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Gadget gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and with it the opportunity to get your beloved a suitably romantic gift. But what do you do if your partner is left cold by the usual flowers and chocolates or wining and dining? If your partner is a bit of a geek, we’ve got some brilliant suggestions that will knock them head over heels.

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is the ultimate home gadget, and once you’ve got one you won’t want to give it up. It’s a voice-controlled hands-free device in a sleek cylindrical speaker, but it does so much more than play music. It can do everything from updating you on the news and weather to booking an Uber or a takeaway, and helps with general life admin like scheduling appointments, setting alarms and even ordering more toilet roll. It can even control smart home devices such as kettles, lamps and thermostats, meaning you will barely need to lift a finger!

PlayStation VR

Virtual Reality (VR) is gaining huge amounts of attention in the world of gaming, so if your loved one is a gaming geek, this present will easily capture their heart. The PlayStation VR headset allows the player to experience a game in a completely new and immersive way, so they feel like they are literally part of the action. This VR headset is one of the cheapest on the market in comparison to HTC’s Vive and Microsoft’s Oculus Rift, so you won’t have to spend a fortune to make someone very happy.

Roku 3 Smart TV Box

Television has come a very long way from the five terrestrial channels and the Roku Box is at the forefront of a new generation of TV viewing. It offers a gobsmacking 2,000 channels, including BBC, Netflix, Now TV and Sky Sports, and you can also cast films and TV shows to your phone and tablet. It’s incredibly simple to setup and works like a dream, so you won’t have to wait around whilst your shows buffer. There are no hidden costs or recurring fees with the Roku Box, making it a cheap and convenient way to feast your eyes on the best.

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Mujjo touchscreen gloves

Though these amazing gloves aren’t technically gadgets, they allow you to use your favourite gadgets when you’re out and about in the chilly winter air. If you’ve ever tried using your smartphone whilst using normal gloves you’ll know that they just don’t cut it, so upgrade your partner to these nifty hand warmers. They’re made of wool, so will keep your fingers toasty, but the clever little silicone dots allow for just enough ‘grip’ on the screen on your phone. They’re also available in leather for the super sophisticated geeks out there.

Minipresso NS portable espresso maker

If your other half is serious about their coffee but is always in a rush in the morning, make sure they can get their cup of Joe whilst they’re on the go. This incredible little machine is entirely hand-powered, weighs in at just 360g and is compatible with Nespresso capsules. It also has a built-in cup, so it can be taken on all your romantic backpacking and camping trips together.

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