Valentine's Day gifts for her
Still not sure what to get for the love of your life? Digital Life comes to the rescue.
Aide De Camp Rei Camera Bag
Singapore brand Aide De Camp shows that a camera bag can be stylish as well as functional.
With real leather handles and gold-plated hardware, the Aide De Camp Rei Camera Bag looks sleek and stylish, something a fashionista would not look out of place with at a party or some other social event.
Padded on the inside, the bag has adjustable velcro dividers that can accommodate one camera body and up to three lenses.
There are two interior side pockets and a main zippered compartment for other essentials.
With its durable water-resistant woven nylon, the Rei keeps her valuable gear safe from coffee or wine spills.
This is an ideal camera bag for a fashionable photographer who refuses to compromise on style.
Pearl: Compact Mirror + USB Rechargeable Battery Pack
US$39.95 (S$54), from www.hypershop.com
A woman's purse will always have space for a compact mirror but not necessarily for a power bank. So why not combine the two?
The Pearl is a simple yet elegant device that fulfils two basic needs. The circular device opens up like a clam shell to reveal two mirrors, including one with 3x magnification.
The body of the unit has an LED ring that lights up automatically when the mirror is opened.
Of course, the secret to this baby is the 3,000 mAh battery built into the base. This offers 2.1A charging, which means it can charge your phone and tablet. There are also indicator lights to warn you if the battery pack itself needs a recharge.
Think about it. The Pearl is a gift that your girlfriend or wife can use, and ups your credibility as a geek because it also serves her need for emergency power.
Available in silver, gold and red, the mirror compact is 90mm in diameter, 13mm thick and weighs only 119g.
Fitbit Charge HR
Wearables seem to be the next must-have accessory for gadget lovers.
For the active individual who is fond of the outdoors, a fitness tracker makes more sense than a smartwatch.
Not only do fitness trackers monitor everything she does, they also last longer than smartwatches on a single charge.
Take the new Fitbit Charge HR, which can last up to five days. This lightweight band has a heart-rate monitor.
This, together with Fitbit's built-in pedometer, gives an excellent gauge of how many calories she actually burns in a day. When paired with a smartphone, the Fitbit alerts her of incoming calls.
The data collected by the Fitbit is presented nicely in an app, which includes additional features such as the ability to use her smartphone's GPS to track her runs.
Swarovski USB Crystalline Memory Stick and Ballpoint Pen Set
Swarovski's USB Crystalline Memory Stick might be the most practical and yet beautiful techie gift for her. The set comes with a matching Crystalline Ballpoint Pen.
The 4GB USB drive has 140 sparkling clear crystals on it. So each time she plugs it into her computer to upload or download her photos and documents, she can admire the beautiful crystals while waiting for the transfer to be completed.
LG G Flex 2
Price to be confirmed; pre-order from Feb 27 from telcos
The LG G Flex 2 smartphone stands out from more pedestrian phones with its fashionable curved design, which is sure to please her style sense.
Despite its stylish curves, the G Flex 2 has a blazing-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, which should help it to chew through any of her resource-intensive apps and games.
A beefy 3000mAh battery powers the device. It also features quick-charge technology, which can restore 60 per cent of the battery's capacity in just 30 minutes.
The most fascinating thing about the G Flex 2 is that it has a self-healing back cover that makes scratch marks quickly disappear.
This article was first published on Feb 11, 2015.
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