Gallery: 20 gift ideas for the tech-obsessed dad in your life

​2. A portable Bluetooth speaker

For dads-on-the-go a smart speaker may make less sense than a Bluetooth-powered portable speaker. There are lots to choose from, so look for one that suits his needs (durability, water resistance, etc.).

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.