By Ian Bush

 by KYW tech editor Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Father’s Day is June 19th. While dad might tell you he doesn’t need anything, there are some tech gifts he probably won’t mind being surprised with.

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Make pops one of the first on the block with a virtual reality headset: those with deep pockets could snag the HTC Vive (on pre-order) or Oculus Rift. But there’s also Google Cardboard, which uses an iPhone or Android to offer a VR experience for just $15.

“I feel like VR is one of those perfect, kind of novelty items but a great experience that makes a cool gift that you can toy around with,” says Scott Stein, senior editor atCNET.com.

For under $100, try a ‘splashproof’ wireless  speaker, like the JBL Flip 3 – one of CNET’s recommendations for dad’s day presents.

“There are a number of great headphones that are super-affordable in that price range as well,” says Stein. “Sound Blaster makes one called the Creative Sound Blaster Jam.”

Entice dad off the couch by way of a wearable fitness tracker. Or let him relax with streaming media sticks from Roku, Google, and Amazon — they can be had on the cheap; for a little more, even more capable media streaming boxes like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku are within reach.

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How about smart home devices?

“I still feel people don’t play around enough with smart lighting,” Stein says. “Philips Hue, which has been around for a while — a smart lighting kit that you can connect. That’s a fun way to go.”

Stein’s top pick for Father’s Day is the Amazon Echo.

“It’s basically limitless as far as how much you can connect it,” he says.

The under $200 personal assistant, streaming radio player, question answerer, and doer of plenty of other things is at your (voice) command.

“If I hadn’t bought it, I’d love to get it as a gift,” Stein says. “It does so many different things you can tinker with, which I feel is what Father’s Day is all about. You get this thing and suddenly you can start teaching it different skills and you can activate different things around the home.”

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The bonus (shh — don’t tell dad): the whole family can use it.