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HardwareZone's Top 10 Gifts for V-Day

By Team HardwareZone - 8 Feb 2012

HardwareZone's Top 10 Gifts for V-Day

Uniquely 'Techie' Gifts for a Special Day

February 14th. A date that could land you a date or have you searching for one. Some might see this date as another commercialized holiday, except you won't get the day off like Christmas. However, if you play your cards right, you can make this day work for you. Keep the romance going with some gift ideas, or be inspired and impress that crush you've been having with a simple greeting with the help of an app.

With less than a week to go, here's HardwareZone's quick gift guide for the geeks at heart to all the amorous couples and forever alone singles out there to take on the challenges of Saint Valentine's Day.


Liquid Image Explorer Series 5.0MP Underwater Digital Camera Mask


Heading to a pool or beach, or going snorkeling this Valentine's Day? Perhaps this swim mask would come in handy. Equipped with a 5.0-megapixel camera and operable up to a depth of 5m, it frees your hand from an underwater camera, so that you can concentrate on swimming or enjoying the view. The goggles' glasses are made of tempered glass, with integrated crosshairs for lining up shots. If you find the built-in 16MB memory lacking, you can expand it via the microSD card slot.


Bose QuietComfort 15 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Give your significant other the gift of serenity this Valentines Day by getting them a pair of Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones. Not only do they offer top notch audio quality, their active noise cancellation technology drowns out ambient noise. The headphones are perfect for long flights, the daily commute to work or when you want to catch that 3am Champions League football game without waking up your girlfriend.

Incipio OffGrid Battery Case for iPhone 4/4S

Need something to power up the relationship? Why not get the Incipio OffGrid Battery Case? The 5.48mm thin battery case not only protects your iPhone from accidental drops and bumps, it also provides up to 1450mAh of charging capacity which will come in handy when watching your favorite Korean dramas or playing games. The Incipio OffGird Battery Case comes in a variety of colors including glossy white and matte black, making it a perfect gift for both genders. Last but not least, there's an LED battery status bar as well to get a quick idea of the remaining charge left.

Google Chrome Beanbag Lounger

For this Valentine's Day special, let us recommend a somewhat tech-related water-resistant Google Chrome Beanbag Lounger available in the Google Store. Why? Because it's the perfect place to lounge around with your significant other. Or you can go all the way and include a S$1688 13-inch Apple Macbook Air together with the US$245 beanbag to show your true love, just how true your love is, you high-roller you.

Align's T-Rex 600 Nitro 3G Kit

Guys love to construct something out of little things. And it's a bonus if maneuvering their proud creations is possible too. To satiate those cravings, why not satisfy your man with the Align T-Rex 600 Nitro 3G kit? This RC helicopter comes with everything a wannabe pilot could dream of; from a carbon fiber frame to a geeky programmable Flybarless 3G System. Forget electric, babe. Let's burn some nitro!

Amazon Kindle Touch

Your other half loves reading but they're running out of space to store all their books. So what better way to save space (and trees!) by purchasing an Amazon Kindle e-Reader for them? With an easy-to-use interface and the ability to hold 3,000 books inside, the Kindle Touch allows them to carry their own library everywhere they go, all in a light and compact package.

Firefox Plushie

The perfect gift for Firefox fans! These cute little red pandas hug the world in the Firefox logo and now they can hug your significant other too (hey, it's not just girls who can love the fox). This 9-inch Firefox stuffed toy will add +10 cuteness to any geek's Valentine's Day.

Jawbone Jambox

Old-timers should know this scene by heart: a boy, standing outside the girl's place, with a boombox and declaring his undying love for his lady. Modern times, calls for a modern approach.The Jawbone Jambox is a wireless speaker that lets you stream those sappy love songs from your mobile device via Bluetooth connectivity.

And once you get the girl, set the aesthetically pleasing Jambox on the floor, play a few romantic songs, and set the mood to enjoy a romantic evening ahead with the high performance audio from this tiny yet powerful wireless speaker.

PlayStation Vita

In today's context, a portable gaming console is no longer just for the boys. With an extensive list of titles available on Sony's next generation PlayStation Vita, your other half will be duly entertained while you prepare the romantic Valentine's Day dinner for two. Now here's the other twist - let the women take a break with the PS Vita, while the guys take a stab at cooking and whip up the perfect dinner for that special day.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

With only a week left till the V-Day bug kicks in, holding out for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus might be cutting it close. The February availability of the first Android 4.0 smartphone should satisfy both men and women alike who are looking to own the Google backed Android smartphone powered by a dual-core processor and a generous 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 720p resolution.

Now, if the Galaxy Nexus hasn't arrived by 14th February, perhaps you can present a voucher to your other half, which lets them claim the Android 4.0 smartphone once it's available. No guarantees though, on the effectiveness of scoring with you date through the voucher. The saving grace is that the phone would certainly redeem itself when it's physically available.

Edit: Well, looks like the Galaxy Nexus will arrive before Valentine's Day. The Android 4.0 smartphone will be available in Singapore from 11th February.

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