Blessed are the Geeks, for they shall internet the earth

Top 10 Geek Gifts for the Holidays
Douglas Chick

It is not always easy to find a holiday gift for the technologically gifted person in your life. So this year, has put together the Top 10 Geek Gifts for the geek in your life.

10. PAN (Personal Area Network Microfleece Pullover)

Let's face it, you really do not need a real coat when all you do is run from the house to the car to the coffee shop and then into the office. This versatile Microfleece Pullover is a wardrobe necessity. The lightweight, breathable and wicking fabric is great for hiking, biking, travel..everything! The pullover has 5 pockets, including a specially designed chest pocket with a ZIP-PIP for sunglasses and "back-up," patent-pending magnetic closures. The Weight Management System (WMS) for this pocket was an R & D can't imagine how much testing went into this design. The pullover also features the patented Personal Area Network (PAN), a detachable key chain, an epaulet to attach devices, like walkie-talkies, ventilation eyelets and an adjustable waist cord

Price: $59.99

9. Utili-Key 6-in-1 Tool

The lightest, most compact multiple tool ever developed! If you feel lost without your trusty knife at your side, this tiny multi-tool can give you some great company. Easily closes to attach to any key ring, making it very easy to carry. Several screwdrivers and two different cutting surfaces give this little tool a lot of usefulness. Very lightweight and blends in with your other keys on your key ring.

Price: $9.99  Swiss+Tech



8. Swedish FireSteel

Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its nearly 3,000C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel's dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues. Amazingly enough it also works equally well when wet. We think geeks will appreciate the power of being able to start a fire with such a simple tool.

Price: $3.99 - $15.99


7. Despair, Inc. 2008 Calendar

Each calendar is a work of staggering depression and includes twelve Demotivators.

Consulting. If you're not a part of the solution, there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem

Give Up. At some point, hanging in there just makes you look like an even bigger loser.

Motivation. If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon.

Price: 15.99


6. Anti Gravity Globe

If global warming, massive super hurricanes, tornados, and tsunami's got you down and you want to see the world as the government does, then the Anti Gravity Globe is the gift for you.  And frankly, isn't gravity a little over rated anyways?

Museum-quality globe with bold and beautiful colors floats above a futuristic base
A conversation piece that may leave you speechless with wonder
A whole wide world that will fit into the palm of your hand
Ensures that the weight of the world is no longer on your shoulders
Comes with AC power that plugs into any outlet

Price: $79.99

5. Electronic Bubble Wrap Keychain

One of the single greatest gifts (and curses) to anyone who is a little anal retentive is bubble wrap. Sure it's good for protecting packages, but the real joy is popping each and every bubble. You can't let even one survive or your mission as bubble popper has failed. But what happens when you desire the joy of popping bubble wrap but don't have the time to invest in popping a full 60' roll? Welcome to the future, my friends; electronic bubble wrap is here.

Price: $9.99


4. Halo 3 Master Chief Kubricks Set

There is one thing never addressed in any of the Halo games, and it is a sticky (pun intended) subject for Master Chief: the bathroom. Think about it. MC runs around from location to location, kicking alien butt all over the place, but never stops for number one or number two. The only thing we can conclude is that he's going in his MJOLNIR armor whenever he needs to (and now you understand our pun when we used the word "sticky" earlier). What you don't see in the game is that MC is constantly changing his armor in between levels.

Price: $9.99

3. Extreme Range WiFi Router

The Internet is a series of tubes, and not a truck - everybody knows that. What we've got here are the longest tubes available. The Extreme Range WiFi Router blasts out 802.11b and 802.11g at 30dBm of power - the strongest radio allowed by the FCC. With a radio that powerful, your WiFi's signal can reach up to a quarter mile in all directions! It's a buffet of all you can eat bandwidth, and you've got the biggest fork at the table! Or, wait... would the proper metaphor be the longest fork? I'm bad with simile. Now that you mention it, is the internet tubes or trucks? Sigh.

Price: $284.99


2. SIM Card Backup Tool

Have a Smart Phone or SMS Device? You can read, edit, delete, and back-up your phone book from SIM cards on your PC with the SIM card reader. Simply remove the SIM card from your phone and place it into the reader for full access to all of your information via your PC!

Price: $7.50



1. Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

Here at ThinkGeek we're pretty lazy when it comes to technology. We expect our gadgets to do all the busywork while we focus on the high level important tasks like reading blogs. That's why we hate to have to crack open our laptops just to see if there is any wi-fi internet access about... and keychain wi-fi detectors, we would have to actually remove them from our pockets to look at them. But now thanks to the ingenious ThinkGeek robot monkeys you can display the current wi-fi signal strength to yourself and everyone around you with this stylish Wi-Fi Detector Shirt. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates. Finally you can get the attention you deserve as others bow to you as their reverential wi-fi god, while geeky chicks swoon at your presence. You can thank us later.

Price: $29.99




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