Nothing says love like tech. Why waste your money on roses that wilt or chocolate that’s eaten and forgotten?
If you’re looking for a romantic gift that says you care, look no further than tech. Tech gifts endure, at least until they’re made obsolete by an updated model. Here are some tech gifts that are sure to warm the cockles of any heart, tech lover or just lover.
The iCade Arcade Game Cabinet for iPad is a big hit among those who remember the classic days of arcade games such as Centipede, Asteroids, Pong and Missile Command. Pop your iPad into the device and start playing retro-style. This accessory is compatible with Atari’s Greatest Hits Game Pack, available in the iTunes App Store. If your beloved happens to be an iPad app developer, definitely get him this to inspire him to create more games for this device! iCade is $79.99 at Amazon.
If your loved one got an iPad, Kindle (ereader or the Fire), or Nook for the holidays, cover it in style with a custom case from M-Edge. M-Edge allows you to use your own photos on covers for these devices. You can use different images for the front and back sides of the covers. Add text and other graphics to enhance your cover. No one will ever mistake your device for theirs with one of these covers! Custom covers are $40 at M-Edge.
It’s not the hover-board from Back to the Future, but Freerider Skatecycle could be the next best thing. If your loved one wants to have fun while looking cool, Skatecycle is the way to go. This next generation skateboard is bound to put a smile on his face as he learns new skills with this innovative board. Skatecycle is available for $149.95 at Amazon.
If your loved one can’t put down her smartphone but is getting frostbite on her fingers, check out the Agloves Capacitive Touch Screen Gloves. These gloves allow your beloved to use her smartphone while keeping her fingers toasty warm. Agloves are available for $15.99 from ThinkGeek.
Whether your partner is a Mad Men fan or just wants a more comfortable way to talk on his cell phone, check out this retro handset. This device only looks old school. In fact, it connects via Bluetooth to keep you connected cord-free. The Off the Hook Handset is on sale for $25 at Brookstone.
If your significant other has always wanted a pet but lives in a place where they’re forbidden, give her an electronic goldfish in a bowl. She will be captivated by her new pet as he swims around tirelessly, entertaining her for hours. The best news? There’s no fish tank to clean! Grab Electronic Goldfish in a Bowl from ThinkGeek for $19.99.
If the geek in your life wants to shout her geek status to the world, help her by getting her a very cool geek t-shirt. Nothing says love like a t-shirt, especially one that professes geek qualities. SnorgTees has a wide selection of t-shirts for your favorite geek. My favorite is a classic for $19.95. SnorgTees.
If your favorite geek prefers more formal attire, check out these USB flash drive cufflinks. These cufflinks are available in a variety of styles and store up to 2 GB of data each. Your loved one will be feeling like James Bond in no time! These cufflinks are available for $199-$255 from Amazon.
Are you looking forward to giving tech for Valentine’s Day? Does your love one love tech? Isn’t tech romantic? Let us know in the Comments section below!