13 December 2018
Valentine 2018 is just around the corner and I am sure you all are planning to make this valentine day special for him or her who is very special in your life. We all have to admit that it's never easy to grab best gifts and it becomes even more difficult when you are looking for something special for your Valentine. Buying chocolates, cards, and red roses are pretty much cliche these days. Giving something is everyone's wish and as we are living in a digital age our gifts should also represent the tech products which certainly make your partner live easy. If you want to give your better half a special gift, the team mobilescout is here to help you with a new buying guide.
The best thing is our buying guide is divided into a number of categories which certainly help you to grab the latest tech product at a good price range according to your preference. These gifts won't break in your bank instead you can find a better gift in different budget segments.
We are hopeful our buying guide will certainly help you find the coolest tech product to give on the big day. So get ready for an amazing buying guide to make the event memorable and wonderful for you and your partner. Let's get started with the best smartphones.
If your lover likes Cupertino products then certainly the iPhone X is currently the best option from Apple. The device was announced as a special edition smartphone on the 10th anniversary of iPhone. Undoubtedly it is the most striking iPhone ever with latest bezel-less design, top of the line hardware, awesome cameras but as expected all these glories comes at a hefty pricing of $999 which surely is nothing in front of happiness of your lover. Not everyone can afford the iPhone X but if you are one of those the iPhone X is the best iOS option on the market.
For Android lovers, the Google Pixel 2 is the pretty good choice because of amazing camera sensors. So if your partner prefers Android OS and wanted to have the camera-centric smartphone the Pixel 2 is smartphone you should consider. The Pixel 2 is featuring the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB RAM. The base variant has 64GB storage, it can be grabbed for $649. Though it is also not the cheapest smartphone but certainly a pretty solid smartphone for those who don't like large display bezel-less devices.
If you are an Amazon prime member and wants to have a powerful smartphone at a discounted price tag. All you need to bear few bloatware apps to grab the powerfuland one of the best smartphones of last year at a great price tag. The LG G6+ is bringing a solid futuristic bezel-less design with dual rear snappers, Google Assistant on board and 128GB storage enough for most of the buyers even for those who want to have HIFI games on their smartphones. On a specially discounted price tag, the LG G6+ can be purchased for $519 only which makes it a good option to consider if you don't want to spend hefty amount.
For those who want to purchase a solid mid-range smartphone with special features at an affordable pricing, consider the Oppo A73. The A73 is packed with the best upper mid-range specs sheet and above all its cameras makes it special. The Oppo A73 is certainly bringing the best in class cameras with special software support to beautify your captured images. Apart from fingerprint scanner, it comes with facial recognition. To grab this device all you need to pay $399 only.
Last but not the least we have the mid-range option the Honor 7X which is providing the best value for your money. The Honor 7X features a stylish design with one of the best hardware in the segment. The device provides the best value for your money at $200. You can spend rest of your budget on other items of gifts.
So if your lover prefers reading books on e-readers the Kindle Paperwhite is still one of the best options in the market not only because of its e-reading features but also being one of the affordable e-readers in the market. The Amazon Kindle lineup products are known for their affordable pricing. The Kindle Paperwhite display is quite sharp which is indeed the first must for the best e-reader.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 is undoubtedly the most powerful stylish tablet in the market which is pretty much capable to be your next daily driver to perform all the tasks on the move instantly. The iPad Pro is not a gigantic device to hold, it can be grabbed with a single hand. To enhance its usability you can attach the smart keyboard with it and also it supports Apple Pencil as well. Being the latest best offering from Apple it cost $649.
Not everyone is a fan of iOS, there are many users who prefer Tabs running on Android OS. The Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is one of the best Android running tab available on the market, it is slim, light and above all a powerful machine which doesn't lag at all. The Tab S2 is powered up by the Qualcomm's chipset with 3GB RAM and 64GB native storage. Despite bringing all the glories the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is way cheaper than its iOS counterpart. It can be purchased for $399.
Well if your lover is an avid gamer, there isn't anything better than giving the Nintendo Switch. For sure it is the most romantic gift for the gamer. At the moment the Nintendo Switch is one of the fastest selling consoles in the market, the sales crossed 14.6 million in just a few months. The high sales clearly showcase how much the product is being liked by gamers. You can buy the Nintendo Switch for just $299.
Best Audio products
UE produces a number of Bluetooth speakers to cater the demand of different segment of buyers. One of the cheapest UE speakers is UE Roll 2 which is waterproof and provides one of the best experience in this price segment. You can grab it as your companion for road trips, it can be purchased for $43.
