The iTWire gadget guide for Valentine’s Day
Stuck for gift ideas for that special someone in your life – even if that special someone is you? Here’s iTWire’s guide to the greatest tech gifts that will delight your recipient and keep you in their good books.
iTWire sees a lot of great gear and here are our picks to make your Valentine’s Day something special.
Set the scene with Nanoleaf
For a romantic setting in your own home, you can’t go past Nanoleaf. This company provides a range of new smart lights that you snap together to create creative, personalized designs that are uniquely yours.
For example, there are the Nanoleaf shapes – triangles, hexagons, lines and all sorts of other shapes. They come with a starter kit that includes a power supply and starter set of tiles, and then you can buy expansion sets with extra tiles. They snap together easily and effortlessly, resulting in your own striking piece of art – brought to life with full RGB lighting effects.
iTWire previously reviewed items in the Nanoleaf series, as well as talking about their partnership with Corsair. Yes, that’s right; you can also pair your Nanoleaf lights with your iCue gaming setup for the ultimate in total immersive lighting.
Of course, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, you can make your own romantic designs – like my heart shape here, with the Nanoleaf Lines – and then color them accordingly. For example, set the scene of a favorite city like Paris at dusk while you enjoy a home-cooked (or Uber Eats-delivered) romantic meal, then dim the lights and set them to pink or red while you catch up on Netflix and . …. whatever comes after that.
Items in the Nanoleaf scenes include light strips, Edison and Bayonet bulbs, hexagons, large or small triangles, and more. Simply put: can you imagine it? Then you can make it with Nanoleaf’s almost pixel-art-like approach to lighting. Paint a scene in light; open your home to the creative – and expressive and romantic – power of light. In short, now check out the Nanoleaf series. You can control the lights with your favorite home assistant by voice and through apps, as well as through a switch, and they can even glow and pulse in response to music.
Clear the knots with Theragun
To help with on-the-go care for tired muscles, to relax and to help tune your body before, during or after a workout, wellness tech firm Therabody is offering up to $150 off the Desert Rose Theragun mini. It’s Therabody’s most agile massager and is a pocket-sized version of the regular-sized Theragun. It is compact yet powerful. Give your special one the gift of quality muscle treatment with unmatched portability.
Make it personal with Cricut
Cricut is the king of creativity; whether you’re looking for a personalized cheese card, matching couple outfits with transfers, or simply want to give a product to inspire your partner in their creative pursuits, Cricut fits the bill. iTWire previously looked at the Cricut line and found that the only limit to your creativity is whatever you can imagine. The Cricut Joy is a perfect Valentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving. Portable and compact, this smart cutter works with a free Cricut Design Space companion app to help you and your loved ones create anything, anytime, no matter the occasion.
It has a retail price of $349 and is available from Spotlight, Harvey Norman, Big W and JB Hi-Fi.
Give the gift of quality time
The most precious non-renewable resource we have is time. And to create more free time to spend with your loved one, the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus is the perfect self-autonomous cleaning companion. iTWire previously had a detailed look at a brilliant Ecovacs Deebot cleaning robot that sweeps, vacuums and mops your home.
The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus is Ecovacs’ top-of-the-line cleaning system that brings not only great functionality, but Jacob Jensen-designed timeless beauty. It brings a voice assistant, auto-empty station, interchangeable air freshener capture, AIVI 3D and TrueMapping technology. It really is a smart robot to make your home cleaner and smell better – and more importantly, to give you back your time, time you can use to get more out of life than doing chores.
The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus is available at a retail price of $1,899 from Bing Lee, Godfreys and JB Hi-Fi.