Holiday Gifts 2010

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

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Randi Klett is the Photo Director at IEEE Spectrum.

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Photo: Quirky Design

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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Pioneer AVIC

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