Top five networking and storage devices that spell L-U-V

CNET editor Dong Ngo offers gift ideas for Valentine's Day.

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We often don't appreciate love till love is lost or broken. The same goes for networking and storage devices.

Do you realize that you're able to read this post this right now because some router and storage device somewhere are both busy at work?

The good news is that every year we have a day to appreciate love. And you may also want to take this opportunity to appreciate the tech tool that's been so underappreciated. Luckily, I am here to help.

Here are the Top 5 networking and storage devices that are not just among the top of their respective categories--including mobile routers, home wireless routers, internal drives, network storage, and external storage devices--but are also collectively sexy, cute, lovely devices that would make a great gift for a special someone.


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Clear Spot Voyager mobile hot spot
This tiny device is a powerful Wi-Fi router that connects to the Internet at 4G speeds and shares that superfast connection with up to eight Wi-Fi clients. It also comes with unlimited data plans that start at just $35 per month, which is cheaper than many cable broadband services.

While the Voyager is just one of many mobile hot-spot solutions on the market, the reason it makes a great gift for Valentine's Day is because it's also supercute. It also makes a great gift for someone who travels frequently. Just make sure that your special someone is traveling within the 4G coverage of Clear. Read the full review


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Amped Wireless R10000G router
The Amped Wireless R10000G router is a regular single-band Wireless-N router that has one very special thing: it offers exceptionally long range. This means you can stay connected even when you are sitting far out in the garden or even by the swimming pool. Now that's romantic! Read the full review.


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Samsung 830 series SSD
The Samsung 830 series SSD is currently one of the fastest solid-state drives on the market and will improve the overall performance of any computer a great deal. The drive's sleek design resembles more a piece of jewlery than a storage device, making it a great romantic gift for any geek. Read the full review.


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Synology DS411slim NAS server
The Synology DS411slim NAS server is one of the most full-featured NAS servers on the market, offering everything you could want in a network storage device and much more. It's also very compact and cute and will make a great gift for people who want to store and share their memories with each other and with friends and family. Nothing is more romantic than knowing that all of your precious memories ares now safe with a hybrid RAID setup. Read the full review.


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Promise Pegasus R6
The Promise Pegasus R6 is the first Thunderbolt-based storage device that offers unprecedentedly fast speeds and a huge amount of storage space, up to 12TB. Featuring six drive bays and multiple RAID configurations, the R6 is also a safe place to store data. It's the ultimate storage device for those who own a Thunderbolt-enabled computer. And for lovers, giving somebody the big and bold R6, which costs around $2,000, as a present (make sure you spend another $50 for the Thunderbolt cable) would also show your commitment, to say the least. Read full review.


We can't put a price on love, but unfortunately most of us are on a budget these days, so it doesn't hurt to find out about the pricing. Find out the prices and other specs by comparing these great love items side-by-side before purchasing.

About the author

CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews networking and storage products, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.

 

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