6 Hot Tech Gadgets for Entrepreneur Dad: From Paper-Saving Organizers to Eco-Friendly Notebooks, Here’s Father’s Day Technology Any Dad Will Love

Curlis Phillip is a Senior Marketing Manager at AT&T. You can find more blog content from Curlis and other experts on mobility on the AT&T Networking Exchange Blog. AT&T has sponsored the following blog post.


Growing up on the island of St. Thomas, Father’s Day weekend was always a festive time. The annual Father’s Day weekend celebration was staged in the fishing village of Frenchtown just southwest of the capital, Charlotte Amalie.  The festivities included a series of softball and fishing tournaments and non-stop dancing to music by some of my favorite local bands and steel pan players.  At home, we showed our gratitude by making dad a hearty island breakfast.  Since I knew very little about the latest tech and electronic gadgets back then, I often settled for a new tie, coffee mug, pen, or shirt.

How do you find the right Father’s Day gift for that tech savvy entrepreneur dad?  The tech savvy dad is usually an early adopter, and shopping for him can pose a bit of a challenge.  If you feel that you have run out of ideas, don’t despair. The key is to find a cool gadget that can help make his business run more smoothly.

Here are a few ideas:

Dad can use Swivl to shoot a product demo or marketing video for a website or social media site from almost anywhere.  There’s no need for a cameraman.  Swivl follows the presenter as they move freely during a presentation.  This interactive tripod works with iPhones, iPads, and pocket cameras and comes with a wireless mic.

Samsung Galaxy Note’s 5.3″ HD Super AMOLED™ display and integrated S Pen™ solution make multitasking easy – and provide powerful tablet functionality in a lightweight, easy-to-use smartphone design. Dad can work, play and share without sacrificing speed, performance or the pleasure and convenience of a larger screen. The Samsung Galaxy Note devices delivers fast downloads, smoother web browsing and an unparalleled multimedia experience all at blazing fast 4G LTE speeds.

iFrogz Boost Near-Field Audio Speaker can amplify any speaker into a room-filling sound.  Simply place a smartphone on top of the Boost with the external speakers playing, and the Boost magically amplifies the sound. It works on almost any smartphone or digital media device.  An auxiliary line-in jack is provided for devices without external speakers.

NeatDesk will keep Dad organized.  It is a high-speed desktop scanner and digital filing system that quickly turns those piles of paper into organized, digital files. Creating exports for tax time and year-round financial management is easy. Data is exportable to applications like QuickBooks, TurboTax, and Outlook. Plus, scanned documents are completely keyword searchable, which makes finding them a breeze.

ASUS Eco-Friendly Bamboo Series Notebook is great for that eco-conscious entrepreneur.  The natural light-weight bamboo exterior gives it an elegant and stylish look without sacrificing durability.  Its Super Hybrid Engine makes this Notebook a powerful computing device that monitors processing loads to deliver just the right level of power.

HTC One X features a dual-core process, 4G LTE speed capabilities, a true 720p HD 4.7” screen, Beats Audio , a best-in-class camera, and the newest version of HTC Sense running on Android 4.0.  This smartphone also comes with a hefty 16 GB of internal memory, so Dad can keep all his presentations, videos, apps, and files handy, all the time. The HTC One X was ranked as one of the best-performing smartphones in almost every major category at the 2012 CTIA e-Tech Awards.

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