Are you a geek? Do you know a geek? Perhaps you are a closet-geek ready to come out! Whatever your circumstance, Christmas is right around the corner, and your favorite geek or geek-to-be will need some pampering. If your geek has been very good all year, surely you should reward good behavior with a fabulous holiday surprise? Gifting this particular demographic can be a challenge, though, as geeks are known to have “hot buttons” a little off-center. Not to worry, my research has uncovered some of the most current and novel geeky gifts our third rock from the sun has to offer! Check out my choice for the Top Ten Geeky Gifts for Christmas 2008, and shop to your heart’s content! Yes, Einstein, there is a Santa Claus!
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Best Geek Gift #10: USB Watch
Remember when Flash Drives on a lanyard were all the rage. Oh, but that was so 2007. Now you can tote 4 GIGs of data...and be able to tell time at the same time! This wristwatch has a flash RAM built-in. A USB cable, stored out of sight in the wristband, can be extended from the band to access any computer or laptop. Plus it keeps accurate time and looks great! The DiskGO USB Watch retails for less than $60. Great for that Mad Hatter geek, who needs a lot of memory and is always late for that very important date!
Best Geek Gift #9: IP Address T-Shirt
Behind all the names of the URLs of Internet websites are a series of numbers called IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. IP constitutes the primary network layer for use on the Web. Geeks “in the know” know that “127.0.0.1” refers to the standard IP address used for loopback network connections. In layman’s terms this means that if you try to connect to 127.0.0.1, you are immediately looped back to your own machine; i.e. “home”. Topics like this are what geek find enticing, because they are generally not subjects embraced by the masses. Gift your favorite geek with a 127.0.0.1 Shirt something only his inner circle can relate to.
Best Geet Gift #8: The SEO White Hat
" Whitehats” are website designers that "play nice" and follow all of the search engine rules set down by GOOGLE and the other search engines to optimize web sites. “Blackhats” are website designers who use backdoors, cloaking, and other devious tricks to scam the system when optimizing sites. Using “Whitehat” tactics will help a website move up on the search engines rankings without the fear of Google applying a restriction or banning one’s site for unethical practices. What better gift for the SEO professional in your life who works within ethical guidelines, than his or her very own SEO White Hat!
Best Geek Gift #7: Wi-Fi Detector T-Shirt
How annoying is it to search for a Wi-Fi connection in a hotel lobby or airport, only to find out none exists. But now thanks to the ingenious company ThinkGeek, you don’t even have to boot up, as you can now display the current Wi-Fi signal strength when you wear your very own stylish animated Wi-Fi Detector Shirt . The glowing bars on the front of the shirt immediately start flashing as the surrounding Wi-Fi signal is detected. Finally the special geek in your life can get the attention he or she deserves as others bow to their reverential Wi-Fi god or goddess-ness! Women can be sure that while wearing their own Detector Shirt, geeky guys aren’t simply admiring their assets…they’re also just checking out the Wi-Fi signal strength!
Wi-Fi Detector T-Shirt