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Best Gifts for the Computer Geek

Computer Geek, Computer Programmers

Computers are everywhere and more than 70% of people in the United States are glued to their computer 75% to 90% of their day. If you have a friend or a family member who is a genuine computer genius, then here are some gifts that will get the gears turning in their head, confuse the not so computer geniuses, or just in general make them laugh. But be warned, buying for a computer geek can get expensive, my best friend is one and I have spent more than I would like to admit on him in the last 7 years. Here are some different gift ideas to dazzle them with.

1. The computer language is made up of binary digits which are 0 and 1. Are you smart enough to own or put together a binary clock? Binary clocks are every where. More and more computer programmers and hi-tech individuals are enjoying the use of a binary clock. It is much different than your regular digital or analog clock and runs anywhere from $40 to $100 depending on if you can get it assembled or a kit to build yourself. You can find binary clocks anywhere online as well as Target.

2. Being a computer geek, you travel. You want to show your friends what you have done or one of your friends wants you to fix their computer. And you always want or have to lug your computer system with you. How would you like to make transporting your keyboard easier? Invest about $25 and you can get a Roll-up Keyboard. You can choose from PS/2 only or both USB & PS/2 connectivity, it’s a standard 104 key keyboard, and it is dust and water proof. You can find this at www.thinkgeek.com

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3. Have you ever wished that whatever you write or draw could be documented and saved while you are writing it without using a keyboard? Well now you can with Logitech Io Personal Digital Pen. The Io Personal Digital Pen transforms handwritten notes into computer readable files, including text, tables, and drawings. It recognizes natural handwriting, numerous geometrical forms, arrow and tables. The optical sensor captures everything you write, the processor digitizes your words and images, a rapid charge USB cradle transfers digitized data to your computer, and ink cartridges in the pen let you write like it is a normal pen. The pens memory can remember up to 40 pages before you have to transfer it to your computer and the battery lasts up to 25 pages before you have to recharge it. This little handy dandy pen I bought from www. Amazon.com for about $35.

4. Another quick on the move gift is a USB Flash Drive that is perfect for storing information that you need wherever you go. In this business day and age it’s always important to have all the documents you need at the touch of a button and Flash Drives are small easy and can store a lot of info. It’s so small it’s usually kept on a keychain. If you’re on the look out for a job, having your resume on hand at the touch of a button where ever you’re at can really help you get ahead as well as show the employer you are prepared. You can find Flash Drives online or at nearly any store that carries electronics. The price range is from $30 to $1000 depending on the brand and the size you need.

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5. This gift is used as a gag gift or just for fun. www.bytesngrins.store.yahoo.net has keyboard keys that say “PANIC”, “OY VEY!”, and “ANY KEY”, a set of 4 is about $9. We’ve all wanted to press that red PANIC button and see what happens… now you can!

There are so many more computer gifts out there that are undiscovered and un-bought. But remember before choosing a gift for the computer wizard; make sure he doesn’t have what you are thinking of buying him. Sometimes you won’t believe what these wizards have stashed in a corner somewhere.