Does dad have more followers on Twitter than you? Does he need to get every cool tech gadget when it comes out–even if he doesn’t need it? Boys might pretend to grow up, but they still need their toys. For the techie dad, that includes anything that can be plugged in, downloaded, or serve as a super nerdy conversation piece.
If you are stumped on what to buy for the geeked out patriarch of your family this holiday season, peruse these Ten Cool & Quirky Tech Gifts For The Geek Dad.
If dad travels a lot (or just needs to block out your mom telling him to take out the trash while he is watching the game), these Bose QuietComfort15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are a perfect (and cunning) gift.
Dad can listen to all the things he loves in peace and much needed quiet.
Boring USB drives are, well, boring. If your father is truly a super nerd, these faux-glasses-turned-tech-tool can hold about 2 gigs of music, entertainment, or work nonsense.
No one will have a cooler (or nerdier) USB flash drive.
Having a turntable has a vintage allure and your dad can listen to all those old Rush albums from high school. But unless he is a mega DJ or “rocking” out from a Victrola, most turntables are either too complicated, too ugly, or too impractical for the average dad.
This awesome turntable from Audiowood is made from a piece of ashwood, a Premotech motor, a Rega tonearm, and a glass platter. It plays the record like it is meant to be heard, while looking like a piece of art.
If your pop wants to take his pop hits to go, how about this cool to-go cup/portable speaker? Whether your father is at work or on a business trip, this Mai Coffee Cup Speaker is compatible with iPods, iPhones, MP3s or CD players.
Just make sure he doesn’t accidentally throw it away (or try to drink out of it.)
We feel like we don’t really have to explain why these Nintendo Super Mario wall decals are awesome. Mom may not like them, but the old school video game freak in your Dad would probably love to have this in his home office or study to remind him what it was like to be a kid.
Change the sentiment that no one tells time on their watch anymore. The Hex iPod Nano Strap is a custom has integrated control buttons, an audio port cover, and is the perfect place to put an iPod Nano for your commuting dad.
He can listen to the news, tells time, and look at pictures of your beautiful face–all from the convenience of his watch!
Dad needs some cool speakers to go with the groovy turntable above and these excellently designed speakers straight from Japan offer great sound and awesome design.
Admittedly, we want one of these for ourselves, but for the tech-driven dad with musical dreams, the Tenori-On is like something out of sci-fi movie.
The Tenori-On is a totally intuitive instrument that plays music (and lights up dramatically) based on what parts of the grid you press. You can also manually change things like tone and tempo.
The instrument is also super relaxing.
Watch it work its magic! It’s amazing! Who knows? Maybe you’ll be starting an electronic band with your Dad soon.
Not only is this gift super cheap and practical, it’s a perfect gift for the dad who loves to take pictures on his iPhone 3G or 3Gs and can’t shell out on a new iPhone yet.
The Clarifi lens goes over the built-in lens of the iPhone and will give your father more accurate, detailed pictures. Combine this with a cool camera app like Hipstamatic and your father’s iPhone can almost be as good as an expensive camera.
Sometimes the techie dad can forget to get off the couch where he is settled in with his iPad or Playstation. Get him the gift that keeps on giving–better health! This devices determines training intensity for you for each training session, fitness, calorie, fat burning and heart rate.
The perfect nerdy device to keep your Dad’s ticker ticking, especially after he sees this year credit car bill!