Girls Heart Gadgets

The women of PopSci round up the best new gifts for geeky Valentines

Eeesy on the Eyes

Our favorite tiny, inexpensive, easy-to-use PC runs on Linux and is shock-proof, preinstalled with 40 popular applications and, need we mention . . . pink? Asus Eee PC, $300

Thinking of giving flowers and candy this Valentine's Day? Nice gesture, but chances are your girl would prefer something a little shinier. Something with buttons perhaps, and a flash drive. Fortunately, PopSci is here to make shopping a breeze.

She likes jewelry? How about a necklace decked out with resistors? (It's pretty, we promise.) A sucker for sweets? Get her chocolates shaped like Miis. Got a cuddler on your hands? Buy a blanket covered in binary code. Remember, creativity goes a long way, but a little Internet goes further.

Launch our gift guide; we won't say a word.

Eeesy on the Eyes

Our favorite tiny, inexpensive, easy-to-use PC runs on Linux and is shock-proof, preinstalled with 40 popular applications and, need we mention . . . pink? Asus Eee PC, $300

Give a Ring

A key-chain flashlight puts an end to nighttime handbag treasure hunts and front-door-key fumbling. The kitschy engagement-ring motif on this LED-equipped version makes it a fun Valentine's present. Just make sure she's not expecting the real thing. Diamond Ring Key Squeeze Light, $5

Shock to the Heart

Taser's new femme-focused product combines the company's idea of two must-have gadgets: a music player and a non-lethal weapon. So she can, you know, go jogging and knock a would-be attacker to his knees without lowering the volume on Kelly Clarkson. Taser C2 with MP3 Holster, (stores 1 GB of music), $380 plus $75 for holster

Sticking Around

This cute and ingenious gizmo was the darling of CES: a portable, inkless photo printer that instantly spits out sticker-backed images from your digicam or cellphone. It hits the market this February in a variety of colors, including red, orange and green. Zink Photo Printer, price not set

Making Scents

Help make her cubicle feel more homey with USB-powered aromatherapy. It comes in romantic rose, sexy jasmine, relaxing lavender and stimulating peppermint. USB Aromatherapy, $8

For Mii?

These sweet treats from Paul Pape Designs are shaped like Miis (the Nintendo Wii game avatars), come in white or dark chocolate and politically correct gender combos, and are packed in a Wii-shaped box. Sure to be a hit with gamers, but get 'em fast--they're only on sale till February 12. Mii Chocolates, $15

Beaming

Connectivity is romantic. Cables? Not so much. Get photos of your Valentine instantly with the Eye-Fi wireless card. It allows you to send images directly to a home computer (you pick the folders), blog or social network. Eye-Fi Wireless Card, $100

Pack it in

The women of PopSci love this laptop case, with SafetyCell computer protection, a cellphone pocket, organizing compartments, and an awesome vintage graphic on the outside. Cutebug Laptop Bag, $90

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Invite your lover to snuggle up with this 60-by-80-inch acrylic throw blanket. It's warm, cuddly and ultrageeky (the binary code translates to "blanket"). Blanket with Binary Code, $40

Quite Continental

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but resistors have got to be a close second . . . right? In any case, this necklace is lovely enough to please whether she's the geek or you are. Resistor Triplets Necklace, $110

Money Maker

More tech-y than a wallet, this organizer dispenses 12 cards, money, and business cards with the touch of a button (customizable with 18 icons). Credit Card Organizer, $60