Top Valentine’s gifts for tech lovers
Fashion-forward type who loves their hair
You may not think a hairdryer is the most romantic gift in the world – but the Dyson Supersonic is no ordinary hairdryer.
Funky and futuristic to look at it – Dyson’s Supersonic delivers on style and substance. Unlike most hairdryers this one won’t do irreversible damage to hair – in fact it helps maintain shine and health. How? By measuring air temperature 20 times every second.
It’s lightweight, it comes with a whole bundle of drying accessories to help create salon-styled hair and it dries in record time. What’s not to love?
Indie kid, dance lover or dad rocker
Buying for a partner who’s passionate about music? Who’s always on Spotify? Who likes to cook, clean, run and even vacuum to a soundtrack?
Wireless smart speakers – like the Bose SoundLink Revolve – are perfect for those who like to enjoy music on the go.
This sleek and stylish aluminium speaker can play up to 12 hours of music on just one charge and produces powerful 360-degree sound. This means they get to enjoy their favourite tunes from every angle.
Download the Bose Connect app and the user can control their SoundLink from any Bluetooth device. And if their phone’s not to hand they can use the speaker to make calls or text messages. Perfect for sending you spontaneous declarations of love.
Does that special someone in your life like to party? Then switch on Party Mode to wirelessly hook up multiple speakers or use Stereo Mode to spread out the sound.
The Bose SoundLink isn’t just limited to indoor use. This versatile speaker is both Shock and Water-resistant – it can be used in the garden, by the pool or even in the bathroom.
Gym bunny or newbie runner
Whether you love hitting the gym or tackling cross-country runs together, you can help your partner stay motivated with fitness tech.
Take the Fitbit Charge 2. Stylish to look at and practical to use, it will provide the fitness enthusiast in your life with all the help and support they could need.
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.
The Charge 2 even monitors sleep patterns and provides guided breathing sessions, helping to maintain your loved ones all round well-being.
And – as it receives smartphone alerts such as text messages, calls and appointment reminders – your nearest-and-dearest will never be late for another dinner date again.
The coffee lover
Whether they like their coffee strong and dark or smooth and sweet, they are guaranteed to get perfect results with a Nespresso coffee machine.
Nespresso’s Krups Vertuo is one smooth operator. Simply pop in the coffee pod of your choice – there are 20 to choose from – and it will automatically adjust its settings accordingly for Barista-style results at the touch of a button.
Centrifusion technology spins the pod up to 7,000 rotations per minute, blending coffee with hot water to create the perfect layer of foam. And there’s no waiting around – the Vertuo is ready to brew in under 20 seconds.
Hipster who loves all things retro
Small, lightweight and retro by design – the Instax mini 9 Instant Camera is a real hipster accessory.
In the post-Instagram age, this compact camera actually prints out photos Polaroid-style for a touch of retro chic. Snap a shot and it’ll be in your hands in seconds.
It’s even got a selfie-mirror – for when you want to capture those special moment of just the two of your – a close-up lens and a high-key mode for brightening photos.
Box-set binger who love a cosy night in
Does snuggling up under a blanket and binge-watching box-sets sound like their perfect date night?
Then why not treat them to a Google Chromecast? It will give them access to Netflix and Google Play on their TV – opening up a whole new realm of box-set possibilities.
Check out Netflix’s slightly spooky and ever so retro Stranger Things or lavish royal drama The Crown.
Chromecast is easy to set up. Simply plug it into the back of the TV and download the app. Their smartphone or tablet then becomes a remote control, using Wi-Fi to cast content onto the TV.
‘I forgot to charge my phone’ type
There is nothing more annoying than not being able to get hold of your significant other because they’ve run out of phone battery – again!
Invest in a Goji Portable Power Bank and those days could be a thing of the past. It’s slim enough to fit in a pocket or bag and can provide a up to 2 full charges for a smartphone or tablet.
It couldn’t be easier to use – charging the device as soon as it’s connected and using LED indicator lights to show charging status and power level.
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