When it comes to true love, nothing says romance like tech gifts. That’s right, if you want to charm a special someone, think personal technology presents that are certain to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
These tech gift are chosen to delight all lovers, whether or not they’re tech lovers! No matter what your budget, you can find a special gift for the object of your devotion.
Lavolta Disco Light Bulb
You and your true love can have rockin’ disco parties with this disco light bulb. What might be the coolest light bulb ever, the Lavolta Crystal Ball Effect light bulb screws into standard lamp sockets and turns your room into a disco instantly.
The disco effects are sound activated so your lights can flash in time to the music.
Check out this video showing you the fun you can have:
The Lavolta Crystal Ball Effect light bulb is available from Parts Express for $9.96.
Building Block Light Switch Plate
Has your loved one been complaining that their light switch plates are too boring? If your sweetheart is a fan of building blocks, check out this light switch that can be both fun and functional. The switch plate serves as a base for building blocks such as Legos, K’NEX Bricks, Mega Bloks and more (blocks not included).
The package comes with two switch plates for $9.99 from ThinkGeek.
Sonvivo Easy Speaker
If your loved one likes sound but also likes tech that’s easy to use, check out the Sonvivo Easy Speaker. This speaker is as easy as it gets — just lay your phone down on the speaker to have the speaker play the music. The speaker uses induction technology to transfer the sound waves from your phone to the speakers.
No need to mess with Bluetooth, wires, apps Wi-Fi or other connections. The Sonvivo works with most Android and iPhones but also lets you use a 3.5mm jack connection (wire included) if your phone isn’t compatible.
This video shows how easy it is to use the Sonvivo Easy Speaker:
The Sonvivo Easy Speaker is available from Mobile Fun for $27.99.
If typing on a mobile device is a challenge for your loved one, check out the Upwrite stylus that also works as a stand. This conductive stylus makes typing on a smartphone easier, then props it up at an angle when you’re finished typing and want to view the screen.
Bonus, this stylus also functions as a key chain so you can keep the Upwrite handy wherever you go!
This video shows the Upwrite in action:
The Upwrite is available from Quirky for $27.99.
Chromecast may look like a simple USB stick but in fact it’s a device that lets you stream video from your mobile device or computer to your TV. Use Chromecast to stream Netflix, Google Play, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora and other select videos using your Chrome browser. Just plug Chromecast into your TV, connect it to your WiFi network and stream video or audio from Android devices, iPhones, iPads, Mac and Windows laptops, and Chromebooks.
Here’s a video showing you how much fun you’ll be having when you plug your Chromecast into your TV:
Chromecast is available from Amazon for $35.00.
Is your honey a big fan of Tetris? Then check out this Tetris Light that can both illuminate the room and inspire new Tetris moves.
This light comes with seven multi-colored Tetrominoes you can arrange and rearrange to your heart’s content. You can check out a video showing the lights in action at the Firebox website.
The Tetris Lights is available from Firebox for $49.29 with either a US or UK plug.
Balloon Mapping Kit
If you like to see the world from an aerial perspective and Google Maps Satellite View isn’t good enough for you, check out this Balloon Mapping Kit. Just attach a continuous loop camera (not included) to the provided balloon and watch the world go by.
Here’s a video shot with the Balloon Mapping Kit:
The Balloon Mapping Kit is available from Scientifics Online for $95.00.
Want to snuggle up with your honey but don’t have a fireplace? Don’t let that minor obstacle stop you. Get the Brasa portable fireplace and have a fire anywhere you need one. This portable fireplace will set a romantic mood and generate heat without the need for logs or a chimney.
Nothing says romance like a crackling fire. This video shows you how this fireplace can make a difference in the ambience of a room:
Sorry, the Brasa fireplace is no longer available.
See, Warm Up to a Virtual Fireplace for other romantic fireplace options.
Give your loved one a thrill with the Jetovator, a gift that takes people to new heights. This water bike will propel you with water jets both above and below the surface of the water.
Check out this fun, fun video showing you how you too can perform barrel rolls and flips with the Jetovator.
The Jetovator is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $7000.00. This is a gift that says “True Love!” (unless it’s accompanied by a large insurance policy on your life).
GoPro Hero 3+ Camera
If your sweetheart likes extreme sports or living life on the edge, help them capture their most memorable experiences with the GoPro camera. Mount this camera just about anywhere and capture the action as it happens.
If you watched Felix Baumgartner’s jump from a hot air balloon more than 24 miles above the Earth’s surface in October of 2012 then you’ve seen footage shot on a GoPro camera. Here’s a video detailing that jump and how it was shot by the GoPro:
And if you’re going to get your Valentine the Balloon Mapping Kit or the Jetavator, why not also give the GoPro camera to record the fun?
The GoPro Hero3+ is available for $299.00 from Amazon.com.
Enjoy this SlideShare presentation of Your Top 10 Tantalizing Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts!
I have neither tested nor reviewed any of these Valentine’s Day tech gifts, though I would be happy to do so should any developer be willing to send one to me for review (note: I return the tech I test). This article contains no affiliate links and I receive no compensation for including any gifts in this article.
Any rumors you might hear that I was the one performing the barrel rolls in the Jetavator video were started by me.
Are you hoping for a tech gift from your loved one for Valentine’s Day this year? Which tech gift is your favorite? Can you perform barrel rolls on the Jetovator? Let us know in the Comments section below!
* Love photo by D. Sharon Pruitt (edited)