Wondering what to get your Geeky Valentine? I search high and low to find mine the right gift, and although I cannot reveal it (come on folks you know he reads my site!) I have a bunch of suggestions for all you last minute shoppers.
My top four picks for the geeky fella in your life are the new colorful iPod shuffle, $79; the new blackberry 8800, $299; the black and gold calculator hoodie, $19.99; and the Dwayne Wade Sidekick 3. For the rest of my list,
If you think he's looking to add a little artistry and arriere-pensee to reading his watch, check out the Nooka watch collection. The brainchild of Matthew Waldman, who is a multidisciplinary artist and designer in New York City, Nooka watches offer a linear and graphic representation of time.
The visual mass on the watch plate increases as time passes, giving weight to an ephemeral and abstract concept. The pictured watch, which has a mirrored face and metal band, features a matching pure linear expression with a reflective flare. You can get a Nooka Mirrored Zen Watch at Elsewares.com for $250.
If he is geek chic enough, he'll probably be willing to wear it proudly on his belt. This Think Geek belt buckle has 147 colored LEDs surrounded by a chrome frame that can be attached to a belt or set on a desk or shelf. All functions can be programmed without a computer (using the onboard programming buttons) and you can store up to 6 messages, each message is 256 characters long for those days he really wants to geek out at concerts or Macworld. $24.99-$32.99.
Your standard computer keyboard is about as romantic as a half-eaten sausage. A jumbled-up amalgam of letters, numbers and squiggly symbols. But life doesn't have to be so black and white - we can insert a little flavor, color and spice here and there. The QWERTY Magnets do just that. The set is made up of magnetized I LOVE U or MISS YOU keys that will leave you feeling a little less lonely while typing away at your desk. Stick them on your nearest fridge, filing cabinet or desk. They really are the perfect gift for smitten tech-heads who need things spelled out. They're rather chic in an executive-in-love kind of way. Buy your QWERTY Magnets for $8.95.
And to really pack a punch, don't forget to wrap your gift in some geeky wrapping paper.