Geek gift guide 2011By Geoffrey Grosenbach
We’ve all seen the geek gift guides put out by major publications. Somehow all geeks, regardless of their connection to technology, like star wars legos, rubix cubes, and light-up keychains. Seriously? Not here. Not us.
Many geeks appreciate well-designed, thoughtful products. We know this because it’s our bottom line. So here’s our gift guide for classy geeks.
Unfortunately, this is about stereotypical nerds. Fortunately, it’s awesomely hilarious.
Worther Shorty Mechanical Pencil
Writing is much more fun with a beautiful pencil. Available in black, grey, or yellow.
Both a classic and a quick read, this entertaining book is for entrepreneurs, sociologists, and deep thinkers of all kinds.
Split your music between three people. Useful for those cramped international plane flights to the next tech conference.
These bad boys will keep your whisky chilled without watering it down? Oh, buddy.
How to Booze
Exquisite Cocktails and other Unsound Advice humorously suggests matching beverages for any social situation.
Until Apple makes a power adapter for your car, this is the best way to stay energized on the road.
We don’t mind a keychain when it’s this useful! Carry an extra charge for your portable Apple products.
Keeping your desk orderly isn’t quite as important as having a place for your phone, coffee, tea, and three USB devices.
A brain teaser in 6 or 12 pieces.
Not all scotch has to be serious. Recommended by our marketing department.
Wood iPad 2 Case
Nothing goes together like machined aluminum and solid wood.
With letters in solid black felt.
Soft and cushy on the ears, tiny for travel, beautiful looking, and noise isolating. Yes, yes, and yes.
Link LED Task Lamp
Move this guy anywhere. With 360° swivel, 15 high-power LED lights, and only 7.5 watts.
Run it on automatic for a cup in the morning and graduate to manual for an evening sip. An integrated grinder means maximum flavor every time.
About the Author
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