Top Valentine’s gifts for tech lovers
Making great hair a breeze
Hair can be temperamental but if your love is for keeps, treat them to a Dyson Supersonic. Not only will they have flawless locks everyday, but you’ll also cut their preening time in the mornings down considerably.
For starters, they’ll love the Dyson Supersonic’s futuristic design. It’s lightweight, comes with a whole bunch of drying accessories to help create salon-styled hair, and it dries in record time. They can cut back on trips to the salon, that’s for sure.
Plus, unlike most hairdryers this one won’t do irreversible damage to hair – in fact it helps maintain shine and health by measuring air temperature 20 times every second.
Fitness with flair
Whether their aim is to break into fitness or smash their personal best, you can help your partner stay motivated with the iconic Fitbit Charge 3.
It’s sleek and stylish while being completely practical at the same time. It not only monitors distance, steps, calories burned and heart rate, but it can also track specific exercises – such as running, weights or yoga for more relevant stats. It’s even waterproof so they can wear it in the pool. You’re pretty much buying them their own personal trainer.
Want to improve their sleep? This little genius can also monitor sleep patterns and provides guided breathing sessions – perfect for those stressful days.
The Fitbit Charge 3 also connects to their smartphone, which means they’ll get all of their notifications right on their wrist - so they’ll never have an excuse for not replying to your texts.
If you're on the lookout for a wearable, but want to take the fashionable route...
Style, the smart way
If your other half doesn’t always have access to their phone, the gorgeous Samsung Galaxy Watch in rose gold will quickly become their number one accessory.
They will always be connected. Whether they’re stuck in an overlong work meeting or want updates on how the kids are doing while at a wedding, they’ll receive notifications on calls and texts right on their wrist.
This smartwatch isn’t just a pretty face either. If they like to keep fit, Samsung Health can track steps, cycling, swimming and even their sleep. It’s ready for whatever they’re into. The built-in GPS feature will track their location and health across all of their compatible Samsung devices, and they can even connect to any SmartThing devices they have. They’ll be flipping off lights and checking if the fridge is stocked with a flick of their wrist.
Worried about their colour preference? Don’t – because they can customise it to suit their style with a range of colours, straps and faces. The Samsung Galaxy Watch even boasts four days of battery life, so if they’re too busy to charge it for a day or two, it’ll just keep on going.
More music with wireless
Are they forever losing their in-ear headphones? They’ll get over it once you’ve treated them to the award-winning sound on the Beats Solo 3 wireless Bluetooth headphones.
No wires to get crossed, just wireless music connected to their iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. The on-ear cushioned ear cups adjust to their fit for all-day listening. Perfect for when you could use a bit of a break from their questionable song choices.
But the Beats Solo 3 headphones aren’t just about award-winning sound quality. They can take calls, skip songs they’re not feeling, adjust the volume, and even activate Siri while they’re on the go. And speaking of on the go, they’ll get 40 hours of listening from a full charge, and 3 full hours from a quick 5-minute charge. Marvellous.
Small, lightweight and retro by design – the Instax SQ6 Instant Camera captures instant keepsakes, making for the ultimate hipster accessory.
In the post-Instagram age, this compact camera actually prints out photos Polaroid-stylefor a touch of retro chic. With a variety of modes to choose from, like landscape and close-up, and three strobe colour filters, they’ll be ready to capture every scenario imaginable.
It’s even got a selfie-mirror– for when they want to capture those special couple moments. Ah, how romantic.
All of the answers and assistance
Introduce your beloved to ‘Alexa’ - their very own virtual assistant. With her help they can play music, get news and so much more. The Amazon Echo Dot will be a sure-fire hit this Valentine’s Day.
If they could use a little help around the house, the Amazon Echo Dot is the one. They can play their favourite tunes through their streaming service of choice, enjoy a massive range of fun games, and get info on news, weather, sports scores, cinema listing and loads more. Alexa’s no one trick pony. They can also call or send voice messages to friends and family who also have an Echo Dot. How good is that?
And why stop there? Connect the Amazon Echo Dot to smart home devices and the whole family can enjoy voice control throughout the house. Dim the lights when it’s movie time and turn the heating up without the fear of losing your favourite spot on the couch.
Pro device. Pro performance.
If last year’s box of chocolates didn’t go down too well, wow the love of your life this year with an Apple iPad Pro.
Is their old laptop or tablet on its last legs? This is an upgrade that will blow their mind. The bright 11-inch Liquid Retina display goes from edge to edge, and will show all of their favourite films and boxsets in true-to-life colours. And, the True Tone feature adjusts white balance – so it’ll be easy on their eyes when they’re in one of their ‘just-one-more-episode’ moods.
Underneath that dazzling screen you’ve got the smartest and most advanced chip Apple has ever made. They’ll play games like never before – and the speed on it is faster than most PC laptops.
It’s got buckets of power to run the most complex of tasks, whether it’s editing photos taken on the 12MP rear camera or playing hours of their favourite graphic-heavy games. And if they’re a creative soul, they can sketch, edit, write and more with the Apple Pencil (sold separately).
They’ll want to keep this iPad safe, and Apple’s new Face ID does just that. They’ll be able to securely lock their iPad Pro just by glancing at it. Talk about the look of love.
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