Valentine’s is here, where is your boyfriend… unless you’re an avid follower of tech trends yourself, it can be a tad bit hard to find an impressive gift for the tech-loving guy(s) in your life. Take a look at these 5 tech gifts that you can get to celebrate them on Valentine’s day.

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1. Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If they don’t already have one, they definitely need one, you will be spoilt for choice in this category depending on your budget.

  • Tribit StormBox Pro Portable Speaker

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The Tribit Storm box pro Sound Bluetooth Speaker is a good start, it delivers 360-degrees full-range sound powered by a 10,000mAh battery, has voice assistant functionality and can take a beating outside as it’s waterproof.

  • Tribit StormBox 24w Speaker

Cnet calls it the “Best portable mini Bluetooth speakers”, this is a cheaper and smaller but as capable speaker that offers 360° Immersive Sound. It boasts up to 20 hours of continuous playtime. getting its juice from a 2600mah rechargeable li-ion battery.

This one will set you back just Sh9,500

  • JBL Flip 5

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With up to 12 Hours of Playtime, the JBL 5 is another contender in this list, it is IPX7 waterproof up to three-feet deep for fearless outdoor entertainment. Being a JBL product, you can pair the device with JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to create a bigger party.

Specifications
Power: 20W
Music Playtime: 12H
Battery capacity: 4800mAh
Bluetooth Version: 4.2

This one will set you back just Sh14,000

2. A stylish smartwatch

This is another great gift to get them,

  • Apple Watch

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If they’re iPhone owners, an Apple Watch is the way to go, there are a couple of variants depending on your budget, but the Apple Watch SE is a pretty solid pick. It is one of Apple’s more affordable smartwatches, offering the S5 chip, an optical heart rate sensor, an always-on altimeter, and fall detection. Announced in September of 2020, the Apple Watch SE is a little older.

This one will set you back Sh45,000

You can also pick up the Apple Watch Series 6 or 7 for Sh75,000 and above.

  • Zeblaze GTS Pro

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If they own an Android, and you’re on a budget, might I suggest the Zeblaze GTS Pro? I know, the resemblance to you know what is uncanny! see full specs below.

This one will set you back just Sh6,000

There are a lot more smartwatches out there too, look for what fits your needs.

3. A laptop backpack

The number of backpacks out there is endless, finding the perfect one isn’t easy. Find a good backpack that will carry and organize their stuff. Also, test out how it feels on your neck and shoulders and inspect the backpacks for a suspended, padded laptop sleeve; durable fabrics and water-resistant zippers; and versatile storage options.

4. Headphones

If your significant other(s) is an audiophile, a good set of headphones might be the way to their heart, for a short while maybe? no? still get them one. There are expensive noise-canceling headphones and cheaper ones, it depends on your budget.

  • Anker SoundCore Q30

With up to 40hrs continuous playtime, this pair from Anker’s Soundcore division are hybrid active noise-canceling headphones with Hi-Res Sound, Custom EQ via App, Multipoint Connection and Memory foam earcups provide long-wearing comfort.

This one will set you back just Sh15,200

  • Tribit QuietPlus 72 ANC

Once you see the Tribit brand, expect budget. 15 hours of continuous playtime with ANC on and up to double that without noise-canceling, the budget wireless headphones are a steal. Our friends over at Gadgets Africa have an in-depth review check it out.

This one will cost you just Sh9,500

5. A subscription to a popular streaming service

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This should compliment all the others, and while it might seem small, it’s the thought that counts. Go on and pay their Netflix subscription for the next 6 months, or get them a new streaming platform, we all know you will use it more anyways.

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