Gifts for the Geeky Home


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.


There\’s no place like Door/Floor mat – $39.99

There\'s no place like Door/Floor mat

Tired of people stepping all over you? Well take your frustrations out by stepping all over these choice door/floor mats. Adorned with the peculiar \’There\’s No Place Like\’ phrase, consider them your own personal wormholes to a place where users invented clue and upper management gets outsourced.

The There\’s no place like Door/Floor mat is available from Think Geek for $39.99.


Self Sustaining Ecosphere – $89.95

Self Sustaining Ecosphere

A self-contained, self-supporting ecological system is permanently sealed within this hand-blown borsilica glass sphere. Its careful balance of air, water, plant and animal life was developed as the result of years of NASA research into self-sustaining, bio-regenerative systems where the equilibrium must be maintained for long periods of time, such as long-term space stations. Inside, tiny shrimp feed on bacteria that metabolize organic waste into nutrients for the algae which, in turn, photosynthesize the oxygen needed for the shrimp and bacteria to survive.

The Self Sustaining Ecosphere is available from Hammacher for $89.95.


Voice Activated Thermostat – $99.95

Voice Activated Thermostat

Using advanced voice recognition technology, this is the thermostat that can be programmed using only your voice and clearly articulates the current indoor temperature. Endorsed by the National Federation of the Blind, the thermostat is ideal for the visually impaired or those who struggle with technology. Clapping your hands twice initiates the voice programming and you can change the temperature by saying \”raise\” or \”lower\” (each utterance adjusts the temperature by one degree).

The Voice Activated Thermostat is available from Hammacher for $99.95.


Digital Picture Frame – from $100

Digital Picture Frame

Digital picture frames have really taken off this year. Here we compare some of the cheapest and best digital picture frames that are currently available with regards to both features and value for money. We’ll also provide an explanation of all the features that the various digital photo frames have to offer.

The Digital Picture Frame is available from Amazon for from $100 or check out our reviews.


Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – $149.99+

Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Life happens in busy homes, and keeping up with accumulating dirt, dust, pet hair, crumbs, and debris can be a daily challenge. Introducing the iRobot Roomba 560- a member of iRobot’s newest generation of Roomba Vacuuming Robots.

Now there’s a better way to maintain cleaner floors every day. With dramatically improved navigation, cleaning coverage, vacuum pickup, particle filtration, and scheduling capabilities, the Roomba 560 picks up amazing amounts of dirt and debris from your floors with the touch of a button–so you don’t have to.

The Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is available from Amazon for $149.99+.


Wooden Clock – $199.95

Wooden Clock

Is it a block or a clock? Plug in the ingenious Wooden Clock and you\’ll discover it\’s both, because digital numerals magically appear from within the wood of this uber-stylish timepiece.

The Wooden Clock is available from Firebox for $199.95.


Professional Automated Living (PAL) Home Automation Kit – $460

Professional Automated Living (PAL) Home Automation Kit

TWO LEVELS OF AUTOMATION FOR BUILDERS AND HOMEOWNERSHOME AUTOMATION KITS X10 PRO offers two new product kits: PAL1 and PAL2. Professional Automated Living Kits for either homeowner or contractor at an extremely cost effective price. These two new kits are inspired by the residential construction industry. Each kit contains an ample selection of devices providing lifestyle enhancements for every installation. Builders and/or homeowners simply select the kit suiting their home and lifestyle.

The Professional Automated Living (PAL) Home Automation Kit is available from Amazon for $460.


6 reviews or comments

cb Says: December 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

I had a glow faucet. It was cool for about 5 minutes. Adds a lot of length to the faucet head, stays on after the water is off and drains the batteries quickly. I took it off after a month.

Edwin Says: November 10, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Depends on the product site, really.

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