Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift for Dad can be a real challenge, especially when Dad is a hardcore gamer. But have no fear, there are plenty of awesome gadgets for the gaming dad in your life. Here are 10 of the best gift ideas this Father’s Day.
1. Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is the latest must-have video game system from Nintendo and can be played at home or on the go. Dad can play at home on the TV by placing the system in the Nintendo Switch dock, or he can take Nintendo Switch out of the dock to play anywhere (like away from the kids).
2. Swoppy Gaming Smartphone Case
Give Dad a blast from the past with the Swoppy gaming smartphone case that will turn his smartphone into an old-school Gameboy. Swoppy has tactile buttons, the classic Gameboy cross and two circles. It works with the Swoppy app so Dad can play his favorite Gameboy games from his iPhone or Android phone.
3. PlayStation VR
Add a boost of excitement to Dad’s gaming experience with the PlayStation VR. The PlayStation VR is a virtual reality headset that pairs with the PlayStation 4 to transform the gaming experience into a totally immersive three-dimensional world.
4. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse is the perfect mouse for hardcore PC gamer dads. The Chaos Spectrum wireless mouse has virtually no lag time (a must for critical gaming moments), long battery life for hours of gaming, and a comfortable ambidextrous design.
5. Xbox Design Lab Custom Controller
Design Dad a one-of-a-kind Xbox One wireless controller that he’ll never have to share with the kids. Customized controllers are available through the Xbox Design Lab, which boasts over 8 million possible color combinations and offers laser etching for an extra personal touch. What gamer dad wouldn’t want a “World’s Best Dad” controller?
6. Oculus Rift with Touch Controllers
The Oculus Rift brings virtual reality to the PC gaming world (and your favorite movies), letting Dad escape the stress of work and that “dad life.” Add the Oculus Touch controllers, which use intuitive movement, for an even greater immersive experience.
7. Samsung Gear VR
Virtual reality systems are a hot item, but with both the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR going for about $600 and $400 respectively, they can be a bit over budget. The Samsung Gear VR is a very affordable alternative. For about $100, the Samsung Gear VR turns games and videos on newer Samsung smartphones into vivid, lifelike virtual reality, giving Dad an experience he’ll love at a budget you’ll enjoy.
8. Razer Kraken Pro V2 Gaming Headset
Every hardcore gamer needs a solid headset, especially dads who need to keep it down when trying to get in some gaming while the kids are asleep. The Razer Kraken Pro V2 is a great option in both sound quality, comfort, and design. With 55 mm audio drivers and a retractable microphone, the Razer Kraken Pro V2 offers rich sound and clarity for the ultimate gaming experience.
9. HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Dads who are into PC gaming, especially first-person-shooter games, need a keyboard designed with gaming in mind. The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is just that. This compact keyboard saves space and precious time with Anti-Ghosting and full N-key rollover. The HyperX Alloy FPS even has self-cleaning gold key contacts, great for dads whose little ones might be tempted to touch the keyboard with their sticky little fingers.
10. BEBONCOOL Wireless Bluetooth Game Controller
Turn Dad’s Android phone or tablet into a portable gaming system with the BEBONCOOL Wireless Bluetooth Game Controller. Android smartphones easily mount to this game controller, giving Dad the comfort and feel of a handheld gaming system all from the convenience of his phone.
This Father’s Day skip the ties and socks and give your gamer dad something he really wants, gaming gear! What will you be getting Dad this year?
– By Jennifer Thayer