Holiday Gifts 2010

Still don’t know what to get for the geek who has everything?


This year’s guide features four electronics gifts that are so much fun, your kids won’t realize how much they’re learning. For the grown-ups, we offer the world’s geekiest clothing and accessories; the sexiest computer mouse, and a pocketknife that gives new meaning to the word switchblade. And for audiophiles of all ages, there’s a musical recording studio on the cheap and a line of headphone amps that reveal not only the colors of your music but also your taste in color.

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Five DIY Gifts

There’s no better way to encourage a kid’s inclination toward electronics than with a holiday gift. The trick, of course, is finding something that’s fun
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Color My Audio World

If T-shirts can come in 11 colors, why can’t headphone amplifiers?
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A Music Studio in the Cloud

When your studio is the Internet, you’re your own recording engineer, but Mantis offers a lot of help
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Ultimate Pocketknife

Quirky’s shape-shifting Switch is the world’s first modular pocketknife
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Ahead of Its Time: IdeaPad Y560

When you need a portable 3-D gaming computer, Lenovo has the right idea
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The world’s fastest computer accessory, racing stripes not included

Web-Only Reviews

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Dress for Tech Success

Sweaters, hoodies, socks, ties, wristwatches, earrings, cuff links, and of course, T-shirts: a roundup of the best in wearable geek gifts
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Kindle 3

Amazon’s third-generation e-reader provides a much-needed fix for Kindleholics
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Pioneer AVIC

A new in-car stereo and navigation system from Pioneer Electronics makes even tinny MP3s sound sweet