If you want more beautiful and powerful Bluetooth speaker to grab UE MegaBlast which also support Alexa as well. Being the best option it isn't cheap at all but it brings all the glories of best portable speakers in the market. Like the pocket-friendly UE Roll 2, it is waterproof as well. You can purchase the Megablast for $279.
Considering the best audio product we can't skip Bose, the company is known for their amazing audio products and no doubt the company's latest offering Bose SoundLink Micro is not an exception. You can't judge its ability due to palm-sized but it provides one of the best audio experience. Its big sound spreads all over and the good thing is it won't cost you hefty amount instead you can grab it for $99 only.
Sometimes users don't want to hear the rest of the world instead they want to focus the music they are hearing. Sony's latest MH1000XM2 is bringing amazing headphones with the noise-canceling feature as well. It is one of the best headphones in the segment with the best value for your hard-earned money. It can be purchased for $298.
For those who are VR fans and can't afford to grab the expensive HTC Vive headset or Oculus Rift, they can consider the Google's DayDream View 2017. As the name suggests it was announced last year with few refinements including better heat management. Google released the number of exciting colors and also now it fit easily on smaller heads as well. So if you want to enjoy the VR content on this valentine with love of your life, all you need a powerful smartphone and Google Daydream View headset which you can purchase for $79 only.
No doubt all the smartphones in the market have cameras on board to capture special moments but you can't get photo instantly. To capture those special moments and being able to present that photo instantly is something pretty special which you can do with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera. The camera features close-up lens, selfie mirror so you can better adjust while capturing from a close distance. Not just that it also allows you to adjust the brightness of captures as well. Above all it isn't the most expensive camera, in fact, the Mini 9 is one of the cheapest cameras in the range. You can present it as a gift on this Valentine Day by spending $69.99 only.
Video Streaming companion
At the recent CES show 2018, almost all TV manufacturers announced their latest offering so if you grabbed any 4K TV and now looking for a companion, we will recommend considering Chromecast Ultra not only because of its pricing but also because of its ability to support most of the media apps. It also supports Google Assistant powered Home Speakers which means you can watch content by saying verbally as well if you have Google Home in your house. The Chromecast Ultra can be purchased for $59.
So if you are fond of watching Amazon's Prime exclusive videos and planning to spend some time in the home during the winter. You can buy Amazon Fire TV 2017 at $70 so you can enjoy watching your favorite Prime exclusive video on the couch with your love.
For those who are looking for one of the best set-top streamers without worrying about the budget, they can choose NVIDIA Shield Android TV. What makes it special is its ability to be used as a gaming console as well. It supports 4K HDR content. This will attract gamers as well as those looking for the best streaming companion. You can purchase it for $189.
Smart Home products
If you are looking for a full-time Personal Assistant you can consider Google Home which is now available in many countries. It is powered up by the Google Assistant. You can perform a number of tasks by verbally saying to Google Home. It can help you to better cook on Valentine's day for your better half. It also allows you to control other smart products in your home. You can purchase it for $99.
If you don't prefer Google AI assistant, you can grab its alternative which is equally good. The Amazon Echo Spot is the latest offering from Amazon with a small display to showcase users essential details as well as it's screen can be used to see security cameras live footages from your bedroom. It is available on a discounted price tag of $115.
On the special nights like Valentine day, the lights play an important role in setting the mood. You can grab Philips Hue Starter Kit which certainly helps you to set the mood on this Valentine's Day and you can set the music as well with your smart speakers. The Philips Hue Starter Kit is available for $146.
Your Valentine deserves the best on this special day, So if you looking for beautiful smartwatch companion for your love the Apple Watch is certainly the best in the class available on the market. It will allow your love to perform different tasks on the go with the Series 3 watches from Apple. The Series 3 Watches starting for $329.
For those who think Apple Watch won't be liked by their love, they can purchase the Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear sport. So all ladies who want to grab gift with macho man factor they can purchase this watch for their man's. It brings a number of fitness features which will help him to remain fit as well. This watch is fully compatible with iOS-powered phones as well. It is smartwatch as well fitness tracking device as well You can grab it for $250.
Last but not the least those who are fitness freaks and looking for the best fitness tracker, they can purchase Fitbit Ionic. Like the Samsung Gear Sport, it also provides dual functionalities but it is fitness tracker by birth with few smartwatch features. The best aspect of Fitbit Ionic is its ability to last more than 5 days on a single charge. Being a water and dust resistant you can take it with yourself during swimming as well. The Fitbit Ionic is available for $270.