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Some Gifting Ideas for the Geek in your Life

Updated on November 30, 2010

On every geek's wishlist - The iPad

Gifting ideas for the Geek in your LIfe

They say that the way to the heart is through the stomach, which may be true, but when it comes to the geek, well, not so much. The way to that particular heart may just be via the latest in gadgetry and gizmos. With the gifting season almost upon us, here are some tips for getting some great gifts for the geeks in your life –

The Apple iPad is possibly on the wish list of everyone who doesn’t already have one. The first touch screen tablet that hit the market, this one is hugely popular and features good speed, great ease of use, some excellent apps, and a long battery life.

Alienware AM11x-826CSB Gaming Laptop / Notebook helps the dedicated gamer take charge of gaming – weighing just 4.5 pounds, this one makes playing games, 3 D, HD movie viewing, editing photo collections really come to life. Battery life of up to 8 hours and great multitasking capabilities makes gaming super portable; an ideal gift for the geeky gamer

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter Controlled by iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (in Orange/Blue colors) is the ultimate toy for boys; particularly those who thrive on gadgetry. This is a remote control quadricopter that flies and can do battle with other drone users via Wi-Fi and can be controlled by the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The front view camera offers you live video feed for your iPhone or iPad touch and the gadget can be used indoors as well as out of doors since it has interchangeable hulls. The quadricopter comes equipped with an onboard computer, altimeter, gyroscopes and two cameras. Hours of perfect geeky fun!

The Personal Soundtrack Shirt from ThinkGeek, can be used to hilarious consequences with its built in speaker for providing life with some background music and other sound effects at your say so! You can command 10 different music themes and as many sound effects at the press of one of 20 remote controlled buttons. Not only that, you can load your own soundtracks and MP3 files on to the T shirt. Operated by 4 AA size batteries, the speaker in the front of the Tee also plays you MP3 player or iPod for you! Help your favorite geek create some dramatic background music with the soundtrack T shirt. Just the thing for life's random moments.

The Cyborg R.A.T 7 gaming mouse – There is a plethora of special gaming mice available out there, but none that will delight the geek within as this one from Cyborg. The futuristic design looks really cool and comes equipped with a tool for adjusting the shape – this one will warm the cockles of any true blue gamer’s heart.

Microsoft Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 – this item is such as hit that the sale page on Amazon tells us that stocks are limited and that timely availability is not assured – there is a limit of one Kinect Sensor per buyer. This is not just gaming and entertainment; there is also the fitness angle that Microsoft got covered here. You can get off the couch, kick around a ball, and generally get everyone moving. The full body tracking mirrors one's movements in the game – the ultimate in motion gaming; this one will be really appreciated.

The LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0, is another toy for the geeky boys – the intelligent Lego brick has a 32-bit microprocessor, a large matrix display, three interactive servo motors and 4 sensors. It has icon bases based programming that supports drag and drop and has 16 programming and building challenges for building 4 robots. To gladden the heart of the geek it comes equipped with 4 input and 3 output ports, and is also USB and Bluetooth enabled. A great time for the entire family this one is bound to be a hit.

Amazon Kindle Graphite 3G + Wi-Fi 2010 – This is Amazon's bestselling product two years in a row and may be a bit of a no brainer gift for those who love to read but are too tech savvy to touch books. This is the standard setting device among e-readers and as a portable replacement for physical books it is one of the most preferred choices. Lightweight and competitively priced; this one has great features that would please even a techie.

The VIZIO M470NV 47-Inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Application, Black– This is the TV to delight the geek in anyone – it comes preloaded with Amazon Video on demand, Netflix, Flickr, Rhapsody, VUDU, Twitter, Yahoo TV widgets, and even has other features such as Bluetooth universal remote control. You can watch TV shows, access the internet, view movies, and get weather information and product updates as you wish. This is a reasonably priced choice for LED LCD HD TVS; and is a feature rich choice.


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    • Reena Daruwalla profile image

      Reena Daruwalla 7 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks I wouldnt mind receiving some of those myself :)

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Yes, the given tips are worthy.