Roses, chocolates or a night out have long been a staple on Valentine's Day. But if your savvy significant other grew up with a computer in the family room and owned a smartphone before their parents did, you might want to consider a tech gift this year. This February, speak to the heart - and soul - of your tech-engaged sweetheart with these accessories from Verizon, on sale for a limited time.
Lifeprint 2x3 Photo and Video Printer: Let them relive the memories of this Valentine’s Day – and all the other romantic, fun and happy moments to come – with printouts from wherever they're using this augmented reality Bluetooth printer. The rechargeable battery-powered, pocket-sized device relies on ZINK (zero ink) thermal printing technology to deliver no-smear mini-images on its proprietary glossy photo paper with a peel-off sticky backing.
In addition to printing still photos from an iOS or Android smartphone’s camera roll and services including Facebook and Snapchat, its free, downloadable LifePrint Hyperphoto app lets users grab a frame from any video and apply effects before printing it out. Then, when they point their smartphone camera at the AR printout, the app plays the associated video on their screen. “It's fun to watch a still picture turn into a video—with audio!—and it has the capacity to turn prints into treasured keepsakes,” writes Wired.
Your Valentine will also be able to use Lifeprint's social network (built into the app) to share images with family and friends, who can print them remotely on their own Lifeprint devices and then watch them come to life, too. If you're considering a dramatic marriage proposal this year - video and all - how much would your soon-to-be-fiancée love using Lifeprint to help spread the news?
• Save $30 on the Lifeprint for the month of February
JBL Link 10 Voice-Activated Speaker: Maybe you met at a pop-up hip-hop party, bonded over Adele’s “Make You Feel my Love,” or fell head over heels while performing together in the cast of a touring Broadway musical. So, why not celebrate your love of the music that brought you together with a high-quality portable speaker?
The JBL Link 10 brings tunes to happy couples either by streaming music directly from their smartphones using Bluetooth or, for crystal-clear quality, via WiFi using the built-in Google ChromeCast. Up to five hours of continuous playtime is supported on the rechargeable battery device, which can stream songs and podcasts across multiple rooms in an apartment or home. No problem for both partners to kick up their heels in sync while one makes breakfast and the other sets the table.
In addition, the built-in Google Assistant enables you to stream music, check the weather and brush up on restaurant reviews with the sound of your voice. PC Magazine notes that "...the JBL Link 10 offers a much more compelling Google Assistant-equipped package,” pointing to its portability, waterproof design and increased power.
• Save $50 on the JBL Link 10 for the month of February
Check out these offers and all accessory deals for your sweetheart throughout the year at Verizon.