11 Innovative Gifts To Bring Dad Into the 21st Century

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We know your dad’s ancient flip phone and decades-old suitcase still work perfectly well, thank you very much, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t due for an upgrade. Bring your dad into this century with these 11 innovative gift ideas.

1. Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Charger; $399

Your workaholic dad may need to recharge his own batteries, but once he’s got this incredible briefcase, his electronic devices will be just fine.

Find It: VoltaicSystems.com

2. Tile; $60 for four

If your dad is always losing his remote, this new app will be a godsend. Just affix a small tile to any object that has a tendency to get lost, and you’ll be able to track its whereabouts with your smart phone.

Find It: thetileapp.com

3. GoPro HERO4; $499.99

Transform your dad’s home movies into mini-blockbusters. The GoPro HERO4 can capture any of his favorite activities, from golf to deep-sea fishing to watching golf, so you can relive his experience at home.

Find It: GoPro.com

4. Pivot Power Surge Protector; $29.99

Dads love a well-organized powerstrip, and this flexible lifesaver can accommodate even the bulkiest adapters.

Find It: quirky.com

5. Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtips; $198

Upgrade Dad's kicks with these modernized waterproof wingtips that are business on the top, party on the bottom, and stylish all-around.

Find It: Colehaan.com

6. Portable BBQ Suitcase; $52.99

Your dad never has to step away from the grill—and can look like an international man of mystery in the process—with this piece of stainless steel luggage.

Find It: JackThreads.com

 7. Notion Intelligent Home Sensor; $99

This sensor system can send your dad alerts to his smartphone if the smoke alarm goes off, there's a water leak, or ahem, someone forgets to turn off the lights after leaving a room.

Find It: Kickstarter.com

8. 4-in-1 Travel Adaptor; $25

No matter where your dad’s travels take him, this stylish adaptor will keep him connected. Color-coding makes it easy to figure out where in the world each plug works.

Find It: momastore.org

9. Victorinox Slim Jettsetter Multitool; $36.99

What do you get for the man who has everything? The all-in-one Swiss tool that also has everything, including scissors, a screwdriver, and an emergency 8GB flash drive.

Find It: Swissknifeshop.com

10. Tikker, the Happiness Watch, $70

Want to get your dad to live in the moment and enjoy life a little more? This watch reminds wearers to live it up by calculating how much time they have left to live.

Find It: Mytikker.com

11. Basis Peak – Ultimate Fitness and Sleep Tracker; $199.99

He taught you how to ride a bike and take care of yourself. Now it's your turn to return the favor with this tracker that monitors exercise, sleep, and exactly how much his heart races when you talk about going back to grad school.

Find It: mybasis.com

Smart innovation like Intel® RealSense™ technology with gesture control and 3D scanning will effortlessly bring Dad into the 21st century. Learn more here: intel.com