Posted May 13, 2010

As the owner of a technology blog, it is my responsibility to inform you about some of the coolest looking gadgets available on the market today. Here is a list of 50 of the best and geekiest gadget gifts and where you can buy them from.

USB Laser Guided Missile Launcher

This laser-guided missile launcher will show other people in your office who is boss.

49. Thanko USB Dual Warm Slippers

Got cold feet? Use a USB input on your laptop to warm them up.
[$65.99 at]

48. Grassy Lawn Charging Station

Hide all of your charger cables and make it look like your devices are having a good time in a grassy field.
[$24.99 at ThinkGeek]

47. The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee

Most epic T-shirt ever.
[$9.94-$19.99 at]

46. CartDesk Rolling Luggage Cart and Desk

In case you want to bust out a laptop desk in the middle of the airport, this product is for you. Perfect for consultants that do 100% travel.
[$129.95 at Comforthouse]

45. Periodic Table Shower Curtain

For the chemistry geeks.
[$29.99 at ThinkGeek]

44. Darth Vader Alarm Clock

This is the ultimate geek gadget for Star Wars fans. It is an alarm clock that is in the shape of Darth Vader’s head. It features a bold red digital time and has an AM/FM radio, Star Wars sound bites, and an auxiliary input (compatible with MP3 players and iPods).
[$42 at Urban Outfitters]

43. Photoshop Magnets

This gift is a web and graphic designer’s dream. This way they can always think about Photoshop when they are at work or grabbing a bite to eat.
[$25 at Meninos]

42. Fish N’ Flush

Just in case you get lonely in the bathroom, Fish n’ Flush acts as a toilet and an aquarium. My sympathies in this case are with the fish. In case you are interested in this funny concept.
[$289 at]

41. iPhone Icon Coasters

These coasters are made out of medium-density fiberboard (MDF). They have a durable vinyl finish and rubber bottom.
[$59.99 at Meninos]

40. QR Barcode Hidden Message

The pocket protector is old school clothing for geeks.  A tie with a hidden QR barcode message is where its at now.
[$29.95 at

39. Million Dollar Homepage Poster

There was a kid in Europe that needed help paying for school.  So he came up with a novel, yet simple idea.  He made a grid of one million pixels and sold each pixel for $1 each.  It turns out that he made over $1 million with through the idea.  Its genius, I say! Genius! Here’s a poster of all the ads that sold on the homepage.
[$30 at]

38. Mattel’s Puppy Tweets

This device can be wrapped around your dog’s collar.  If your dog goes to sleep, barks, or goes to sleep — the device will send out a tweet.  You can set up 500 phrases on the device that is related to that action.  For example, the tweet “I think therefore I bark” can be sent out when the dog barks.
[$29.99 at]

37. The Video Camera Pen

This ballpoint pen will make you feel just like James Bond. It has a video camera built in and records at 1.3 megapixels. About five hours of AVI video can be recorded or 20,000 JPEG images can be stored. The built in storage is 4GB.
[$99.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

36. USB-Powered Hello Kitty Keyboard Cleaner

This Hello Kitty USB-Powered Keyboard Cleaner can suck or blow with the flick of a switch. This way if you are prone to getting dust or food particles in your keyboard, you will now have a cute way to clean up.
[About $52 at]

35. Enter Key Doormat

Here’s a clever doormat for computer enthusiasts. The doormat says Enter and that is what people do when going towards a doorstep. Chuckle chuckle chuckle.
[$30 at Kikkerlandshop]

34. Star Wars Clone Captain Rex Electronic Command Helmet

Now you can sound just like the 501st’s clone captain. The helmet adjusts to most head sizes and has three modes of play. Warning: walking around with this helmet on may scare away the opposite sex.
[$44.99 at EntertainmentEarth]

33. The Foldaway Recumbent Exercise Bike

The Foldaway Recumbent Exercise Bike is an exercise bike that allows people to sit upright and pedal with the correct spinal posture. The bike also has an LCD to navigate around different exercise modes. When you are done exercising, simply fold it up and hide it away in a closet.
[$199.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

32. Lipstick Stun Gun

This gadget is for the ladies. If you are feeling threatened, you can zap the person who is attacking you. The Lipstick Stun Gun comes in various colors and can fit in a purse pocket.
[$27.95 at Defense Devices]

31. Flexible Illimunated Keyboard

This is a full sized keyboard that is made out of flexible silicone. It is washable and hygienic. You can also roll it up and store it when you are done. The illumination can be turned on and off too.
[$19.99 at Perpetual Kid]

30. Cassette To Mp3 Convert

You can use this device to convert audio on cassette tapes to MP3 format. The converter connects to computers via USB.
[$119.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

29. Nubrella

This is honestly the geekiest umbrella I’ve ever seen. Where’s your space pod?
[$59.95 at ReadyGolf]

28. Google Beanbag

Nothing says geeky present like a Google bean bag. These are the very same bean bags that can be found around Google’s headquarters. It is made out of 10% recycled polystyrene and 90% virgin polystyrene.
[$109.40 at GoogleStore]

27. Re-Stick Super Mario Bros. Decals

These are life-sized graphic decal sheets that can be pasted on house walls.
[$75 at]

26. PowerMat

PowerMat is a device that can charge multiple devices.
[$59.99-$99.99 at Powermat’s product page]

