Gift Ideas for the Handyman

by Al

Here are a few coolest gadget gift ideas for the handy man or woman.

Ultimate Package Opener – $7.98

Ultimate Package Opener

Plastic “Clamshell” Package Opener safely cuts through any size or shape product packaging in seconds! Even the awkward plastic “clamshell” curves of electronic, cosmetic and toy packages are no match! No longer use harmful knives, break nails, or chip teeth trying to access contents.

The Ultimate Package Opener is available from Taylor Gifts for $7.98.


Swiss Tech Multi-Tool – $8.95

Swiss Tech Multi-Tool

These impossibly tiny multi-tools will soon become an indispensable take-everywhere item, alongside your keys, wallet, cell phone and SpongeBob Pez dispenser (what, haven’t you got one?). Because let’s be honest, carrying around a full-size toolbox wherever you may roam is impractical, not to mention pretty weird.

The Swiss Tech Multi-Tool is available from Firebox for $8.95.



Gifts for the cool Book Worms

by Al

Have a geeky book worm in the family? Check out our geeky and tech book gift recommendations.

Are You a Geek?: 1,000 Ways to Find Out – $8

Are You a Geek?: 1,000 Ways to Find Out

Let’s face it–we all do geeky things, from checking e-mail obsessively to playing video games to tripping over our own feet. But here’s your chance to find out just how much of a geek you really are. With 1,000 questions for every area of your life–from childhood to lifestyle to entertainment to sex (you met your wife in a Web chat room–3 points), Are You a Geek? helps measure your precise geek quotient. From challenging intelligence quizzes to testing your dating compatibility with “Geekline,” Are You a Geek? lets you in on the secrets that separate the geeks from the grown-ups. Or the nerdmeisters from everyone else…

The Are You a Geek?: 1,000 Ways to Find Out is available from Amazon for $8.


The Sneaky Book for Girls – $9.99

The Sneaky Book for Girls

Let’s face it: girls are sneaky. And they have one advantage to being sneaky over boys – they are girls. Girls out there, you know what we mean: your brains are just smarter or something. We want to help ramp up your sneakiness quotient even more, and this book is it. The Sneaky Book for Girls provides complete how-to instructions and diagrams for sneaky gadgets, survival skills, communication codes, science projects, as well as having profiles of more than a dozen famous women. It also explores recycling and conservation techniques.

The The Sneaky Book for Girls is available from Think Geek for $9.99.


The Sneaky Book for Boys – $9.99

The Sneaky Book for Boys
A bit like the sneaky book for girls but err for boys :) .

The The Sneaky Book for Boys is available from Think Geek for $9.99.



Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveller

by Al

Have a friend or family member that seems to be away more than they are at home, surprise them and show you care with a travel related gadget.

OHSO Pocket Toothbrush – $17.99

OHSO Pocket Toothbrush

OHSO was engineered to be the ultimate travel toothbrush. Besides looking good the OHSO is useful and durable. Toothpaste is stored in the handle for safekeeping and the window shows you how much paste is in the chamber. Turn the knob clockwise and paste is dispensed though the rubber nozzle on the bristle head. Tilt down and paste is delivered directly to the bristles.

The OHSO Pocket Toothbrush is available from Think Geek for $17.99.


Digital Luggage Scale – $19.99

Digital Luggage Scale

The Digital Luggage Scale allows you to pack smarter and avoid paying overweight luggage fees. With an easy-to-read digital display, you can lift up to 100lbs (or 44 Kg), wait for the beep, set the luggage down and read the weight.

The Digital Luggage Scale is available from Think Geek for $19.99.


Universal Power Adapter – $19.99

Universal Power Adapter

Worry no more, ’cause this power adapter lets you plug your device into four different kinds of outlets – British, European, Japanese, and Australasia. Check out the complete country list below to know just how good we are. Yeah, I know. We’re impressive – we try to not let it go to our heads.

The Universal Power Adapter is available from Think Geek for $19.99.



Gifts for the Geeky Home

by Al

Struggling to find a gift for a hard to please geek, then how about a geeky gift for their home, here’s 10 to choose from.

Hidden Bookshelf – $12.99

Hidden Bookshelf

Look at this stack of books… How is it staying up? Is it glue? Velcro? Tractor beams? The secret is a simple and clever little device called the Hidden Bookshelf! An L-shaped wedge of metal holds your books up against the wall while a tiny clip holds the inside cover of the book up, giving your larger books the illusion of sticking to the wall as if by magic!

The Hidden Bookshelf is available from Think Geek for $12.99.


Glow Flow Faucet – $19.95

Glow Flow Faucet

Give your sink a touch of sci-fi chic with this nifty LED faucet attachment that illuminates flowing water in cool blue when it\’s cold or warm red when it\’s hot. Perfect as a warning device for kids or a pretend alien mouthwash dispenser for adults.

The Glow Flow Faucet is available from Firebox for $19.95.


Celebrity Weighing Scales – $34.95

Celebrity Weighing Scales

With these deeply ironic scales you get to compare your weight with the likes of Fozzie Bear, Mr Ed (yes, the talking horse!), Donald Trump\’s Combover and even the Baby Jesus. Just think, with the Celebrity Weighing Scales in the bathroom you\’ll be itching to step aboard, not dreading the prospect. After all numbers are so final, aren\’t they?

