Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Great, right? That is unless, like us, tacky pink hearts don’t really get you going. If you also aren’t excited to drop serious change on an overpriced dinner, let us show you how you can spend your hard-earned cash instead.
This little guide is full of tech goods and gadgets that’ll make your life easier and keep you entertained through Valentine's Day and far beyond. From headphones to speakers and everything in between, these products give love a whole new meaning.
Check our suggestions for gadgets to gift yourself this Valentine's Day.
Sonos One Speaker
The Sonos One is known for being an all-round solid speaker, with rich sound, voice control, accompanying app, and more. Still not convinced? They have two Class-D digital amplifiers, a tweeter, a mid-woofer, and responsive audio. It’s also humidity resistant, so you can even tuck it away in the bathroom for some steamy shower concerts. $199 isn’t cheap, but neither is a lobster dinner — and these speakers are a lot tastier.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
B&O is the HARMAN-owned audio brand known amongst audiophiles for beautiful design and high-end, very pricey sound systems. Luckily for us, they have a range of products that still have their world-renowned look and high-quality audio at a more affordable price. Take the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, for example. These babies are Google Assistant-enabled and have up to 19 hours of play. They’re also sleek as hell, making them a pretty beautiful date.
RHA Audio TrueConnect Wireless Earbuds
RHA’s TrueConnect wireless earbuds are a pair of seriously underrated earphones. These Bluetooth 5 enabled beauties have up to 25 hours of battery life with fast charging, are sweat, splash, and water-resistant, and known for being comfortable. They also come with an international 3-year warranty.
HP Sprocket Photo Printer
Instagram is great and all, but have you ever taken a great photo on your smartphone, and loved it so much that you want it in hard copy? Meet the HP Sprocket Photo Printer, the portable printer the size of a cell phone that allows you to print 2x3 photos and stickers directly from smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.
Master & Dynamic MW07 GO True earphones
The Master & Dynamic MW07 GO True earphones are some of the most durable on the market, as they’re equipped with a water-resistant performance composite that’s often used in sports eyewear. They come with custom 10mm Beryllium drivers that deliver solid sound and have up to a 100-foot connectivity range.
Apple Watch Series 5
Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular)
Alright, so the whole “cheaper than a dinner for two” excuse might not be applicable here — but this is for those whose idea of a date involves getting on a plane. This version has GPS and cellular, plus all the usual features that make the Apple Watch one of the leaders in the wearable tech industry.
Surfwheel SU Skateboard
I know what you’re thinking: this guide was supposed to be about saving money on Valentine’s Day. But who doesn’t want an electric skateboard? NOBODY. And take it from us, at $399, this one comes relatively cheap. This board will let you fly at 12mph speed and with a 10-mile range. It also comes with full-spectrum LED lighting, letting you zip along even in the dark.
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