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TechRepublic's 2011 Geek Gift Guide: 12 items for your holiday shopping list

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet

Every year since 2007, TechRepublic has been taking a closer look at the "at play" part of a geek’s life in our Geek Gift Guides, which feature reviews and analysis of the latest trends, gadgets, and toys. Here are 12 items from TechRepublic's 2011 Geek Gift Guide (PDF) that our editors think you might want to add to your wish list or shopping list this year.

Tablets will be on many techies' wish lists this year, so Wally Bahny provided a roundup of many of the tablets that hit the market (or were at least available) in 2011. His roundup includes links to reviews of each product.

TechRepublic's Jason Hiner has already deemed the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet one of the best tablets of the year. Be sure to check out Bill Detwiler's cracking open gallery of the Kindle Fire.

Photo credit: Amazon.com

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

11 comments
BlazingEagle
BlazingEagle

Clicking the "View all thumbnails" link displays everything on a SINGLE page ...

ve6raj
ve6raj

How do you get those red eyes like that?

ThatWasUnexpected
ThatWasUnexpected

That way they get to present the ads in the right column no one looks at 13 times instead of just once....

dgoodale
dgoodale

I think they're trying to help us with our cardio workouts. Click, click, click your way to a healthy index finger!

tutor4pc
tutor4pc

These slide shows are a pain in the .... to start with. This one is a complete waste of time. Did not finish it because I do not need the BS of a weirdo

Cussy
Cussy

Totally agree Lynn. These slideshows are an absolute pita. A real turnoff.

Lynn Aeon
Lynn Aeon

NO MORE SLIDE SHOWS! Give me an article with pertinent links and a choice to view as a slide show. Please.

mike five
mike five

Why in the world do you make everybody have to go click on page after page to see these things. This is as far as I'm going on this miscegenation.

Gisabun
Gisabun

While some are logical or probably [Star Wars Blu-ray box set, nook] because they are in a decent gift giving price range, I don't see too many people giving that chair [and even the tablet]. Very few give $500+ gifts for Xmas unless it's your spouse or you have money to blow.

stupid user name
stupid user name

And I think I must be becoming more mainstream. Many of these geek gifts are too weird for me. BTW, who needs a Nook and a Kindle? No indication of any preference, or side by side comparison, so why bother?

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

I know that I spend more than 500 on the wife and I certainly I know I spend more than that when I buy a Gift for me. :D Col