Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air! Sure, you could get your sweetheart a dozen roses or a box of chocolate. But if you really want to impress him or her, you can't go wrong with technology.No matter your budget, one of the following gadgets below is sure to impress that special someone you care about.
Google Home ($129) is a rival to Amazon's Echo. Amazon claims the Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon last year. Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered Google Assistant. Users can use it to to look up flights, play music, and control connected appliances.
The LuMee Duo ($69.95) allows users to snap a perfect selfie with its studio-quality front and back facing lights. The product was developed by a professional photographer, and Kim Kardashian uses it. The case is available in three colors: black, gold, and rose. It is compatible with iPhone 6 / 6s / 7 and iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and 7 Plus.
Cosmopolitan named the crowdfunded Pearl ($29.95) one of the "16 Best Beauty Innovations of 2015." Pearl is a stylish compact mirror with a built-in LED ring light that can charge USB-powered devices, such as an iPhone or iPad. It is available in pink, red, gold, silver, and purple.
According to PC Magazine, the FitBit Charge 2 ($149.95) does everything the FitBit Charge HR can do, with more features and an improved design. We're talking tracking calories burned, distance traveled, heart rate, steps, and sleep. A fully charged Fitbit Charge 2 has a battery life up to five days.
The Tile Slim ($25) is an easy way to keep track of everything. Literally. According to the company, users simply attach the product to any item. If they misplace it, they can find it by sound, with the Tile app, or with help from the Tile community. The best part? There's no battery replacement and no charging.
Remember when you used to develop pictures? Well, those days are back with HP's Sprocket Photo Printer ($129.99). Thanks to Bluetooth technology, printing images from a smartphone or tablet is as easy as posting them on social media. The portable printer can go anywhere since it is about the size of a cell phone.
The Phantom 4 ($1,199) is DJI's smartest flying camera ever, according to the company. It automatically avoids obstacles, and users can track moving subjects automatically using ActiveTrack. The drone has a 28-minute maximum flight time and a maximum speed of 44 mph. The Verge says, “The Phantom 4, it’s the first consumer unit that can see the world around it and adjust accordingly, the next big step towards a truly autonomous aircraft.”
The Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones ($199.99) are perfect for multiple workouts with up to 12 hours of battery life. With Fast Fuel, a five-minute charge gives users one-hour of playback. The product is sweat and water resistant. The earphones are available in white, yellow, blue, black, and red.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 ($899) is the tablet that can replace your laptop. With sixth generation Intel Core processors and up to 1TB of storage, it’s built to run professional-grade software. The Surface Pro 4 is versatile and ultrathin - designed for people always on the move. A Surface Pen is also included.
The Nintendo Switch ($299.99) isn't available 'til March 3, but it may still be on your significant other's wish list. According to Nintendo, the product is designed to go wherever, transforming from a home console to a portable system in a snap. Players can use the Joy‑Con controllers to play face-to-face or jump online for a four versus four match.
A piece of advice... don't wait until the last minute to make your Valentine's Day purchase, especially if you have to buy it online. If all else fails, you can always resort to a fancy dinner or even a gift card for an Apple Music subscription. What do you plan on getting your sweetheart for the big day? Leave a comment below.