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Celebrate Dad with Our Top Picks for Father’s Day Gifts

It’s that time of year again when we compile a list of our current favorite things and recommend you buy for your dad. If you’re looking for a gift for the special dad in your dressing room, even if that dad is yourself, perhaps this list will inspire you.

Our list always seems so random because it’s one of the few times we get to venture beyond Android. You can see a bit of our personality in the list, as my items are more for the outdoors and Kellen appreciates fashion and accessories. Whatever you’re looking for, our list should have something for everyone.

Good luck, buyer.

Galaxy S24 Ultra (from $549)

Our current pick for POTY, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is the ultimate Android phone for dad. Thanks to its fast speed and S Pen, the guy can multitask like a real fan with this phone. This phone has been my daily companion since the day I got it and I don’t think that will change anytime soon at least. It has a great camera system, 7 years of updates, sexy hardware and an amazing display. It’s hard to go wrong with this Android device.

Solo stove (from 199 USD) | Griddle (75 USD)

I just got my first Solo Stove recently and I can already see why so many people buy these things. Not only is it easy to transport when you go camping, but it’s also really easy to set up and use. And right now the company has so many accessories and add-ons that you can attach to the stove that you can basically find any solution you want. For example, Solo Stove was kind enough to send me a cast iron plate so I can cook on my stove. So now I not only have a perfect fire pit at the campsite, but I can also grill up some great ribeye steaks while camping. Life is good, folks.

Oru Kayak (from $499)

After years of sitting behind a desk, I’m really trying to get out of my comfort zone with outdoor activities. A few years ago my wife and I moved out of the city and now I have lots of small lakes to use, so water activities are something I’m passionate about. Recently Oru Kayak asked me if I’d be interested in checking out one of their kayaks for Father’s Day and I jumped at the chance.

What makes Oru different from a regular kayak is that you can actually fold Oru up (like origami) making it extremely portable and compact. It takes up very little space in the garage and isn’t as bulky as a traditional kayak. They even come in sizes big enough for two people. I only recently received the Haven kayak to test so I haven’t been able to take it out on the water yet, but since it’s summer you can be sure you’ll see me out there on the water trying to catch some bass.

Ultenic Vacuum Cleaner/Robot Mop Combo ($699)

Of course, having a clean home is always the goal, but when you work a lot and do volunteer work, it can get difficult to keep things in order. Robot vacuums have improved a lot over the years, with the Ultenic vacuum/mop combo unit being a prime example. It’s an expensive machine, but it works much better than I expected. As long as your carpets aren’t too thick or you have thick carpets on a hard (hardwood or LVP) surface, I can recommend this particular robot. It mops pretty well, and the solution the company sends along smells pretty good. For my home, which is full of dog hair, it’s also important to know that the vacuum has a suction power of 5000 Pa which can be adjusted as desired. The app can be described as complex as it uses a lot of icons for functions but once you master the app it is a really welcome addition to your home.

Benchmade Shootout OTF ($325)

I’ve been wanting a carry-along knife for a long time and Benchmade is based near Portland, Oregon so I wanted to give it a try. I got their Shootout and my goodness, is this knife awesome. As someone who fully appreciates fidget stuff, this knife is the perfect adult fidget toy. The shootout action is tight and fast and the blade came extremely sharp out of the box. As a bonus, it has a glass breaker on the handle in case you find yourself in a situation where there is a layer of glass between you and safety.

Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses

Ray-Ban Meta Smart Sunglasses (from $299)

When Meta and Ray-Ban first announced their smart glasses, I rolled my eyes at the idea. They were pretty expensive, and the features and connection to Meta put me off. But as reviews were published over several months, new features were added, and the sun started to shine in Portland after a long winter, I decided to take the plunge.

