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Last Minute Valentine’s Day 2016 Gift Guide

by on February 12th, 2016

It’s less than 2 days away from Valentine’s day and you still don’t have a gift or a good idea for a gift for that special someone. Don’t panic! Below is a list of cool gift ideas for Valentine’s Day or for any other special occasion if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s day.

Love Board

Velleman MK101 Flashing Led Sweetheart is for the true geek couple gift. The user installs the 28 brilliant red LED lights on to the heart-shaped circuit board and watch as they light up and flash. It is currently available on Amazon and is under $10.00 If you are an average Amazon user you may not get this till Monday however if you have Amazon Prime you should get it in time! This is so geeky I adore it!

Shine vday

If you have a healthy geek or your special someone likes working out Shine from Misfit has some great products. They have gift-ready box sets, bundles, accessories and are all 30% to 40% off through February 14th. I have been a huge fan of Shine since day one and have reviewed a few units. What I love about Shine is that it is cross functional by giving you more option to wear it besides just on your wrist.

Uncommon Goods

If you have a little more time than 2 days for your Valentine’s Day Date check out http://www.uncommongoods.com/gifts/valentines-day/valentines-day-gifts for unique gifts. I personally love celebrating NOT on the 14th when everyone and their momma is eating out. I have found this is trending as a lot of my friends do the same. So Uncommon Goods is a good option for the late celebrators plus they have some VERY unique Valentine’s Day gifts.

Puko

How many times is your special someone always running out of a charge on their smart phone? I know all the excuses (my phone is running out of a charge, I left my charger at home and yada yada) because I use to use them all the time until my new iPhone 6S and portable charger. Recently launched, the new Puku Light is a lightweight powerful portable charger featuring a 5000 mAh battery. The Puku Light is compatible with smartphones, tablets, mobile and hand-held USB-charged devices. The Puku Light is available in four different colors and comes with a two-year warranty that guarantees a defect-free, quality product.

Dudes gifts

I think this is the coolest idea for man gifts and not just for Valentine’s Day is Man Crates. Within the crate your man will find snacks, gadgets, gear and video games for men. They then ship them with a crowbar for him to open up his crate. I have never heard of a company with this unique of an option to open your gift but I think this is awesome. They have 24 hour shipping before noon. To learn more about the Man Crates or would like to shop the Man Crates site click here.

Of course if you’re a traditionalist and want to go with flowers or candy these three sites offer same day shipping: Shari’s Berries, Cookies by Design, or FTD.

I hope this helps you guys! If you need a Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide for your Valentine’s day date click here for my article on Hi-Tech Chic.

Everyone have a lovely Valentine’s weekend and happy early Presidents day!

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Valentine’s Gift Guide For Your Cutegeek!

by on February 4th, 2014

SpkValentine’s Day is just 10 days away and if you still don’t have a gift for your cutegeek never fear Nina’s here with some cool geeky gift ideas!

Speck Product Accessories- Speck products is currently running a Valentines special of 20% off red, white and pink cases and offers free shipping. They have cases for your Galaxy, Moto X, iPhone, and HTC smartphones starting at $29.95. To check out Speck Product’s Valentine’s Day gift promotion click hereBluetune Bean

Bluetune-Bean Speaker- The Bluetune Bean Speaker is a portable pocket sized bluetooth speaker with a clip that your cutegeek can attach anywhere.  It comes in 6 vibrant colors (black, white, blue, pink, red or yellow) and retails for $29.99 on their site.

Chicbud walletchicBuds Fashion Audio AccessorieschicBud is currently running a Valentine’s day special of 20% off all products.  chicBud’s Porta Party Bluetooth Speaker ($49.99), Gurl Power Bank Charger ($39.99), and the Onesie Wristlet case for iPhone 5 ($24.99) come in several different designs to mix and match. The newest designs of these products are the Katie, Donatella, and Phoebe and can be purchased on their site.Logitech case

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover – This cover protects the screen of your iPad and has a built-in Bluetooth keyboard. To make your Valentine feel extra special you can also engrave a special message onto the cover! The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover  retails for the iPad Air ($99.99) and iPad mini ($79.99) which can be found on their site. 

ishoweriShower  Water-Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker – The iShower can forever change your cutegeek’s bath time if she likes to sing in the shower or zen out in a bath.  The iShower has a clock display, water resistant, has up to 200-foot Bluetooth® range and pairs up to 5 Click and Growusers. The device is sold out on their website however you can find it for $99.00 on Amazon or Sharper Image.

