Fellows, some straight talk here on Valentine’s Day. If you’ve got the kind of gal who swoons over flowers and sweets, chances are, you’ve already got the florist on speed dial and a hot tip on chocolates. Which is to say, you’re probably not the guy reading this guide.
If, however, your wife or girlfriend is just as geeky and earth-loving as you are–a match made in green tech heaven, mais non?–chances are good that the Hallmark version of Valentine’s is not going to cut it. You need a gift that shows you understand her–a gift that says, I share your geekitude, and I care.
Here are just a few of the green tech goodies we rounded up with your favorite she-geek in mind:
It’s a radio, a solar charger, an MP3 player, and an alarm clock. It’s also simply a ridiculously cute piece of tech, sure to elicit squeals of geek love from your lady. A solar panel on top of this handy gizmo offers power for her cell phone, via various adaptor tips, while also providing juice for sunny-day tunes, via radio or MP3 player. Perfect for a picnic, the Mini Speaker Charger doubles as an alarm clock and even displays the temperature. Which is sure to heat up once you present this one-of-a-kind Valentine’s gift. ( $30.78, plus shipping from Chinavasion).
Your lady is unique. Show her you understand this with the gift of an eye-catching yet understated iPhone case from the Portland, Ore., artist collective known as Grove. Each of these bamboo beauties is handcrafted for minimum impact on the earth and maximum protection for her phone. Choose from one of the lovely Artist Series designs (shown here is Wave, for iPhone 4, by French artist Lotie) in either Natural or Amber and download the very cool matching wall-paper–or go for the ultimate in personalization by having your own custom design etched in bamboo. ($69.00-$99.00 from Grove)