Geek Gifts Guide

by Fred Showker

Karen ThomasKaren Thomas, (Thomas Public Relations) sent over a copy of their cool techie Holiday Gift Guide ideas, and I've added a few of my own ... from Sensosolutions, OWC, Alibre, Kidz Gear, ArtRage, The Great Kat, and Digital Foci for your holiday TV shows, articles and radio shows.

Our top "geek" pick for 2010: The Porsche Mouse

What guy wouldn't want a Porsche mouse? Motormouse is a superbly crafted classic sports car design with exquisite detail -- in a slim, ergonomic design that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. It has a high quality paint finish with chrome alloy wheels. More importantly, the Motormouse has the worlds' smallest 2.4 GHz USB receiver and operates on 2 x AAA included batteries. Includes * opening trunk to store batteries and receiver * special gift box * soft carrying pouch, and a "Super-Glide mouse mat.


ArtRage for iPad lets you become a digital artist with your iPad. The perfect stocking stuffer for a budding artist at $6.99, it lets you actually paint on the iPad canvas with oil painting effects that smear and blend and watercolor strokes that merge to create soft, wet gradations.


SensoGlove, the world's first golf glove, has built-in digital sensors that continuously read the user's grip pressure to ensure a consistently accurate, smooth and powerful golf swing. Made of the highest quality cabretta leather, SensoGlove is the perfect gift for the holidays for golfers of all levels. With SensoGlove, golfers can quickly learn how to hold the club, avoiding bad habits and improving every part of their game, from backswing, downswing, impact, follow-through, to driving, putting, and chipping.


The OWC Do-It-Yourself ("DIY") Hard Drive Kit is the easiest and lowest-cost way to upgrade your home, school, or office laptop hard drive to a new faster, larger drive without sending the laptop out for repairs or buying a new laptop. The OWC DIY Hard Drive Kit provides everything you need to increase you hard drive space for your MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini storage, or PC laptop and use your "old" drive as a new external drive.
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FOR IPHONE & IPAD FANS: NuGuard Cases & Covers

The NewerTech line of NuGuardT iPhone 4 and iPad protective cases and NuVue anti-glare covers add protection, style and functionality to the most popular AppleĀ® gadgets sold this year. OWC makes it easy to buy affordable iPhone 4 and iPad accessory stocking stuffer gifts that your techie friends, family and co-workers will love, without breaking the bank. Fashionable Colors in Red, Pink, Purple, Frost, Green, Black, Orange, Blue, & Clear.

FOR TECHIE KIDS: Headphones for Kids

Kidz Gear Wireless Car Headphones for Kids - Wireless IR headphones designed specifically for the largest user market of built-in DVD and video systems - Children. Available immediately, the Kidz Gear Wireless Car Headphones for Kids keep kids quiet watching DVDs and videos on long car trips. With 100% Compatibility Guaranteed and manufactured with the highest quality IR wireless technology components available, the IR68KG02 IR wireless headphones deliver extremely rich sound quality for a variety of video and audio content - DVDs, video players, radio and more. Available at many fine online retailers as well as the Kidz Gear website directly.

MUSIC FOR TECHIES: The Great Kat World's Fastest Guitarist

The Great Kat "Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD is followed in the tech community as the ultimate music for creativity. The Great Kat, named "Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time"-Guitar One Magazine, is the world's fastest guitarist. A Juilliard graduate violinist, The Great Kat combines metal and classical music for a speed thrill unchallenged in the music industry. She has been featured in the Jimmy Fallon site, NBC-Weekend Today in NY, Rolling Stone Magazine (Italy), Spin Magazine, New York Times, NewsBlaze and much more.


The Pearl White Version of Digital Foci's popular Photo Book is the perfect gift for newlyweds, moms, & grandparents. A portable digital photo album with a large 8-inch 800x600 color digital LCD screen, 4GB of internal memory, and music & slideshow capability, Photo Book in Pearl White has a sleek design encased in a soft leather-like case for an elegant photo album that makes an attractive first impression. Ideal for passing around while sitting on the sofa and at family gatherings.


The perfect gift for anyone that loves photography -- finally there's a place to organize, save and view all your photos on the road. Picture Porter 35 is a high-capacity 250GB-500GB portable photo manager for professional and amateur photographers to take while traveling, on vacation, or on photo shoots. Picture Porter 35 features a 3.5-inch color LCD, multi-format memory card reader, and pro photography features not found on other storage devices, such as RAW, EXIF data, IPTC and histogram support. Picture Porter 35 instantly and securely lets you store and view digital photos, music and video wherever you go.

FOR DIYERS AND INVENTORS: Alibre Design Personal Edition

The perfect gift for diyers and inventors to create their own gadgets and inventions at home! Award-winning Alibre Design Personal Edition is the first low-cost, easy-to-use 3D design tool that delivers industrial-strength, parametric solid modeling system with integrated 3D solid modeling, part and assembly design, associative 2D drafting, and STL export -- all at a hobby-friendly price. Design it, document it, change it around, perfect it, and then make it!

Have fun!

Special thanks to Karen Thomas and Eva Yutani at Thomas Public Relations for helping put this great list together!

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