Father’s Day 2017 is right around the corner. Have you picked up a gift for dear old dad, yet? If not, here are 7 Awesome Father’s Day Gift ideas For The Smart Dad!
Skybell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
The Skybell Video Doorbell is a ruggedly built, smart HD video doorbell. It can withstand temperatures -40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It includes 1080p quality video, and motion sensing. So your Skybell app will alert you someone is there EVEN if they don’t press the doorbell!
Additionally, purchasers can enjoy free live video feed an incredible ease in setup and use. It even works with existing doorbell wires! Skybell Doorbells come with a 1 year warranty and Skybell also promises to send you a new replacement unit if yours is stolen!
- COLOR nightvision
- FREE 7 days of video storage
- Works with existing doorbell wiring
- Camera features 5x zoom capability
- 1080p HD video quality and a 180 degree field of view
- Works with Alexa, Nest, Honeywell, Kwikset, and more!
Get a Skybell Video Doorbell (CLICK HERE)
ecobee4 Alexa Enabled Thermostat
ecobee is making an even bigger name for itself with its all new ecobee4 Alexa enabled thermostat. Many different companies are claiming that ecobee has surmounted nest with their latest addition to their smart thermostat line. Also, the ecobee4 doesn’t just WORK with Alexa, it IS Alexa.
That’s right, the ecobee4 smart thermostat has a built in Alexa speaker that you can talk to, just like an Echo Dot on your wall! Furthermore, the the ecobee smart thermostats are the only line that includes a room sensor to help manage hot and cold spots, which is especially helpful in two story homes!
- Built in Alexa speaker
- Best Smart Thermostat for 2 story homes
- Works with Apple HomeKit and Samsung Smart Things
- Individual room sensor included to manage hot and cold spots
Get an ecobee4 Alexa Enabled Thermostat (CLICK HERE)
Petnet Smartfeeder for Cats and Dogs
The Petnet Smartfeeder is an excellent Father’s Day gift for the animal loving dad! The Petnet Smartfeeder is an automatic pet feeder that Dad can control through an app on his smart phone. But the app doesn’t stop at setting meal times. Dad can actually research individual pet foods through the Petnet mobile app and get recommendations based on his animals age and weight to manage his pet’s diet as they grow!
- Schedule meals
- Remotely feed your pet from your phone
- Receive notifications when food is running low or when your pet has been fed
- Get portion recommendations from the app based on your pet’s age and weight!
Get a Petnet Smartfeeder (CLICK HERE)
Philips Hue Color Starter Kit, 3rd Generation
Here’s a great Father’s Day gift, light bulbs dad can control through his phone! Set the room to match his team’s colors on game day. Create scenes and presets for movie night or reading time. Dad can even voice control Philips Hue bulbs with Alexa.
- Set beautiful scenes
- Insane color selection (millions of colors)
- Works with Alexa, Google Home, and More
- Crazy control through Hue app and Alexa Skill
TP-Link Smart Plug Mini 2-Pack
I call these “Gateway Plugs.” It’s like dipping your toes in the smarthome pool. The TP Link Smart Plug Mini 2 pack make great smart home devices and gifts for Father’s Day because of their ease of setup, ease of use, and crazy cheap affordability. A TP-Link Smart Plug Mini is really convenient for turning on and off hard to reach accessories and setting timers to turn certain things on and off around Dad’s home.
- No hub required
- Crazy affordable
- Anyone can use these
- No rewiring or install necessary
- Can work in any outlet in any room
- Just need wi-fi and a smart phone to operate
Get TP-Link Smart Plug Mini 2-Pack (CLICK HERE)
August Smart Lock 2nd Generation HomeKit Enabled
How annoying is digging for your keys when you are carrying groceries? The August Smart Lock gives Dad awesome keyless entry abilities so that will never happen to him again! As a standard, the August Smart Lock works with your phone’s bluetooth to lock and unlock automatically or manually. Also, with new Apple HomeKit integration, you can control your locks with Siri!
- Keyless entry
- Apple HomeKit enabled
- August Smart Lock Setup only takes a couple minutes
- Dad can give virtual keys for better control over his home
- Keep track of who is coming and going with the August App
*If you want to control your August Smart Lock with wi-fi instead of Bluetooth, you’ll need a bridge like an Apple TV or August Connect (See on Amazon).
Get an August Smart Lock (CLICK HERE)
Echo Dot 2nd Generation
An Echo Dot almost goes without saying, and probably shouldn’t even be in this list. But why is it then? And why shouldn’t it be here?
Well, Echo Dots shouldn’t be here because if your dad is into smart devices AT ALL, chances are, he already owns some an Alexa enabled device or something similar. However, it should be here because if he only has ONE Alexa device it is probably in his living room. Getting Dad an Echo Dot this Father’s Day allows him to take his smart home capabilities anywhere. As smaller versions of the Amazon Echo, Echo Dots are really popular gadgets for right beside the bed on the nightstand. He can set an alarm before bed. Ask about the weather as soon as he wakes up. ANd also set those last minute reminders right before he falls asleep.
- Super affordable
- Take Alexa into any room
- Small enough to fit into any room