Story highlights Only a few weeks remain until Valentine’s Day and if you can’t find the right gift for that special person in your life, you might want to look at these expensive tech gifts instead.
We always feel bad when we can’t get everyone what they want. Even worse, we feel like we’re a disappointment to that special someone. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Rather than considering stockings for gifts for Valentine’s Day, we asked other CNN staffers how they’d want their beloved to receive their presents: by tech.
This Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a look at some of the most expensive tech gifts that you’ll find this year — all of which require considerable thought and preparation in order to receive. Keep reading to find out why you should be scouring websites such as Amazon, Etsy and even eBay for deals on these high-end gifts and what they do.
For the pretty tech lover in your life
Have you always felt as though you’re the one who makes the phone look the prettiest? If so, then that statement might come true this Valentine’s Day thanks to the Leica M Monochrom. This 46mm pink gold-plated camera will cost you a total of $5,895, which is some amount of cash for any price tag. Of course, you probably have a friend who also considers you the camera version of snowflakes and unicorn ears. So, it’s a good thing you don’t have to spend a ton of cash on a traditional camera like this either — the magic of technology calls for color aplenty. Why not try to capture her/him’s heart with a Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless camera instead? It’s affordable at around $600 and will provide you a well-positioned, easy-to-use pocket camera. The impressive camera, which features a 24.7-megapixel F/1.2 APS-C lens, won’t bust your budget. And the Fujifilm X-E2 isn’t the only mirrorless camera under $600 that you can score — it’s also under $600 for its compact Micro Four Thirds body.
The Iphone XR from T-Mobile is already super-popular among tech geeks with its relatively low $699 price tag. It’s equipped with Apple’s latest and greatest features that anyone needs to stay current — including Face ID, gesture controls and unlimited Apple Music. But the best part? That low price tag means you can likely get a better camera for less as well. While the iPhone XR only features a rear-facing, 12MP camera, there are a number of other solid options to be found on eBay for under $100. These include the Apple iPhone 8 Plus with optical image stabilization, a grip grip, a wireless charging mat and cases for a pricey $99. That’s not exactly great value, but the value can often be found in limited stock and often comes with many bonus or free perks. You can even get a free $100 iTunes gift card with some third-party guarantees.
Consider it a learning experience
For those who love to learn, the Hypertext Organizer Deluxe for $199 is a heck of a sweet gift. With one single click, you can immediately take notes on the Hypertext Organizer Deluxe. An optional note-taking sticker helps take the guesswork out of it — which we appreciate because typing on paper can be quite a pain. Put the sticker on, write whatever you want and then take a look at your notes. Hypertext Organizer is completely electronic and if you need to take a screenshot, there’s an easy app to do so as well. Furthermore, it provides automatic formatting, intelligent word selection and automatic correcting.
If you still have problems figuring out what you’re going to do with the leftover mobile apps, the iOS Store offers hundreds of different categories for you to choose from. Each one is a specific format of a type of content that provides you with the perfect user experience.
To pick up some gifts for your children: