Everyone has a geek in their life and whether that geek is you or someone else, chances are you’re going to have to buy for a geek this holiday season. Sometimes that is a little hard to do because you may not know what kinds of things to buy.
So here it is everyone, the first ever CyberSurge Geek Gift Guide. This isn’t the whole guide more posts will be made as the week goes on, today all of the gift ideas are going to be in the form of computer gear. The rest of the week will feature other categories of items such as movies, video games, gadgets, etc.
Currently I am planning to have this guide be 5 parts long, one a day this until Friday, but who knows I may come up with new categories or think of new items to add later.
Even if you are a geek and don’t have to buy for anyone, I still suggest reading this because it may help you come up with ideas of what you want others to buy you.
First off I’ll point you towards the Western Digital 120GB Passport USB 2.0 Hard Drive. This is a very small lightweight portable hard drive that is USB powered and holds 120GB worth of data. The drive comes with synchronization and encryption software so that you can save data on the drive any way you want to. The drive comes with a 22-inch USB cable so all you do is open the box, plug it in, and you’re ready to go.
The Kingston DTI 4GB USB Flash Drive, a 4GB flash drive for about $35, how could you go wrong? Every geek needs a flash drive and this is a great option. Not only is it extremely affordable for the storage that you get for it but from what I’ve heard it is no slouch when it comes to data transfer speeds.
Many geeks are also PC gamers and what could be the better gift than a graphics card? Well, Nvidia recently released a new GPU, the 8800GT. Many reviewers have said that this is one of the best cards that Nvidia has ever made. At a price tag of right around $250 is the PNY XLR8 8800GT, a great performing graphics card and right at that $250 sweet spot.
If the PC gamer is more of an AMD/ATI fan a great option would be the Radeon HD 3850 which is a little bit less expensive compared to the 8800GT but it still performs pretty darn well, not to mention that it is one of the first cards to support DirectX 10.1 which in the future will give you much more realistic game play.
Almost any geek would appreciate a new mouse. All of that time spent in front of the computer can leave your mousing hand real tired and cramped. The Logitech MX Revolution is a cordless mouse that is extremely comfortable while at the same time having all of the features that you would want from a fairly high end mouse.
I have never really been a huge fan of ergonomic keyboards but I do know quite a few geeks who swear by them. The best ergonomic keyboard? The Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000.
Like I said above, this is the first of many posts in this series, look for the others the rest of this week. I will add links below as they become available.
Oh, and have fun shopping for your loved ones.