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The (unofficial) 2012 Vann’s Singles Awareness Day buying guide

Singles Awareness Day

February 14th is Singles Awareness Day. Do you have the perfect gift ready?

Admit it. You’re sick of reading about TVs for couples, the best playlists to have ready for Valentines day, sickeningly sweet smile sensitive cameras, and even the best romance novels for your top rated tablet.

While the main Vann’s site has their list of the best electronics to use as gifts for Valentines day, the rest of us can prepare with great gifts for a truly special someone on that day in February when we celebrate our independence.

That’s right, it’s time for the unofficial Vann’s Singles Awareness Day buying guide.

Sony Tablet S

Sony’s innovative Tablet S is a testament to the individualism of Singles Awareness Day. Not only does it combine a “made for one” screen size for movies, the “don’t bother me” capabilities of an e-reader, and the “can’t talk until the next save point” dismissiveness of a game system, it also acts as a remote control for your flat screen TV.

It’s a remote you’ll never lose! That means you’ll never have to depend on someone else (someone who knows you better than any other human being could) to help you remember where you lost it.

Like I said, the best tablet to act as a testament to your individualism.

Fagor Induction burner with pan

While the Fagor induction two-piece single burner set doesn’t quite give off the same “no-need-to-impress” vibe that a small microwave does, the combination of individual induction burner and small pan does give you the option of preparing tastier food for yourself.

Sure, no one but you will get to appreciate the fine flavors you can produce while sitting in front of the TV, using your mastery of the culinary arts developed watching cooking shows and reading cook books you downloaded to your tablet (what with all that extra time you have). No one but the most important person around that is.

Plus, it’s induction! That should easily kill a lonely night or two while you play with it.

Sony PS3 with Move bundle

Gaming consoles, especially those with motion control like the Sony PS3 with Move bundle, have gotten a non-Singles Awareness Day rap for being perfect for enjoying with another. I can see why they’ve gotten such a bum rap — what could be more fun than getting a little crazy and making a fool of yourself alongside someone who would never judge you?

Of course, if that was the case, why do these systems only come with one controller?

I mean, sure, you could just buy a second controller, but it’s obvious they were made for one person to enjoy. Plus, built-in online capabilities mean that if you do feel like challenging yourself against another human being, you can easily find a complete stranger to do it.

LG LUV300B upright vacuum

It can be fairly easy to look at the LG LUV300 upright bagless vacuum cleaner and draw some sort of metaphor for life, love, and ultimately happiness. But, it’s far easier to just see it for what it is — an excellent cleaning machine.

You may not be expecting anyone to darken your doorway this Singles Awareness Day, but when you’re puttering around the house with your best tablet, or just going through the motions with your gaming console the last thing you want to do is step on some piece of debris left on your floor or stairwell.

It’s even easy to clean up after, unlike another human being, with a compressor system that compacts debris into an easy to dispose of solid cake of dirt and dust.

Denon AHNC800 over the ear headphones

It’s hard to argue with a classic Singles Awareness Day gift like a great pair of noise canceling headphones. Mostly because the headphones can’t hear you — much like you won’t be able to hear the rest of the world while you’re wearing them.

The Denon AHNC800 noise canceling headphones feature comfortable protein leather ear pads for hours of listening, and use large 42mm Neodymium magnet drivers along with neutral housing to create sound that’s perfect — just for you. What makes them really special though, is that they not only cancel outside noise, but noise from inside the headphones by analyzing the sound from both places and sending out frequencies you can’t hear to neutralize offending audio.

That’s much more effective for ignoring the world than putting your hands over your ears and yelling “I can’t hear you!” over and over.

Do you have a great suggestion for a Singles Awareness Day gift? Tell me about in the comments.

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