Father’s Day is just around the corner, and as every mom, wife and child knows, fulfilling dad’s wish list can be a tall order. 


But a 2015 survey from RetailMeNot reveals some clues into what dads do and do not want for his special day.  According to the survey, 46 percent of dads say extra time with family fits the bill just fine. 

But the dads who named a preference for a gift were specific and clear, with nearly half of them – 48 percent – saying they’d love to receive electronic devices and gadgets.

So, what’s hot in tech for the dad in your life? 

According to AT&T’s David Underwood, it’s easy to match a dad to his perfect device. Here’s what he suggests:

For the Active Dad

Have a dad who’s often on the go? The LG Tone Active is a rugged, Bluetooth headset designed to keep up with dad on long runs and punishing workouts. Retractable earbuds make it easy to keep cords tangle-free. The Tone Active is lightweight but durable and water and sweat resistant. A full charge will allow dad to listen to his favorite tunes for up to nine hours, and the Quad-Layer Speaker Technology™ and Digital MEMS Microphone provides exceptional sound for music and clarity for voice calls. Dad will love hitting the gym with these!

For a Dad Who Loves to Watch Anywhere

It’s no secret that TV viewing habits are changing. Gone are the days when our experience required a power outlet and a recliner. DirecTV allows viewers to stream thousands of programs on a host of mobile devices. One of those devices is the Samsung Galaxy View. With an 18.5-inch screen, the View allows users to stream content onto a tablet with a full HD display and stereo sound. This tablet looks similar to a TV, but it’s totally portable. It even comes with a built-in handle. Take your favorite shows camping or catch a football game live at your next tailgate party. The View will help dad get it done.

For a Dad Who’s All About that Bass

Many of us have childhood memories of dad thumping the steering wheel and singing along with the family car’s radio. There’s no better way to feed dad’s musical buzz than with the UE Megaboom Speaker. This portable wireless speaker provides 360-degree sound and delivers heart-pounding bass. It’s lightweight, comes with a long battery life, and it’s even waterproof. Whether dad is cruising the open road or enjoying family time by the pool, he’ll love this futuristic nod to musical days of old.