1. Nov 29, 2005

Norman

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

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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2. Nov 29, 2005

Norman

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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3. Nov 29, 2005

hypatia

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!

4. Nov 29, 2005

Norman

I do stand corrected and gladly so.

5. Nov 29, 2005

-Job-

Perfect for when you're lost in the middle of nowhere and quickly have to transfer data around.

6. Nov 29, 2005

Just some guy

The binary watch! http://www.binarywatch.net/ [Broken]

Oooh, I so want one of those:!!)

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7. Nov 29, 2005

Norman

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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8. Nov 29, 2005

matthyaouw

9. Nov 29, 2005

TheStatutoryApe

10. Nov 29, 2005

TheStatutoryApe

Ok this is just crazy....

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.

11. Nov 29, 2005

The_Professional

12. Nov 29, 2005

Ivan Seeking

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Here's one for dduardo.

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13. Nov 29, 2005

dduardo

Staff Emeritus
Thats great Ivan. :rofl:

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

http://gumstix.org/

14. Nov 29, 2005

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
We're talking about geeks, right? It could happen...:uhh:

15. Nov 29, 2005

tribdog

ants have three eyes?

16. Nov 29, 2005

-Job-

Wow, that's cool, they must be able to see in 3D.

17. Nov 29, 2005

tribdog

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.

18. Nov 29, 2005

Math Is Hard

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19. Nov 29, 2005

dduardo

Staff Emeritus
MIH, yeah I saw it when it aired. It brought tears to my eyes.

20. Nov 29, 2005

TheStatutoryApe

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.

---edit---

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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21. Nov 29, 2005

tribdog

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

22. Nov 29, 2005

Mk

Get him an imaginary girlfriend at imaginarygirlfriend.com

23. Nov 30, 2005

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
24. Nov 30, 2005

The_Professional

That's really small. Where do I connect the monitor, keyboard, hard drive ,mouse..

25. Nov 30, 2005

dduardo

Staff Emeritus
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.