Flowers, chocolates and heart-felt cards are great, but nothing says “I love you” like a thoughtful gift. This coming Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating all the geeks. From old school game consoles to day-to-day useful tech gadgets, we looked at all the coolest things out there and formed a list consisting the best of the best. Here’s our top six picks of gifts you can give your geeky valentine this year.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition
Pre-loaded with 30 classic games like Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros., Pac Mac and Kirby’s Adventures, the NES Classic Edition is a mini version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System originally released in 1985. Complete with a single controller (that can also be connected to a Wii Remote), the game console is powered by Micro-USB and easily connected to your TV via HDMI cable.
R2-D2 USB 3.0 Charging Hub
An officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise, this cute R2-D2 USB hub lights up, beeps and whistles when you plug a USB into one of its four 3.0 USB ports or tap R2 on the head. Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, RT, and Mac OS X 10.4, it comes with a 39” cable to connect R2 to your computer. Standing 6” tall, R2 animates in 3 minute intervals as if to cheer you on (there is an on/off switch to turn off the sound).
From the creators of Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs is action fighting game For Honor. Released exactly on Valentine’s Day, the game pits knights, vikings and samurais against each other. Made for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game offers a divergent experience for solo and multi (which comes with three different modes: Dominion, Elimination and Skirmish) players .
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media
This tiny square-shaped SanDisk Connect Wireless Media is small enough to fit your pocket. Only 2.6” in width and 0.52” in height, it has a battery life of about 8 hours and a built-in storage space of 64GB and a SD card slot for additional storage. Best used for storing photos or videos, it connects up to 5 devices via wi-fi (it is compatible with Kindle Fire, iOS 5.1, Android 2.2.3, Microsoft Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6 or later)
Arguably the toughest cable out there, Fuse Chicken’s Titan Loop is a high-strength steel-wrapped 9” USB cable that loops in half so you can hook it to your belt loop, backpack, laptop bag and key chain. Coming in both Android’s micro-USB and iPhone’s MFI-certified lightning cord, it is perfect for people who like to take their chord everywhere for quick charging or syncing. Sturdy in design, it is also water resistant.
Steam Wallet Credit
Popularly known as the go-to gaming platform for Dota 2, digital distribution platform Steam is every geek’s haven. If you’ve got a credit card go on ahead and buy credit straight from the Steam website. Otherwise, avail Steam Wallet codes at retail outlets like Data Blitz, the Secret Shop and eClubstore or through GameX if you’re a Talk ‘N Text, Smart or Sun Cellular users.