IT Management Slideshow: 11 Geeky Gift Ideas for 2010By Don Reisinger | Posted 12-08-2010
11 Geeky Gift Ideas for 2010
"No, I will Not Fix Your Computer" T-ShirtPrice: Starting at $15.99You're undoubtedly asked by friends and family to fix tech issues all the time. That's why you need the "No, I will Not Fix Your Computer" t-shirt from online retailer, ThinkGeek.
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SlingboxPrice: Starting at $179The device connects to your home digital video recorder, and allows you to watch live TV and control your DVR from a computer, smartphone, or other mobile device. It's a great tool for the whole family.
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Netflix Streaming SubscriptionPrice: Starting at $8 per monthA subscription to the company's streaming option allows you to watch your favorite movies and television shows on a computer, smartphone, or other mobile device.
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MiFi 2200 HotspotPrice: $99.99The device, which connects to the iPad, smartphones, and computers, allows users to access Verizon's or Sprint's 3G wireless networks whenever you're in range. (The device requires a monthly subscription fee to access the wireless networks). It's a great connectivity companion and can network up to five wireless devices simultaneously.
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Logitech RevuePrice: $299The Logitech Revue could be an ideal companion for you or your loved ones when you want to relax in the living room at home. The Google TV-based device allows you to surf the Web, manage your DVR, and watch Netflix programming.
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3D HDTVPrice: $2,000-$7,000This is the latest and greatest in television, delivering a totally unique viewing experience in the home. Even if it's not in the budget for this year, it's worth checking one out.
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A New SmartphonePrice: $30-$300 depending on model (service plans extra)If you, or someone you love, is still using a standard cellphone, it's time for a smartphone intervention. There's plenty to choose from in the smartphone market, and the devices have advanced in leaps and bounds. Whether you go with the iPhone 4, one of the nifty new Android devices, a Windows Phone 7 or the latest BlackBerry, your and your loved ones won't be disappointed.
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NetbookPrice: $250-$500 (plus wireless carrier subscription fees)Looking for a lightweight mobile computing companion with a physical keyboard? A netbook might be a good option. All the major vendors are making netbooks, including HP and Dell.
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Apple iPadPrice: Starting at $499It's a great item you can share with the whole family. The device boasts a 9.7-inch display, its touchscreen and graphic user interface are intuitive, it now features multitasking, and is an all-around useful product for most consumers.
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Amazon KindlePrice: Starting at $139Book lovers and frequent travelers will appreciate the world's most popular e-reader. There's a vast library of content to choose from, it's lightweight and easy to use.
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Apple MacBook AirPrice: Starting at $999This lightweight powerhouse delivers one of the best mobility-friendly designs on the market. It's definitely worth giving to anyone who wants to get away from Windows in the home.