Many dads are as high tech as their teenagers and appreciate receiving new gadgets and tools with which they can play. There is a mind-numbing array of possible tech and gadget gifts that you can present to dad and sorting through the options can take some time and thought. Consider what he'll really use so that you can wow him with the tech advancements while giving him something that will make him remember how thoughtful you can be.
With all the portable electronics dads carry, they often have a difficult time finding enough outlets and counter space on which to charge them. Consider one of a number of charging stations on the market. Red Envelope has a solar charging station that doesn't even require electricity and would make a cool addition to his tech collection. The solar station doubles as an AC charger and can be used for cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players, bluetooth headsets, cameras and GPS systems. It's compact and folds up for easy traveling.
Dad's probably got a cell and laptop if he's into technology, but chances are he may not have a smart watch yet. As the hardware continues to get smaller and smaller, watches from Fossil, Abacus and Suunta are available that provide data like weather, sports news, stocks and lottery numbers, report tech watchers at Hardware Geek. Each year, the watches are becoming more sophisticated so you can find the latest updates to make sure your dad is cutting edge. Class up your gift and make it special by presenting it to him in a leather watch case from Red Envelope. Personalize the case with a silver plaque engraved with his initials.
Cigar smokers even have high tech options to add to their collection of smoking paraphernalia. Get dad a humidor he can take with him from Red Envelope. The high-tech travel cigar humidor fits neatly in a suitcase or golf bag and keeps his favorite stogies fresh. Fill it with five of his favorites. Pair the humidor with a new lighter and tip cutter from Xikar. The slim lighter and cutter are magnetized to fit together and light enough to carry in a wallet. The original Laser Lighter from Solo is another high-tech lighter that produces a long-lasting flame that writers at Cigar Aficionado report is like something from a science fiction movie.