Some Great Tech Gifts For Father’s Day

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Looking for some great tech gifts that are not obvious for Father’s Day?

I’ve got you.

Here are some goodies:

  • Better headphones for sleep and travel – Musicozy Sleep Headphones. Great Bluetooth headband that doubles as an eye mask (about $25).
  • Bring that shopping massage chair home (sort of) – Neck and Shoulder Back Massager with Heat Function. This, surprisingly, does the trick to relax the shoulders and neck. The heat is a bonus feature. Also, make sure to search around for the one that’s best for you – Amazon/Walmart third-party marketplace is littered with a ton of these from random manufacturers (about $80).
  • Be the best presenter in every meeting. Logitech R800 Laser Presentation Remote. As someone who presents in meetings and conferences, I’ve tried every kind of remote presenter imaginable. Trust me, standing (or sitting) by your computer and clicking the space button to advance your slides is no way to live. This has been my go to remote presenter since it first launched many years back. One of the best features is the built-in timer that gives you a silent vibrate when your time is coming close to ending (about $100). 
  • Get inspired, read more and get an e-book reader. Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. I don’t go anywhere without my Kindle. While I prefer the original Kindle, this Paperwhite Signature edition has a lot more features and functionality (around $170).  
  • Sound better in every Zoom meeting and when presenting. Shure MV7 microphone. I can’t say enough good things about this microphone. I use it for everyday online meetings, virtual keynote presentations and for recording podcasts. Make sure to grab this model, because it’s both USB (plugs directly into your computer) and XLR (for fancier studios/recording interfaces). It also has built-in audio effects to make you sound like a professional broadcaster (around $250).
  • If you’re going to sound better with the Shure MV7 microphone, you might as well look better online too. InstaLink 360 webcam. Welcome to the future with this AI-powered 4K webcam. You not only get some great looking quality video (along with the ability to have better lighting, etc.), but the AI tracking will follow you everywhere, so you can stand and move around, and this camera will follow you. It’s like having a camera operator with you at every step of the meeting. 
  • A big step forward in laptop backpacks. Tumi – Alpha – Compact Laptop Brief Pack. I never liked the look of a briefcase. I always preferred a backpack (especially with the kind of business travel that I do). Over the past two decades, I have tried countless bags in a effort to find one that checks all of the boxes: light, rugged, enough storage, professional looking, durable, one that stands up when on the floor, and fits properly under the seat on a plane. Admittedly, I avoided the Tumi brand, until I came across this one. I can’t imagine buying another laptop carrying case ever again. It’s a luxury, but it stands the test of time and road miles (around $850).

I’d love to keep this list going, so feel free to add your top picks in the comments below.

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