Valentine’s Day is around the corner and nothing will delight your sweetheart like a tech gift. If you need Valentine’s Day gift ideas, tech is your answer. That’s right, if you want to see your sweetheart smile with delight, forget chocolate and flowers, think tech.
Remember, nothing says love like tech!
If you’re hanging solo on Valentine’s Day, no worries – give yourself to something special! You deserve to be rewarded so be your own best friend and treat yourself to a gift!
Pivot Power Strip
Make room for everyone with the Pivot Power Strip. If you’ve ever tried to turn on a light or charge your device only to find that it was unplugged by someone trying to fit their plug onto a power strip, you need Pivot Power.
This is one of those “why didn’t someone think of this earlier?” products. Pivot power is a power strip that pivots, hence the name. A simple solution to an annoying problem.
Fit all of your plugs onto a power strip without having any outlets blocked. Curl it into the shape you want to nestle it around a table leg and keep it out of the way.
Here’s a video showing the brilliant simplicity of this product.
Pivot Power is available for $29.95 from Quirky.
ePure Handset by Swiss Voice
Whether you want to look stylish while talking on your cell phone or you prefer using a handset, check out the ePure handset by Swiss Voice. This retro handset comes in a variety of colors and can connect to your cell phone with a cord or using Bluetooth.
The handset can connect to nearly any smartphone that uses a 3.5mm headphone jack. Note that this handset doesn’t charge your phone so keep an eye on your phone’s battery level.
The ePure handset is available from OpenSky for $39.95.
Yamamoto iPhone Lens Kit
If your significant other uses an iPhone 5 as a camera, check out the lens kit from Yamamoto. This kit slips on easily onto an iPhone 5 and comes with both a wide angle and fish eye lens for the front and back cameras.
The Yamamoto iPhone lens kit is available for $45 from Open Sky.
Hungry Hippos iPad Game
Bring out the child in your true love with the Hungry Hippos game available for iPad. This game brings the fun of Hungry Hippos into the future with this interactive version. Attach the game to your iPad, download the app and let the games begin!
Here’s a video showing the fun you can have with this game:
This Hungry Hippo game is available from ThinkGeek for $29.99.
iPad not included.
Nuu MiniKey Keyboard Case for iPhone 4/4S
If your sweetheart struggles to type on the glass screen of an iPhone, check out this keyboard case. The Nuu MiniKey case for iPhone 4/4S has a slide out physical keyboard that connects with your iPhone 4 or 4S using a Bluetooth connection. The keyboard has a switch to turn the keyboard light on and off. The keys are well-spaced, enabling faster and more accurate typing than with an on-screen keyboard. More screen space is visible with this case than when using a virtual keyboard.
The case has its own battery so it doesn’t drain your iPhone battery. In testing, I found the battery of the NuuMiniKey to last about three weeks of heavy use before it needs to be recharged.
The NuuMiniKey is available from Amazon, currently priced at $53.01 with Prime shipping available.
Cruiser by Crosley Radio
Are your vinyl records collecting dust because you don’t have a turntable? Check out the Cruiser by Crosley Radio. This turntable has stereo speakers and can play your records at three different speeds: 78, 45 and 33 1/3. RPM.
Drop the manual tone arm on your spinning disk and get the party started!
The Cruiser comes in four different retro colors and is available from Staples.com for $79.95
Kiwi Bluetooth Android Phone Car Diagnostic Kit
When the Check Engine light comes on in your dashboard, do you know what to do? If you want to find out what’s wrong with your car, check out the Kiwi Bluetooth Android Phone Car Diagnostic Kit that will turn your Android phone into a diagnostic tool for your car engine.
Connect your phone to your car with the supplied cable, download the app and then learn about what’s going on under the hood. The Kiwi Diagnostic Kit will show you Fuel efficiency, check engine trouble codes, real-time gauges, horsepower and torque, and more.
The Kiwi Bluetooth Android Phone Car Diagnostic Kit works on vehicle models 1996 and later and is available for $100 from Think Geek.
Toshiba Mini Sound Bar Speaker
Crank up the volume with Toshiba Mini Sound Bar Speaker that connects to a TV, laptop, smartphone and iPad using cable or Bluetooth. You can send your tunes directly to the speakers to maximize your sound. Get 3D sound, like surround sound, from a single speaker.
The Sound Bar Speaker is available from Toshiba for $179.99
Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer
When you want keepsakes of your special moments with your sweetheart, you may want actual, you know, printed photos of the two of you. If getting photos off of your phone is a hassle, check out the Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer.
This printer can connect to your iPhone, iPad iPod Touch or Android phone using Wi-Fi so you can print your photos directly from your device.
Check out the Smartphone Photo Printer from Hammacher Schlemmer for $219.95.
Swarovski DJ Headphones
If your loved one likes to bring the bling when jamming to tunes, then show your true love with the Swarovski DJ Headphones. These crystal encrusted headphones are sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face and music to her ears.
The Swarovski DJ headphones are available from Firebox for $2824. Shipping to the UK is free!
On your next date, take your true love to new heights, or depths, as the case may be. This personal submarine is built for two and can take you to the bottom of the sea, down to the mesopelagic zone. Explore the underwater world with your partner, while staying in touch with dry land using the VHF radio and underwater telephone. The submarine has halogen lamps to help you search for mermaids and other underwater life.
The personal submarine comes fully equipped with a barometer, thermometer, hygrometer, depth gauges, fluxgate and magnetic compasses, mechanical clinometers, pressure gauges, and a GPS receiver to help you navigate the briny deep. Comprehensive training is included with purchase.
This personal submarine is available for $2,000,000 from Hammacher Schlemmer.
Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year with tech gifts for your sweetheart and yourself! Need more Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Check out The Ultimate Tech Gifts for Valentine’s Day!
Do tech gifts make your heart flutter? Which of these tech gifts would you like to receive? Let us know in the Comments section below!
* Flower heart image by Arlo Magic Man (edited)