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Gadgets for St Valentine’s

St Valentine’s Day is not one traditionally associated with technology, but everyone needs someone to love, and you can show that special nerdy person in your life how much you care with these suitably geeky gifts.

mini massage cushionMini Massage Cushion


If you don’t enjoy kneading your nearest and dearest’s muscles why not outsource the task to this shiatsu-style massage cushion. With four rotating massage points and the option for infra-red head it’s a steal at £34.99.


starwars bouquetStar Wars Bouquet

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Give the geek you love a bouquet of Vader plus 8 storm troopers. Each soft toy is attached to a stem, but can be removed. Also available with wookies, R2-D2 and C3PO. Available for import at $59.


dirty stopout kitDirty Stopouts Kit


If things go your way make sure you’re prepared with this pocket-sized kit. Alternatively, give it as a gift to let them know that they're in for a good time! Available for him or her it includes such essentials as condoms, mints, energy sweet, deodorant wipe, toothbrush/toothpaste, razor and shampoo/conditioner. Essential, portable and only £9.99.


scrabble lightsScrabble Lights


For £12.99 you’ll get 60 reusable and interchangeable letters that can be attached to 10 lights, allowing you can make your own (short!) message to your nearest and dearest.


dynamic life pin set8-Bit Dynamic Life Pin Set


Turn love into a game with these matching LED pins. Both you and your partner wear them. When you are apart your ‘life force’ is low, with only one LED lighting up. As you get closer more LEDs light up, until you’re in hugging distance. Available for around £20.


foreplay in a rowForeplay in a Row


Based on Connect Four, each token contains a kinky suggestion, from nibbling an ear to naked pillow-fighting. Winner takes all – literally! At £12.95 it won’t break the bank and could make for a very pleasurable night in.


Ddiamond heart usbiamond Heart USB stick


Get ‘thanks for the memory’ by giving her a USB memory stick in the shape of a diamond-encrusted love heart. Available in different capacities, it includes a small hole to attach to a chain (supplied) or necklace. It can also be engraved. Prices start at £7.50 for 2GB.


Martin Bailey is the author of The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps, available now on