10 Great Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Tech Lovers
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching you might be struggling for gift ideas for your significant other. If he or she is a big tech fan check out some ideas below.
Master & Dynamic x Scott Campbell Headphones
RRP: from £369
Premium headphone makers Master & Dynamic have teamed up with famed tattoo and fine artist Scott Campbell to create some limited edition headphones. Based on the MW60 Wireless Over-Ear and the MH40 Over-Ear Headphones, they come in black metal/black leather or black metal/white leather with a unique snake design from the artist along with the quote “The smartest things I ever did were stupid things for love” inside the ear pads.
Scott Campbell is one of the most talented tattoo and fine artists in the world. From Louisiana, he lives in LA and owns Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn whose clientele includes a long list of celebrities, fashion designers and New York’s art elite.
These headphones are perfect for anyone who wants a but of style to go with the substance.
Ted Baker SS18 Phone Case Collection
RRP: Prices start at £29.95
Buy now from www.proporta.co.uk
Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, luxury clothing retailer Ted Baker has released its SS18 collection of phone cases. The cases are manufactured by veteran phone case makers Proporta. The collection has been made to fit a range of iPhones including the X, 8, 7 and 6s.
The collection is available in both functional folio cases and soft tactile hard shells. The designs range from classy floral patterns to pretty pastels and metallic finishes. The folio cases even come with a hidden mirror for those times you need to check your make-up on the go.
Lavazza Jolie Plus
If your valentine is a big coffee lover you could do a lot worse than get them a Jolie Plus, the latest offering from Italian coffee maker Lavazza. This coffee machine is described as quiet, compact the the smallest model so far. The machine is programmable to make either a regular espresso or an espresso lungo when you really need a caffeine hit. The Jolie Plus comes in Silver Grey or Gun Metal Grey. If lattes are more your thing you can add the Lavazza MilkUp frother for £59.
Humax Freesat and Freeview Boxes
If your better half is a big television watcher then one of these smart TV boxes from Humax would make a great present. If you already have a satellite dish installed you might be interested in the Humax HB-1100S Freesat Smart TV Box (£99). This box can pick up 200+ live channels with no subscriptions needed. The box also connects to the internet via WiFi or cable providing access to iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix, YouTube and more. If you want to splash out a little bit more Humax also make the HDR-1100S which has the capability to record TV too.
For those without a satellite dish Humax also have a range of freeview boxes including the FVP-5000T (£229). This smart digital TV box can record 4 programmes while you watch a fifth. Unlike the Freesat boxes you can only get around 85 channels but other than that it boasts all the same features.
Honor 7X (in red)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Huawei have released a new version of their Honor 7X smart phone in red. The phone was already available in black and blue and this new phone is exactly the same bar the colour.
That means you’ll get the 5.9 inch, 2160 x 1080 display with the 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone also boasts a meaty 3,340mAh battery, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and dual rear cameras that offer a portrait mode. The phone looks pretty sleek too with its metal body but there are compromises on processor speed. For the price you’re getting a pretty decent though.
Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless Red
Continuing the theme of red products for Valentine’s Day we have the Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless headphones. From the original lifestyle audio brand the Hesh 3 is a total redesign of their best selling Bluetooth headphones. They have been designed to offer a good mix of technology, comfort, quality and design.
The Hesh 3 offers an impressive 22 hours of battery life and with with their built in rapid charge technology can deliver an extra 4 hours after just 10 minutes on charge. The headphones have noise-isolating memory foam ear cushions as well as an integrated microphone, call, track and volume control buttons.
Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR Set
Perfect for any Star Wars fan, Star Wars Jedi Challenges is a collaboration between Lonovo and Disney that brings the franchise to life before your very eyes. The box comes with a Lenovo Mirage AR Headset, Lightsaber Controller and Tracking Beacon. Players are led through a series of challenges by the Archivist, teaching them the ways of the force and Jedi knowledge. The game requires a compatible Android or iOS device to work as this is placed inside the heasdset while being played.
After initially being released in November 2018, the game got its first major free expansion in January adding characters and missions from the latest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.
AZIO Retro Classic Keyboard
Most of the time a keyboard is all about function and style gets left behind. Not with the AZIO Retro Classic keyboard. Described as the first luxury retro keyboard just as much effort has gone into style as it has substance.
The AZIO Retro Classic features mechanical keys more associated with typewriters of the past than keyboards nowadays. The keyboard has a metal frame with a leather or wood body depending on style.
With four distinct styles Onyx, Posh, Artisan and Elwood there is something for everyone. All styles are available in wired or Bluetooth variations.
The AZIO Retro Classic is perfect for anyone who wants to add some style to their office setup.
British based TOG Knives are specialists in the creation of high quality knives for the kitchen. The knives are inspired by the folded steel swords favoured by Japanese Samurai and are made from 21 layers of highest quality stainless steel and copper. This gives them strength as well as excellent edge retention.
The knives are made in small batches from only the highest quality materials and every knife has its own individual number. For an extra Valentine’s Day twist you can even get the knives engraved with your loved ones name or their favourite line from a song or a quote from a poem.
There are a total of four knives in the set Sujihiki (Slicing) knife, Petty (utility / pairing) knife, Santoku (multipurpose) knife and Gyuto (chef’s) knife plus a ceramic honing rod with shock absorber to maintain the knives.
They are available to purchase individually or as part of a set for a discounted price.
RRP: Price on request
Buy now by calling the 24/7 customer service line on 0203 397 4999.
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