Father's Day is fast approaching, which means it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the fatherly figure in your life. If you're stumped for gift ideas, but know your dad loves to tool around with new technology, maybe one of these great tech gifts will help inspire you! As a bonus, each of these great gifts runs under $100. So, whether you're scraping together some cash or going in on a group gift with your siblings, you won't have to dig into too many couch cushions to get dad what he deserves.
Keep all his favorite tech charged
Anker PowerCore 20000mAh Power Bank
If you've ever heard your dad complain about his phone battery dying too soon, this is the perfect gift. This Anker battery pack has a 20,000mAh battery, which is an excellent option capable of charging multiple phones on a single charge. Featuring two USB ports that use PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies and Anker's MultiProtect safety system, you can be confident that your devices will be charged fast and safely.
Start a smart home project
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock
Amazon Echo smart speakers are a great gift for any tech-savvy dads who want to dabble in smart home upgrades. The Echo Dot with Clock is a good starting point with options to bundle in some smart bulbs or a smart plug. It can also display the time, temperature, or timers on command.
Stream all his faves in 4K
If your dad recently bought himself a brand new 4K TV "for the family," a Chromecast Ultra is a great gift that would let your Pops watch his favorite shows streamed in crystal clear 4K. This updated Chromecast is just as easy to use as the previous versions and now offers full support for 4K Ultra HD video.
Clip on tunes
Edifier R1010BT Studio Monitor Speakers
You're long past the days of giving dad a clip-on tie, right? Now's the time to give him a clip-on speaker so that he can jam on the back porch while grilling those 4th of July burgers, or attach it to his bike when he goes on his morning rides. Plus, this little beauty is waterproof, so he won't have to worry about spilling punch or his favorite backyard beverage on it.
The gift of music everywhere
Ultimate WonderBoom 2 Bluetooth Speaker
When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, few can outmatch the form factor, sound quality, and ruggedness of the Ultimate Wonderboom 2. The sound is delivered in 360 degrees, with up to 13 hours of playback on a full charge. You can also connect pair two of these for stereo sound and let the good times roll. Perfect for the golf course or chilling out at the lake.
Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
Every dad could use a new set of wireless headphones, but these from Anker's Soundcore brand might just be the perfect pair for that new work from home lifestyle. They offer a 40-hour battery life between charges, and if you top them up for only five minutes, you'll get four hours of playback time. The hybrid active noise cancellation will help dad be present in his Zoom calls or tune out the madness when he needs some me time.
Fitbit Inspire HR
We all want our dads to live long and healthy lives, and one way to encourage a healthy lifestyle is to promote activity every day. If your pops isn't super tech-savvy, or if he's resistant to the idea of a smartwatch, then the latest fitness tracker from Fitbit might be the right way to go. Dad can monitor his heart, activity, steps, and even his sleep with this gadget.
Philips Norelco OneBlade
Getting dad a razor for Father's Day is a tradition as old as time, but now you can up your game with a tech-forward trimmer. The replaceable blades can last up to four months, can are capable of trimming, edging, and shaving any beard. Dad can shave with shaving cream, in the shower, or completely dry.
When all else fails
Amazon Gift Card
If your dad is just impossible to shop for, just get him what hereally wants — choice! You can purchase Amazon gift cards in different amounts, and then he can get whatever he's had his eye on, whenever he wants it.
Lots of fun tech gift ideas for Father's Day
Each entry on this list offers something refreshing and new for your Pops, whether he just needs a battery pack or portable speaker for the golf cart or wants to add some cool smart tech upgrades around the house.
My top pick for this Father's Day is an Anker PowerCore 20000mAh Battery Pack (opens in new tab) because every dad could make good use of a quality battery that can recharge multiple phones, tablets and more on the go. For smart home upgrades, I'd recommend an Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (opens in new tab) because it fits with our self-imposed budget here.
Finally, I want to shine a light on the Chromecast Ultra (opens in new tab) which is an older product but still makes a great gift, even for the less than tech-savvy fathers out there. It's easy to set up and use and opens up a whole world of streaming options on any TV.
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our full gift guide.
Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.
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