Holiday gifts for that geeky guy in your life can be stressful, considering he's usually in-the-know about all the cool gadgets and techie treats on the market. My theory is to make sure you get him something that you both can enjoy, that way you're never agitated that he wants to spend a million hours shining his new toys or programing TiVo.
- Tivo Series3
If your fella is geeky enough that he took you on more than one date to the electronics store before purchasing his beloved HDTV, he needs a TiVo upgrade to the TiVo Series 3 HD Digital Media Recorder. He’ll be able to control live HDTV, record two digital cable shows at once, and accumulate 300 hours of standard recording time (32 in HD) so you two can cuddle up with TiVo on weekends. Get the Tivo Series 3 for about $700.
- Canon PowerShot SD900 Titanium 10MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
If he’s a Canon man, (and what geek isn’t?), he’ll love the sleek Canon PowerShot SD900 Titanium, which offers an elegant titanium body and perpetual curve design. Its 10-megapixel CCD captures enough detail large, high quality prints and Canon’s reputation for high functionality means you can’t go wrong. Get the souped up Canon for $399.94.
- iRobot Scooba 5900 Floor Washing Robot
Buy a geek a robot and he’ll love you forever, but buy a geek Floor Washing Robot and he’ll clean! The iRobot can clean up to 500 square feet on a single battery charge and puts down fresh solution as it cleans under kitchen cabinets, tables and other hard-to-reach areas. It’s safe to use on all sealed hardwood, tile and linoleum. He can check his e-mail while his iRobot does the dirty work. Buy the Scooba 5900 for $399.99 and receive a free Roomba 401.
- Zojirushi Bread Maker
The logic is simple: get a geeky guy a Japanese bread maker and get free bread. The Zojirushi BBCC-X20 makes a fresh loaf of bread from start to finish, in a two-pound, horizontal loaf. You get the choice of using the dough cycle by itself, then finishing in your regular oven, which means you can make dough for crisp pizza crust, light dinner rolls, artisan breads, sourdough, cakes – or any other carb-filled delight. Get the Zojirushi BBCC-X20 Home Bread Maker for $199.95.
- Turbo-Groomer 5.0
No one wants to admit their beau has nasty nose hairs, but we all know they’re perfectly natural (well, kinda). Help your geeky guy feel less gross by getting him a techie toy to combat his unwanted hair. The Turbo-Groomer 5.0 features Swiss stainless steel rotary blades with titanium cutting edges that whirl at a high-torque (yikes!) and two bright LED "headlights" that help eliminate shadows. He’ll be so fascinated by the light that he’ll forget what he’s doing. Get your Turbo Groomer for $49.99.
- Canon HV10 3.1MP High-Definition MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom
What guy doesn't love toting a top of the line camcorder around and what girl doesn't love being filmed? The Canon High-Def MiniDV Camcorder features advanced photo features (including a histogram display and built-in flash) and is small enough that he can sneak it into your purse. Just don't pull a Paris. Get the Canon MiniDV for $994.88.
- Nintendo Wii
So Nintendo has recalled the strap, but the Wii is still the hottest game out there. Nintendo fans and non-gamers seem to be bonding over the Wii’s interactive games that force you to move your whole body and get active. If you were smart enough to plan ahead (and wait in the sleet and snow!) you probably already got your geek a Wii for Christmas. If not, check out Craigslist for people reselling them for a profit.
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- Voltaic Solar Laptop Bag
If your guy is the geeky, earth-loving type get him a snazzy Voltaic solar messanger/laptop bag. It's a mobile power generator so it will charge your devices without tying you to a power outlet. It will recharge most small electronic devices including: cell phones, cameras, two way radios, PDAs, and MP3s. Note: it is not designed to charge laptops, but you'll never have to wait for him to charge his 10 million gadgets again. Get a Voltaic for $229.
- eStarling Wi-Fi Gmail/Flickr Enabled LCD Frame
If you give your geek a geeky digital frame, you can rest assured he'll be thinking of you all day - everyday. The eStarling frame connects to a wireless network and automatically displays photos e-mailed to it in a slideshow format. You'll be able to shoot photos on your cell then e-mail them directly to your geek's desk. Get your geek an eStarling frame for $249.99.
- Micro Mosquito
It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's the new Micro Mosquito! This is the best gift for your guy if he's a wannabe pilot. It looks just like a helicopter, and with seven full function, digital proportional controls, and a flight speed of 10-20 feet per minute, he'll be entertained for hours. Enough said. For more information go to Micro Mosquito. To purchase, check out Radio Shack where you can get him his very own for $70.
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