Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet
The 8” tablet looks and acts like a larger version of the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S3 phone while offering the same fluid graphics and interface. The stylus pen allows for easy note taking (perfect for the forgetful dad) and features Google Play so that dad (or let’s be honest: the kids) can stay up-to-date on the latest version of Angry Birds.
To buy: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, $399.99 at samsung.com
The iGO Power Trip 3000
With a guaranteed charge of at least one full battery length, the iGo Power Trip portable battery is a lifesaver when an outlet isn’t readily available. The convenient USB port design means that using and charging the iGo Power Trip is a breeze, and that Dad never has to “miss” another call again.
To buy: Power Trip 3000, $49.99 at igo.com
Mophie Juice Pack
If you’re willing to spend a little bit more on reserve battery life, or if your pop prefers some aesthetic appeal in his tech products, the Mophie Juice Pack is perfect. The thin device provides an extra battery charge for his phone while cleverly disguising itself as a phone cover.
To buy: Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5, $99.95 at mophie.com
You know what Dad really wants this Father’s Day? Power. The Ninja Block app gives him the power to control everything in his house with the push of a button. He can turn lights on and off, control the thermostat or even use window and door sensors to build a home security system -- all from the app on his phone or tablet. It’s what happens when Ninja Stealth meets James Bond technology.
To buy: Ninja Blocks, $199 at ninjablocks.com
Wally, The iPhone Wallet Case
Why carry two things around when you can carry one? The Wally turns Dad’s iPhone into a thin, convenient wallet for him to store his money, credit cards, ID, business cards or whatever else he needs, without the bulk of a separate wallet.
To buy: Wally, $39.99 at distilunion.com
Eephus League Baseball Scorebook
If the Great American Pastime is his favorite pastime, the Eephus League Baseball Scorebook is the perfect gift for him. Hey, maybe Dad can bring back that age old tradition of baseball score keeping.
To buy: Official Scorebook, $15 at eephulsleague.com
Larklife App & Lifestyle Band
Exercise smarter, eat smarter, sleep smarter -- the Larklife App & Lifestyle Band provides expert tips that can make a big impact on how Dad lives and feels. By tracking activity and offering coaching, the Larklife Band ensures he’ll get the most out of his workout. It’s like his own personal trainer -- on call!
To buy: Larklife, $149.99 at lark.com
The Chillsner Beer Cooling Device
There are few things worse than a warm beer. To the rescue: the Chilsner, a device that chills beer, and – bonus -- keeps it cold while you drink it. Perfect for the dad who loves cookouts and a few brews on hot summer nights So, in other words, pretty much any dad.
To buy: The Chillsner 2-Pack, $29.95 at coolmaterial.com
Front Loading Toolbox
Your dad doesn’t have time to fool around with the trays of a traditional toolbox, pulling out each one individually in order to reach that Phillip’s head hiding at the bottom. The Front Loading Toolbox from “Best Made” solves this problem with a revolutionary front opening, giving you access to all your tools at once, no tray removal necessary. With heady duty drop handles on the sides and hand-spot welding methods, this baby is the Cadillac of toolboxes.
To buy: Front Loading Toolbox, $89 at bestmadeco.com
Coen Brothers Prints
So Dad isn’t exactly an art collector, but he can spit out every quote from The Dude on command. This collection of posters from classic Coen Brothers movies like The Big Lebowski will be the perfect addition for his office, man-cave, or living room. The Dad abides.
To buy: ‘The Dude Abides’ print, $25 at etsy.com
GoPro HERO3 Camcorder
For the adventuresome dad, the HERO3 Camcorder – shock-resistant, water-resistant up to 60 meters, and easily attachable to helmets, boards, poles or whatever other gear he’s got – will ensure that he doesn’t miss a moment of his most exciting outings.
To buy: GoPro HERO3, $199.99 at amazon.com
One-Handed Bottle Opener
Think of this as the gadget Dad never knew he needed: a One Handed Bottle Opener that lets him easily pry the caps off of bottles with, yes, just one hand, thanks to the patented design and magnetic fulcrum.
To buy: One-Handed Bottle Opener, $24.95 at uncommongoods.com
The Parrot MKi9200 Hands-Free Car Bluetooth System
Keep dad, (and others) safe on the road with the Parrot Bluetooth system. The small screen that sits on a dash ensures that both hands are free to take the wheel as he makes a call or changes a song on his MP3 player.
To buy: Parrot MKi9200 Hands-Free Car Bluetooth System, $159.99 at amazon.com
Pansonic Lumix TX1 12MP Water-Resistant Camera
A perfect camera for the outdoorsman, this rugged-bodied digital camera is water resistant up to 40 feet and shock proof from a drop of 6 feet. Plus, the 12MP lens is powerful enough to print poster-sized photos – maybe even one of Dad in action.
To buy: Pansonic Lumix TX1 12MP Water-Resitant Camera, $239.99 at amazon.com
When headphones just won’t cut it, Dad can turn up his tunes with these portable (and startlingly high-volume, thanks to sophisticated acoustic drivers) speakers. Fellow music lovers will approve.
To buy: Jambox, $179.99 at jawbone.com