5 tech gift ideas for Dad

If you’re like me, you may be taking advantage of your Amazon Prime membership today in order to snag a great gift for Dad in time for Father’s Day this Sunday. So I’m rounding up some tech gifts that the farmer dad on your list may enjoy. From a rugged smartphone cover to a portable Bluetooth speaker, here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling on your last minute Father’s Day shopping.

Rugged smartphone cover

The LifeProof Fre Series smartphone cover is less bulky than some comparable brands, and it offers full water, dirt, snow, and shock proofing. It can be submerged in water up to 6.6 feet deep for up to an hour and can also be dropped without damage from up to 6.6 feet. The case is offered for both the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.

Price is $61.99 on Amazon.

Find the iPhone case on Amazon here.

Find the Samsung Galaxy case on Amazon here.

High-tech beverage cooler, anyone?

Is Dad tired of his drink getting warm too quickly while out doing summer chores on the farm? The “Hooler” is a handheld cooler that keeps drinks cold longer and just requires adding ice and water – then Dad’s favorite beverage of choice, whether that’s a Coca Cola or… maybe a nice lager, stays cold longer than the average koozie could offer. From the Hooler website: “The Hooler is the only product that actively works to keep your drink ice cold by harnessing the power of two simple components that have been proven since the dawn of time: ice and water. “ My own Dad just retired, so thanks to that good ole’ Amazon Prime membership, this one’s showing up on my doorstep on Saturday (he’ll likely use it for his favorite Extra Pale Ale – his new favorite retirement treat).

Price is $19.99. Find it on Amazon here.

Tracking that fitness

Now that we’ve covered that beverage cooler option, let’s think healthy. Has Dad been paying more attention to staying healthy and keeping that beer gut in check this year? A Fitbit may be a good option if so. Maybe he’ll simply be entertained by how active he already is during the summer months packed with farming chores. And this one in black is a nice option that looks similar to wearing a watch.

Price: $149.95. Found on Amazon here.

Turn on the tunes

This portable Bluetooth speaker will allow Dad to turn up the tunes anywhere around the farm or in the shop, since it’s waterproof and shockproof. With the Bluetooth connectivity, he can stream tunes or his favorite podcasts right from his smartphone to the speaker. Amazon says you can even take the thing into the shower. And at an affordable $39.99, this is a good option for the thrifty shoppers.

Find on Amazon here.

Keeping that smartphone fired up

Does Dad’s phone tend to run low on battery life while he’s running various apps during work? Consider a portable smartphone charger – this one charges both iPhones and Samsung Galaxies. Yes, it says it’s “lipstick-sized,” but hey, that means he could throw it in his pocket. I’ve personally used these while traveling and find them to be very useful when you’re needing a charge on-the-go.

This one is priced at $19.97. Find on Amazon here.

These are just a few ideas to get your mind going on what could be a great gift for Dad. Happy shopping, and more importantly, happy Father’s Day to all the hard-working farmer Dads out there.

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