This Father’s Day, we looked for smart gadgets for every kind of Dad in your life. And with more family time in the backyard, we included some eco-friendly gadgets that do good for the planet, too.
For the “forgetful” Dad
This small, waterproof Bluetooth tracker has an adhesive back and 150-foot range so Dad can keep track of the most important things around the house from his smartphone. If Dad somehow manages to lose his Tiled stuff outside the home, fear not. The “Community Find” feature allows him to anonymously recruit the entire Tile community to help find it.
For the “lawn-loving” Dad
Say goodbye to overwatering with Rachio, a sprinkler controller that uses automatic irrigation scheduling to save water. Smart home integrations like IFTTT allow you to automate when your sprinklers are on. You can also detect any broken sprinkler heads from your smartphone before they impact your monthly bill, saving Dad time tracking down repairs and ultimately saving money on his next water bill.
For the “gardener” Dad
This lightweight pruning chainsaw makes trimming backyard trees and shrubs a breeze. The GTA 26 comes with high cutting performance–without the noise or emissions of a traditional chainsaw. This battery-operated chainsaw lasts for about 80 cuts of 4 cm branches or around 25 minutes, making it a good choice for routine yard work.
For the “backyard” Dad
This chargeable string trimmer is perfect for cutting crisp lines near fences, trees and plant beds to help obliterate weeds. With a high-efficiency brushless motor and variable speed control, this string trimmer will be one of Dad’s favorite tools for the backyard, comes with a 5-year limited warranty and is packed with cutting-edge features.
For the “music-loving” Dad
As one of the leaders in home speakers, Sonos has made a durable, battery-powered smart speaker that’s perfect for indoor and outdoor listening. With a loud, full sound and reliable wireless connectivity, the Sonos Move sounds great anywhere and comes with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integrations built-in. If Dad has another Sonos speaker in the house, the Sonos Move seamlessly integrates with other Sonos products, making set-up a breeze.