Calling someone a geek used to be an insult. Now people wear the label as a badge of honor. It has become chic to be a geek. But that may leave some with a dilemma, what to get the geek in their life for that special occasion. Regardless of what they’re interested in, there’s a perfect gift out there for any geek. Here are a few geeky gift ideas.
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Do you know someone who’s addicted to the many adventures of Zelda? This DS case is designed to match the pouch in which Link carries his items. The case is imprinted, on the closure flap, with the Triforce emblem. It has slots that hold two games and comes with two styluses: a master sword, and a Hylian shield. There is also a cleaning cloth, with an adhesive back, that has the map of Hyrule printed on it. Just like Link’s pouch, this one has a belt loop so wearing it is an option. The pouch is roomy enough to hold a 3DS with its power cord.
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Here’s a geeky gift for the Star Wars fans. Episode VII introduced the world to a new pint-sized droid with character, BB-8. This little car charger plugs into your car’s 12V power adapter and fits in any standard-sized cup holder. It comes with two, 2.1 Amp USB ports and will charge any device that is USB compatible. The droid has an optical sensor that lights up when it’s plugged in and there are both sounds and head movement while charging. The power switch also has a mute setting.
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Although claims of their therapeutic benefits are unsubstantiated, this year’s go-to for giving the right nerdy gifts on special celebrations is the fidget spinner. A similar, improved option is the fidget dice. They’ve improved the idea by offering several fidgety activity options, instead of just one. Some of the thumb-busying activities included on these 6 and 12 sided gadgets are:
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What better to store in a TARDIS, a vessel that is significantly larger on the inside than the outside, than an endless supply of cookies? Although the jar doesn’t actually talk, it does make genuine TARDIS sounds and lights up. To activate special effects, either push the light or close the lid. The clever thing about making a cookie jar out of a time-traveling phone booth is that this can help to explain its absence if you ever decide to hide it from a cookie thief.
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Finally, technology has reached a level that many Star Trek fans have been waiting for since the invention of the flip phone! It is now possible to own a fully functional Bluetooth communicator. This authentic-looking, original series device can be paired with any phone that has Bluetooth compatibility. The best part of all is that you flip it open to answer. It can also be used as a prop that plays authentic sounds.
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Do you have a friend who emulates Tony Stark? This just might be the perfect gift for them. This isn’t a movie prop but is actually a high-tech keyboard that is fashioned after the color combination of the Ironman armor. Ideal for gaming, it can be programmed to display light effects when the keys are pressed. It also has a reaction rate in three levels and twelve multimedia function keys.
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Speaking of cool superhero props, who doesn’t love all the great tools Batman has at his disposal? One favorite among many fans is the Batarang. This replica comes in the same size as the original. Unlike the original, however, it does not have razor-sharp edges. It is for display purposes only and comes with its own magnetic stand. The Batarang is made from steel and polished chrome and the stand is polyurethane leather.
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Firefly fans will recognize the ship after which this flash drive is replicated. It looks like Serenity, the transport ship that acted as the main setting for the series. This die-cast metal model has engines that light up when the drive is plugged into your USB port. It comes with a keychain loop so you can take it with you wherever you go. It has an 8 GB capacity.
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Anyone who has spent many hours building, exploring, and fighting in Minecraft will instantly recognize this item. In the game, Redstone ore blocks contain several red stones, which can be used in the game. This block can be used as a nightlight or just as a collectible gaming knickknack. The light is activated by tapping the block and has three setting levels. It also has an automatic shut-off that occurs after 30 seconds, three minutes, or five minutes depending on the setting level.
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This geeky gift idea resembles the goblet used by the House Baratheon. The resin base is a dragon claw and the glass chalice is tinted in graduated shades of amber. It can also be used, for those who are not GoT fans, as a Renaissance prop. It holds 12 ounces of liquid and can be used both for drinking from or for holding cuttings.
Regardless of what causes your friend to geek out, there’s a gift out there that’s designed especially for them. There are certainly many other options out there, but these were just a few geeky gift ideas that might work for that special geek in your life.