So it’s that time of year again and many a couple are booking tables in restaurants, buying flowers and boxes of chocolate and doing all round nice things for each other for Valentine’s Day. Being the tech fanatics that we are here at TheEffect HQ, we thought we’d create a nice little list of things you can get for your tech/gaming loving other half.
Anyone born in the 80’s will instantly know what this name is a nod to and we love the modern day take on the old mixtape classic. Shaped like an old cassette tape, this USB stick allows you to create the ultimate playlist for the one you love but be wise with your choices, you can only fit 15 songs on this bad boy in yet another nod to the cassettes of old. We love the idea of creating a modern playlist and physically handing your meticulously created mix to that special someone in your life.
These little beauties are perfect for that gaming guy in your life. Styled in the fashion of an old SNES game controller, these cufflinks are sure to put a smile on an retro gamers face. We also like the name of the site we found these on, Bazinga Jewelry. Be sure to check out the rest of their products as they have a lot of Pop culture reference pieces which are pretty slick.
Chocolate Hans Solo in Carbonite
A true Valentine’s Day classic, chocolate is a sure win for any last minuter looking to please that special someone in their life and if that someone happens to also be a huge Star Wars fan, this may just be the perfect present. Designed to look like that infamous scene from Star Wars where Hans Solo is cast in Carbonite, this slab of chocolate is almost too good to eat.
Matching His and Hers Stormtrooper Mugs
Seeing as you’ve just got your loved one some nice Star Wars themed chocolate, what better than to pair it with a mug of tea or coffee in you matching His and Hers Stormtrooper mugs to show your true devotion to the dark side!
Lace Super Hero shorts for her
So you’ve had your romantic meal, got the taxi home, finished off the bottle of wine in the sitting room and are getting ‘ready for bed’, a pair of these might just be the icing on the cake for that comic book fan who just can’t get enough super heroes in their life. This triple pack of lace Super Hero shorts come in a Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman design and are sure to get any comic book guy’s or girl’s heart racing.
Back To The Future Flux Capacitor Watch
With Back To The Future #FutureDay in the now distant past, many fans of the iconic film franchise might feel there’s nothing to celebrate anymore, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Introducing the Back To The Future Flux Capacitor Watch which looks like it straight of Marty McFly’s wrist.
The Mighty Clutch
The Mighty Clutch is the glamorous solution to this seemingly hopeless conundrum; now you can charge your phone on the go without compromising on style at all. With a 4000mAh battery, you should be able to charge most phones a couple of times from 0%. Available online at Firebox.com
With such great content on Netflix at the moment and amazing exclusive content coming this year, it’s the perfect time to the the person you love a great gift of a Netflix voucher. Who knows, it may even lead to a ‘Netflix and Chill’ scenario! Netflix vouchers are available at Gamestop stores nationwide in €15, €25 and €50 values. You can find your nearest stockist HERE
So, say you get your loved one a nice new Netflix subscription but don’t actually have a way of using it on the big screen, this is where this handy little device comes in! The Google Chromecast is an extremely inexpensive piece of kit (it’s only €39) that plugs into the back of your TV via a HDMI port, allows you to cast all sorts onto the screen, including your Netflix films and shows and allows you to snuggle up on the couch whilst watching your favourite RomCom with your loved one!
Funko DIY Pop! Vinyl Figure
Want to get a little creative and make something for your signification other? Look no further than the DIY range of Funko Pop! Vinyl characters. You get a blank Funko Pop! and you can add stickers or use markers to create a bespoke and personal figure. Something that no one else will have. They can going online on Amazon HERE (also available in stores like Forbidden Planet / Big Bang Comics) for about €15.
Me And You Keyboard
If you’re someone who goes all out for Valentine’s Day, check out Orée’s Romance Edition Board 2 keyboard, featuring a pair of initials hand-lacquered in red. You can also choose a poem to be engraved on the back of the keyboard. (Keyboard customizations take three weeks, but the company will ship a leather card to announce the gift.) It’s not cheap though as this custom made keyboard will set you back upwards of €200 plus shipping!