Here are our top recommendations for getting a gift your dad will totally love this Father's day. Skip the ties or cologne and get him something he'll actually put to good use! We've got something to fit most budgets and our recommendations are based on different characteristics and features we think will be the best match for dad! Don't forget to use our exclusive father's day discount codes which expire on June 18, 2017
Simple and Sweet Setup (Starting at $104.99 USD)
The VIOFO A119 and A119S are some of our favourite 1-channel dash cams as they're simple to use and offer incredible video quality for the money. The compact size won't be distracting and with the supplied cigarette cable, the camera simply records when you start the car. We also like the fact that they come with multiple mounts which make it easy to switch between vehicles.
The included GPS can log coordinates and speed data which would be perfect for a dad that might take their car off-roading or to the racetrack. With the 1080P 60 FPS recording option, these cameras make a good substitute for a motorsports action cam, while providing all of the protection offered by a traditional dash cam.
Bang for the Buck (Starting at $274.99 USD)
The BlackSys CH-100B is our choice for a value pick, it's one of the most affordable ways to get into a 2-channel system but it offers quite a bit for the money. WiFi is standard with a logically laid out app for iPhone and Android users. Video quality is good thanks to a Sony CMOS sensor and Full HD/HD recording.
Great for any climate and very discreet as well. It's simple to set up and its long term reliability has been great, just like dad! Be sure to use the discount code DAD100B for $15 off the BlackSys CH-100B 2CH!
Only the Best for Dad (Starting at $279.99 USD)
For those that want to get a flagship system with amazing video quality all around, parking mode features, as well as built-in WiFi and GPS, look no further than the Thinkware F770. This camera sets itself apart from other 2-channel dash cams by offering 1080P rear recording. The interface is simple and works with Android/iOS as well as Mac/PC perfectly.
Available as a 1-channel or 2-channel system, the F770 is sure to satisfy all of dad's expectations with its high end specs and features. Those looking for parking surveillance features should definitely consider the hardwire kit or Cellink B. Here's an example of the Thinkware F770's parking mode in action! Be sure to use the discount code DADF770 for $15 off on the Thinkware F770 (1CH or 2CH)!
Techy Dads (Starting at $249.99 USD)
If your dad is into the latest gadgets and security tech, be sure to check out the Blackvue DR650S lineup of dash cams which offer the unique Blackvue Over the Cloud system. These cameras can connect to a WiFi internet source which allows remote access and downloads. This means that if the car is parked in a driveway where WiFi is within range, your dad can see exactly what the camera is seeing through the smartphone app or on the desktop.
As a side-note, any Uber driving dads will love the Blackvue DR650S-2CH IR which combines the Cloud connectivity with an excellent interior camera to record passengers. The Blackvue DR650 is also available as a 1-channel (front camera only) setup which might be perfect for a convertible. Be sure to use the discount code DAD650S for $15 off the Blackvue DR650S-1CH and DR650S-2CH!
What if he already has a dash cam?
If dad already has a dash cam, make sure to accessorize him with the latest and greatest products available. Here are just some of our recommendations
Dash Cam Battery Pack
A battery pack like the Cellink Battery B is a great choice for anyone who already has a parking mode capable dash cam. Not only will it extend parking mode recording times, it will also eliminate any stress on the car's electrical system. This is the most popular after-sales accessory for those that have a Thinkware, Blackvue, BlackSys, or other parking mode dash cam.
We carry CPL filters for the Blackvue DR650 dash cams, VIOFO Dash Cams, and VicoVation Dash Cams. These accessories can help significantly reduce glare on sunny days. Check out this sample video to see what a CPL filter can do for a dash cam!
Did you know that memory cards in a dash cam are a consumable item? If your dad has had his camera for more than a year, it's possible that the card is on its way out. The constant loop recording is hard on a Micro SD card and eventually it will need to be replaced. Check out our memory card collection here!