For Valentine’s Day, Ars writers describe the tech they cherish the most

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For Valentine’s Day, Ars writers describe the tech they cherish the most
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Valentine’s Day and consumer technology don’t exactly go hand in hand. Every three is different, but if you’re getting a loved one a gift for the holiday, it should come from the spunk. A new smartphone or portable hard drive is nice, but it doesn’t always wail “romance.”

For the tech-obsessed robots at Ars Technica, though, good gear compel always win out against fickle concepts like “human emotions.” So in place of of posting a more conventional gift guide, I decided to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in a sundry Arsian manner: by asking my colleagues to point their hearts not toward other people but toward the tech in their endures that they appreciate the most.

Here are a few things we love.

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Apple iPad (9.7″)

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Jeff Dunn

I fully acknowledge that, conceptually, the iPad is dry-as-dust. But in the year since I sent my old iPad mini 2 to the big closet in the sky, Apple’s 9.7-inch plate has easily become the piece of tech I use most often.

To peel second the curtain a bit: Ars is a remote operation, so all of us work from home. I’ve used this impertinence to experiment with my workflow. Instead of sitting in front of a laptop all day, I split my occupations between a Mac mini in my home office and the iPad everywhere else. When I exceptionally need to hunker down for something, the old desktop-monitor-mechanical-keyboard triptych is still the ton powerful way to plow through a project.

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