Alright Lovebirds, its that time of year again…time for hand holding and schmoozing the ones you love with diamonds and roses. But lets be honest here, aren’t we all getting a little sick of the box of chocolates with dinner and a movie thing? Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a significant other that mixed it up this year?
I propose we get TECHnical with our Valentines this year!
So fear not ladies and gents, I am here to ease some of your trouble by giving you the top ten best techie gadgets to get your fellow or lady for Valentines Day. With all of the gadgets introduced on this list there are many ways to make your life easier or just have some fun and the best part is, they are not crazy expensive! So forget about spending thousands of dollars at the jewelry store and lets get technical. 😉
10. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – $99.99
In this day and age people are consuming all of their media electronically, and because of this we are seeing less and less books. All these fun new gadgets have been released in the past ten years that are distracting us from escaping to another world the good old fashioned way. American’s are reading books less than ever. However, reading is an extremely enjoyable and educational pass time, so why not purchase a gift that will keep your partner informed and entertained. There are several different kinds of kindles on the market, but this one is best for the average reader. With 4 LED’s, (enabling day and night visibility) , touchscreen and an infinite library of possibilities, you really can’t go wrong!
9. Wacom Bamboo Slate – $130
For the more artistic partner, or if you just really prefer to take notes with pen and paper over typing on a laptop the Bamboo Slate is the device for you! The slate is a Bluetooth device that comes with a ballpoint pen and note pad so that you can digitize all the notes you take and/or pictures you draw. After you create your masterpiece just push the button on the bottom left side and it will send your digital copy to any apple or android device. You can export your creations in JPG, PING, WILL or PDF. It’s a great way to keep all your notes in one place without having to worry about losing that one sheet of paper. Also great for design work if you prefer to work with a pen!
8. Google Home – $129
If you live with your significant other this is a gift you can both enjoy! The Google home is a voice prompted virtual assistant for any room in your home. Powered by Google Assistant, the Google Home can update you on the news, find you new recipes online, play music from any streaming service and connect with other smart home technology like nest thermostats, TP light bulbs and more! The product comes in a variety of color options for whatever theme your partner would like!
7. TP Smart Light – $34.95
The TP smart LED light bulbs are awesome for all the rooms in your house. They are WiFi enabled so you can control the light in your house through the paired app you download to your cell phone. The app not only allows you to turn your lights on and off (from anywhere) but you can also dim the lights as well. The TP smart light bulbs are compatible with the Google Home as well as Amazon Alexa. Last but not least, the TP Smart Link light bulb is over 75% more environmentally friendly than your typical light bulb and will last triple the lifetime.
6. Steelseris Arctis 3 – Gaming Headset – $80
This headset is for the person in your life that loves to escape reality through gaming. Trust me when I say with these bad boys, gaming will never be the same! With high level speaker quality, great microphone performance, 7.1 surround sound and the suspension comfort system. It is one of the most comfortable and reliable gaming headsets on the market. Also great for listening to music.
5. HP Sprocket – $130.00
With the HP Sprocket Photo Printer, you can create instant 2″ x 3″ stickable snapshots from virtually anywhere.Now you can have hard copy magic moments on the go. The printer is BlueTooth compatible and syncs with your phone to allow you to take phones and print them or share from any social media platform. The Sprocket app links with all apple and android devices!
4. Skullcandy Ink’d – $47
These headphones are perfect for anyone who loves to listen to music on the go. Skullcandy’s Ink’d wireless headphones have a lightweight and low-profile around-the-neck collar.They are Bluetooth wireless enabled with an 8-hour rechargeable battery. The headphones also have controls built into the collar that allow you to call, track and volume control via the built-in microphone and remote.
3. Logitech Harmony Elite – $298
The most expensive gadget on the list goes to the Logitech Harmony Elite. This gift of the the person whose home is already well on its way to being super smart. It s the best universal remote on the market today. If you have a significant other that has smart lights throughout their home, probably has a virtual assistant and is using streaming services like the Apple TV or Google Chromecast they probably need a way to organize all their technology. The harmony elite is a universal remote and advanced home control for entertainment and smart devices. It will help your lover control all of their gadgets from one easy to use remote controller!
2. Tile Slim Tracker – $30
We all have those days where we are running late and its impossible to find all of our things. The Tile Slim Tracker is as thin as two credit cards—perfect for wallets, purses, laptops and anything with a slim profile. Ring lost items from your phone. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it. If you can’t find your phone? Double press any one of your Tiles to make your lost phone ring—even on silent. Always keep the app running in the background, and Tile will automatically remember the last time and place you last had your item so you know where to start looking. If your item isn’t where you last had it, select “Notify When Found” in the app and when any device in the Tile community simply passes by your missing item, you’ll automatically be notified of its most recent location. This feature works 100% anonymously and automatically to protect your privacy!
1. FitBit Charge 2- $130.00
Its still the time of year where people are looking to transform themselves into the best person they can be. If your significant other is really into fitness than the FitBit Charge 2 is the perfect gift to help him/her track a more healthy lifestyle. Unlike the more bulky AppleWatch, the FitBit is solely designed to manage your fitness needs. With up to 5 days of battery life you hardly need to charge it and it monitors your sleep cycle to make sure your getting the sleep you need! Make every beat count with a fitness wristband built with PurePulse heart rate, multi-sport modes, guided breathing sessions & interchangeable bands.
This season ditch the chocolates and head for a connected device that your lover can use in are ever changing connected world!