It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Pity the various spouses of the PC Advisor editorial team. Tech widows and widowers all, their 'better' halves are way too engrossed in the latest IT products to purchase a decent Valentine's gift.

But Eros won't be defeated. Geekdom and romance do mix. And we've hunted down 30 perfect presents for the loved one in your life.

We've gone for gifts both large and small, inexpensive and... well... you love him/her don't you? Despite our best efforts we couldn't quite avoid the marketeers love of pink products for the ladies. But rest assured, all these gifts will be perfect for someone.

Capture and share the memories

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Digital photo frames

Digital photo displays make a great gift, especially when they come preloaded with pictures of you and your other half. Here are a handful of our favourites.

Hannspree Joy

What could be more thoughtful than a beautifully framed selection of you and your beloved? How about a digital photo frame that displays a constantly changing menu of cute images of the two of you and that comes with a discreet and sweet love-heart logo?

The Hannspree Joy 9in digital photo frame photo frame has a lovely big display and a resolution of 640x234 pixels with a contrast ratio of 500:1. Not only is it able to show off snaps of your special moments, but it can play your tune too. And video is supported.

The Hannspree Joy will set you back £60 inc VAT from Misco.co.uk.

Parrot Photo Viewer

Parrot Photo Viewer

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But you want to spend more then sixty quid, right? More expensive, but more stylish is the Kodak EasyShare EX811 digital picture frame, which offers wireless connectivity and flexible content playback.

Ease of use is important in a gift, so you may want to be able to quickly synch a cameraphone or laptop with your digital photo frame. If so try the Parrot Photo Viewer. Another stylish frame, the Parrot's Bluetooth connectivity makes photo transfer a cinch.

Capture and share the memories, part II

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Compact cameras

Of course, to capture those loved-up moments, you're going to need a camera. And for this kind of fun occasion we're thinking a stylish, compact point-and-shoot will fit the bill. (People who use high-end DSLRs to capture 'romantic' moments have their own websites, or so we're told...)

Sony DSC W90

Consider then, the Sony DSC W90 8.1Mp compact camera. At a suggested retail price of £229 inc VAT it may not be the cheapest digital camera on the market, but it's certainly one of the most stylish.

And with speedy performance, a rich list of features and excellent ergonomics, the Sony DSC W90 is some camera. What's more you can grab a bargain online, and enjoy perfect pictures every time (without your partner knowing how little you spent).

Sony DSC W90

Sony DSC W90

More options

For a more throwaway, but no less fun, choice. Check out the ultracheap but perfectly formed Kodak EasyShare C653. The Kodak is a perfectly respectable 6.1Mp snapper you can pick up for less than ninety quid. And it takes better than decent shots.

And if your loved one is far away this Valentine's day, why not feel a bit closer through the medium of the internet. Emailing is so last century - you really need a webcam for face-to-face cooing. And we like the Hercules Dualpix Exchange 2Mp webcam. For £19 you get a top-quality webcam with no bells and whistles, and that's all you wanted, right?

If music be the food of love

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

iPods and MP3 players

iPods are the perfect gift because, well, iPods are the perfect thing. Who wouldn't want to receive such a stylish toy? (Bill Gates might prefer a Microsoft Zune, but he's a man of unusual tastes.)

Third-generation iPod nano

Even better, with an iPod or indeed any digital audio player, there's a model to suit everyone's desires - and wallet. Case in point: the third-generation iPod nano. For less than £100 you can get a slick, good-looking digital-audio and video player that fits perfectly in a handbag or pocket. Once seen, the nano is desired.

And there's even a special iPod for lurve - the all-new pink model.

iPod nano pink

iPod nano pink

iPod touch

Or why not upgrade, add internet-browsing capability and a stunning 3.5in, 480x320 widescreen display. That's right, we're talking about the stunning iPod touch. In some ways the non-mobile phone iPhone, the iPod touch starts at £199 and is a guaranteed winner of a gift.

More options

Inexpensive and cute, the SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player will set you back only £35. Or get the ultracheap iPod that everyone can afford - the Apple iPod shuffle. At the other end of the scale is Apple's übergadget: the Apple iPhone. Okay, so it's a little obvious, but if this doesn't say cool, swanky and desirable, what does?

