My Best Pick of Cool Gadgets for Christmas Dads will LOVE
When it comes to buying gifts for men and dads in particular, you can’t go wrong with buying cool gadgets for Christmas. Guys love things they can tinker with, that have lots of buttons and which make them feel like they have the latest high-tech gadgets 🙂
So to help you out this holiday season, here is my Top 10 pick of the best and the coolest gadgets for Christmas that will put a smile on your dad’s, boyfriend’s or husband’s face this year.
- RIF6 Cube 2-inch Mobile Projector.
- Merge VR – Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and Android.
- Devialet Phantom.
- Samsung T3 Portable SSD.
- Tile Slim – Phone Finder. Wallet Finder.
- Garmin nuvi 2597LMT 5-inch GPS.
- Rexing V1 2.4″ LCD 1080p Wide Angle Dashboard Camera.
- Seek Thermal CompactXR Thermal Imager for Smartphones.
- Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide Courses.
- Star Wars Sphero BB-8 Droid.
1. RIF6 Cube 2-inch Mobile Projector
Meet the CUBE! This 2 inch portable mobile projector works with smartphones, laptops, tablets and gaming consoles and gives you larger than life entertainment at your fingertips.
Designed specifically to work with mobile devices, this is a new type of mini projector that gives you 120 inches of high quality vivid displays and is literally a projector that turns your home, office or study into a mind blowing cinema. This is one of those amazingly cool gadgets for Christmas, your dad will absolutely love!
Compatible with all HDMI/MHL devices, the CUBE removes the limitations on screen sizes that come with mobile devices. The CUBE comes with a fully flexible tripod (the RIF-6 mount will screw onto any standard tripod as well), remote control and it operates on rechargeable batteries.
2. Merge VR – Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and Android
The Merge VR Goggles turns your iOS or Android smartphone into an immersive virtual reality headset. It features dual touch inputs compatible with VR apps (so you don’t need a controller) and is amazingly comfortable with soft padding that molds to your face perfectly.
Let yourself be transported to another world and be immersed in a virtual reality world, all powered by your smart phone. There are hundreds of virtual reality experiences to choose from the VR portal, all of them compatible with your Merge VR Goggles.
Check out games, holiday hotspots, architects plans and lots more on your very own VR Goggles. Recommended for iPhone 6+, Galaxy S5+, HTC One M8+, LG G4+ and is on my list of crazy cool gadgets for Christmas.
3. Devialet Phantom – cool gadgets for Christmas
I kid you not, this is expensive, but how often can you spoil your dad or the man in your life? This looks like a silver bullet but it is really the ultimate media unit and docking station, playing all of your music through wireless Bluetooth or WIFI.
This wireless speaker is truly revolutionary, creating the best ever quality sound with no distortion and no background noise, even at high volume – and it puts out 3000 watts. The Devialet Phantom has been called a master piece of technology and is designed to replace all existing audio systems.
You can actually feel the sound emitted by the Phantom and when you first hear songs you have known for years – you have a completely different experience – its like hearing the music for the very first time. Made in France by Devialet, the Phantom is a high-end audio system for music connoisseurs and seriously deserves to be on my list of awesome gadgets for Christmas.
4. Samsung T3 Portable SSD – best gadgets for Christmas
This 1 TB External SSD is a Best Seller on Amazon and is rated high in online customer reviews. It is fully portable with an internal SSD level performance, super fast read-write speeds (up to 450 MB/s) and is shock resistant.
It also has secure encryption and is compatible with PCs, Macs and Android OS. The Samsung 1TB SSD external drive is light weight and compact, and easy to carry around, but still allows you to store a massive amount of data.
This sleek SSD drive easily slips into a pocket or briefcase, so you can take all of your data with you, wherever you go. Read-write speeds are blazingly fast, letting you transfer data at ultra light speeds. Roughly the same size as a business card, the Samsung T3 External SSD is a fabulous gift for dads who need data-to-go.
5. Tile Slim – Phone Finder. Wallet Finder. Item Finder
Have your dad ever lost his wallet or tablet and spend ages trying to find it at home? Well the TIle Slim was designed to stop this happening ever again. As slim as two credit cards, the TIle can easily slip into a wallet or be attached to a laptop, tablet or notebook.
