Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and if you’re still looking for clever gifts to buy and have the appropriate budget, here is our suggested list of best tech ideas to impress a loved one.
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JBL Pulse 2
One of the coolest wireless Bluetooth speakers in the market, the JBL Pulse 2 can definitely give you additional charm with its 64 multicolor LED lights. These LEDs can be controlled via a dedicated app with a number of effects and presets to choose from.
We have a review of the JBL Pulse 2 here for your guidance and it’s for sale for Php9,995.
GoPro Hero 4 Silver
Sure, there are a number of action cameras in the market today with different designs, different brands, and different price ranges but nothing can replace the star of the category. With the GoPro Hero 4 Silver, you’ll get a great performing action camera along with a useful touch display and a friendly UI for simple operation.
GoPro Hero 4 Silver is commonly sold around Php17,000 depending on the seller and the optional package you’ll avail.
Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones
We just recently reviewed the Bose SoundTrue Ultra and it’s certainly a looker thanks to its clean white color. Bose are known for premium sound quality and listening experience, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. It’s also small and lightweight for easy keeping.
The Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones is priced at Php7,500.
Sony PlayStation 4
The Sony PlayStation 4 is definitely on this list. Who can go wrong with this? The PS4 is a well-packaged entertainment box. With a wide range of titles available, it’s a long-term gift for anyone of any age and gender.
The Sony PlayStation 4 is usually around Php16,500 with varying prices among multiple distributors. There are also nifty bundles you can avail to kickstart your gaming habit.
Instax Mini 8
Despite the evolution to digital, instant film photography is a trend especially among the youth and young at heart. Popular among them is the Instax Mini 8 which is an entry-level variant but definitely fun and easy to use. Just load up the film, point, and shoot. Wait for a few seconds, and you have your captured photo immediately.
The Instax Mini from Fujifilm is priced in stores at Php3,699. Films are packed by 10s or 20s starting at Php380.
Anker PowerCore 20100 External Battery
Power banks are becoming a staple companion among mobile warriors and a trusty high capacity cell should be a practical and amazing gift for somebody. While there are many power banks being sold, we will go for a quality bank with the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh battery. It has two ports for transferring power to your mobile device with a rate of 4.8A.
There’s one on Lazada for Php4,000.
Huawei E5573 LTE Mobile Wi-Fi
Aside from mobile power, a tech junkie also packs in a pocket Wi-Fi in the bag to spare the phone from draining its own juice for internet use. In the sea of the similar devices, the Huawei E5573 is a good choice for its compact size and simple design. It’s also unlocked, letting you choose your preferred LTE network.
Huawei is officially selling the device through their own showrooms and partner retailers for Php3,990.
Satchmi Motorino Mk II
If your partner is fond of collecting classic vinyl, this turntable is the one you’re looking for. The Satchmi Motorino Mk II is a portable briefcase-like player with built-in speakers. Just thrown in your favorite vinyl and the Motorino Mk II will bring it to life with a touch of vintage tinny sound.
Grab a Satchmi Motorino Mk II turntable for Php7,799.
LuMee iPhone 6 case
For those who love to take selfies or use their iPhone’s front camera as a mirror, the LuMee will be a nifty addition to your traditional hard case. With the use of multiple LEDs, the LuMee case will light up your face to produce a bright self-capture even in low-light.
We have a quick hands-on with the case that you can watch here. The case is being sold in Switch stores at Php2,999 and Php3,300 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus respectively.
Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 54W 5 Ports USB Desktop Charging Station
Most of our mobile devices today charges via a USB port, even wall chargers are mere adapters for wall sockets. Having a lot of mobile gadgets can be cumbersome when they all need to be charged at the same time. That’s what USB charging hubs are for, a valuable brick to put an end to the battle of wall sockets. It’s like those trusty extensions we have but aimed for today’s needs. One excellent example is the Aukey USB Desktop Charging Station with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
It’s a 5-port USB hub with one port for Quick Charge 2.0. The Aukey USB Desktop Charging Station is currently listed on Lazada for just Php1,600.
That’s 10 suggested tech gift for Valentine’s which landed on a Sunday tomorrow. If you have any suggestions for other readers, hit the comments sections below.