Click and Grow’s Smart Herb Garden– This smart pot grows fresh herbs naturally. Just plug it into the wall and add water, the smart device takes care of everything else. Each Smart Herb Garden comes with cartridges for basil, thyme and lemon balm. It’s currently available for pre-order on their site at $99.00.

Sony HD CameraSony’s Full HD Camcorder HandyCam HDR-CX220/R– The Full HD Camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video and 8.9MP stills and comes in red; perfect for Valentine’s Day. It is currently on sale at $179.99 on the Sony site and the site also offers free shipping.iwatch

i’m Watch Smartwatch–  i’m Watch is one of the only Bluetooth watches on the market that has its own app store ( i’market) including a music player,  social media apps, a compass, and games. The strap can come in black, pink, red, blue, yellow or white.  i’m Watch also offers an Instagram app in addition to the standard Facebook and Twitter apps. It’s currently going for $349.00 on their site however I have seen it for $299.00 on other sites.

KorusKorus V400- The Korus V400 is a portable wireless speaker system that delivers Hi-Fi quality without pairing with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi plus can stream music using up to 4 speakers simultaneously. As a Valentine’s day special Korus is offering a package deal for the V400, including a wireless speaker; USB, 30 pin and Lightning Batons to connect your smartphones, tablets, Mac’s and PC’s; and two charge cables. The V400 premium package is offered at $349.99 and can be purchased on their site or Amazon, Best Buy’s MagnoliaDesign Centers, or Crutchfield.Happy Plugs

Happy Plugs: 18-Carat Gold Deluxe Earbud Edition– If your cutegeek has been a good little girl or you have an excess amount of money to spend (or in the dog house) the 18-Carat Gold Deluxe Earbuds are the gift priced at $14,500 (yes blink and read it again…they are $14,500). A Swedish goldsmith in Old Town, Stockholm, makes the headphones by hand. The 18-carat solid gold is molded into the shape of the Happy Plugs Earbuds and 25 grams of gold are used for each pair of earphones. If you aren’t a millionaire Happy Plugs also have earbuds that start $34.99 in 13 different colors. You can purchase both products on their site.

If you’re looking for great gadgets for your man for Valentine’s Day check out my gift guide on the Examiner here.

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Tech at a Concert- Attended Musiq Soul Child Love Affair Concert

by on February 15th, 2013

musiqWe all know I’m a geek and sometimes I can’t help being outspoken when I see technology fail. Certainly not in a vulgar way more so “Why do you think your current technology failed?” kinda way. I don’t judge I’m still on a PC slowly migrating to Mac.

For Valentine’s day two blocks from mi casa is the great Love Affair Concert at the Warfield (if you haven’t seen a concert at the Warfield you haven’t lived). The show included Donell Jones, Teedra Moses and my man Musiq Soul Child.

What was interesting about the technology on this concert is some artist used Macs for their music and some used traditional turn tables.For Musiq Soul Child’s encore they had a small technical issue to which Musiq Soul Child played off well on stage but for us geeks I knew what was going on. Technology is made by humans and well we aren’t perfect…though we trySmile.

 

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The Holidays Without The Internet

by on November 18th, 2010

Due to the fact that I’m fairly new to the era of having a career and making more than minimum wage, I have to say that the internet has played too significant of a role in all of my holiday activities – by holidays I am only speaking of those that require the exchange of gifts. Valentine’s Day does not count in my eyes because it is an advertised holiday where people, usually men (shoot me for making that assumption), have to show their significant other how ‘much’ they love them, in the form of over-expensive flowers and a dinner that probably requires too long of a wait. People should show love everyday not when they are encouraged to do so by the Hallmark Gods.
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