iPad Mini, Google Nexus 4, Other Holiday Gifts for Geeks

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-12-23
 
 
 

Apple iPad Mini ($329)

Apple's done it again—created a product you didn't think you need until you decided you didn't even care and went out and bought it. Plus, it really is awesome.

Apple iPad Mini ($329)

Nintendo Wii U Console 32GB Black Deluxe Set ($385)

The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch-screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads, a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus. Phew.

Nintendo Wii U Console 32GB Black Deluxe Set ($385)

Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection ($296.99)

The complete collection of 007 films on Blu-ray, with hours and hours and hours of special features and behind-the-scenes footage, not to mention gorgeous high-definition transfers.

Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection ($296.99)

Google Nexus 4 ($299)

A full-featured smartphone running Google's Android operating system, which doesn't tie you down to any particular carrier? We'll bite.

Google Nexus 4 ($299)

Casio Classic Calculator Watch ($24.99)

Get your tech-lover a throwback to gentler, simpler time-telling times with this classic Casio, complete with built-in 8-digit calculator and touchpad.

Casio Classic Calculator Watch ($24.99)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD ($199)

If you're on a bit of a budget—the Kindle Fire is among the best of the non-Apple tablets, with great access to media libraries as well.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD ($199)

Lego Architecture Fallingwater ($96.99)

Ideal for the design geek (or Lego nerd) in your life, this set breaks down Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater into 811 pieces. Still easier than building the real thing, though.

Lego Architecture Fallingwater ($96.99)

Micro Sonic Grenade ($4.99)

Prepare for office warfare with this ideal stocking-stuffer, which emits an alarm at 115 decibels and can be set on a timer to scare the wits out of people.

Micro Sonic Grenade ($4.99)

RFID Blocking Passport Billfold ($14.99)

Travel internationally while keeping your identification secure with a passport billfold that shields you from RFID readers. Uncle Sam doesn't need to know your vacation plans.

RFID Blocking Passport Billfold ($14.99)

Jaguar F-Type ($69,000)

OK, so they can't unwrap it on Christmas Day, as it doesn't debut until 2013, but if you're feeling extra-generous, this drop-dead gorgeous drop-top—a high-tech combo of design and technology—would be a hard gift to top.

Jaguar F-Type ($69,000)

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