Trust us. Dad does not need one more tie. (Really.) He wants gear—toys to fly, install, watch and bring some order, and fun, to his life. Don't have a lot to drop on Oculus Rift or that new Samsung connected fridge? You don't have to spend a paycheck to get pops a gift sure to spark a glint in his eye. GearBrain has these 9 top picks—gear that Dad will consider a get.
To start, your Dad does not want to be out watering the lawn today—or any day. But give him a piece of gear that automates that task? That's a winning gift. We think Rachio has to be the best connected sprinkler controller on the market today. The connected device is easily integrated into any smart home setup, helping save money— as well as making a solid impact on the environment. (Buy Here)
#8 Misfit Shine
#7 Aerix VIDIUS Drone
What Dad doesn't want a drone? The Aerix VIDIUS drone is an awesome option for any beginning flyer, particularly for the drone's FPV feature. At $95 the nano quadcopter is also not going to set you back too badly, plus the drone flips and rolls easily—perfect for those who want to get their feet wet with stunts.
Dad a Star Wars fan? Last year's big ticket toy, BB-8 from Sphero, recently got an upgrade. With the latest Star Wars saga now available to own, this plucky, chirpy robot now reacts to what is on your screen: As long as you're watching Rey, Finn—and BB-8's favorite person Po—kick it to the First Order. (Buy Here)
#5 Keurig Kold