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Best Geek Gifts

By Erik Eckel Contributor ·
What are the best gifts for technology enthusiasts this year? Here's my take on the five items that should be on each techie's wish list:

1. Apple PowerBook.
2. 30GB iPod.
3. Das Keyboard.
4. Ambient Orb.
5. Fisher Original AG7 Space Pen.

What's your top five list look like?

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Different Take

by jdgretz In reply to Best Geek Gifts

1. Canon 1Ds Mark II w/EF 17-44 USM and EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lenses

2. Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Professional Edition printer

3. Prepaid T-1 service

4. MSA MILLENNIUM 12-String Steel Guitar

5. XM Portable Radio


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How about?

by rstillman In reply to Different Take

A Las Vegas Wedding, a mexican divorce, or...... a babys arm holding a bottle

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Classic Tubes!

by DonSMau In reply to How about?

You're showing your age.

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Gift Card

by GSG In reply to Different Take

When I ask for stuff, I get the blank deer-in-the-headlights look, then on Christmas morning, I get everything but what I asked for. This year, after listing my wants, I ended with, "You know... forget it, just get me gift cards to <insert favorite tech store here>". The relief in their faces tells me that I'll probably get my gift cards.

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Das Keyboard

by Nodnarb In reply to Gift Card

Das Keyboard has to be the worst gift idea of the season. Really, you are paying $80 for an old IBM keyboard from the late 80s to early 90s that someone spray painted black. Whoever sells these just made a nice looking website and wrote some jargon to make them look cool. Go find one of these old keyboards lying in some closet somewhere and take a closer look. They are almost exactly the same. I have two that I'll paint and sell you for $50 each. A real bargain! ;-)

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by innocent_bystander In reply to Das Keyboard


I'm just starting to search for the ideal keyboard. We've got two MS bluetooth high-end keyboards and keys are starting to stick on both.

I'm looking for the best feel, and it doesn't have to be wireless. I don't want to get an ergonomic keyboard because I don't want to lose my standard keyboard chops.

Also, anyone know if the new home/end/delete/page-up/page-down configuration is going to be the new standard?


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RE: Recommendations

by Erik Eckel Contributor In reply to Recommendations?

I don't know about the new standard (that's a good question), but I purchased a matching Logitech keyboard mouse combo (MX 3000 Laser) earlier this year, and I've been very happy with it.

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oh yeah XM!!!

by geekchic In reply to Different Take

I LOVE my XM radio!!!

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by maecuff In reply to Best Geek Gifts

For the male geeks in my department, I bought a little gun that shoots ninjas over cubible walls, a travel mug that says "no, I will not fix your computer" and an airzooka (which is the coolest toy EVER). For my geek son, I bought a hoodie that has what looks like a college emblem with the letters STFU on the front. And the female geeks in my department are getting knock off purses from Chinatown.

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Why reinforce stereotypes?

by ahm In reply to Well..

Well, as a female geek, I'd MUCH rather have the travel mug or the ninja gun. I hate carrying a purse to begin with, and a purse is normally a personal selection. Sorry - go for the unisex gifts!

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