Yes, the Chinese New Year is not over yet. But you probably have to start preparing gifts for your significant other, as Valentine’s Day (Feb 14, in case you live in a cave) is just around the corner. Here are some tech gifts for you to consider that your Valentine might have been wanting for the longest time.
Nope, you are not hinting that your significant other needs to lose weight with this fitness tracker. The Fitbit Charge 5 [read our review] helps to track his or her physical and mental well-being, especially in this pandemic that seems to have no end. The Charge 5 features electrocardiogram (ECG) for measuring the electrical activity of your heart for heart health and electrodermal activity (EDA) for tracking stress level.
For those whose significant others are coffee addicts, the Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee machine might be the best gift for them. Using Nespresso’s patented Centrifusion technology, this coffee machine is said to “liberate the flavours and aromas within each coffee capsule”. Furthermore, its smart extraction system recognises the Vertuo coffee capsule from the barcode on its rim, and adjusts brewing parameters accordingly to create the much-needed caffeine fix.
After the keyboard, the mouse is probably the most used gadget in the modern office. So, it is imperative to get the best mouse for your significant other. And there is no better productivity mouse than Logitech’s MX Master 3. Its 4000-DPI dark field sensor means it can track virtually on any surfaces, including glass, while its ergonomically-sculpted shape with perfectly-placed thumb wheel and controls means whole-day comfort use.
Your Valentine loves to game? Maybe you should get him or her the lightweight and ergonomic JBL Quantum 800. This wireless gaming headset comes with JBL QuantumSOUND Signature and Active Noise Cancelling feature, thereby allowing your significant other to hear the even the tiniest footsteps of virtual enemies in any game. Not to mention, its microphone offers crystal clear communications even in the heat of battles.
With working from home probably still default due to the surging Omicron Covid-19 cases, a good webcam is needed for those endless video conferences. As such, you can consider the Razer Kiyo Pro. It features high-performance adaptive light sensor that detects how bright or dark the surroundings are. It will then adjust the image quality accordingly to ensure your significant other will always look good in front of his or her clients.
Given we spend our working hours sitting down, we should give our Valentine other a great ergonomic chair like the ErgoTune Supreme. It features a made-in-South Korea hydraulics system for strength and a unique mesh upholstery weaved in Germany for comfort, especially in Singapore’s hot climate. Furthermore, it comes with an auto tuning lumbar area support system that will automatically fit the lumbar spine’s nature curve, so your significant other can sit comfortably without any backaches.
If you are thinking of getting a hair dryer for your significant other, get the Dyson Supersonic. It now includes a new hair tool called Flyaway Attachment. As its name implies, this attachment is said to tame pesky, flyaway hair and enhance the natural shine of your Valentine’s tresses.
Thinking of a work laptop to get for your significant other? Consider Huawei’s latest MateBook 14. This 14-inch laptop boasts a sleek metallic body that weighs just 1.49kg and measures 15.9mm thick for easy portability. Running on 11th-generation Intel Core i5-11357G7 processor with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage, it has all features needed for a portable work laptop.
You can give your significant other some peace and quiet with Sony’s WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds. It is blessed with Sony’s Integrated Processor V1 that offers the industry’s highest active noise cancelling performance. Its noise isolation earbud tips is said to maximise surface contact with the ear canal to reduce noise further. And since the WF-1000XM4 supports both Android and iOS, you can be sure your significant other can continue to use these earbuds in the event he or she decides to switch phones.
This is probably the most practical V-Day gift, as your significant other needs to wear a mask whenever he or she is out of the home. The Philips Fresh Air Mask Series 6000 [read our review] is reusable by simply just replacing its filter. It comes with a fan that helps to circulate air flow for better breathability.
Your significant other loves to play Nintendo games like Pokemon or Legends of Zelda? He or she can game on the go with Nintendo’s latest Switch (OLED Model) gaming console. It now features a 7-inch OLED screen, said to offer more vivid colours and sharper contrast than previous models. It comes with two Joy-Con controllers to attach to the console for portable play as well as a white dock with a wired LAN port for TV play at home.
If your significant other uses an Apple iPhone, you might want to get an Apple Watch Series 7 [read our review] smartwatch to go with it. It is the perfect companion with the iPhone. Not only does it help to unlock the iPhone conveniently when your significant other is wearing a mask, the Apple Watch can track his or her health and fitness levels.
Stay safe with your significant other by staying home and binge watch on the latest K-dramas with the Xiaomi TV Q1E 55-inch smart TV. Boasting a 4K Quantum Dot display, this TV touts an exceptional DCI-P3 97% colour gamut and an amazing 103% NTSC colour spectrum. It also features high dynamic range supported by Dolby Vision and HDR10+. It runs on the latest Android TV 10, so you can download all the streaming apps you subscribed to and watch all your favourite shows cuddled together.
Yes, Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S22 is probably going to be launched on Feb 9. But it is not going to be able to flip like the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G [read our review]. It is like a cosmetic compact that opens up to a 6.7-inch screen for use and closes for a compact size to put into a small pocket or handbag. Plus, it comes with a 1.9-inch cover screen, so notifications will not be missed out even when the phone is closed.