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9 Gadgets Geeky Dads Will Love

If picking out the perfect Father's Day gift has you stumped, there's still time to scoop up a handy tech tool or two. It's hard to go wrong with a new gadget, especially when there's one for every type of interest and hobby your dad might have.
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June 19 is Father's Day in the US. If the choice of the perfect Father's Day gift has you stumped, there's still time to scoop up a handy tech tool or two. It's hard to go wrong with a new gadget, especially when there's one for every type of interest and hobby your dad might have.

Sure, you might not be able to buy him a flying car (yet), but there are countless other options for fun gifts to appeal to tech-savvy dads. If you're shopping for a frequent flier, consider a nice pair of wireless headphones for those long travel days.

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Some of us have had the perfect Father's Day gift in mind for months. But if you're like most of us, you're probably only realizing now that you have to pick out a thoughtful and useful gift, ASAP, or run the risk of presenting Dad with yet another tie.

Fear not. We've got you covered with this list of fun and handy tech tools to celebrate the dad in your life, whether he enjoys relaxing, spending time outdoors, catching up on work, or focusing on home improvement.

Once you've reviewed our list, tell us what you think. Will you buy any of these gadgets for your dad, or for any special geek in your life? What about for yourself? Do you have any suggestions to add to this list? What's the worst gift you've ever given, or received, on Father's Day? We want to hear from you in the comments section below.

Kelly Sheridan is Associate Editor at Dark Reading. She started her career in business tech journalism at Insurance & Technology and most recently reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft and business IT. Sheridan earned her BA at Villanova University. View Full Bio

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jries921
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jries921,
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6/24/2016 | 4:08:55 PM
Re: Tile
Seems to me you're assuming things you don't know.
ANON1249547663249
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ANON1249547663249,
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6/22/2016 | 11:26:47 AM
Re: Tile
@Whoopty - You're not a dad "yet" - that at least you know of...  :) 
jastroff
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jastroff,
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6/17/2016 | 6:18:42 PM
Re: Tile
Tile also works very well for finding small dogs who may hide in the coset during thunder storms!
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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6/17/2016 | 7:57:25 AM
Tile
I'm not a dad (yet) but that Tile sounds unbelieveably handy. I could do with about 10 of them - keys, phone, wallet, headphones...

My house is tiny. It's amazing I lose things as often as I do.
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