Geek for Gifts to Make Them Grin
Here are five ideas to put on your wishlist to buy gifts for geeks you love and adore.
When thinking of gifts for geeks, think of the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos and widgets. Some people love weekends away, being pampered and anything romantic and for others software, video games and anything with circuitry will bring a warm glow to their hearts and keep them happy for hours on end. Find out more about these great Valentine’s Day, birthday, Christmas and other gift ideas.
The Polished Silver Oval WiFi Hotspot and 2GB USB Combination Cufflinks are the gifts for geeks who have everything. These cufflinks are a stylish collaboration of both form and function. The rhodium plated base metal with silver finish WiFi hotspot and USB flash drive cufflinks are currently priced at $250 USD. One cufflink comes with a 2GB USB flash drive to store your various documents while the other one has a built-in WiFi.
Loved up mouse pads
Combine form with function and customise a mouse pad with your photo on it – it’s a gift every geek needs – trust us! Or you can take one of their prized photos, favourite artwork or drawings and immortalise it forever on their prized mouse pad. It certainly puts more fun into scrolling and sure to make them smile when they are busy trying to fix an IT problem, playing their favourite PC game or just social networking.
The Nintendo 3DS looks like a run of the mill DS but it’s even better! The 3D capability is a first for portable handhelds and glasses-free 3D gaming. The stereoscopic 3D display of the upper screen gives objects within the game world a feeling of space and depth that extends far into the back of the screen measuring 3.53 inches and feature 24-bit colour. It also has backwards compatibility so you can play all your old Nintendo DS games.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
This was released in late 2012 in the run up to Christmas and is the latest in the successful first-person shooter action Call of Duty franchise. It might be a contender if you’re looking for gifts for geeks. The campaign picks up almost exactly where Modern Warfare 2 left off and it is not a huge leap forward for the series but its predictability might be the reason for its popularity. Love it or hate it, it has a huge following.
3D LED TVs
Everyone loves 3D don’t they? You will love it even more that the prices have dropped to an affordable level. LG 3D Smart LED TVs are a crowd favourite and you can even find a 55 inch model under $1,500 if you look around. The many benefits including 2D-3D conversion, comfortable, lightweight, battery free glasses that don’t cost the earth and outstanding picture quality with advanced 3D TV technology and internet connectivity.
When buying gadgets, check out the warranty conditions and make sure you keep the receipt in case anything goes wrong with their new gadgets. When in doubt about what to buy, do research via blogs, internet forums or ask your friends and family. If it is battery operated or even better solar operated, cordless or wireless, has flashing lights (geek bling) and is shiny, you really can’t go wrong in our opinion when buying gifts for geeks.