Top 10 Tech Gifts for Valentine’s Day (Part 2)
As we mentioned in a previous article – ?It’s the time of the year again – It’s Valentines Day!?
We noted that unless your special someone is ?the flowers and chocolate type? , the best way to give that awesome Valentine gift is to go tech.
We already featured 5 fabulous suggestions ( Do take a look at : Top 10 Tech Gifts for Valentine’s Day Part 1 – https://thebitbag.com/top-10-tech-gifts-for-valentines-day-part-1/ ), and here is 5 more……
6) Nexus 5
Considered the best Android phone in the market, the Nexus 5 is also seen as the best bang for your money as it is one of the most affordable premium mobile phones being sold ( outside of a contract). Google is selling the Nexus 5 at the US$ 350 Dollar range with no contract to tie you up.
Although the Nexus 5 may lack the more advanced features of its Android cousins, the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S4, it has the advantage of having the most up to date Android version.
Of course, critics will argue that the Nexus 5 camera has more to be desired but its other regular features make it one of the better Android gadgets around.
7) iPhone 5s
Some might think that we should have placed the iPhone 5S at the top of the list (or the last, to give it more prominence), but I believe that the lack of new features from its predecessor, the iPhone 5 gives it its deserved place in this ?Top Ten? list.
Still, having said that, being the latest model for the iPhone 5 series is also exactly the reason why it is one of our top choices for a fantastic Valentine surprise. Whether your partner is an Apple newbie or someone who is contented with his or her iPhone 4 (4s), the Apple iPhone 5S will surely guarantee a special night for you and your mate.
The iPhone 5S is available with a contract for only US$199 Dollars but will cost you around US$ 650 Dollars for an unlocked unit.
8) Roku 3
As set top boxes go, the Roku 3 can be considered one of the best in the market (some argue it is a hands down winner among the set top box players, the Apple TV included).
The Roku 3 will enable your partner to enjoy a host of streaming entertainment ? from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and other web video sources.
Apple loyalists will tell you that the Roku 3 won’t be able to link up to the Apple network but its many other features will surely make up for this shortcoming.
A wonderful feature you will surely like is the headphone jack in the remote controller as it will enable you to watch those loud High Definition movies you like (noisy action for the guys, mushy romance for the ladies) without bothering the soundly sleeping partner you have beside you.
The Roku 3 set top box goes for about US$ 100 Dollars (costs the same as the Apple TV…so your choice).
9) Pebble smartwatch
The smartwatch industry is still very new which is why not many models are in that ?gift-perfect? stage. But for the few that are available and worth considering, the Pebble smartwatch is the leader of the pack.
The Pebble will provide your loved one with convenient notifications whether he or she is an Apple iPhone or Android mobile user, without bringing the mobile unit out of his/her pocket or bag.
The notifications ?magically? appear on the Pebble smartwatch so your mate can just casually glance at the message to see if there is an urgent matter to attend to.
It is surely a wonderful gift for those who spend every five minutes checking the messages on their mobile for something that ?might be important?.
Once your partner has opened the gift, synced it with their mobile, and puts it on her wrist, excuse yourself and go the restroom. Then, send her a romantic Valentine message and watch her smile as she glances at her wrist and reads your loving note.
The Pebble smartwatch is being sold for about US$ 149 and is available in a number of cool colors. A premium model ? the Pebble Steel ? packs more memory and has a slight advantage in the looks department, of course at a higher price.
10) Nexus 7
To wrap up our Valentine Tech gift list, we have to recommend the Nexus 7 Android ?mini? tablet. With a 7 inch screen, the Nexus 7 is one of the best options for its price. Selling at around US$ 230 Dollars, the Nexus 7 may have an inferior display compared to the similarly priced Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon. However, the access to Google’s Play Store puts it one over the Kindle. With the Play Store, your partner will surely have a blast with the myriad of apps and games on Valentine’s night and beyond.
So what are you waiting for? Go over our list of ?Top 10 Tech Gifts for Valentine’s Day? and get him or her the awesome tech gift to make this day a memorable one.
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