The regular Tile which attaches to your keys and the thin Tile which attaches to any surface.

Fitbit Flex 2. If your dad is a fitness fanatic or not, you can't go wrong with purchasing a Fitbit. It allows you to track steps during the day and calories burned which is a great motivator to keep on top of staying healthy. It's also water proof, so dad can take it to the pool. All the activity is synced to a smartphone which allows for fitness tracking over a period of time.

Amazon Fire or iPad Air 2Tablet. Tablets have become a popular tech gift in recent years because it allows us to access a wealth of information from anywhere. If your dad isn't particular tech saavy, opt for an Amazon Fire Tablet. It comes preinstalled with a host of apps which means dad doesn't have to worry about updating the device before using it. Great thing about the Amazon Fire is that it doubles as an e-reader, which allows dad to read his favorite books. If your dad has mad tech skills, then consider purchasing an iPad Air2. It has a bigger screen, has tons of storage and has more apps to choose from.

Samsung 4k SmartTV. Samsung makes the best TVs hands down. They offer many options from regular flat screen to curved 4k TVs. With many streaming services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix offering 4k content, now is the time to upgrade dad's TV. We have a Samsung 4k TV at home and the picture is mind blowing. A smart TV is a wise choice for Dad, because streaming service Apps are built into the TV which reduces the amount of remotes that dad has to fool with to enjoy his favorite TV show or movie.

Ring Smart Door Bell. No one like solicitors. I know I don't. The Ring Smart Door Bell allows dad to see who is at the door without getting up and peering through a peep hole. It connects to your home wifi to capture video footage and has a motion detector that allows dad to know who is coming to visit, before they ring the bell.This device has an app that allows the viewing of expected (and unexpected) visitors from a smartphone or tablet and you can allow view people from a Windows or Macintosh computer.

What are you going to purchase for Dad for Father's Day? Drop me a line and let me know. For all of the Fathers out there, have a Happy Father's Day.

Burton Kelso, husband and father of two tech savvy boys and Chief Tech Expert at Integral, which offers on-site and remote tech support, computer set-up and repair via locations all over the Kansas City Metro and online at www.integralcomputerconsultants.com. He regularly appears as a guest tech correspondent on ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS on shows such as Kansas City Live, Better Kansas City, FOX 4 Morning Show, offering viewers easy tips on technology, Internet lifestyle, and gadgets. You can find Burton on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and watch great tech tip videos on YouTube.

Just remember to let him win every once in a while.

Fitbit Flex 2, $59.95


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