Feeds

Geeky gifts for Valentine's Day

Ten ways to say I <3 U

The essential guide to IT transformation

Product Round-up Valentine's Day is almost here, which unfortunately means delving into pockets for the first time since Christmas in a bid to keep our other halves interested.

A bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates used to be all it would take to lead to a touching embrace, but times have changed and while roses remain a nice sentiment, they reek of unoriginality.

If you're after something more enduring then here's ten tech ideas to help put a smile on the face of your nearest and dearest come Monday, 14th February..

Apple iPod Nano 6G

Let's kick things off with a sweet little music device. The iPod Nano 6G may have discarded the video capability of the previous generation, but did replace it with a snazzy touchscreen and remains a reliable gift that most would be over-the-moon to receive. Lest we forget pics of the beloved can still be viewed on this device.

It's even better if you pick one up in amorous red too, as some of the proceeds are donated to Product (Red), a charity for those who perhaps loved too much.

So spread the love beyond your own Valentine and grab an iPod Nano 6th Gen. It doesn't matter if there's better MP3 players out there than this. Chicks dig fashionable products and we all know size matters, especially on 14th February.

iPod Nano 6G

HeartPrice £131
More Info Apple

HTC Wildfire with Angry Birds Hogs and Kisses

If you're not keen to drop to one knee this Valentine's Day, why not get your girlfriend a new phone instead? That way you can give her a ring without the long term commitment. Simples.

If she doesn't have one already, smartphones are the obvious way forward in your geeky romance and, let's face it, you don't want to be too out of pocket. After all, there's an expensive dinner to pay for, not to mention the cab fare home... to the wife afterwards.

Therefore, I propose the HTC Wildfire. It's reasonably priced, fairly compact and comes in a romantic red colour. For further Brownie points, you could install the free Angry Birds: Seasons app, which was recently updated with Hogs and Kisses - 15 Valentine's themed levels.

HTC Wildfire

HeartPrice £200
More Info HTC

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Will It Blend? Maybe. BlackBerry’s secret comeback weapon
The Desktop PIM buddy: A 1990s idea finally done right?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?