Valentine's Day Gadget Gift Round-up... for her
Reg Hardware's second round-up of cool kit. This time, prezzies for the lady in your life...
And now, Register Hardware is proud to present the eagerly-anticipated, desperately-sought-after sequel in our romantic round-up of Valentine's Day gadget gift ideas: this time they're for her...
What better way to say "I love you" than with a small plastic rabbit? The curiously named Nabaztag is not of the rampant variety - it's a Wi-Fi tool permanently connected to the internet, which gives it some pretty special skills. For while it may not initially appear to be as romantic as red roses, a little creative thought on your part will have it melting your better half's heart. Send Nabaztag an email declaring your love and it'll read your missive out. Stream it some audio and it can play her love songs. More Barry White than Barry Manilow, we'd say. Heck, the bunny will even turn text to speech so you can get it to read out poetry, love stories or rude stuff. It doesn't get much more romantic than a six-inch rabbit reading out a love poem.
Apple iPod Nano: Red Special Edition
Apple sold 21m iPods in the last four months of 2006, which equates to sales of around two-and-a-half players every second. So you're pretty much guaranteed that this is a gadget in demand and giving one will earn serious brownie points. But why not tread the path less travelled and show your caring side with this limited edition red Nano. Available in the standard 4GB and 8GB incarnations, the two primary differences are the fantastic red aluminium livery and the small matter of Apple donating $10 of the purchase price to helping fight AIDS in Africa. She's happy, you're happy, and you've both done a little good in the world. Now's the time for some good loving.
How can tacky be so useful?
Ok - I have to admit it looks cute and could prove to be extreamly useful, especially due to is small size format.
Being an mp3 player and game system is questionable but I'll let someone else test the thing out for me. I really do want to know if the thing is playable without crippling oneself.
Nearly every unit I have seen available locally is a box bigger than a PDA that really weighs down a pocket. (Canada) Too bad such small devices may naver make it to this side of the pond.
But those faceplates are at best can be called tacky / lame.
Mind you if they are easy to snap on/off then they would easily lend themselves to customization .... iPod RED anyone? ^_^