It can be a bit of a minefield pitching it just right when it comes to gift giving on Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t been paying attention to subtle and not-so-subtle hints, fear not. We’ve taken the hard work out of it and given you our list of five great Valentine’s tech gifts that will be sure to win favour with your significant other.
1. Amazon Echo Dot
It’s no secret that we love anything with the word ‘echo’ in it but that’s not our only reason for selecting this versatile smart speaker. For the uninitiated the Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice controlled device that offers a whole range of options including playing music, answering trivia and telling you the news and weather. It connects to speakers or headphones via Bluetooth or 3.5mm cable which allows you to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify or TunedIn. Perfect for playing those Leonard Cohen tunes on Valentine’s night.
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2. Kindle Voyage
The Kindle Voyage is the thinnest, lightest Kindle to date and with a crisper flush glass screen, soft-touch back and page turning sensors you really feel like you are holding something special in your hands. The clarity of the E ink screen with its darker ink on whiter background is simply spectacular and with its ambient light sensor it automatically adapts to the light in the room. Another fantastic feature is X-Ray which allows you to track character appearances throughout a novel with explanations as to who they are. And the best part of it all is that we have the Voyage available in store right here in Nenagh!
3. Charge 2 Fitbit
With New Years resolutions possibly still lurking in the background and Operation Transformation in full swing there is no better time to gift a fitness tracker. The Charge 2 Fitbit is your ultimate fitness companion. Unlike a lot of other fitness trackers it looks great but it’s the array of features that really sets it apart. The Alta HR sleep tracking technology is fantastic for tracking the amount of deep sleep and REM sleep you get. Amongst its features are a 24/7 heart rate monitor, step tracking and GPS tracking when paired with an Apple or Android smartphone. The fitness tracker market was never exactly awash with options for smaller wrists but Fitbit have remedied that and in the Alta HR range they have an array of bands for women from sporty to sleek and everything in between.
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4. Plantronics Backbeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones
Now that we’re in fitness mode you’ll need something to listen to those motivating tunes during your workout sessions. Look no further than the Plantronics Backbeat Fit. The behind-the-neck design allows them to stay in place even during heavy exercise. The Stereo Bluetooth 3.0-enabled with A2DP makes it perfect for wireless connection and audio streaming and its P2i coating protects it against damage from sweat and splashing water. It also tells you how many hours of listening you have left when you turn them on so you don’t start running only to find they go dead mid-workout.
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5. Samsung Galaxy Tab E
No list would be complete without the ever-popular tablet making an appearance. In this case it’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. Offering a wide array of features it is just as suitable for business as it is for leisure. It’s versatility is a major plus whether you wish to play games, work on business documents or catch up with you favourite series you can do it all on the Tab E. It is reasonably priced and pairs up easily with any mobile device including iPhones so it’s easy to share content. With 97% of buyers on bestbuy.com stating that they would recommend it to a friend Samsung have certainly struck the right cord with the Tab E. And the nicest part is we have this in store too!
Happy Valentine’s Day!