My techie Valentine
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Chocolate and roses are nice, but they don’t do anything. Here are a couple of Valentine’s Day gift ideas–some wise, some wild–for the lover who loves technology.
The LED Flashing Sweetheart Kit contains a circuit board, 28 LEDs and various diodes and resister you solder together to create a “romantic” display.
rnrnThink Geek says you’ll need some basic soldering skills “and it took one of our robotic monkeys about an hour to assemble one of these flashing beauties. But just think how impressed your gift recipient will be when he/she realizes you have created a high-tech electronic gizmo from scratch.” It sells for $9.99.
The IntelliMug smart beverage container lets you set the perfect temperature for your coffee, tea or even soup. Just plug the 12-volt power cord into your cigarette lighter socket, and the mug will instantly begin to heat up to your desired temperature. It sells for $24.99.
The Eyezone Massager helps alleviates eye fatigue caused by extensive use of computers or long periods of driving. It also helps reduce swollen or puffy eyes and dark rings, all caused by poor blood circulation. Use for just 3 to 5 minutes, three times a day for maximum effect and choose from the two speeds. It requires one AA battery and costs about $26.50.
Thanko has made the USB Shaking Octopus, which helps take your headaches and stress away while using your computer. You hook the USB cord to your computer, press a single button on the octopus and gently put its legs onto your head. The adjustable legs allow you to apply the USB Shaking Octopus to your neck and waist. It costs $39.
Motorola’s pink RAZR v3 has an aluminum shell packed full with Bluetooth, short video capture and playback, a digital camera, and a 2.2-inche color display.