If music be the food of love, part II

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Digital audio accessories

Of course, if your Valentine already has sufficient digital audio player, there are a plethora of digital audio accessories that make terrific gifts.

Intempo iPod nano dock

If the woman in your life has a thing for pink, you've probably already got her an iPod nano in her favourite hue. If so, how about splashing out £40 a matching iPod nano dock from Intempo so she can listen to her tunes and recharge her player as she gets herself dolled up for a night on the town?

Ferguson Hill FH007


Talk about making an understated style statement. We're guessing these huge but completely translucent speakers are aimed at those keen to impress without appearing to be flash Harrys. These Ferguson Hill FH007 speakers more than fit the bill here and are sure to win your beloved's heart.

Ferguson Hill

Ferguson Hill

Ion iPTUSB Portable USB Turntable

The USB turntable – which enables you to rip your vinyl records and digitise them for posterity – was a runaway success. Now, maker Ion has made a sleeker, more polished version that fits inside a standard record case so you can take it out on the road or round to a friend's house. The Ion iPTUSB Portable USB Turntable comes with EX Vinyl Converter software, while the Gracenote MusicID database recognises tracks and adds their details to your music library. It costs £90 inc VAT from www.firebox.com.

More options

For a top of the range digital audio speaker set, our current favourite is the £259 inc VAT Voix MPX & MPY iPod and iPhone speaker set. Or for around £69 you could invest in the quirky, but none the less worthy, Motorola MotoRokr T505 in-car speakerphone. Finally, if your better half is lucky enough to already own an Apple iPhone, you could get them a case to help them keep it pristine - the £29 Otterbox Defender is about as much protection as you can give an iPhone short of hiring a phalanx of bodyguards.

If music be the food of love, part III

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Digital radios

Digital radio gives listeners immediate access to a world of brilliant audio content. And these days DAB sets tend to be smart, desirable objects. Great gifts, in fact.

Pure Digital ONE

The best-selling DAB radio out there, the ONE comes in a choice of colours: white, black or a very eye-catching pink. We're not saying there's any stereotyping going on, but we notice that it's the black, rather than the pink model that Pure denotes as the TalkSport model.

Running off six size C batteries that ought to last as much as 35 hours between charges, the large central knob makes selecting a station dead easy, while a backlight helps you read onscreen details even in the dark. Now then, how about a late-night dedication?

You can pick up a Pure Digital ONE DAB radio set for around £55 online.

Pure Evoke 1XT Marshall DAB radio

One for rock gods everywhere. Based on the design of the Marshall amp, this is one cool digital radio. It can tune in to any of 55 different digital radio stations and has a full-range speaker with custom designed 3in drive unit. Active filters provide a natural 'direct-from-the-studio' sound which, as you might expect, is heavy on the bass.

The Pure Evoke 1XT Marshall costs around £100.

Pure Evoke 1XT Marshall DAB radio

Pure Evoke 1XT Marshall DAB radio

Click here for reviews of more great DAB digital radios.

PC power

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Desirable laptops

Okay, this may be ambitious, but if you are really serious about this Valentine's business, it may be that you can stretch to a whole PC.

Asus Eee PC

And some of the most desirable laptops on the market are, handily, not all that expensive. The Asus Eee PC is (a) a massive hit and (b) the only laptop we've ever seen receive spontaneous female attention in a high-street branch of PC World.

An ultra-cheap, ultra-portable PC with a linux-based operating system and a slick-looking 7in display, the Asus Eee PC 701 costs only £220.

Asus Eee PC

Asus Eee PC

Dell Inspiron 1525

Dell is getting in on the slimline laptops act with the Inspiron 1520 – a model some 30 percent daintier than previous Inspirons. Processor options run from an Intel Celeron M to a T7215 paired with up to 2GB of RAM. You get a 15.4in display and, depending on your needs, can add a webcam and a multi-card reader.

Vodafone's 3G wireless broadband comes as part of the deal. Click here for the best price on a Dell Inspiron 1525, which starts from £339.