25. Clock Made Out Of Hard Drive

This is probably the nerdiest clock you could ever buy.
[$35 at Etsy]

24. The Acid Reducing Flavor Enhancing Coffee Hourglass

This coffee maker brews with cold water to reduce the acid in coffee by nearly 70%.
[$69.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

23 Printed Books From Wiki Content

Select the content from your favorite Wikipedia page and PediaPress will ship the book to you.
[$8.90 for 100 pages at Pediapress]

22. The Control From Anywhere Home Sentry

This remote controlled car has a camera built in and you can see what it sees through a computer or laptop.
[$299.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

21. The SousVide Supreme

The SousVide Supreme is the first water oven that was designed to cook. All you have to do is set the temperature and the SousVide Supreme handles the rest.
[$449.95 + S&H at Sous Vide Supreme]

20. Louis Vuitton iPad Case

Probably the most expensive iPad case you could buy – Not available until 2011.
[£240 at]

19. The Digital Camera Swim Mask

This swim mask has an integrated 5 megapixel digital camera, thus eliminating the need to buy an underwater camera. It can take pictures at a depth of about 15 feet. There is an LED inside the mask that reports whether you are in video or picture mode.
[$99.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

18. The Red Swingline Stapler

Um? yeah? if you could put a coversheet on the TPS reports from now on, that would be great. If you have seen the movie Office Space, you will love this gift.
[$21.99 at ThinkGeek]

17. Panasonic – VIERA / 50″ Class / 1080p / 600Hz / 3D Plasma HDTV

This 3D plasma HDTV has a native contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and a 600Hz refresh rate. The display is 1080p and has 4 HDMI inputs.
[$2,499.98 at Best Buy]

16. Motherboard Christmas Ornaments

What better way to deck the halls then having a geeky Christmas tree?
[$14.99 at ThinkGeek]

15. Kodak – EasyShare Slice 14.1-Megapixel Digital Camera – Radish

The KODAK SLICE camera has a touchscreen interface. When you take a video or photo, they can be instantly uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, or Flickr through supported features on the camera. The camera is 14.1 megapixel with 5x optical/5x digital zoom, face recognition, and has multiple scene modes.
[$349.99 at Best Buy]

14. The Digital Photo Album Watch

This watch displays 120 of your favorite digital photos on the 1 1/2″ screen behind the time dials. Photos are displayed at a 128 x 128 pixel resolution.
[$49.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

13. Joule Work Stand for iPad

This stand makes using the iPad easier to use.
[$129 at Element Case]

12. Wavebox Portable Microwave Oven

The WaveBox Portable Microwave Oven is about the size of a lunch box and weighs 14 lbs. It is powered by a 12-volt battery and works with in-vehicle power outlets.
[$199 at ThinkGeek]

11. The Electronic Guard Dog

The Electronic Guard Dog deters any possible intruders by making them believe that there is a fierce guard dog in your house even if you have a chihuahua. The unit can detect movement from 30 feet away.
[$89.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

10. Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella

This glowing umbrella is based of the movie Blade Runner. Its available in two colors: blue and white.
[$24.99 at ThinkGeek]

9. Alestron Worldocscan 400 Searchable PDF Scanner PPWDS0400

This is a portable scanner that can quickly convert paper documents into PDFs. It plugs in directly to a USB cable and has very low power requirements.
[$139 at]

8. Body Trace

The BodyTrace eScale and website is used for monitoring weight and lifestyle. The eScale bathroom scale uploads and displays weight and BMI on the BodyTrace website.
[$59.99 + free for a year or $9.99 setup fee + $9.99 per month w/ 1 year contract at]

7. Remote Pet Feeding & Viewing Camera Kit, Large Feeder

This device lets you view your pets while you are away from home.
[$224.21 at Smarthome]

6. The Panning Faux Security Camera Set

This is not a real camera, but it gives the appearance that you have a rotating security camera.
[$59.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

5. Wi-Fi Detector T-Shirt

This glowing animated shirt dynamically shows you how powerful the Wi-Fi signals are around you. It shows the signal strength for connections that are 802.11b or 802.11g. This T-shirt runs for hours when powered by the AAA batteries it uses. To wash it, you have to peel the decal off and unplug the ribbon cable/battery pack first.
[$19.99 at ThinkGeek]

4. The Portable Wikipedia

This portable device contains over 3,000,000 articles from Wikipedia. All of the data is stored on a 4GB microSD Card.
[$99.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

3. The Robotic Pugilists

These remote controlled fighting robots have 8 distinct maneuvers for fighting which include 360º spins, hooks, and jabs.
[$59.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer]

2. Ice Invaders Icecube Tray

For those of you that are fan of the Space Invader arcade games, this is the perfect ice cube tray for you.
[$7.49 at ThinkGeek]

1. The Genuine Lost In Space B-9 Robot

This B-9 Robot is a 6 1/2-foot remote-controlled version of the B-9 Environmental Control Robot from the TV show Lost in Space. Every detail has been replicated from the show. The robot is made out of fiberglass, aluminum, acrylic, and steel parts. The robot can say up to 511 pre-recorded phrases from the show such as “Danger Will Robinson!”
[$24,500 at Hammacher Schlemmer]