We invited our friends from Geefts – the gifts for geeks bible – to start a regular column on Inspired Mag, recommending the hottest (self) gift ideas for geeks, including cool gadgets, must have books, movies and all sorts of awe-inspiring products. This is a special “after Christmas” edition – if you didn’t received enough geeky stuff this Christmas, here’s an idea – you can buy some by yourself, remember?
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Heritage ($380) is a contemporary reinterpretation of classic European table radio designs from the 1960s, constructed using aluminium and real walnut veneer and infused with the latest multi-platform digital radio technology.
The Minimox Double Exposure Digi Cam ($100) is a pocket-sized camera measuring 1.5 x 2 x 1 inches and weighing no more than a roll of film, allowing it to easily squeeze into a spare pocket or even hang on a keychain. While it’s designed for double exposures with “super-saturated colors and wicked vignetting,” it can take single exposure shots and videos, too, so you can use it like a regular low-res point-and-shoot.
The undisputed champion of all Poketo stationery, Travel Journal ($24) can do it all! A heavy chipboard cover and elastic band keep your notes secure and the re-sealable inner pocket protects your tickets, receipts and other little memories from your trip. Inside you’ll find everything you need to make sure your trip lives up to all you dreamed it would be!
As a manufacturer and design company from Japan, IDEA supports and directs designer’s creations to find the best solution through its own distinctive filter.
The Card Speaker ($73) by IDEA is the size of a credit card, but produces quality sound in a sleek design. It’s lightweight and super portable, making it a great accessory for your favorite portable music device. The speaker is packaged in a protective case, which includes a 3.5mm connecting cable and a USB cable for recharging.
Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair
The Aluminum Group, upholstered in traditional fabric or leather, is ribbed at 1-7/8″ intervals for a clean, refined appearance. The chairs’ clean, trim lines make them appropriate for all kinds of places, from contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip startups. Seat pads have layered construction with fabric or leather upholstery. With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs and an aluminum base, the Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair ($1499) is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move.
BillyKirk’s large Carryall ($340) is the perfect weekend bag. It comes with an a military spec webbing/leather adjustable shoulder strap, our signature hand-stitched luggage tag and rugged Denier nylon lining. Top quality leathers for the trim. Two interior pockets and two buckle closure. Made with a sturdy 20″ frame it stands 14″ tall and can expand to around 12.” Oiled and edged.
The Lantern desk lamp ($127) produces a very bright warm white light, while consuming only 6.6 Watts of power. That’s the equivalent light that comes from a standard halogen lamp, at a fraction of the power. Also, you are not going to burn your hand on this light like a Halogen, and this light will virtually never burn out. The light can be dimmed to create a beautiful accent light.
Available through The Sharper Image, the iPhone/iPad Remote Controlled Helicopter ($129) is a gift that’s sure to widen the eyes of any Apple geek among us. The helicopter comes ready to fly out of the box – all the user has to do is download the free app through the iTunes App Store in order to get their whirly bird up and running. The coolest feature is undoubtedly the ability to record a particular flight sequence and command the helicopter to recreate the flight path at a later time. Controllable distance is currently maxed at 60 feet.
Published to accompany the first large-scale retrospective of Alighiero Boetti’s work outside Italy in over a decade, this volume presents the most comprehensive overview of the artist’s career to date. Covering all periods of Boetti’s broad oeuvre—including early sculptural experiments associated with Arte Povera, ephemeral Conceptual projects of the 1970s, and monumental embroideries and tapestries fabricated up to his death in 1994—this richly illustrated catalogue brings together leading international critics and curators, each examining a different aspect of Boetti’s achievements, together helping to explain why he remains both influential and inspiring nearly two decades after his death.
Featuring a super-wide angle lens, this panoramic analog camera captures the width of film including the sprockets. Each frame is 106 degrees, the length of two standard 35mm frames. The sprocket rocket camera ($79.95) has dual scrolling knobs for multiple exposures, a B-setting for nighttime and long exposures, zone focusing, a flash hotshoe, a tripod screw, a lens cap, and a manual. Made of mold-injected plastic with metal components. Uses all kinds of 35mm film (not included).