With Father’s Day coming up around the corner (June 20th, just in case you forgot!), Office Upgraded knows that finding a gift can be tricky. Especially if you don’t keep track of all of your dad’s new hobbies, finding something useful, special, and interesting can be a challenge. That’s why we have compiled a list of the best tech gifts to set up dad’s home office. From headphones to wireless chargers, we’ve got you covered.
For dad’s who use the whole house as their office, this Google Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen is a great purchase, making it easier to control the temperature throughout the house with the click of a button. While smart thermostats have been around for a while, this one is one of the best.
With programmable settings, the Nest Learning Thermostat pays for itself and saves billions of kWh of energy in millions of homes around the world. On average, it can save you up to 10-20% on heating bills, something we are sure your dad will appreciate!
Not only does the Nest Thermostat program itself and save energy, with a remote control app you can adjust the temperature anytime, anywhere. Check this item out at amazon.com for only $196.99. With a number of color options, you can fit any home office style.
Going along with the energy efficient theme, check out these Philips Hue White 2-Count LED Smart Bulbs. If your dad is the type to yell about the lights being left on, smart bulbs that connect to both Alexa and Google Assistant are a perfect gift for his home office.
These lights can be controlled with the click of a button, or a quick verbal command, and integrate seamlessly into your home. With a nightlight setting, and easily dimmable bulbs, these Philips Hue White LED Bulbs are perfect for anyone who works late nights.
Not only that, if you want to go all out, you can expand your ecosystem with the Hue Hub, a router that allows you to connect indoor and outdoor lights to your wi-fi router. For any techie dad, this is sure to give them a project to spend some time on.
Check this item out at amazon.com for only $29.30.
If you’re looking for something a little more “office” specific, this Nomad Wireless Charging Stand is a great option. At $100, or as low as $10/month with financing, this stand from Mark and Graham offers powerful wireless charging with a refined, compact design. With a leather charging surface that protects your phone from scratches and holds your device at a convenient angle, this is easy to use and highly functional.
For a fun touch, you can add a classic foil monogram for the ultimate gift.
Speaking of phones, and computer screens, don’t forget to grab a pair of High Quality Blue Light Glasses to protect dad’s eyesight. Barner blue light glasses reduce eye strain, improve sleep, and enhance wellbeing, all while looking cool. Available with and without prescriptions, Blue Light glasses can help boost your digital life and productivity in the office.
For people who spend nearly nine hours a day in front of digital devices, eye protection has never been more important. Plus, at the low price of $32, there is no reason not to grab a new pair!
As one reviewer said,
My eyes no longer feel dry and sting after a day at work using my laptop. I no longer feel tired at the end of the day. These are a must have!Barner Blue Light Glasses – barnerbrand.com
To go along with dad’s better eyesight, this Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame is a great Father’s Day gift. Add a couple of pictures of you and your family, and dad’s sure to be happy with this new office accessory. This device allows you to share both photos and videos privately and safely in about 15 seconds.
With an app for iOS and Android, you can connect to Google Photos, Dropbox, Facebook, and Instagram, giving you full control over the frame and keeping your photos up to date. And, this frame can either sit on the desk, or be wall-mounted, allowing for maximum flexibility to fit any home office space.
If you’re looking for full connectivity for a home office, the new Echo Dot with Alexa is a great addition. Not only does this add to the tech-friendly office environment, it also connects with the LED Smart Bulbs linked previously.
This sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals for full sound, and gives you complete control over your entertainment. You can play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home (or home office) and Alexa can connect to your smart home. Any compatible devices, like your lights, thermostats, and door locks can connect and be adjusted with a simple voice command.
The Echo Dot is also a great addition to any home office, because it is easy to connect with others hands-free. Does your dad lose his phone frequently? Now, he won’t have to worry.
If you don’t want to hear dad’s music, these Sony Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones are a great purchase. These industry-leading noise cancelling headphones with Dual Noise Sensor technology offer next-level music listening opportunities. A touch sensor controls the pause, play, and skip buttons, and you can activate your voice assistant and answer office phone calls.
With precise voice pickup and five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal processing, it is easy to communicate clearly for any meeting dad may have. Additionally, with 30-hour battery life, you don’t have to worry about running out of charge during work.
As one reviewer mentions, these have a number of advantages, like:
- Being 100% charged right out of the box
- Connecting to many features in the Sony Connect App
- Automatic firmware updates
- Voice clarity on both ends of a call
- Easily connected to multiple devices
- Quick and easy Bluetooth setup
If your dad is looking for the best headphones to add to his home office, these are the ones for you.
Branching off from music-based technology, this COSORI Coffee Mug Warmer is a great addition for those who work early in the morning (or like a coffee mid-afternoon). This newly-released coffee warmer and mug set offers better thermal conductivity and premium quality to keep beverages warm all day. It also comes with a matching mug, made of food-grade 304 stainless steel, with a cool-touch handle and silicone slip-resistant sleeve.
Give dad the gift of caffeine during his work-day, at the perfect temperature, all day long.
As one reviewer said,
“this cup keeps your coffee and tea HOT. Perfectly, deliciously hot for hours.”Cosori Coffee Mug Warmer – amazon.com
Just don’t forget to turn it off once you’ve heated your drink!
If you want something a little more traditional to make a morning cup, check out this Keurig K-Select Programmable Coffee Maker.
With multiple colors to match any office, this Keurig allows you to prepare up to 5 cups of coffee at once. With Quiet Brew Technology, your dad can make his coffee quietly, without waking up the family and keep it clean, with an easily removable drip tray.
If you want to make sure to be environmentally friendly, this Keurig is compatible with the My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter, although this is sold separately at officedepot.com.
At only $136.49, this coffee maker is a fairly inexpensive gift that offers a lifetime of coffee.
And, last but not least, if you dad can be a little messy, this Eufy RoboVac 35C Vacuum is affordable and compatible with Amazon Alexa. With wi-fi convenience, and worry-free cleaning, this is a perfect gift for anyone with a home office. If you eat lunch at the desk, take a break for a quick snack, or have a mishap with your hole punch, this vacuum will clean it quickly and quietly.
With BoostIQ Technology, this robotic vacuum cleaner automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is needed, and offers up to 100 minutes of constant suction at a quiet operating volume.
For non-stop cleaning with a zero attention needed device, check out this vacuum at amazon.com.
With Father’s Day only a few short weeks away, Office Upgraded has a number of great suggestions for dad’s home office. Or, if you are looking for your own upgraded technology, this article provides a number of compatible, easy-to-use, technology additions for any home.
Check out the items at the links below:
- Google Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen
- Philips Hue White 2-Count LED Smart Bulbs
- Nomad Wireless Charging Stand
- High Quality Blue Light Glasses
- Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame
- Echo Dot with Alexa
- Sony Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
- COSORI Coffee Mug Warmer
- Keurig K-Select Programmable Coffee Maker
- Eufy RoboVac 35C Vacuum
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