Valentine's Day Gift Guide
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You don't need to be a geek to appreciate these Valentine's Day tech gifts. Whether it's a USB-power blanket to keep your loved one warm, headphones for sharing music as a couple, or a blingy new watch, each one says "I love you" in its own special way.
UrbanEars Plattan Headphones
A great pair of headphones is a welcome gift any time of year, but these UrbanEars Plattan headphones are perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s not that they’re an appropriate shade of red, but because two can listen to music together by jacking in a second pair via the headphones’ line-out plug.
Price: $50.45 on Amazon.com
DNA 11 DNA Portrait
Discreetly display your status as a couple with a his and hers DNA portrait. Take a DNA swab with the DNA Portraits kit and DNA 11 will turn it into a high-quality canvas print. Order by February 9 to get the kit in time for Valentine's Day.
Price: 48-by-18-inch panel $649 on DNA11.com
DeLonghi Lattissima Plus
If your loved one loves a morning latte, he or she will be thrilled with the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus. This Nespresso pod-based machine makes a tasty latte or cappuccino in less than a minute. No powered milk here. The Lattisima Plus has built-in milk-handling and the milk container can be stored in the refrigerator.
Price: $399.99 on Amazon.com
Samsung MultiView MV800
The 3.0-inch touch screen on the Samsung MultiView MV800 flips up for easily taking shots of the two of you. The 16MP camera also has Pose Guide, Smart Face Recognition, Face Detection Autofocus and Beauty shot (for touch ups) to make portraits a snap.
Price: $224.99 on Amazon.com
Phosphor Appear Watch
A little bling, a little tech, a lot of cool. The Phosphor Appear displays the time using Swarovski crystals mounted on miniature-sized rotors that rotate to create the digits on the watch face. If you hold the watch to your ear, you can actually hear a faint clicking sound as the crystals move into place. Available in a variety of colors and styles for men and women.
Price: $199.00-$249.00 on PhosphorWatches.com
Swarovski USB Heart Necklace
Much more than just a USB key, this heart-shaped silicon pendant is studded with 54 fine Swarovski crystals. Preload the 4GB of storage with special photos, movies or songs and it becomes a true expression of your love. Available in red, black, blue, rose and violet with matching colored crystals.
Price: $75.00 on Swarovski.com
Relationships are all about communication. When the people you care about are far away, Skype is a great way to stay in touch. But instead of crowding around the camera on your laptop, TelyHD lets you Skype video conference using any TV with an HDMI port and your broadband connection. No subscription required.
Price: $249.99 on Amazon.com
Nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like showing a little warmth. And this USB-powered blanket will provide that warmth when you’re not around. Simply plug the cables into a computer and your loved one will stay nice and cozy all day long.
Price: $24.95 on Amazon.com
M-Edge Personalized Photo iPad, Kindle or Nook case
What does your special someone love almost as much as you? Why, their iPad, of course! But why make them choose? Give them a case for their iPad, Nook or Kindle with a picture of the two of you on the cover – reminding them of who they should really be spending time with every time they open it up.
Price: $35-$50 on MEdge.com
Valentine gift ideas
From Austen Dean on February 06, 2012 :: 11:16 am
In the old days (before kids) we used to buy each other gifts, but now we’re lucky if we have time to sneak off to Hallmark and grab a card without it being obvious to the other what’s going on. We decided years ago to just make sure we picked a day that week to get a babysitter and grab some dinner. It’s not as romantic as getting some sweet gadget in the color red, but it works for us. It could be worse, though. There’s a funny quiz going around that makes me feel better about our boring v-day routine http://www.acrobat.com/formscentral/en/valentines.html?sdid=JOVXS