If you’re a regular reader of our blog, chances are you’re obsessed with all things tech. We’re also assuming you’re a little bit of a geek. Which might make it difficult for you to differentiate between a good and not-so-good Valentine’s Day gift. We’ve already given you our take on which apps and gadgets to download and gift, but in case you’ve got other ideas of your own, we suggest you cross these off your list.
A hard disk drive
Yes, a hard disk drive is very useful, especially if you have a movie collection that spans into terabytes. But on Valentine’s Day, we think a ‘hard disk’ might send out the wrong signals especially if misheard or misspelt. Unless of course, your subtle hints aren’t working, in which case it might just be the very signal you want to send.
A phone with a not-so-great camera
Phone cameras are great for spur-of-the-moment shots and preserving those lovey-dovey memories. But gift a phone with a bad shooter, and it might just kill the romance.
A slow laptop
Taking things slow is advisable in the long run, but gifting a laptop (or any other gadget for that matter) that has performance issues, isn't.
Ok, we get that you’re a geek. But a motherboard? What, seriously? We’ll say the same for any PC component. Valentine’s Day is for mush. Don’t try this unless you’re using it as an excuse to become single again.
The latest PC or console game
Girls, don’t try this unless you want your gaming maniac of a boyfriend to spend Valentine's Day glued to his PC or PS3. But boys, if you have a girlfriend who’s as gaming obsessed as you are, thank your lucky stars.
A portable battery pack
Our fancy-schmancy smartphones run out of juice way too fast, and a portable battery pack is a must-have these days. But it’s plain boring. If you still feel the need to gift it, don’t forget to add a note that says ‘you charge me up’.
A connectivity cable