MacBook Air

It's not the highest specified laptop out there; it may not even live up to its claim of being the world's slimmest laptop, but it's hard to argue with the sleek lines and great-looking design of the Apple MacBook Air - the latest must-have from cult-inspiring Apple. Although you may balk at the £1,199 starting price.

Apple iMac

With a whopping great screen on which to get all creative in GarageBand or Photoshop, the Apple iMac is perhaps the ultimate designer PC. The 24in LCD flatscreen is more than a display – it also contains the rest of the iMac, which means no bulky tower to knock your knees against as you sit in your study idling playing DVDs and adding to your iTunes library.

PC power, part II

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Even more must-have laptops

If you are really serious about this Valentine's business, it may be that you can stretch to a whole PC. One of these beauties, in fact.

Hi-Grade Notino D2200

Assuming pink's her (or his) thing, this sugar-sweet candy-coloured laptop could just be the way woo your one true love. The Hi-Grade Notino D2200 is powerful and fast enough to impress our reviewers, it's also available in a metallic finish. And at £640, it's something of a bargain.

Sony Vaio TX series

Ultraportables are set to be this year's big thing, so get in on the act early and snap up one of these dainty Sony Vaios. With a 11.1in X-Black widescreen and powered by an Intel Core Solo Centrino processor, it's not the most muscular of models but its dainty dimensions and battery life of up to seven hours will go down a storm.

More options

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Think pink

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

Lovely bundles of joy

My but you (and your spouse) are hard to please. Okay, here's the more quirky ideas from the cutting-room floor.

Freecom ToughDrive

How about something practical – a heavy duty backup drive that's clad in pretty (rather than cloying) pale pink. This silicon-clad hard disk can be used to back up all your treasured memories, whether photo, video or musical. Heck, it'll even safeguard your oh-so-cute email exchanges.

The Freecom ToughDrive's exterior is functional as well as pretty: it's made of silicon and is designed to protect files you archive to the ToughDrive from knock and jolts, withstanding drops from as much as 2m. There's also an internal antishock mechanism to prevent data loss.

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 pink

We'd rather opt for the purple version of the highly desirable BlackBerry Pearl, but there's now a version of the Pearl available in pink too.

For those for whom functionality rather than accessorising is a priority, there's an updated version of the BlackBerry Pearl, known as the 8110, available on Vodafone contracts with built-in GPS.

BlackBerry is plugging its GPS navigation capabilities now that the iPhone has added a LocateMe feature to its Google Maps feature. Already available on Vodafone BlackBerry Curve handsets, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 now boasts a year's subscription to it too. Combining the email and messaging functions of more business-focused BlackBerry models with the multimedia features that consumers have come to expect, the Pearl 8110 has a 2Mp camera with 5x zoom, a music and video player and a microSD card slot.

BlackBerry Peal Pink

BlackBerry Peal Pink

Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS Europe


It's not the only pink satellite navigation device out there, but it's a lot better value than some we've seen. Primed with maps of Europe, why not gift a Nuvi to the one you love and suggest indulging in a bit of wanderlust a deux? Click here to grab a great price on the limited edition Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS Europe.

Think pink

It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.

The personal touch

My but you (and your spouse) are hard to please. Here's our final set of quirky ideas from the cutting-room floor. And if you're not happy, it looks like you're off down the garage for some flowers and a box of Milk Tray.

Swarovski USB memory key

It's heartshaped and adorned with Swarovski crystals, leaving us in little doubt about the marketing plans for this surprisingly practical gift. Of course, you could preload the 1GB flash memory (the heart comes apart to reveal the USB port) with pictures so she can keep you close at all times.

Green Street Valentine's Theme Pack

When it comes to Valentines Day gifts the more personal the gift the better, so why not consider making a card of gift yourself this year. Green Street Art and Craft Software is launching a Valentines theme pack for its PC art and craft kits. The kits, which are priced from £14.99, feature templates and designs that can be personalised by the user with different images, textures, fonts and borders and then printed out directly on your PC using cards, envelopes, magnetic sheets of transfers included in the pack. The Valentine's theme pack, which is available to download from www.pcartandcraft.com, is priced at £3.99 and features suitable greetings cards, scrap book, magnet and t-shirt templates as well as hundreds of backgrounds, borders, textures and images, all with a Valentines theme, to be used with the templates.