Christmas Gift Ideas for Techies
What do you get your techie friends for Christmas? Here are some gadgets and gizmo gift ideas.
The Finger Drum Mousepad
Available only at Hammacher Schlemmer, this electronic drumpad also serves as a mousepad, and allows you to play eight different percussion sounds, including bass, snare, two rack toms, a floor tom, hi-hat, crash, and ride cymbals using only your fingers. A demonstration mode allows you to accompany six pre-set patterns, and you can record up to 30 of your own rhythms. Separate volume and tempo controls allow you to adjust sound levels, so cubicle neighbors can co-exist peacefully. Requires four AAA batteries. 9" L x 8" W x 21/2" H. (1/2 lb.)
APC Biometric Mouse
3-Step Plug and Play Setup. AuthenTec TruePrint Sensor Technology. Compact Portable Design. Self-Powered Operation. Designed for accurate verification. Eliminate password lists. Oozing with geekiness, the biometric mouse will soothe the wrists of your friends this Christmas. They won't have to retype their passwords; they'll simply swipe their finger on that square glass in the middle.
Plantronics CS 50-USB Wireless Headset for PC
You've eliminated the phone, now remove the wires. The CS50-USB from Plantronics extends wireless freedom to your softphone. It's the first wireless headset for VoIP applications with remote call detection and answer/end capability via PerSonoCall .software. Experience superior sound quality, stylish design, four comfortable wearing options and hands-free convenience via your USB port.
You've seen those computer folks wearing a headset? Someone suddenly calls them, they stand up and then suddenly get yanked back towards their PC. Gift them this Christmas with a wireless USB headset.
Citra 12" Envelope Laptop Sleeve - Small
A cool bag to carry your 12" laptop or to dress up your portfolio. You can carry by itself or insert in another bag. Actually, techno fashion goodness this Christmas should be carried around, not obliviously stuffed inside a beat-up knapsack.
MacBook Pro Poppy Sleeve - 17"
Custom made MacBook Pro Laptop Sleeve in Poppy print.
What about you? Why wait for the Gadgets and Gizmos Expo in December to figure out what to get your techno geek friends, right? Please share your interesting Christmas gift ideas today, and I'll add it here so others can better prepare for the Holiday season. Thanks!
[ First posted on 11/17/2006 by Manuel Viloria ]