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2017 Best Electronics Gifts for Fathers Day

If you’re like us, you want to buy the best electronics gifts for Father’s Day. It’s not like there aren’t a lot of choices—rather, finding the best electronics gifts is a matter of wading through the huge selection of speakers, Bluetooth gadgets, and accessories that dominate the market. And if you have the means, we’ve even got some really nice high-end selections included as well. Following is our list of the 2017 best electronics gifts and products we found this year, in various price ranges, so no one is left out!

2017 Father’s Day Best Electronics Gifts

Check out these gifts if your budget is limited or you just want to pick up a quick gadget for extended family or the guy at the office who always gets your coffee.

Spotify Premium subscriptionSpotify Premium Subscription

Price: $9.99 ($14.99/mo family)

Why We Like It: If you want to get Dad a really great gift, why not help him rekindle his love for music with a subscription to Spotify premium. And, if you want to cover the whole family, opt for the $14.99 plan which gives you access for up to 5 family members.

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Blue Satellite headphonesBlue Satellite Noise-Canceling Headphones

Price: $399.99

Why We Like It: Blue has long been shaking up the industry with its USB microphones. Blue Satellite headphones combine legendary Blue sound quality with all-new patent pending active noise canceling (ANC) technology to ensure your music is never compromised. Together with premium wireless technology and a built-in audiophile amp, Satellite is a new benchmark for the modern listening experience.

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Fugoo Style-S waterproof speaker

FUGOO STYLE-S Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $139.99

Why We Like It: The FUGOO STYLE-S is a stylish waterproof Bluetooth speaker for the home that loves to play outdoors. STYLE-S was built to deliver large and very loud music to go with your active lifestyle. Waterproof and rugged, speakerphone and voice control along with up to 15 hours of battery life.

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BroBasket Whiskey SamplerBroBasket Ultimate Whiskey Sampler

Price: $99.95

Why We Like It: Seriously, how can you beat this? In the penultimate gift idea ever, the folks at BroBasket put together over 64 combinations of liquor, snacks, and more that you can send to your Dad, Uncle, or other favorite person. If those combinations don’t suit you, you can also make your own. We checked out the Ultimate Whiskey Sampler and invited four of our closest friends over to enjoy it with us. There’s no need to review the whiskey & bourbon, it’s nearly all top shelf (loved the MaCallan 12 year!) The presentation was excellent, and the inclusion of the custom glass was a nice touch. Just beware when ordering anything containing chocolate in the summer!

Bro Basket ultimate whiskey sampler

This is what awaited us…

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FRESHeBUDS Bluetooth Wireless EearbudsFRESHeBUDS Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

Price: $99.95

Why We Like It: FRESHeBUDS can be fully charged in under 90 minutes giving you 5-8 hours of playtime. With a range of up to 30 feet, your phone can be comfortably tucked away somewhere while you’re rocking out, adjusting volume, and skipping songs. You can even take phone calls hands-free.

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Earin wireless earphones capsuleEARIN M–1 Wireless Earbuds

Price: $149

Why We Like It: No cables. No wires. No distractions. Not only has Earin removed the cables but they made the earbuds as small and as light as possible to create the most immersive sound imaginable. Built with high-precision balanced armature speakers for precise acoustic detail and clarity to deliver an impressive audio experience.

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VMC3040S Arlo Q Plus cameraArlo Q Plus Wireless Camera

Price: $249.99

Why We Like It: The Arlo Q Plus provides business security monitoring—only reinvented with 1080p HD video. It also provides 2-way audio, PoE connectivity, and local storage. The Arlo security system is already impressive, but for areas where you need a more continuous stream of video or HD quality, the Arlo Q Plus is your solution.

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LeEco Le Pro3 EcophoneLeEco Le Pro3 Phone

Price: $349

Why We Like It: This may be the nicest Android phone we’ve ever used. The Le Pro3 Ecophone connects you to a universe of entertainment options with a vibrant 5.5” FHD display, a class-leading battery size, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU. Your mobile entertainment experience may never be the same again

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NewerTech Power2U USB receptacleNewerTech Power2U USB Receptacle

Price: $29.99

Why We Like It: We’re sure Dad has a smartphone or Kindle. The NewerTech Power2U dual USB wall outlet is the perfect solution for powering and charging any USB device. The Power2U provides two traditional 15A power outlets, plus two USB ports delivering 2.5A for fast charging of your USB devices. Conveniently power and charge your devices without searching for power adapters or using your computer as a charging station.

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Hercules WAE Outdoor 04Plus FMHercules WAE Outdoor 04Plus FM Speaker

Price: $79.99

Why We Like It: Hercules designed the WAE Outdoor 04Plus FM wireless speaker for riders. It’s perfect for bringing your favorite music along for your rides—even FM radio. This IP67-certified speaker resists water and provides total protection against dust, sand, and mud. It’s also shock-resistant, has over 10 hours battery life, and is made with reinforced rubber end-pieces. Take it anywhere!

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Denon Envaya Mini DSB 100 speakerDenon Envaya DSB100 Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $149

Why We Like It: If you want high-quality sound on-the-go, the Denon Envaya Mini DSB-100 will do the trick. This portable Bluetooth speaker is designed and engineered for consumers looking for good musical performance from a portable speaker for music on-the-go. Between its sleek design, great sound, and ultra portability at a good price point, it’s the perfect portable speaker for a wide range of people. Denon’s sharply styled new Envaya Mini DSB-100 builds upon the success of the acclaimed Envaya DSB200. It offers the same revered Denon sound quality but now condensed into an even more compact, sleek, colorful and water resistant package.

