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Last Minute Gifts For Dad: 5 Cool Gadgets & Gizmos

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(Samsung)

Struggling to come up with a last minute gift for Father’s Day? These cool gadgets and gizmos will make great gifts for dad. Check out our top picks for Father’s Day gifts that you can find in a store near you, or order online and get in time for Father’s Day (with expedited shipping.)


1. iGrill Remote Grilling Thermometer With Bluetooth

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(iDevices)

This iGrill model from iDevices is the ultimate grilling gadget. If your dad thinks he’s the master of the grill, this handy, Bluetooth-enabled device is a great gift. The remote thermometer lets you probe a piece of meat to get its internal temperature, but the display lets you check on the meat from up to 150 feet away.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Works from 150 feet away
  • Illuminated display
  • 200 hours of battery life
  • Magnetic mount makes it easy to place on metal surfaces
  • Four probe capability

  • Cons:

  • A little on the pricey side
  • Runs on batteries, battery cost over the summer could be high
  • Some user reviews state the build quality is a bit low-end
  • Display can be a bit hard to read in direct sunlight
  • Four probes may be more than some dads need when grilling

  • 2. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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    (Samsung)

    If your dad is an Android fan, this large tablet from Samsung ticks all the boxes. The device’s larger screen makes for a better experience when watching movies or while working on business-related projects. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro tablet is a solid bet for Father’s Day.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Comes with S Pen stylus, which offers added functionality
  • Great for multitasking
  • S Pen stylus helps you to keep the screen fingerprint-free
  • Remote PC is a great feature
  • Beautiful display

  • Cons:

  • iPad Air is cheaper (if a bit smaller)
  • Large screen may feel heavy or bulky to some
  • Some Android apps feel like rushed “upsized” versions of phone apps
  • Poor audio and video codec support
  • S Pen feels a bit cheap

  • 3. Cobra XRS9370 High-Performance Radar/Laser Detector with 360-Degree Protection

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    (Cobra)

    If your dad has a need for speed, this auto accessory makes a great gift. This radar detector alerts your dad to the presence of police running radar speed checks. (Note: radar detectors are not legal in all states or jurisdictions, use this product in accordance with your local laws.)

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Compact unit detects all 14 radar/laser bands at greater range than its predecessor
  • Cheaper than some of its competitors
  • City/Highway modes allow the user to minimize false positives
  • Lightweight
  • One-year warranty

  • Cons:

  • Lacks voice alert feature found on higher-end models
  • No touchscreen
  • No GPS-based Compass
  • Some users find detection doesn’t beep early enough
  • Some users have reported issues with start-up

  • 4. Belkin WeMo Light Switch

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    (Belkin)

    The Belkin WeMo Light Switch will appeal to any dad with a smartphone. There’s just something so cool about being able to control the lights in your home right from your phone. Whether dad is into saving money on his electric bill or wants a way to beef up security, the Belkin WeMo system is a cool gift he’ll really appreciate.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Easy to set up
  • Fun to use
  • Appeals to dads who prefer more practical gifts
  • Modular system
  • WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router

  • Cons:

  • Not recommended to use with a metal faceplate, which may interfere with a Wi-Fi connection
  • Requires a neutral wire
  • Somewhat expensive to do for a whole house full of switches
  • Does requires your device to run at least Android 4.0 or iOS 5
  • WeMo Motion required for certain uses

  • 5. Hitcase Waterproof iPhone Case

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    (Hitcase)

    The Hitcase is by far your best waterproof case option if you love photography. It’s also ideal for swimmers and underwater photographers. If your dad loves both outdoor sports and taking great photos, this awesome accessory is a great gift for an iPhone-owning dad.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • The best waterproof iPhone case for photographers
  • Waterproof up to 10m/33 Feet
  • Case can be removed in just 3 seconds
  • Rugged construction with great vibration absorption
  • Mountable system makes it perfect for placement on bikes, chest, helmets, and more

  • Cons:

  • Cost may be prohibitively expensive for some buyers
  • No TouchID support
  • No support for iPhone 5c, or for iPhone models prior to the iPhone 4
  • Call quality somewhat impacted by case design
  • Overkill for dads who don’t take lot of photo or videos

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