10 Gifts For Your Tech-Obsessed Valentine
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which for most people means flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, and seeing the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. But your Valentine is not most people. Fruit is the third or fourth thing they think of when they hear the word “Apple.” So what do you get the technophile Valentine who has everything? We have a few ideas.
1. Light Show Fountain Speakers
As our devices become increasingly sleek and stylish, isn’t it time for speakers to do the same? ThinkGeek’s Light Show Fountain Speakers don’t just play music; they are a work of art! Using water and LED lights to create a visually spectacular equalizer effect that bounces to the beat of the song, these speakers turn listening to music into an experience wherever your Valentine goes. Best of all, they are compatible with any device you can connect through a USB port.
2. Garmin Heads up Display
You know how in every science fiction movie these days, all the technology uses transparent holograms? In the case of automotive navigation, the future is already here! Garmin’s Heads-Up Display sits on your car dashboard and projects turn-by-turn directions right onto your windshield so you never have to look away from the road while trying to find your destination. Setup is easy; just connect your iPhone or other Bluetooth device wirelessly and voila! Your Valentine now has car fit for the future.
3. HEX3 AppTag Laser Tag
There are few things more entertaining than getting your friends together and playing a round of laser tag, but that can sometimes be a tall order. There aren’t many laser tag arenas these days and unlike multiplayer video games, you’re limited to playing in the same environment. Now you can play laser tag wherever you want, whenever you want with HEX3 AppTag, a laser attachment that connects to any iPhone and offers a variety of game types – including a solo mode that utilizes the iPhone’s camera.
4. “What’s Good” Bluetooth Beanie
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be anything else your iPhone connects to; there is the What’s Good beanie, the hat that speaks for itself. This ordinary looking beanie has a discreet Bluetooth receiver, microphone, and stereo speakers that allow you to talk on the phone, listen to music, and more. It comes in a variety of colors as well as camouflage, making it perfect for anyone who wants to wants to use their phone’s Bluetooth capabilities without wearing one of those goofy earpieces.
5. Touch Screen Gloves
Cold weather means bundling up in any way you can, which can often mean using gloves. Have you ever tried to wear gloves and use your iPhone? Touchscreens hate gloves. They just do. So if your Valentine is anything like us, they might be neglecting to wear them because full use of their phone is just that important. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way! There are gloves made specifically to work flawlessly with any touchscreen device, so now they don’t have to choose between warmth and Snapchat!
6. Handbag Butler Mighty Purse Wristlet
Any tech-obsessed Valentine knows how it feels to dig through their purse to find their phone charger while on the go. They don’t need to do that anymore, because this purse IS a phone charger! The Mighty Purse Wristlet from Handbag Butler has a built-in external battery that can charge their iPhone while they are on the go. Never again will they have to charge their phone out in public again! The purse is made from genuine imported leather and comes in a variety of colors, so it’s stylish to boot.
Polaroids are dead. Long live Polaroids! While the square, instantly-developed film cameras of old are nothing more than a memory, Instagram has risen from their ashes like a beautiful digital phoenix. If your Valentine loves Instagram but misses being able to hold their snapshots in physical form, Foxgram is an inexpensive way to print Instagram photos on high-quality photo paper or magnets and have them shipped directly to their door. Prints start at just $0.25 and can even be printed to look like an original Polaroid. What’s old is now new again!
8. Olloclip iPhone Lens
Most people will agree that the iPhone has an incredible camera, but it can’t replace your digital SLR camera just yet…or can it? With the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for iPhone, your Valentine can take incredible fisheye, wide-angle, and macro shots with no image distortion with both the front and back-facing cameras! The camera on the iPhone may be good enough to take the perfect Facebook or Instagram selfie, but this lens will let you take pictures worthy of a gallery exhibition. No, seriously. Look at these examples (http://www.olloclip.com/gallery/). This lens is ridiculously amazing.
9. Retro Corded iPhone headset
It seems like our phones aren’t really phones anymore, y’know? While they can do almost anything, it seems like the last thing we actually use them for is to make calls. If your Valentine longs for the good old days, why not get them this retro handset that will make them feel like the kid on a ’90s sitcom who just got their own phone line. The “phone” plugs into the iPhone’s headphone jack and has a lot of practical applications too; it allows for multitasking and is more comfortable than putting a tiny glass slab to one’s face. But for the most part, it’s quirky, and who doesn’t love quirky?
10. Personalized Case
Last but not least, the best kind of gift for a Valentine is the one that is one-of-a-kind. A personalized iPhone case from Shutterfly lets you put any image on a high-quality case that your Valentine can carry with them anywhere. If you decide to get that special someone a personalized case, make sure to use a picture of their favorite thing. A picture from your wedding or of your kids, for instance. Or, let’s face it, their favorite thing is their iPhone. Put a picture of their iPhone on their iPhone case. You know you want to.
What awesome gifts do you have planned for your sweetheart this year?