20 Father's Day Gifts For Your Device-Loving Dad

Gadgets For Dad

Father's Day is just around the corner -- on June 21 -- but your dad may want more than a tie or a handmade card. If your father loves technology devices, gadgets and gizmos, you might be struggling to find the best cool gift to show how much you care.

From connected basketballs to new e-readers, the Internet is chock-full of cool, interesting technology that techie fathers will love. CRN is here to help you navigate the sea of products and find your tech-loving father cutting-edge gifts, from a tech-savvy grill to fitness bands.

Here, 20 gift ideas that CRN has compiled for technology-loving fathers. (More ideas: Check out this video of our top five picks for your techie dad.)

20. SensoGlove

Does your father love golf? Buy him what its maker says is the first digital golf glove, SensoGlove. According to the maker, the glove allows users to learn how to correctly swing a golf club through built-in sensors that read grip pressure to ensure an accurate, smooth swing.

The SensoGlove is for all golfers, from beginners to advanced players. Buy the SensoGlove at SensoGlove.com for $89.

19. HTC One M9

The recently released HTC One M9 smartphone has an array of features that might make it the perfect gift for a father looking for a new phone.

The 5-inch smartphone includes innovations like HTC BoomSound, allowing fathers to play songs with cinema-quality sound through the music app. Another feature is the HTC BlinkFeed, allowing fathers to find restaurants that are close by, and Sense7, which organizes apps.

Prices for the smartphone start at $199.

18. LucidBrake

LucidBrake is a smart wireless motion-sensing bike brake light for sporty fathers who like cycling. The wireless brake light provides two speeds of brake lights and four awareness beacons. The product is wearable, and can attach to a helmet, a backpack or a bike.

LucidBrake does not require installation or wiring. Buy it on LucidBrake.com for $50.

17. Impecca's PowerIt Jump Starter Kit

For the car-loving father, buy Impecca's jump-starter kit, which has an all-in-one charger -- for laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices -- along with a jump-starter for dead car batteries.

The kit ranges from 8,000 mAh to 36,000 mAh, and works as a portable jump-starter for SUVs, RVs, boats and light trucks in addition to cars.

Buy it on Impecca's website for $129.95.

16. NewerTech Portable ToolKit

Buy your dad a portable tool kit for Father's Day. This rugged, zippered 14-piece kit includes screwdrivers with magnetic hardened blades, non-marring nylon pry tools, probes and sticks for opening smartphones, tablets and other devices.

The kit is available online at Newertech.com for $17.

15. iGrill

Fit for fathers who love to barbecue, the iGrill has an app-enabled wireless Bluetooth meat thermometer, allowing Pop to keep a virtual eye on his steak through his smartphone or tablet.

The iGrill's thermometer contains two professional-grade probes for monitoring multiple temperatures. Find it on the iGrill website for $99.99.

14. iPad Pocket Projector

For fathers who love to work, Hammacher Schlemmer's iPad Pocket Projector is an apt techie gift. This pocket-sized projector connects to an iPad to display large views of photos, movies and presentations. The device plugs into the tablet's 30-pin charging port and contains 35-lumen LED.

Buy this gadget on Hammacher Schlemmer's website for $249.95.

13. Garmin Echo 301 dv Fishfinder

Does your father like to fish? Help him locate a school with the Garmin Echo 301 dv Fishfinder.

The depth finder from Garmin includes a sonar picture as deep as 1,500 feet and shows water temperature. This color-display, 3.5-inch fish finder is small and powerful, with 2,400 W PTP power and narrow to wide viewing-cone angles to allow users to target fish in deep or shallow water.

Buy the Fishfinder device at Bass Pro for $214.99.

12. FitBit One

For fathers who love fitness, the FitBit One wearable tracks both extended workouts and sleep patterns.

The FitBit One tracks steps, floors climbed and calories burned, and monitors how long and how well the user sleeps. The wearable then syncs wirelessly and automatically records data into the user's smartphone. FitBit One is water-resistant and has a rechargeable battery with a charge that lasts up to 10 days.

The product is available at Best Buy for $99.99.

11. LG 500W Mini Audio system

Buy your father a new audio system from LG. This black system contains a two-way front speaker system, subwoofer, CD tray and tuner for a full-function system.

The LG system offers Bluetooth wireless connection to compatible devices and plays CD-R/RW, Audio CD, MP3 CD and WMA CD formats. The product also includes preset EQ settings such as MP3 optimizer.

