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What Geeks Want for Christmas

Geek!This is ZweeK’s submission for the HP Magic Giveaway. Feel free to leave comments for this article as you see fit – your feedback is certainly welcomed! If you’d like to submit your own how-to, what-is, or top-five list, you can send it to me. Views and opinions of this writer are not necessarily my own:

The holiday we’ve all been waiting for is getting closer. As geeks who desire gadgets and gizmos, we all have something we want this Christmas. I have created a list that consists of the top things geeks would die for (or at least want). First, let me tell you guys about who I am – since these things are purely what I like and would buy for myself.

I am a first year college student majoring in computer engineering and writing this article to have a chance in winning the HP Magic Giveaway. I love computers and everything about them, so there is a high chance there are some computer-related items on this list. I first got into computers when I was around 12, watching my mom fix computers for her job as a computer technician. I was fascinated, and that was when my knowledge for technology took off. Now that you know more about me, I would like to know more about my fellow geeks! After reading my list, I would like to see your wish list to see what you want this Christmas! Other than that, enjoy what’s on my top 5 list.

DasKeyboard

We spend hours and hours in front of the computer, so having a good keyboard is “key” when typing a paper or chatting on geeks.pirillo.com. But a true typist will really appreciate a keyboard that has good tactile feedback and durability. The “daskeyboard” has all that. It is completely mechanical; each press of a key will make a satisfying click from the gold plated switches, no mushy keys here. It has LED back-lit indicators and extra USB ports on the side. This is a great gift for bloggers as well. It comes in 2 versions: Professional having printed keys and Ultimate having 100% blank keys for those who don’t need to look at their keyboard when typing.

Nerf Vulcan

If you’re like me, you still like toys that reveal your inner-child. Now you bring take your first person shooter games into reality. Here is Hasbro’s Nerf Vulcan EBF-25, a battery powered, fully automatic, foam dart gun. This thing is a beast in the office; no one will ever steal your papers and pens again! It fires 3 darts per second and comes with a belt, box magazine, removable tripod and 25 darts.

Flip MinoHD

The Flip has been a really popular gadget this year – even Chris has one! What makes it so great is its simplicity of use. All you need to do to start recording is to turn it on and press the big red button. Video quality is superb for its size, and you don’t even have to carry a USB cable with you to transfer video back to your computer. A USB connector simply “flips” out the top of the Flip. The Mino HD records in 1280 by 720 at 30 frames per second and holds 4GB of built-in memory (60 minutes of video). Comes in black, but you can skin it! This is a great gift for “YoutTubers” or people who don’t like carrying around big camcorders.

Eternalight ELITEMax

This is the ultimate gift for geeks who are attracted to anything that glows (like Chris). This LED flashlight is not like any other flashlight – it’s “smart”. It has multiple modes and output option, like instant momentary overdrive, auto-off timer, dimmable settings, variable rate flasher, variable rate strobe, SOS, attention getting effects, 4-level battery status indicator and more! It uses AA batteries and comes with a limited LIFETIME warranty. How’s that for a flashlight?

KOR One Hydration Vessel

The KOR One looks like an elegant piece of art. It improves upon standard water bottles by having a hinge for the cap, wide mouth for ice cubes and most importantly is made of BPA-free polycarbonate. Thirty dollars may seem a little expensive for a plastic water bottle but in the end you are helping the environment and looking good while doing it.

So, what do you guys want for the holidays? Please post a comment and share your wish list with the geek community!

50 Geek Gift Ideas (My Wishlist)

I’ve worked my fingers off over the past day, updating my personal wish list with all the latest interesting gadgets and gizmos (not to mention a few stocking stuffers thrown in for good measure). Without further ado, I give you a semi-official and almost-complete wish list – which could be good for just about any ol’ geek:

  1. Panasonic TH-42PX60U 42″ Plasma HDTV
  2. Seagate 500GB eSATA External Hard Drive
  3. SkyScout
  4. Electronic Message Board
  5. eSATA to USB Adapter
  6. Firepod
  7. Energizer Energi To Go Instant Cell Phone Charger, Mini USB
  8. Panasonic Wireless 802.11 b/g Network Camera (BL-C30A)
  9. Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 Webcam
  10. Logitech Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote
  11. Night Owl Explorer Pro 5x Night Vision Scope w/I/R Illuminator
  12. SanDisk V-Mate Video Memory Card Recorder
  13. Star Wars Astromech Droids Complete Set
  14. Samsung BlackJack
  15. GPS TrackStick
  16. INVIS-ID
  17. Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000
  18. Solar Charger – USB charger – Mobile Device Charger
  19. Xtreme X-500 Electric Scooter
  20. Celestron CPC 1100XLT Computerized GPS SCT with StarBright XLT Coatings
  21. Kotobukiya Star Wars Darth Vader Pre-Painted Soft Vinyl Model Kit
  22. Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzer
  23. Pertelian External LCD Display v4
  24. eStarling WiFi LCD Frame
  25. Watt’s Up Pro
  26. LED Name Badge II
  27. LED Projection Night Light
  28. Canon PowerShot SD800 IS
  29. NY Times Deluxe Touch Screen Crossword Puzzle
  30. Wireless Weather Forecaster
  31. Westinghouse (WHI-4C) 4-Channel Wireless Intercom System
  32. Uniden GMR1588-2CK 22-Channel 15-Mile Two-Way Radios (Pair)
  33. DreamAuthentics Ultra Quad Arcade Package (MAME Arcade)
  34. Dyson Root 6
  35. Lentek Koolatron BV01G Bug Vacuum Pest Control with Recharger
  36. HP LaserJet 3052
  37. APC BR1500 UPS
  38. Belkin F5U261 USB 2.0 4-Port Drive-Bay Hub
  39. KAMARACK 3.5″ USB RACK
  40. Mac Mini (SuperDrive)
  41. Sony HDR-SR1 Handycam HD Camcorder
  42. Ionic Breeze GP
  43. Jump-Start DC Power Plus (AU400)
  44. Ecosol Powerstick
  45. Brando WorkShop 55 in 1 Card Reader
  46. Xbox 360 HD-DVD External Drive
  47. Communicator Grey C100S USB Speakerphone for Skype
  48. The Optimus Keyboard
  49. HP LP3065 30″ LCD Monitor
  50. Slingbox Pro

BTW, if you order anything through OverStock.com before December 1st, you can save an additional 12% (saving as much as $125).

Did I leave anything out?

Our Wedding Registry at Amazon

Well, we’ve officially put our wedding registry online at Amazon. Ponzi picked everything, as most of it is what she knows we need. I can’t believe we’ve lived this long without a covered cake pan. Hell, I didn’t even know they made covered cake pans! Oddly enough, she didn’t select any bedding, bath, or decor items. Guess that means we’re going to be living out of our kitchen. I hear Calphalon is quite comfortable, actually.

Setting up a home means different things to different people. Are you homebodies who love to curl up on the couch with a Hepburn and Stewart classic? Or are you always on the go, heading off to soccer practice or serving up a round of badminton in your backyard? Or maybe you can’t wait to mix up cocktails in your swank newlywed pad. From electronics to sports gear to barware, your registry should be all about who you are as a couple, how you like to spend your free time, and what your passions are.

Yeah, but I already have a copy of Joe Dirt on DVD…