Got a gadget-loving grad or dad that you need a gift for? Whether they’re into gaming, mobile gadgets or music, there’s likely a gadget that would make the perfect gift for that special someone on your list. From glasses that reduce eye strain due to prolonged computer use to levitating Bluetooth speakers to Steampunk USB drives to remote bots, we’ve gathered a list of 11 new and innovative gadgets that are sure to please.
Gifts for Dads and Grads
Click through for 11 new and innovative gadgets for that special dad or grad in your life.
Gunnar Vayper Gaming Glasses
If you or your loved one spends a lot of time looking at a computer monitor, for gaming or work, you should check out the Gunnar Vayper Gaming Glasses. You see, high-efficiency fluorescent lighting and computer monitors in offices are highly shifted toward the blue end of the spectrum. The problem is, blue light focuses differently on the retina than the rest of the spectrum.
What you need is a way to filter out some of those blues that give your eyes so much trouble. With amber lenses, Gunnar computer glasses shift that light to the warmer end of the spectrum, giving your tired eyes a chance to recover. Not only do they filter blue light, they also reduce glare, helping with eye strain even more.
Cryptex-Steampunk USB Drive
Looking for a gift for a Steampunk fan? Check out the Cryptex-Steampunk USB Drive. This SteamPunk-inspired drive comes with a manual, five-dial combination preset to a specific number. Only people with the code can get into it to get access to the drive, which slides out when the correct combination is dialed. It’s small enough to hang from your keychain.
Everything You Need (EYN)
Like to travel light? Check out the EYN Case for iPhone. It can help simplify life by allowing you to carry your cash and up to three cards snuggled with your phone. Made of polycarbonate, the EYN Case is available for iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 4/4S, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 and is available in a variety of colors.
Om/One Levitating Speaker
Speakers with Bluetooth® capability are great, because they mean our audio experience no longer has to be tied down by wires. But what about a speaker that means your audio experience no longer has to be tied down by gravity? Meet the Om/One, the world’s first levitating Bluetooth speaker.
Vecto Mini Water-Resistant Speaker
With a rugged water-resistant and shock-proof chassis, the Vecto Mini Water-Resistant Speaker is designed to stand up to even the most reckless outdoor activities. Boasting a whopping 6 watt output and built-in Bluetooth (allowing you to wirelessly stream your music from any Bluetooth device such as a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player), you can also control the track and volume directly from the speaker.
GameClutch Universal Clip Controller
Like to play games on your smartphone? The GameClutch Universal Clip Controller gives you a console-esque gaming experience, without taxing your device’s power supply (it is just a grip, after all). Your hands and devices will thank you for using a GameClutch Universal Clip Controller, and hopefully, your gaming will improve, too.
2.4GHz Wireless TV Headphones
Like to watch TV but don’t want to disturb those around you? Check out the 2.4GHz Wireless TV Headphones. The headphones’ wireless desktop transmitter has AUX IN connections for TV, CD/DVD player, PC/laptop, or mobile device. You only need to pair the headphones and transmitter to an audio source once. Use the same audio source again, and the headphones will automatically pair to the transmitter once it’s connected! Soft-touch padded headphones let you listen in comfort for hours. Listen for up to 10 hours on a single charge.
Selfie™ Wireless Remote Shutter
Tired of seeing your outstretched arm in a selfie? Always seem to leave someone out of the group shot? Not anymore! With Selfie, getting the perfect shot is easy. Simply download the free Easy Shot App, attach one of the two included phone stands to your iPhone or Android device, gather everyone in front of the camera and press the Shot key on the wireless remote. It’s compact, light and easy to carry, so you never miss a photo opportunity.
Jumping Sumo App-Controlled MiniDrone
Jumping Sumo is a responsive bot with a strong personality. It rolls, rushes, zig-zags, circles, takes turns at 90-degrees, and in a flash, leaps up to 2.5 feet high, clearing obstacles that stop other rolling drones in their tracks. And, thanks to its embedded camera, it plunges you into the heart of the action. Jumping Sumo has three control modes:
- Jumper: Jumps up to 2.5 feet in height and length, and always lands on its wheels.
- Kicker: Its spring enables it to push objects in its path.
- Auto-balance: two-wheel self balancing, like a “Segway.”
Satechi’s 7-Port USB Charging Station Dock
Satechi’s 7-Port USB Charging Station Dock is the ideal solution for users in need of a device to quickly and efficiently charge multiple smart devices at once without clutter or the mess of wires. Featuring three 2.4A ports and four 1A ports, the dock is able to charge both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
Ideal for any home or office setting, the 7-Port USB charging dock station boasts a compact (7.4 x 5.5 inches), space-saving design to reduce clutter and avoid taking up valuable desk and countertop space. The user friendly dock can charge smartphones and tablets even with its protective cases on. Simply connect the station to a wall outlet, load in up to seven devices, press the power button, and the blue LED light will indicate that it’s powered on and ready to charge.
KP400 Switchable Keyboard
When it comes to typing on a variety of devices, having a keyboard that can alternate between wired and Bluetooth connectivity can be your new best friend. The Kensington KP400 Switchable Keyboard lets you work with a laptop, a tablet, or even a smartphone together so you can take productivity to a new level. The keyboard is full-sized and includes a numeric keypad, providing you a professional typing experience whether you are using it with a PC, tablet or smartphone. The keyboard can be powered using either a detachable wired connection through a USB port on your laptop, or with batteries when it’s in Bluetooth mode. Installation is simple and easy so you can start typing in no time at all.