Buy it for $200 at Best Buy.

10. LifeProof FRE iPhone 6 Power Case

Buy your father a protective case for his new iPhone 6 from LifeProof, which acts as protection against snow, dirt, water and shock.

The case also includes a power boost for the iPhone 6, with a 2,600 mAh battery. The case works with the phone's fingerprint scanner and includes a protector for total touch screen defense.

Buy it on LifeProof's website for $129.99.

9. Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Buy the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS if your father loves capturing the moment. This Canon camera includes a super-slim, 1-inch profile with high-powered 18x Optical Zoom and built-in Wi-Fi.

With the camera's Wi-Fi, users can capture pictures remotely using a compatible Android smartphone or tablet with built-in Near Field Communication technology for wireless connectivity.

Buy the camera on eBay for $165.

8. Amazon Fire TV

Buy your television-loving father the Amazon Fire TV, a tiny box that connects to HDTV. This gadget allows your father to enjoy thousands of TV episodes and movies on Netflix, HBO Go and Amazon Instant Video, and enables voice search for quick searching options.

Fire TV contains a fast quad-core processor and expandable USB storage for playing best-selling games, as well as 2 GB of memory and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.

Buy the Amazon Fire TV for $99 on Amazon.

7. Frye Men's James Tumbled Grain Work Zip Briefcase

Buy your father a classy briefcase to tote around his laptop, tablet, smartphone and other tech devices.

The leather briefcase with cotton lining has a laptop pocket inside, two outside pockets, a 19-inch-drop shoulder strap and a zipper closure. The briefcase comes in black, light brown and dark brown.

Buy it on Amazon for $597.50.

6. Epic Virtual Keyboard

Buy your father Celluon's Epic device, which contains a multi-touch mouse device and projection keyboard. This product is compatible with iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows XP, and projects a full-sized QWERTY keyboard.

The projected keyboard works on flat surfaces, while the device projecting the keyboard itself is pocket-sized and slim with built-in battery life of 2 hours plus.

Buy Epic on the Celluon website for $149.99.

5. Kindle Voyage

With warm summer weather coming up, an e-reader may be the perfect gift for your father if he likes to sunbathe on the beach.

The ultrathin Kindle Voyage with 300 ppi display contains high-resolution e-pages, a new adaptive front light and a weeks-long battery life. Kindle Voyage includes PagePress sensors with haptics, a customer-designed force sensor that reacts to pressure and allows quick page turning.

Buy the Kindle Voyage on Amazon for $199.

4. Pebble Smartstick Emergency Charger

If you are looking for a less-expensive, yet still cool little gadget that's a useful present for your dad, try the Pebble Smartstick Emergency Charger.

This stick is a portable battery and can be plugged into Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC and Nokia devices. Packed with 2,200 mAh of battery power, the stick comes with four connectors to attach to phones that need an extra emergency battery charge.

Buy the Smartstick on Amazon for $22.99.

3. Milwaukee Drill/ Driver With Bluetooth Speaker

The Milwaukee M12 lithium-ion drill and driver kit with a Bluetooth speaker may be just the right gift for your tech-savvy DIY dad. This cordless drill delivers up to 275 inches in pounds of torque and an on-board battery fuel gauge to display the remaining run time.

The Bluetooth speaker connects to portable electronic devices up to 30 feet away. The premium speaker has an integrated bass port, designed to deliver loud, clear sound at all volumes.

Buy the drill for $129 at Home Depot.

2. Audio-Technica Audiophile Open-Air Headphones

Treat your father to a fresh sound with the ATH-AD900x Audiophile Open Air Headphones. This headset contains cushioned ear pads and open air headphones designed for natural, clear vocal and instrument sounds.

The headphones contain large-aperture 53-mm drivers and CCAW voice coils, as well as a gold-plated stereo connector and an adapter.

Buy it for Dad at $139 from BuyDig.com.

1. 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball

Do you love nothing more than shooting hoops in the driveway with your father? Buy 94Fifty's smart sensor basketball, a connected basketball for iOS and Android to help improve shooting and ball-handling skills.

This connected basketball provides feedback on every shot and dribble through an app, contains wireless charging and eight hours of battery life, and ultra-durable indoor and outdoor leather composite skin.

Buy the basketball for $175.95 on 94Fifty's website.