Sure, flowers, jewelry, and expensive candlelit dinners are popular Valentine’s Day gifts—with people spending roughly $143 on these presents each year—but what says “I love you” more than better working tech? Not much! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the latest gadgets and accessories guaranteed to impress your significant other this Valentine’s Day. From practical devices to flashy gizmos, there’s something for every personality and relationship!
Google Pixel 3 XL
As the latest flagship, the Pixel 3 XL isn’t for the faint of heart, so it’s a gift best reserved for those in a serious relationship. Though not as expensive as the costly iPhone XS Max, the 3 XL is one of the pricier handsets you can choose for your significant other.
It’s also one of the hottest phones on the market right now, which is why it’s earned the coveted top spot on this list. It comes with some impressive specs that are guaranteed to excite even the pickiest person, including adaptive machine learning options, crystal clear photographs, and a hardworking processor to get things done.
Google Pixel skins
Whether you wrapped up Google’s flagship for your beau or they purchased it for themselves, the Pixel 3 XL demands a Pixel wrap. This special decal also goes by a Pixel skin, and it covers the device in a customized texture that’s scratch-free and grime-resistant.
A Pixel wrap will save your partner’s phone from scuffs and scrapes while it shows off a unique design chosen by you. You can update this otherwise minimalist phone with bright true colors, organic stone and hardwoods, metal, leather, and more.
You’ll probably find a design or two that catch your eye — for the bae and for yourself. Luckily, companies like brand make it easy to match up with your SO. The biggest online catalog has so many skins for the Google Pixel, you can opt for identical decals or a complementary design that balances your SO’s look perfectly.
A Chromecast Ultra
For those looking to Netflix and chill this Valentine’s Day (and actually watch Netflix and chill), a Chromecast Ultra is the ultimate accessory for your romantic binge-watching. This dongle attaches to any TV’s HDMI port and lets your SO connect with other screens, devices, and subscriptions.
A Chromecast makes switching between Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Prime simple. It wirelessly connects with any device, including the Pixel 3 XL, so you can play, pause, or switch to another title using a smartphone or tablet.
It also cuts down on unnecessary clutter, as you can cast a movie playing on your laptop’s DVD player without using a cord. Just follow the instructions on how to connect other devices to the dongle, and you’ll be able to eliminate nasty cord knots from your SO’s life.
Everyone can do with a good set of earbuds this Valentine’s Day. The Pixel Buds are a great example of in-ear wireless headphones. They deliver quality audio, so your SO can watch movies, listen to playlists, and catch up on podcasts without disturbing their neighbor. Their battery life is also on par with most other wireless headphones, lasting as long as five hours for the average listener.
How they stand out, however, is their powers of translation. The Pixel Buds are equipped with the latest version of Google Translate. While it isn’t perfect, its machine learning is constantly improving. It can translate other languages in real time, offering mostly-accurate translations as the conversation flows. Although it may not replace a fluent speaker, this feature is a huge plus for anyone planning on traveling extensively in 2019.
And there you have it — a list of tech gifts that far out-perform any bouquet or diamond ring. From a brand new handset to a pair of translating earbuds, there’s something for every SO on this list.