If you and your partner prefer playing video games to long walks on the beach, this set of life meter pins is a far more appropriate way to show how much you care about each other. Because the closer you and the pins get, the more of the life-giving health hearts light up.

Anyone who’s ever sweated out a boss battle in The Legend of Zelda on just a single heart knows how important a full health meter can be. So using a built-in infrared transmitter and receiver to detect each other, these pins fill to six glowing hearts when the wearers are less than five feet apart.

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As the distance between them increases, though, the number of glowing hearts drops until just a single blinking heart indicates your partner is no longer in sight. How tragic.

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Available exclusively from ThinkGeek for $20 for a pair, the pins recharge via a microUSB cable and will run for about three-and-a-half hours with all six hearts glowing. There are automatic power-saving features that kick in if a second badge isn’t found within 15 minutes to maximize their battery life, but hopefully that never needs to be used. [ThinkGeek]


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