With Father’s Day fast approaching, many of you are likely scrambling to find that great gift for dear old dad. Camping gear has always been a Father’s Day staple, but in the age of information it seems like dads want something a little more hip than camp chairs and coolers. With that in mind, our team here at WaterLily has put together a list of our favourite electronic camping gadgets for dad.
GoPro Hero 7 Black
GoPro has become a household name for action cameras and the Hero 7 Black is its most advanced camera yet. With a list of new features including HyperSmooth camera stabilization, SuperPhoto HDR, and TimeWarp time lapse technology, this latest GoPro packs a huge punch in a tiny package!
Like all GoPro cameras, the Hero 7 Black is waterproof and rugged, meaning you can bring it on any adventure without having to worry about damaging it. Capable of shooting in 4K at 60fps it offers great high quality video and still photos at 12MP. It also packs in other features such as voice control and live streaming that will keep dad bragging about this camera for a long time.
Ember Travel Mug
Let dad enjoy his coffee or tea longer with the world’s first temperature control smart mug. Designed to be used on the go, the Ember Travel Mug allows you to set your precise drinking temperature. With a two hour battery life, Ember will allow you to maintain your perfect temperature so that your beverage is just how you like it from the first sip to the last drop, wherever you are.
Simply adjust the temperature with the rotating dial at the base of the mug, or pair with the Ember app to set your desired temperature from your phone or tablet.
Garmin inReach Explorer
For the truly adventurous dads, the Garmin inReach Explorer is a great tool for him, and offers great piece of mind for those back at home. With inReach satellite technology from Garmin and a satellite subscription, you can stay in touch globally. You can send and receive messages, navigate your route, track and share your journey and, if necessary, trigger an SOS to get emergency help from a 24/7 global monitoring center.
The inReach is the ultimate all-in-one adventure tool. Featuring GPS navigation, social tracking and sharing, weather forecasts, and the SOS emergency feature you won't want dad to leave home without one, and neither will he!
SteriPEN Ultra Water Purifier
Finding fresh water along the route is not always easy and dad will need to stay hydrated on his latest adventure! The SteriPEN Ultra is a compact UV water purifier that will treat up to 8000L of water. It is USB rechargeable, letting you charge it from computers, wall or car USB chargers, and portable power generators. The tapered neck fits into commercial single-use water bottles, so you can disinfect with most bottles and refill that bottle from the tap or a stream
To use it, immerse the lamp in the water and stir. Shortwave ultraviolet light disrupts the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, rendering them harmless. A smile icon lets you know when your water is safe to drink. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery can treat about 50L per charge and each 0.5L treatment takes around 48 seconds.
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Dads love their music and the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 is sure to be a big hit! A supremely powerful, portable wireless speaker, it blasts loud, clear, and immersive sound with deep thundering bass that is perfectly balanced. You can also connect multiple MEGABOOM 3’s together via the app for an even bigger sound!
MEGABOOM 3 is also waterproof, dustproof and drop proof and ready to rock any adventure. From shredding slopes to relaxing in the pool, MEGABOOM 3 has you covered. With the all-new Magic Button, you can play, pause and skips songs with just one touch. In addition to being tough and sounding great, it also looks great and can last up to 20 hours on a single charge.
To keep all of dads great new gadgets charged, why not get him a WaterLily turbine so that he has all of the power he needs, on-the-go! This portable micro-hydro turbine is easy to use and can provide power for all of your devices as long as there is a river nearby. The WaterLily comes in two versions: the USB turbine works to charge all of your USB devices while the new 12V turbine allows you to charge your 12V batteries and devices. Multiple 12V turbines can also be daisy chained together for extra output for those needing to power an off-grid lifestyle. Whatever version you get for dad, he will love being able to keep his devices charged far from home!