The Celebrity Weighing Scales is available from Firebox for $34.95.



Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

by Al

Buying a joint gift is a great way to encourage families to spend more time together and equally importantly save you a bit of money. Here we present thee with 10 gadget gifts any (especially geeky) family will appreciate.

Cranium Family Edition – $34.99
Cranium Family Edition

Cranium Family Fun gives families the best way to play together as a team in an unforgettably fun game that gives everyone a chance to shine. Packed with 16 hilarious activities, Cranium Family Fun gets you building, flipping, sketching, sculpting, guessing and laughing out loud together every time you play!

The Cranium Family Edition is available from Amazon for $15.99.



20Q Challenge – $21.99

20Q Challenge

The classic game of 20 questions take on a new spin. This multi-player 360-degree spiral dome display lets you and your friends see the screen while playing. The game’s innovative table-top design comes with unique, stylized buttons. And now, there’s even more options to answer the questions. Guess 20 questions prior to 20 questions being asked.

The 20Q Challenge is available from Amazon for $21.99.



Spy Gadget Gift Ideas

by Al

Looking for a somewhat different present and don’t mind being snooped on a little bit, check out this selection of gifts for the spy in your life.

Micro Spy Kit-X2D – $18.75

This spy utility belt keeps all the latest spy tools at the ready. Four of the most secret tools for the budding secret agent: Micro Ear Light, Secret Agent Pen, Spy Micro Listener and Spy Motion Alarm. All on an easy to clip on, clip off belt.

The Micro Spy Kit-X2D is available from Amazon for $18.75.


Electronic Spy Listening Device – $51.95

Our Electronic Listening Device is so Powerful a Human Conversation Can be Heard over 300 Feet Away! The \”ears\” and \”eyes\” are powerful enough to hear from one end of a football field to the other. You can capture distant sounds (and voices) that would otherwise not be heard with the help of our sophisticated Electronic Listening Device. Imagine standing in the end zone of a football field and being able to hear what someone is saying at the other end! Outdoors men and field observers can tap into Nature\’s secrets like never before. Bird watchers and nature lovers will be thrilled at the sound quality of this ingenious listening device.

The Electronic Spy Listening Device is available from Gadget World for $51.95.


EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles – $68.88

Enjoy the thrill of real night vision technology with EyeClops Night Vision stealth goggles! These super stealth goggles allow kids ages eight and older to see in absolute darkness using infrared illumination so they can explore the dark landscape around them. These fun goggles are the perfect companion for slumber party sleep-overs or camp-outs.

The EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles are available from Amazon for $68.88.



Remote Control Toys Gift Guide

by Al

Remote control gear is popular with both young and old geek a like, here’s ten of our favourites priced from the frugal to the filthy rich.

Dueling Galactic Marines Copter Set – $19.99

Dueling Galactic Marines Copter Set

This Dueling Galactic Marines Copter Set gets you a set of two mini r/c helicopters with infra-red laser tag style battle action. Take to the air from the palm of your hand then use the shoulder button on the remote unleash a plasma blast your opponent copter. Each shot causes the gun of your galactic marine to flash with simulated gunfire. The first hit causes your enemy to spin. The second makes the enemy copter lose power… the third cuts rotor power completely as your opponent plummets to the ground and you gloat in victory.

The Dueling Galactic Marines Copter Set is available from Think Geek for $19.99.


Remote Control Moon In My Room – $29.95

Remote Control Moon In My Room

Bring the beauty of the moon right into your room with this authentic, remote control, model moon. Features: Built-in-light sensor illuminates moon when it gets dark, Rotates through 12 lunar phases, True-to-life, detailed lunar moonscape, Easily mounts to wall with three different hanging angles

The Remote Control Moon In My Room is available from Discovery for $29.95.


Equalizer Stunt Car – $39.99

Equalizer Stunt Car

Perform wheelies, power slides, drifts and other amazing feats with the ultimate stunt machine. Gear up for fast and furious stunt action that shows what a high-powered machine can do.

The Equalizer Stunt Car is available from Discovery for $39.99.



Kitchen Gadget Gift Guide

by Al

Every house has a kitchen, kitchens are full of gadgets so it makes sense that our second gift guide for Christmas 2008 is full of kitchen gadgets.

Toastabags – $9.95

As its name suggests, the Toastabag allows you to cook things in a toaster. Not in every toaster, just the slotted kind that most people have nowadays. All you do is put the ingredients in the bag, pop it down in the toaster and wait.

Toastabags are available from Firebox for $9.95.

Precision Spoon Scale – $24.99

With baking, precision is absolutely vital. Measuring your wet ingredients and your dry ingredients with our new ultra-precise spoon scale. With two spoons included, you can scoop out just the right amount of sugar, or even 10-1 grams of salt! To get this level of precision, you’d normally need a separate scale, but we’ve combined two immensely useful kitchen gadgets into one, and we love dual-use devices in the kitchen!

The Precision Spoon Scale is available from Think Geek for $24.99.


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