Ultimate Geek Gifts

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Well in the spirit of the gift giving season, I thought it might be nice to have a list of cool geek gifts. This could help the "no time to shop" people too!

My favorite one was what I gave all the groomsmen at my wedding last summer. I am known as "space boy" to all my friends because of my job, so I bought them each an acre of land on the moon.
http://www.lunarlandowner.com/

Some cool stuff I have found on the net:
Digital media streamer:
http://www.rokulabs.com/products/soundbridge/models.php

For your geeky gamer:
http://www.alienware.com/starwars_pages/awswaurora.aspx

For hilarious times with lemurs and holy hand grenades:
http://www.newvideo.com/productdetail.html?productid=NV-AAE-70174 [Broken]

For the rocker gamer geek:
http://www.guitarherogame.com/

And a whole store of cool gifts for kids:
http://www.exploratoriumstore.com/


Anyone else have some cool geeky gift ideas?

Cheers,
Ryan
 
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The ultimate geek swiss army knife (it has a wire stripper for god's sake!)
http://www.swissarmy.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=8&page_id=11469056&query=cybertool&hiword=cybertool+ [Broken]
 
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http://www.mysimon.com/i/ms/hgg/geeks/victorinoxusb.jpgNorman, get out from under your rock!
This is the ultimate geek swiss army. They can store up to 1GB of music, documents, photos, and other files on this USB drive, which transfers data at up to 7MB a second. It's encased in an authentic Victorinox Swiss Army knife body, with a ballpoint pen, white LED light, knife, scissors, and nail file!
 
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hypatia said:
http://www.mysimon.com/i/ms/hgg/geeks/victorinoxusb.jpgNorman, get out from under your rock!
This is the ultimate geek swiss army. They can store up to 1GB of music, documents, photos, and other files on this USB drive, which transfers data at up to 7MB a second. It's encased in an authentic Victorinox Swiss Army knife body, with a ballpoint pen, white LED light, knife, scissors, and nail file!
I do stand corrected and gladly so.
 
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Perfect for when you're lost in the middle of nowhere and quickly have to transfer data around.
 
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The binary watch! http://www.binarywatch.net/ [Broken]

Oooh, I so want one of those:!!)
 
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The binary watch! http://www.binarywatch.net/ [Broken]
Oooh, I so want one of those:!!)
Very cool. But they are a little expensive I think ($65 for the cheep and $120 for the really geeky one).
Still good find!
 
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Ok this is just crazy....


antworks.jpg

Fascinating creatures ants. Sure you hate to see them in your socks or making a B-line for that pizza crust crumb you forgot to sweep up at the local LAN party. But let's give credit where credit is due. Ants are amazing. Ants can lift up to 20x their body weight! They have two stomachs and three eyes! They also have uncanny communication skills and amazing abilities to work together to achieve a common goal.

This miraculous gel, derived from a NASA Space experiment, serves as both habitat and nutrition for your ants - allowing you to watch in awe as they turn a brick of aqua-blue gel into a fascinating colony of tunnels. Never before have you been so capable of watching these awesome creatures at work.
 
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Here's one for dduardo.

http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~squadron/pocketp.gif [Broken]
 
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Thats great Ivan. :rofl:

The_Professional, if your looking for a really small computer check this out:

http://gumstix.org/
 
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Perfect for when you're lost in the middle of nowhere and quickly have to transfer data around.
We're talking about geeks, right? It could happen...:uhh:
 
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ants have three eyes?
 
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Wow, that's cool, they must be able to see in 3D.
 
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it might be cool, but I think it's bull.
for an ant to have three eyes wouldn't it have to be carrying half of another ant's head in its mandibles.
wow, you think they can see in 3D? wouldn't that be cool. I wonder what it's like.
 
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MIH, yeah I saw it when it aired. It brought tears to my eyes. :smile:
 
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ants have three eyes?
I've found several references to this but I have not actually seen a scientific source claim this anywhere. I'm still looking though.

In one of my google searches I returned a link with a line saying something about three eyes in a vertical row but was unable to find it in the material on the link related to ants. Maybe there's another sort of insect with three eyes that has been confused for an ant or something.

Anyone know how to use the search function to search text on a page while you are viewing it? Some one showed me once and I have forgotten how.

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Ok so it seems that all of the links I found that said anything about ants having three eyes were all ads for the same antworks product.
Maybe whom ever came up with it said this in their material as a joke about sea monkeys or something.
 
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do a PF search, of posts you wrote, then if it brings you to this page check out post 10 and you'll find something
 
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Get him an imaginary girlfriend at imaginarygirlfriend.com
 
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dduardo said:
Thats great Ivan. :rofl:
The_Professional, if your looking for a really small computer check this out:
http://gumstix.org/
That's really small. Where do I connect the monitor, keyboard, hard drive ,mouse..
 
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The_Professional said:
That's really small. Where do I connect the monitor, keyboard, hard drive ,mouse..
You can connect a touch screen lcd to the board directly and add a hard drive through the pcmcia slot. There are quite a number of different configurations you can have depending on your application. There is even a expansion board for audio in and out.
 

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