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Valentine's Day tech for your sweetie

Feb. 6, 2012 at 7:28 AM ET

You don't need to be a geek to appreciate these Valentine's Day tech gifts. Whether it's a USB-powered blanket to keep your loved one warm, headphones for sharing music as a couple, or a blingy new watch, each one says "I love you" in its own special way.

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Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson covers his face and laughs while talking with an official in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The Warriors won 101-92. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Urbanears Plattan headphones

A great pair of headphones is a welcome gift any time of year, but these Urbanears Plattan headphones are perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s not that they’re an appropriate shade of red, but because two can listen to music together by jacking in a second pair via the headphones’ line-out plug.

Price: $60 on Urbanears.com

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USB blanket

Nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like showing a little warmth. And this USB-powered blanket will provide that warmth when you’re not around. Simply plug the cables into a computer and your loved one will stay nice and cozy all day long.

Price: $24.95 on Amazon.com

Swarovski USB heart necklace

Much more than just a USB key, this heart-shaped silicon pendant is studded with 54 fine Swarovski crystals. Preload the 4GB of storage with special photos, movies or songs and it becomes a true expression of your love. Available in red, black, blue, rose and violet with matching colored crystals.

Price: $75 on Swarovski.com

TelyHD

Relationships are all about communication. When the people you care about are far away, Skype is a great way to stay in touch. But instead of crowding around the camera on your laptop, TelyHD lets you Skype video conference using any TV with an HDMI port and your broadband connection. No subscription required.

Price: $249.99 on Tely.com

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Samsung MultiView MV800

The 3-inch touch screen on the Samsung MultiView MV800 flips up for easily taking shots of the two of you. The 16MP camera also has Pose Guide, Smart Face Recognition, Face Detection Autofocus and Beauty shot (for touch ups) to make portraits a snap.

Price: $224.99 on Amazon.com

 

 

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Phosphor Appear watch

A little bling, a little tech, a lot of cool. The Phosphor Appear displays the time using Swarovski crystals mounted on miniature-sized rotors that rotate to create the digits on the watch face. If you hold the watch to your ear, you can actually hear a faint clicking sound as the crystals move into place. Available in a variety of colors and styles for men and women.

Price: $199 -$249 on PhosphorWatches.com

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M-Edge Personalized Photo iPad, Kindle or Nook case

What does your special someone love almost as much as you? Why, their iPad, of course! But why make them choose? Give them a case for their iPad, Nook or Kindle with a picture of the two of you on the cover — reminding them of who they should really be spending time with every time they open it up.

Price: $35-$50 on MEdge.com

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DeLonghi Lattissima Plus

If your loved one loves a morning latte, he or she will be thrilled with the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus. This Nespresso pod-based machine makes a tasty latte or cappuccino in less than a minute. No powered milk here. The Lattisima Plus has built-in milk-handling and the milk container can be stored in the refrigerator.

Price: $399.99 on Amazon.com

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DNA 11 DNA Portrait

Discreetly display your status as a couple with a his-and-hers DNA portrait. Take a DNA swab with the DNA Portraits kit and DNA 11 will turn it into a high-quality canvas print. Order by Feb. 9 to get the kit in time for Valentine's Day.

Price: 48-by-18-inch panel is $649 on DNA11.com

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