Valentine's day is all about loving your partner, and if you want to show your appreciation with some products that you think would come in handy, we’ve picked some of the best tech gifts for you. We’ve divided this category up into multiple segments, helping you find the best item that your significant other would love to use while gaming, relaxing, or trying to get in some exercise.
We also have lists of the best smartphones for valentines day, the best smartwatches for her, and the best smartwatches for him. We’ve also got the best tablets, in case you’re on the lookout for some great deals and amazing products.
For the Gamers
Both PlayStation and Microsoft released their next generations simultaneously, but unfortunately, we can only really recommend the one that you can purchase. The Xbox Series S is an affordable gaming console that lets you play games at up to 120FPS, play 4K Blu-Ray movies, and so much more. It’s one of the best gaming consoles available today, and it’s widely available at most stores and online retailers such as Amazon and BestBuy.
Xbox Series S
The new Xbox Series S supports 4K Blu-ray movies, and allows you to play hundreds of different games up to 120FPS.
Apple’s iPad is hands down some of the best devices we would recommend for creative content creators, and those who like to draw and sketch. All of the iPads feature large displays and come with flagship chipsets – although some feature older generation flagship chips, in the case of the iPad 10.2-inch variant. If your partner wants to get started in digital media and already has all of the other equipment, an iPad is a great pick to edit on the go, or sketch up ideas for projects.
Apple iPad 10.2-inch
The 2021 iPad is an affordable tablet that lets your loved one relax and stay entertained. The large display is perfect for gaming, drawing, and watching movies. This iPad is also compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil.
Apple iPad 11-inch
The 11-inch iPad Pro comes with a laptop-grade M1 chipset, 128GB of storage, and it supports the second-generation Apple Pencil. It’s perfect for those who want a larger screen and one of the best tablets. The display is excellent for drawing, animation, and just about anything you can imagine doing.
If your partner made a new year’s resolution but didn’t keep the promises, it’s a great idea to motivate them to do more by gifting a smartwatch, which is also a fitness tracker. If your partner is in the Apple ecosystem, the Apple Watch Series 7 is the latest smartwatch from the company that does it all in a single package. If your partner is team green, then the Galaxy Watch 4 Series are some of the best smartwatches that you can pick up that focus on customization, watch faces, health monitoring, and so much more.
Apple Watch Series 7
It’s available in 41mm and 45mm models, and it has GPS and cellular versions. The cellular is best recommended for those who want to take calls while out and about, and those who want to connect to the internet, make calls while away from their devices.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
The Galaxy Watch 4 is the best companion if you want to monitor your health and fitness activities. It's one of the most customizable smartwatches on the market, and it has excellent features to keep you focused.
Tech with Style
Bose and Soundcore by Anker are some of the better-known smart sunglasses that offer great sound quality and a great overall design. The design of these smart glasses is close to traditional non-smart designs, and they can last a couple of hours on a single charge, providing a great audio experience for listening to music, handling calls, and listening to podcasts while out and about. If you want shades and music, and less fuss about dealing with wireless or wired earbuds, the smart sunglasses are a great alternative.
Sunglasses with built-in Bose speakers, excellent for listening to music, podcasts and handling calls while out and about.
Soundcore Frames are a great alternative, and the easily changeable lenses make it an easy recommendation for most people. Like with the Bose, you can swap the lens to prescription lenses, and the audio quality is excellent.
If your partner prefers reading, the Amazon Kindle tablets are among the best devices you could consider picking up. They are affordable and come with a glare-free display and built-in lights, so your partner can read without waking you up with some light in the room. These e-Tablets can store hundreds, or thousands of books, and they’re well worth the money if your partner loves comics, classic books, or just reading in general. The Amazon Store also supports comics, magazines and other reading material, and there are plenty titles and stories to choose from.
If you want an e-Reader that gets the basics right and has an e-ink display, the standard Amazon Kindle is a perfect option. If comes with a built-in front light, and you can download hundreds, if not thousands of books onto the tablet.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
While the standard Amazon Kindle is great for most people, the Paperwhite provides a far better experience thanks to the better and larger display. It has a USB-C port for convenience and 10-weeks of battery life on a single charge.
Drones become the ultimate way to capture important moments and experience amazing places from a unique perspective. Sadly, most entry-level drones start at $1,000 and go up to thousands of dollars. The DJI Mini SE is a perfect drone to take with you when traveling, and the Mavic Air 2 is excellent if you have the budget, and the space in your backpack to capture even better shots on-the-go.
DJI Mini SE
The DJI Mini SE is a lightweight, compact drone that can fly for up to 30-minutes on a single charge. It weighs only 0.55 lbs (249g) and it has a 3-axis gimbal to record 2K video in high quality, GPS for tracking, and a bunch of features. It’s a great toy to get started and take with you when traveling.
DJI Mavic Air 2
The DJI Mavic Air series has become the standard and the entry-level drone. It has 4K video recording capabilities and 34-minute flying time with a lot of additional features to make the most out of your sightseeing from a unique perspective.
There are a lot of great wireless earbuds out there on the market, but Apple and Samsung are undoubtedly some of the best and most convenient ones around. Both devices offer excellent features and overall comfort, and while Apple’s AirPods work best with Apple devices, there are ways to make them work seamlessly with all Android devices. Luckily, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are compatible with all smartphones and tablets, thanks to the Galaxy Wear app that can be installed, which lets users set up the device and configure it as they like. If you want something great for every day, the AirPods 3 and Galaxy Buds are great options, but if your significant other likes noise cancellation and get away from all the loud noises for a while, the Apple AirPods Pro offer an impressive experience.
We can also recommend the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds, although they’re on the rather large side compared to the other three.
Apple AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro offers Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode to hear the world around you, and Adaptive EQ to fine-tune audio to your ears. The earbuds are sweat and water-resistant and last up to 6-hours on a single charge.
Apple AirPods 3
AirPods 3 are the latest generation wireless earbuds from Apple. It supports Spatial Audio, Adaptive EQ, and it has force sensors that let you easily control the earbuds while listening to music, watching movies, or taking a call. The earbuds are sweat and water resistant, and can last up to 6-hours on a single charge, or 30-hours provided by the MagSafe charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Galaxy Buds 2 are the latest TWS product from Samsung, which promises a great listening experience with ANC in a new lightweight design. At $149.99, it is hard to ignore them, especially if you already own a smartphone from Samsung.