7 Unique Valentine's Day Gadgets for that “Geeky” Someone

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and now is the time to start scrambling to get that unique gift for that special someone. Don't settle for roses and candy this year, check out some of these unique alternative that offer a new "gadget-twist".

Special Edition "Valentine's Day" 80GB Zune

80GB Microsoft "Love" Zunes

Microsoft has been bitten by the love-bug this year, and they've decided to release a limited edition 80GB Zune in both red and pink colors. Microsoft has even designed 20 new Valentine's Day laser-engraved designs that can be etched into the back of these lovable Zunes. This special edition MP3 player is only available for a limited time, so don't procrastinate on this one. The retail price for pretty player is $250. (Update: This Zune is no longer available. But pink Zunes and red Zunes are still available.)

Control Your Man/Woman With This Remote

For those of you out there looking for a good gag-gift for Valentine's Day, you should check out these talking remote controls. You can choose from a "control your man" remote or the "control your woman" remote - both look like regular-old TV remote controls, but instead of turning the TV on and off, they both say 18 different phrases that anyone who has been in a relationship has heard before. Now you can save your breath next time you want to yell at your significant-other, and just use the remote to say it instead. You can get both for $29.95, and they are sure to get some laughs.

Limited Edition Sony "Love" Reader

Limited Edition "Romance" Sony e-Reader

This special edition e-reader from Sony features an all pink leather exterior - of course. Especially for Valentine's Day, this e-book reader comes with a special offer that gives you 14 free Harlequin romance novels with your purchase. If your woman loves to read, this may be the perfect gift for her. This e-book is only available until February 11, at a price of $299, so hurry-up and get yours before they're gone. (Update: Reader no longer available.)

Kissing Love Tester

Kissing love tester

Is love really in the air this Valentine's Day? Find out for sure with this novelty gadget from a company called Addject. This little heart-shaped tester works by you and and your partner both holding the heart and then kissing - if the heart glows and plays music, you have true love - if the heart makes a buzzer sound, then it wasn't meant to be. You can have some fun with this little gadget, and it retails for only about $10.

Set the Mood With Color Changing Spa Lights

Spa lights can really set the mood

Picture this...You come home from a long day at work, and you just want to relax. What better way to set the mood than putting on some nice music and taking a bath with these spa lights to provide some soothing ambient lighting. These spa lights can be attached the bottom and sides of the tub or even float on top. They come in either a soft blue color or if you want more of light-show, you can opt for the color changing lights (orange, red, purple, green, and blue). These lights will provide you with up to 120 hours of soft, ambient lighting, and they are each powered by 2 AAA batteries. Each pack of lights will set-you-back about $15 for 2 lights and 2 suction cups.

Heart-Shaped USB Flash Drive

Heart-shaped USB flash drive

Now you can truly hold your precious memories close to your heart with this heart-shaped USB drive . This USB flash drive is a unique gift that can store photos or documents on up to 4GB of memory. Not very much memory for a ton of pictures, but you can use it to store only pictures that are closest to your heart. It comes in a nice decorative box, and it's connected to a nice chain as well. This will make a great Valentine's Day gift for that special, "geeky" someone.

Heart-Shaped Mini Digital Photo Keyring

Heart-shaped digital photo frame fits on your keychain

This special Valentine's Day gift features a 1.1-inch display and 8MB of memory. With enough memory for over 70 high-resolution photos, you can get a good amount of photos on a gadget small enough to fit on your keyring. This mini digital photo frame comes in a nice decorative box that will make it a perfect Valentine's Day gift. For just over $30, you can get a cool little gadget that will allow you to carry pictures of your loved ones wherever you go.

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Feb 2, 2008
by Anonymous (not verified)


I love the heart shaped digital keyring