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JAM Symphony Wifi Home Audio SpeakerJAM Symphony WiFi Home Audio Speaker

Price: $169.99

Why We Like It: Bluetooth is great—but in a full-sized speaker it can literally rock. The JAM Symphony uses WiFi so you can stream music to any room in your home and control it with the JAM app. The app lets you stream Spotify, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, or even your personal music library. The Symphony produces rich stereo sound, has dedicated tweeters, and puts out considerable bass. Plus, you can sync as many as 8 JAM WiFi speakers for whole home audio!

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Crossfade II Wireless Headphones

Crossfade II Wireless Headphones

Price: $330

Why We Like It: We’ve been fans of V-Moda headphones for quite some time, but the Crossfade II wireless headphones may be the best cordless solution on the market today. With sound quality that rivals good-quality corded headphones and rock-solid Bluetooth connectivity, these headphones need to be experienced. If you’re looking for the 2017 best electronics gifts for your Dad, this should be your first stop!

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Denon AVR-S720W receiverDenon AVR-S720W Home Theater Receiver

Price: $429

Why We Like It: The Denon AVR-S720W 7.2-channel 4K UltraHD home theater receiver delivers the latest surround sound technology with a very affordable price tag. You get 7 channels delivering 75 Watts per channel, enough power for surround sound with real impact, whether you are watching a movie or playing a video game. Likewise, the 2-channel performance for listening to your favorite stereo music is exceptional. Wireless technology and Bluetooth enables easy wireless playback from your mobile phone and other compatible portable devices. In addition to music stored on your phone, you can also play streaming music from Internet services like Spotify. The clear on-screen displays, auto setup, and room EQ make the receiver easy to setup and use.

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Yamaha RX-V379 receiverYamaha RX-V381 Home Theater Receiver

Price: $279.95

Why We Like It: The Yamaha RX-V381 home theater receiver supports Bluetooth for wireless music playback and 4K Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 compatibility. It has a discrete 5.1-channel amplifier with 70 Watts per channel. For ease of setup, YPAO automatically calibrates your listening environment for optimal sound performance. Virtual CINEMA FRONT mode lets you experience virtual surround sound with all five speakers in front. An extra bass setting provides more bass output from smaller speakers, and the remote control uses large buttons for enhanced ease of use.

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Denon HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar & Wireless Sub

Price: $599

Why We Like It: Soundbars are here to stay, but the Denon HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar allows you to stream any manner of music at any time from your smartphone or tablet. In addition, it connects effortless to a wireless subwoofer and (optional) surround speakers. You can use any pair of HEOS wireless speakers for your surrounds. Try that with any other soundbar! Lastly, the price can’t be beat. Originally priced around $799, the Denon HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar is now available for just $599—with the wireless subwoofer.

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Zvox Soundbase 670 TV speakerZVox Soundbase 670

Price: $399.99

Why We Like It: If you can’t entertain a full 5.1 system with surround speakers and a sub, then the ZVOX SoundBase 670 will allow you to produce rich, room-filling home theater sound in a highly reduced form factor. The Soundable 670 is just 3.5” high, but it contains five full range speakers (including three center speakers). When placed under your flat panel television, it virtually disappears. Connection is simple, and you get both analogue and digital options for receiving Dolby Digital audio from your TV. The ZVOX PhaseCue virtual surround system even creates a DSP-based surround experience that you need to hear to appreciate. This model also includes Bluetooth with aptX, so you can stream audio from any smartphone or tablet wirelessly. For under $500 you get a lot of sound that will even blow away most speakers we’ve heard.

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Marantz NR1608 Surround Receiver

Marantz NR1605 surround receiverPrice: $749

Why We Like It: The Marantz NR1608 surround receiver features an advanced video section that supports full rate (60 Hz) 4K Ultra and is fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI inputs (1 on the front), allowing it to pass all the latest video formats to an Ultra HD TV or projector. You can also wirelessly stream your favorite music tracks via either the built-in Wi-Fi or built-in Bluetooth, so you can enjoy content on your smartphone or tablet, or even from Internet radio and subscription streaming services such as Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify Connect. You can also connect to your PC or Mac and stream content without the need for a hard-wired LAN hookup.

The advanced audio section includes a 7 channel power amp block with identical circuitry for all channels, to ensure consistently high-quality sound over the entire audio soundstage. In addition to high-resolution audio formats including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, the Marantz NR1608 is also equipped with Dolby Pro Logic IIz, which lets you augment your 5.1 channel speaker system with 2 additional front height speakers, for a dramatically expanded front soundstage.

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Klipsch KL-525-THX speakersKlipsch KL-525-THX Speakers

Price: $1250/ea

Why We Like It: Not for the faint of wallet—this is one of the best. By using the same research and development used to create its professional cinema systems, Klipsch developed the KL-525-THX LCR loudspeaker to create real theater-style sound in the comforts of home. As part of the THX Ultra2 family, this LCR reproduces all the passion that the filmmakers originally intended. It does it with a sealed enclosure, top-of-the-line internal wiring, and dual 5.25-inch Cerametallic woofers. For the top end, you get a 1-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver coupled to a 6- by 10-inch Tractrix Horn. This system will give your Dad true theatrical sound in the home.

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