Tech gifts for Dad

If you haven’t gotten your dad a pair of new socks, a necktie, or some nifty apparel accessory that you’re not even sure if he will use or just bury in the closet, why not give him a gift from the digital age?

Your dad doesn’t have to be a techie to appreciate cool gadgets that he will not only enjoy  but will also find very functional. We’ve gathered a few selections that you might want to check out. These toys for the big boys are easy to find in local stores or online shops. Who knows, you might just find something that will also tickle your fancy and you might end up buying one for yourself as well.

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
Price: P6,000- P9,000 

Where to buy: Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, select Toby’s Stores or online at

If you’ve been asking dad to join you for a jog and he keeps saying no, this cute little gadget might give him the push. Sync it to his smartphone and show him how it can record his daily steps and calories burned. It can also receive smart notifications of his calls, text and calendar alerts so he doesn’t have to always hold his phone in sight. The best part is he can finally keep track of how long and how well he sleeps with Fitbit’s auto sleep tracking. 

DJI Phantom 3 Standard 12MP Drone Camera
Price: P26,700
Where to buy:   

We’re sure that even you would be drooling at the idea of owning a drone. The best part about gifting dad is, well, you can borrow it from him if he is not using it. If dad is the outdoorsy type and loves to play around on his Facebook or Instagram posts (which by the way, he insists for you to like all the time), then this too cool for school DJI Phantom 3 Standard 12MP Drone Camera might be a perfect gift for him. 

This model is one of the perfect drones for beginners. It’s easy to navigate and users always feel secure that they can bring back their drone at the press of a button because of its built in GPS that records its takeoff point. It includes a camera and live HD view that you can see as it flies. During a single charge, users can enjoy up to 25 minutes of flight. Imagine the look on his face when he opens the box!

Marshall Acton Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Price: P15,950 

Where to buy: Astroplus, Avid Surfer, Beyond the Box, BZB Gadget Hive, Cebu Audiophile, Complink, Digital Arena, Digital Hub, Digital Walker, E-Central, Egghead, Heima, iCenter, iCon, iStore, iStudio, Lazada (online), Listen Up, Listening Room, Mobile 1, Odyssey, PC Hub, PowerHub, Quicksound, Republik, Senco Link, SM Music and Video, Spectra, Stored Inc, Switch, Sync, Technoholics, TechSavvy, TechShop, and Technopop

For the dad who loves listening to his Spotify playlist, get him a decent looking speaker that doesn’t just provide good sound quality, its vintage looking details also fit perfectly in his work space. It can be connected to any device both on Bluetooth or via a 3.5 mm input double ended cable. 

 ASUS ZenPower 10050mah Powerbank
Price: P795
Where to buy: 

So he never runs out of smartphone juice for all his YouTube surfing or gaming apps, get him a decent portable powerbank that he can carry with him anywhere. There are a lot of good quality powerbanks in the market today, but you don’t have to break the bank just to get a good one and you don’t have to resort getting the knockoffs online that may actually ruin your phone. Ever since ASUS ZenPower entered the market, people have been buying it for its affordable price and compact and sleek design. This powerbank can extend the lifespan of a smartphone by more than 200 percent and can even power up a tablet to 100 percent full charge.

KSRplayer 8GB HD 720P Spy Pen Camera
Price: P1,975
Where to buy:

This item is not new in the market but it still makes for a cool gift for dad. Now he can use this in the office while watching over his employees. At least they won’t find him snooping all the time because now, it can be hidden. Careful though – he might just leave it in your room. 

Plantronics Backbeat Go 2 (with charging case set)
Price: P3,399
Where to buy:

If daddy has been complaining about his tangled earphones when he listens to his music while taking a siesta, get him a Bluetooth earphone so he doesn’t have to worry about the wires while drifting off with his favorite lullabies. 

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 wireless buds is a good value buy for wireless earphones. It is super snug in the ear and never falls out during use, unless your dad’s earlobes are the size of a coin, well, that’s not our problem anymore. These Bluetooth earphones can last up to 4.5 hours with battery life, but since the package in Lazada PH comes with a charging case, you can extend its usage. If case is fully charged, it gives 14.5 listening time.

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