Best Gifts For Geeks

Time to start thinking about what gifts to get that gadget lover in your life.

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Watchismo: These watches are reaching back into the glory days of electronics for their inaugural Dip Switch and Turn Switch timepiece collections. They feature the circuit boards you'd recognize from any '80s arcade game or electronic device. Perfect for: Anyone who likes to crack open their newest gizmos and see its guts. Find it: Watchismo, $149.
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Retro iPhone Cover: Give a new-school gadget an old-school makeover with this transistor radio-inspired cover for iPhone 4 and 4S. It’s a tongue-in-cheek stocking stuffer. Find it: Pop Deluxe, $12
Lytro: A tiny camera that captures the entire light field, allowing you to refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact. Perfect for: The shutterbug who always has the SLR slung over the shoulder. Find it: Lytros, $399-$499, available for order now but won't ship until early 2012.
Kindle Fire: Amazon's new Kindle is more than a simple e-reader -- it's a Kindle with a color touchscreen for web, movies, music, apps, games, reading and more. Perfect for: The movie-lover who's too cheap (or too anti-Apple) to spring for an iPad. Find it: Amazon, $199.
LomoKino Super 35 Camera: A cheesy, real-life Instagram/Hipstamatic camera that will give you old-school home movies. Perfect for: Your hipster friend who's always taking movies on the iPhone. Find it:, --- $80 for the camera, and another $100 for the LomoKinoscope, a handheld, hand-cranked 35mm viewer.
X-Mini II Capsule Speakers: The "next generation in portable sound," these small speakers pack some audio punch. Perfect for: The audiophile who likes to listen to music on the go, without relying on headphones. Find it: X Mini, $20.
C64x Extreme: While it looks like the old Commodore 64 we remember from the '80s, this computer is packed with a 2.2GHz Intel core i7 quad-core chip, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 2TB HDD. Plus a whole lot more tech-jargon that didn't exist when the Commodore 64 was hip. Perfect for: That retro-tech lover. Find it: Commodore, $1500.
Roku 2XS: This little box will stream HD video from hundreds of sources, including Netflix and internet video shows. Includes free Angry Birds, WiFi, enhanced remote with motion control for games, and more. Perfect for: Anyone with a long Netflix queue and a big HDTV. Find it: Roku, $99.
ContourROAM: The ideal camera for a fun and easy experience capturing your adventures anywhere life takes you. Just attach it to your helmet, slide the record switch and you're instantly filming beautiful HD video. Perfect for: Anyone who'd rather be on an outdoor adventure than watching TV. Find it: Contour Roam, $199.
Air Swimmers Flying R/C Sea Life: Yes, this is a giant inflatable flying shark. Because, who wouldn't like a giant inflatable flying shark? Or, for that matter, clown fish. Perfect for: Fish lovers. Or kids. Or kids who love fish. Find it: Think Geek, $39.99
Olloclip: This little gizmo clips onto your iPhone 4 or 4S to give the camera fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses. The small, convenient package easily fits in your pocket. Perfect for: A parent who wants to snap the best pictures of her little ones, but doesn't want to lug around a big camera on top of her iPhone. Find it:, $70.
DMC-12 EV Electric DeLorean: You no longer need plutonium to fuel your DeLorean, because now "this sucker's electrical!" The DMC-12 EV Electric DeLorean will be going into production sometime in 2013. Perfect for: Eco-friendly Michael J. Fox fans. Find it:DeLorean, $90k - $100k
MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D: This printer is a breakthrough in 3D printing technology. Buy it, assemble it, and enjoy being the first on your block to live in the cutting-edge personal manufacturing future of tomorrow! Perfect for: The rich guy who has to be the first to have everything. Find it: Makerbot, from $1299.
Wadia Transport: The new 171iTransport is the industry’s first certified “Works with iPhone” dock to offer pure, bit-perfect digital output, allowing the revered smartphone to perform as a high-end media server. Find it: Music Direct, $599
Dr. Who TARDIS USB Hub: Just like the name implies, this is a USB hub shaped like TARDIS. Perfect for: Anyone who knows what TARDIS is. Which is to say, Dr. Who fans. Amazon, $26.99
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Apple iPad 2: It's bound to be a hit again this year. The latest iPad has two cameras, a dual-core A5 chip, 10-hour battery life all in a remarkably thin, light design. They even throw in gift wrap and engraving if you order online. Find it: Apple's Website, $499
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