Valentines Day – 14 February

Valentines Day is a celebration of love and affection all wrapped up in a day of romance. Somehow tech and romance seen at odds.

GadgetGuy and GadgetGirl have a sentimental side too – after all life is not all about tech. Here are a few suggestions from Victorinox that will suit both him and her, or him and him, or her and her, or bisexuals, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning people collectively.

For the passionate home cook

If you and your significant other half enjoy playing Master Chefs together, you will both love this 17cm Santoku Knife. This all-rounder excels at slicing, dicing and mincing. Plus, it comes in five different hues (Black, Green, Pink, Yellow, and Orange), guaranteeing both of you will find the right colour for your blades. Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, $99.95

PS: According to superstition, a knife presented as a gift will sever the friendship between the giver and the recipient. A simple way to get around this is to tape a coin to the knife which must be promptly returned to the giver as a form of symbolic payment.

For the chocolate lovers

You have heard that MacGyver never leaves home without his trusty Swiss Army Knife. What about a low-calorie Chocolate patterned, seven functions one. Classic Swiss Army Knife – Chocolate , $52.95.

If you are adventuresome

A Professional diving watch certified to 45m in red, blue, yellow and black will set the scene for more romantic encounters in exotic diving locations. I.N.O.X. Professional Diver, $950.00.

Go to exotic locations in rugged style

Victorinox also make luggage (something that is lugged – OK ‘port” if you are from Queensland or Mother England).

Featuring gear loops, daisy chains and a bottle opener, the 13l Altmont Compact Laptop Backpack–Messengers/Altmont-3-0-Flapover-Laptop-Backpack/p/601453 is a great outdoor companion. It also comes with a hidden zipped pocket in the rear of the pack to keep your laptop safe and dry, making the jump from desk to the gym to hiking trail seamless.

The Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer 34l Carry-On in black and titanium has an Integrated multi-tool (pen, sim card replacement tool, ID tag) with a USB port. Its durable polycarbonate construction and recessed dual wheels and lock make this a great traveller. Weight: 3.1kg. $799.


If you need more space the Ehterius Large 78l is twice the capacity and comes in Black and Red. It uses four x 50mm premium Hinomoto wheels. $699.

GadgetGuy’s take

Cheesy article – I know – but it is time to start thinking about romantic gifts. Whether it is your favourite power tool (for her) or something a bit more tech – jump online now and order it in time.

Think colourful keyboards and mice, Bluetooth speakers and headphones, webcams or even splurge on a new 2-in-1 or 360° hinge hybrid laptop.

Got any relevant romantic tech suggestions (not battery operated ‘toys’) – let me know.