All your dad needs to do is to download a free app onto his smartphone and whenever he loses his wallet or laptop again, the app will ring to tell him where it is hiding. Don’t worry if he can’t find his phone, because if he double taps the Tile itself on his laptop for example, and his phone will ring!
Compatible with Apple Devices iOS 8.1+ and Android devices 4.4+ (check website for more compatible devices).This is one of those awesome gadgets for Christmas that everyone wants! So give your poor old dad a hand and help him to keep track of his phone, wallet and laptop this year 🙂
6. Garmin nuvi 2597LMT 5-inch GPS – affordable gadgets for Christmas
This 5″ portable GPS is the perfect gift for dads. It is easy to use, operates via Bluetooth, has a touchscreen interface and comes with lifetime maps and traffic. There is nothing more to pay once you purchase this GPS unit, all updates are free.
It provides detailed images of junctions along every route, so you know if there are delays or a lot of traffic ahead, displays restaurants, stores, hospitals and fuel along the route and updates itself as you drive. With up-to-the minute information on traffic problems, every drive will be stress free.
The Gamin nuvi comes loaded with detailed maps of North America and new maps can be downloaded 4 times a year, at no additional cost. It also has voice activation, so you can give the GPS unit commands, while keeping your hands on the wheel. The Garmin nuvi 2597LMT is a fabulous and very affordable gadget for dads at Christmas.
7. Rexing V1 2.4 inch LCD 1080p Wide Angle Dashboard Camera
With full 1920 x 1080 HF resolution, H.264 photography compression technology and a 170 degree wide angle lens, nothing is going to get past this bad boy. All videos are recorded onto an SD card and the recordings are looped – overwriting the oldest videos.
One of the awesome features of the Rexing dashcam is the Accident Auto Detection, which locks the recording in memory, so it isn’t overwritten (in case of an accident). You can also quickly save video action as you are driving, if you see something that you want to save and download to your PC later.
Don’t forget that the Rexing dashcam also has multi-language support, a car charger and USB power outlet, adhesive mounting and is very easy to install. As far as cool gadgets for Christmas go, this is pretty much up there 🙂
8. Seek Thermal CompactXR Thermal Imager for Smartphones
The Seek CompactXR is a highly portable and durable thermal imaging camera that plugs directly into a smartphone and translates thermal energy into visible images on the phone. It has a narrow 20 degree field of vision and is ideal for outdoor use, detecting thermal heat up to 1800 feet away.
It can detect thermal heat anywhere from-40 to 626 degrees Fahrenheit and can track wildlife, predators and intruders easily. You also have a pocket sized, waterproof carrying case and it is perfect for hunters, campers, boaties and homeowners.
This is the most advanced thermal imaging camera designed for the smartphone and has a 206 x 156 thermal sensor, operates in total darkness and operates using a free mobile app. Any dad will be jumping for joy when they receive one of these cool gadgets for Christmas.
9. Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide Courses
With preloaded worldwide courses (over 30,000 courses) and free lifetime updates, the Garmin Approach S2 is definitely on my list of the coolest gadgets for Christmas. It has a battery life of up to 3 weeks in watch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode and has an improved GPS tracker, so it is good under trees.
Both the avid golfer and the beginner will appreciate the precise yardages to the front, back and middle of the greens, which helps golfers to set up their swing. it calculates the precise distance for your shots from anywhere on the course and stores them so they can be printed or saved to a PC.
The Garmin Approach S2 has a sleek design, is comfortable to wear and is waterproof, durable and tough. if you have run out of ideas for dad this year, then you can’t go wrong helping him to play better golf!
10. Star Wars Sphero BB-8 Droid – awesome gadgets for Christmas
If you want to bring some fun into your dad’s life, then the Star Wars Sphero BB-8 Droid will do just that. It is Bluetooth smart, recognizes and responds to your voice, learns and grows a serious attitude as you interact with it.
The batteries last for around 60 minutes, so there is plenty of time for fun and play with the BB-8 Droid and with its gyroscopic propulsion, it speeds around the floor like the wind. It is compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices and is app-enabled.
With the BB-8 Droid, your dad can explore the galaxy, guiding the Droid himself or leave it to explore on its own. Its adaptive personality is truly revolutionary, and with its authentic movements and autonomous behavior, your dad can really let his hair down and have some serious fun – May the Force be with you 🙂