Valentine’s Day is this week, and already I’m swamped with emails from various hotels about ‘getaway offers’ and special romantic meals. But I’m a techie, so a box of chocolates or a candlelight dinner isn’t going to cut it for me.
So rather than spend a ridiculous amount of money on flowers, chocolates, or other things that will be forgotten the next day, here are five quick tech gadgets you can splurge on for your better half this Valentine’s Day.
Libratone Zipp – AED 1,999
A new kid on the block, the Libratone Zipp is a portable wireless speaker that delivers 360 degrees of sound. Not to mention it comes with a handy leather carrying strap and a range of funky zippable covers. It supports AirPlay, DLNA, and requires literally zero setup. We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these for a review – for science of course.
Nokia Lumia 620 – AED 899
The Nokia Lumia has been making quite a few waves since its launch, and the recently released Nokia Lumia 620 is no different. Packaged in a small form factor with the staying power of Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 620 is great if you’re looking for a Windows Phone that won’t break the bank.
Cyberbike2 – AED 499
Because nothing says “I love you” more than “You need to work on your thighs”. No seriously, this bike for your PlayStation 3 not only gives you a good workout but also comes with a compatible game so that you don’t notice you’re exercising. What better way to burn off those pesky V-day chocolates?
iPod nano – AED 649 (16GB)
The Apple iPod nano is a cute little thing, but despite its small size is capable of cramming in a truckload of songs. Add to that the newly designed headphones, Nike+ support, inbuilt radio, and an ultra sleek body and you’ve got one groovy gift for your Valentine.
Raspberry Pi Type B – AED 150
If you’ve got a true geek in your life, then they’ll appreciate the mini wonder that’s the Raspberry Pi. This tiny hackable mini-PC can be configured to do just about anything with the right code in it, so grab one from here if you’d much rather spend Valentine’s Day writing lines of code than reciting lines of poetry.