Dating a Techie? Here Are 14 Valentine's Day Gifts

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By Keith Wagstaff

If you're dating someone who pre-ordered the Oculus Rift, a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day probably won't do.

You also don't want to spend thousands of dollars on the latest gadget if you're not sure about the relationship. On the other hand, a new laptop might be the perfect gift for a longtime partner.

Whether you just started dating or already put a ring on it, here are 14 cutting-edge gifts for the techie in your life.

Just Met


Heart Charger: Nothing says, "Hey, you don't seem terrible" like a heart-themed charger, which will keep your iPhone powered so you can receive kissy-face emoji and messages on Snapchat. ($14:99)

Looq DG Selfie Stick: Perfect for posting romantic selfies on Instagram to make single friends jealous. This model features a cable for snapping the shutter from nearly 42 inches away. ($19.99)

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Woodsnap Custom Print: Upload your photo and Woodsnap will print it with "sustainable water-based inks" directly onto birch wood for a cute memento. For Valentine's Day, you can also add a custom message. ($30)

Gem Speaker

Giant Gem Speaker: Diamonds are forever. Also, they cost a lot of money. This tiny desk speaker is a much more thrifty (and useful) gift. ($40)

Knox Aluminum VR Viewer: Can't afford the Oculus Rift? This stylish aluminum viewer with wooden accents is just right for introducing someone to virtual reality. ($85)

Getting Serious


Sengled Pulse: Get the gift that will dim the lights and play Barry White at the same time. This LED smart bulb comes with a JBL Bluetooth speaker that connects to iOS and Android devices. ($150)

Earin Wireless Earphones: Love means never having to untangle your earbuds, like these from Swedish start-up Earin. They sync wirelessly with your phone while staying hidden in your ears. ($249)

This is Ground

Mod Laptop 2 Case: Stop cramming your computer into a crumpled messenger bag. This leather case features pockets for a laptop, tablet and phone, plus space for cords, pens and other accessories. ($399)

Roku 32-Inch Smart TV: Netflix and chill? It's easy with this smart TV, which lets users stream and play games from all of the services available on Roku. ($170)

Moto 360 Sport: Unlike the Apple Watch, this smartwatch has built-in GPS, so the runner in your life can track their distance without carrying a phone. ($299)

Together Since Forever


Fujifilm X70 Digital Camera: Don't give your partner a boring point-and-shoot. The new X70 from Fujifilm delivers DSLR specs and a touchscreen panel along with beautiful retro styling. ($700)

Surface Book: Sure, an iPad or MacBook is a great gift. But why not get a gadget that can be used both as a laptop and a tablet? ($1,499)

Tokyo Bike

Tokyobike: People buy everything else online. Why not a bike? Pick a preferred color and size at, and then pick up a fully built bicycle at a nearby shop. ($700 and up)

Razor Hovertrax: Express your burning love with one of the few self-balancing scooters that the government is pretty sure won't catch fire. ($499)