These sunglasses are fantastic. For one, they (surprisingly) take pretty good pictures that don’t require you to pull out your phone. I’ve taken them on hikes and really enjoyed the results of the shots. These camera features also come in handy when you have a child, pets, or other subjects where you might not want to hold a device in your hand, or just because you’re living in the moment. But my favorite feature is definitely the sound they produce. Like AfterShokz and their bone conduction audio, you can wear the Meta Ray-Bans and listen to music or audio from your device, and still Also Hear the world around you. As someone who always keeps their phone on silent, even for media, this has brought new fun to apps I’ve used in silent mode for so long.

These Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses also look great, are now available in several different shades, offer polarized lenses and are a big hit with my kid who often steals my phone to play silly games on the go. I really can’t recommend them enough and have even talked Tim into getting a pair. – Trowels

Mission Workshop Bag (starting at $95)

Mission Workshop, based in San Francisco, has been making super cool bags for years. They have everything from fanny packs to large duffel bags to backpacks. When Dad needs a new day bag, their duffel bags have dedicated laptop compartments on the side, and thanks to the weatherproof construction, we don’t have to worry about the contents getting too dirty when it rains. My old Adidas duffel bag can’t say the same.

FlexiSpot Chairs (starting at $349)

DL and FlexiSpot have known each other for a long time. I have been using one of their office chairs for some time and my wife uses one of their standing desks. The quality has held up exceptionally well. Father’s Day is a great time to buy as the company offers virtually all of their items at a solid discount. Personally, I highly recommend the C7 office chair. It has just the right amount of back support where I want it and even the neck support is good. You can never go wrong with a new office chair for dad or yourself.

Linkind Solar Lights ($45+)

I don’t know what it is, but I’m obsessed with outdoor lighting for my house. One reason is because I’ve found it helps to somewhat limit the wildlife, of which there is plenty out here. Plus, it lets me see my dog ​​when he pees outside at night. And most importantly, it just looks cool. I recently got these smart solar lights from Linkind, which are sometimes hit and miss just because of the Android app experience. They’re controlled by the AiDot app, which thankfully is a very good app. Setting them up and managing them is incredibly easy, and they look amazing. The whole process takes about a minute per light, if that. They’re a little pricey at $45 a pair, but they’re worth the investment.


Please tell your dad that Droid Life wishes him a Happy Father’s Day. And a big thank you to the companies that provided test samples of products for this year’s gift guide.

Pebblebee Tracker

Pebblebee Item Tracker (starting at $29.99)

Google recently launched its Find My Device network and the first compatible object trackers hit the market in parallel. Pebblebee was kind enough to send us their full range, including Clip, Card and Tag, for us to review.

These trackers start at $30, are completely waterproof, have built-in buzzers or LEDs (depending on the tracker), and—perhaps most importantly—are rechargeable. Most trackers of this type have batteries that you need to replace, but Pebblebee supplies you with a small connector cable with each one that you can plug in via USB-C for charging. The charge lasts 12 to 18 months, so don’t expect to have to recharge it that often.

My favorite of the three is probably the Pebblebee Tag because it’s easy to attach to a bag or stick to an object (with the included adhesive). It also has an LED and a loud buzzer to help you find lost items easily. – Trowels

Peak Design Slim Wallet

Peak Design Mobile Wallet ($49.95)

Since I use MagSafe-style cases on all the phones I’ve tested, I’ve incorporated MagSafe wallets into my life. My favorite of them all right now is the Peak Design Mobile Slim Wallet.

This wallet clips onto MagSafe accessories with such a tight grip that you don’t have to worry about losing it. It offers extra security as it secures all your cards with a magnetic flap on top that doubles as a pull cord to release your cards when you need them. It’s so much fun to pull the flap to release the cards and then slide it back into place before the magnet closes it tightly again. This is classic Peak Design in that it’s probably overly engineered yet perfectly executed.

I currently have 4 cards in my wallet, but I bet you could easily fit a 5th (or some cash) in there. It also comes in several fun colors to match your style and has a “lifetime guarantee” from Peak Design. – Trowels

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