A last minute Father’s Day Guide for the father figure in your life
It is only 4 days until Father’s Day and given the last fortnight it is totally reasonable if you forgot.
But it isn’t too late to get that present shipped directly to Dad or the father figure in your life.
If you aren’t confident in the couriers due to their increased workload then maybe some of the digital goodies or subs at the bottom may cut the mustard.
Or just make them a card or give them a call. It is the thought that counts.
A new phone for you beloved Dad
Brian reviewed the Oppo Find X3 Lite and determined “Overall, the Oppo Find X3 Lite is a $1200 phone in a $799 package”.
If $800 isn’t too steep for Fathers Day and Dad needs a new phone then we have an answer. This glorious beast.
A smart watch for the father that needs to run or relax
When Blair reviewed the Fitbit Sense he was blown away at how much of a premium bit of technology this was. It was definitely not just a fitness tracker, but a means to get some relaxation and a great bit of tech. If your father figure likes tech then you can’t go wrong with the Sense.
On the flip side if you father figure likes tech but wants to look a little fancier, then how about a look at the Fitbit Luxe? Hannah reviewed it and found that while it doesn’t have all the tech and gadgets, it is a great fitness tracker that looks amazing too.
No matter what your Dad likes, Fitbit wants an option available.
A headsets for Dad’s new console
Maybe your Dad needs a new headset.
Well Blair checked out the Astro A50 Wireless Headset on Xbox Series X and the cheaper HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset For PlayStation.
Both he deemed were great headsets for the price.
The Astro A50 Wireless Headset is available for PlayStation as well and it blew Blair away. The quality of the sound, battery life, and comfort were all excellent. They of course come with a $500 price tag, so you really get what you pay for here.
For a lot of people $500 is way too much for a headset. Hell for some people $500 is too much for rent, but we won’t go down that rabbit hole here. I am trying to convince you buying stuff is cool.
So for the more budget conscious gamer a cheaper headset might be needed. If your Dad has a PS5 then the $170 HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset For PlayStation may be what the doctor ordered.
Blair reviewed and was blown away at the quality and comfort given the price. It also looks pretty cool next to the PS5 and DualSense.
A mouse to make working from home more awesome
Does your father figure work from home? Maybe he is just a PC gamer with an old mouse? Either way we checked out a couple of amazing mice this year.
For the all frills approach there is the Steelseries Prime Wireless Mouse. Blair reviewed this and couldn’t believe how well this mouse performed. That and a rechargeable battery with a long battery life makes it a banger. But it does rock a $250 price tag.
If that is too high of a price tag, then the HyperX Pulsefire Haste cabled mouse might be what the doctor ordered. With its hex design it is super light and can look super colorful. Blair was very impressed given its under $100 price tag.
A TV Sub for the exhausted father
There is a bunch of subscription services with a wide selection of TV shows and Movies. But what if your father or father figure has a very specific taste.
Well if they like British mystery, drama and comedy then Acorn TV might make them very happy. If Horror is their jam then Shudder could be exactly what the doctor ordered.
These have monthly and annual pricing depending on your budget. Monthly subscriptions are $7.99/month or take the annual membership option of $79.99.
If my son or wife are reading this, no thanks to Shudder. The logo scares this wuss enough…
How about some games?
If your Dad is a Switch gamer then Bronwyn was impressed with Mario Golf: Super Rush. This would allow playing with the whole family, or on his own in the basement. Whatever your father needs this fathers day this should do it.
If you are after an anime style action title then Blair was blown away by Scarlet Nexus. This one you could get your dad on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation.
This would be the perfect game for your father figure to melt into on the couch while you make them their breakfast, lunch, and tea. Or maybe just the game and they cook. Your call.
If Dad is gaming on a Xbox but for some reason doesn’t have Game Pass, then this is a no brainer. An absurd number of games available to play on the fly with titles changing on the regular.
And if he is just a PC gamer you can pick up Xbox Game Pass for PC. Or Game Pass Ultimate covers him on both machines.
Pre-order a new game for dad
What do you get a dad with all the latest games and toys? How about a new game so he can have it day one.
Maybe an adventure is what he needs he wants to put his PS5 to full use. Then maybe Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a nagical world he can escape to.
Kena Bridge of Spirits launches on the 21st to PS5 so a slightly longer wait for Dad. It does like it is worth waiting for.
Obviously with pre-orders you are taking the gamble as you don’t know their quality yet. But maybe something nice shiny and new is what Dad needs. And he can’t tell you the game sucks if it is a gift anyway.