There is always that one person on your Christmas/birthday/gift giving list that is a little harder to shop for than anyone else. It’s not because they are difficult to please but they just happen to be geeks and geeks have very different tastes than the average person. To help you out a little, we have put together a list of the best gift idea for geeks.
Mars Dust Globe
You’ve seen the traditional holiday snow globe well, this is a very unique variation on that theme. Instead of snow, this globe is filled with a red-orange mixture of dirt to resemble the surface of Mars. This Mars Dust Globe features none other than Elon Musk and Elon, Jr. Not only is this a fun conversation piece, the planet view featured on one side of the globe displays topographic details of the Valles Marineris and Olympus Mons. A real geek will know what those landmarks are.
Batman Motorcycle Helmet
It is the motorcycle helmet that will set you apart from all the other bikers on the highway. It features bat ears and creates the head shield that will instantly transform you into the Dark Knight. Created by Helmet Dawg, the Batman Motorcycle Helmet is made from lightweight, DOT-approved thermo-plastic poly alloy and features bat ears made of impact-resistant plastics with a tensile strength rating of 2,400 psi. The helmets come in sizes ranging from XS to XL.
USB Kill Stick
It sounds a bit on the sinister side but the USB Kill Stick is more of a testing tool than anything else. It allows you to test surge protection in a single kit and features CE approval as well as FCC approval. The USB Killer Pro-Kit comes complete with a Standard USB Killer 3.0, a testing shield and an adapter kit 3.0. What this does is once you plug it into a device, the USB Killer rapidly charges capacitors from the USB power lines. Once the device is charged, it discharges the data lines of the host device and repeats this charge/discharge cycle until the USB Killer is removed.
Have about 49 different devices that need to be charged at the same time? Well, this 49 port hub can get that job done for you so you don’t have to fiddle around with a smaller hub and switching out devices as they charge. This unit is capable of supplying between 0.5 – 1 A per port and won’t overheat and become a fire hazard. It comes complete with a USB cable.
Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture
You’ve seen it in the motion picture ‘Iron Man 2’ on the desk of Pepper Potts. Remember how it frustrated Tony Stark? Well, now you can have the same kind of fun with the very same piece of movable art that you’ll enjoy and others will get frustrated at looking at. In reality, this uniquely designed Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture is a welcome addition to any office, lobby, waiting room, conference hall or anywhere else where you would want to display it to be enjoyed by all who see it. Sure, it may be a bit on the odd side but the science is there to prove that it truly is a piece of art that comes to life and moves.
Kool8 Water Bottle
This will be the last water bottle you will ever purchase. Not only is it uniquely designed but it is eco-friendly in that it will reduce the impact of single-use plastic bottles and cardboard cups. The Kool8 reusable bottle will cause you to stop using any other single-use item. The double-walled construction with vacuum insulation will keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for hours. Made from durable stainless steel, this bottle will withstand conditions that may otherwise create scratches or other surface damage to lesser built water bottles. It comes complete with a tea infuser you can use again and again and each Kool8 Water Bottle purchase supports a project that supplies clean water to other parts of the world.
Twinkle In Time Star Map
Any idea what a star map is? The Twinkle In Time version is a printed map of the stars and constellations as they were situated in the sky at a specific moment in time. For example, for a birthday, anniversary or any other significant occasion, you can have a Twinkle In Time Star Map created for that specific moment showing you the stars and constellations as they appeared the day you were born or when you said “I do” to that special someone. These star maps measure 18-inches by 24-inches and are printed on high-quality paper using the most up-to-date printing technology. This means the star map will last a very long time without fading.
Aside from being so unique that no two lamps look exactly the same, these Himalayan pink salt rock lamps are believed to have both health and spiritual benefits. They are apparently effective in cleansing the air and restoring a sense of calm, relaxation and peace. Plus, it looks pretty freakin’ cool. The salt lamp gives off a warm, amber glow that is not only pleasing to the eye but can assist in setting the mood in a fraction of a second. Not only is it compact, but this salt lamp also features a wooden base to keep it sitting solidly in place and an adjustable knob for controlling the brightness of the lamp.
Even for the most unusual tastes, you can find the perfect Christmas/birthday/gift. All you have to do is look beyond the obvious and usual and explore territory that would otherwise be described as unusual. That’s typically where the best gifts hide that would be perfect for the geek on your shopping list.