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 the second installment of the series so we’d be more than glad to find some of opinions & suggestions in the comments area.
The Temple Kindle Jacket ($89) has an intuitive design featuring a magnetic removable stand which allows for hands free table top or airplane tray reading. The Kindle Jacket is constructed out of authentic WWII re-purposed canvas, khaki twill lining, and 100% oiled saddle leather trims.
Luxurious sound and a luxurious fit set the Bowers & Wilkins over-the-ear P5 headphones ($299) apart from others. Two 40mm drivers reproduce a refreshingly natural and highly detailed concert for your ears alone. A padded leather headband and comfortable noise-isolating ear cups keep you listening all day long. For easy storage, you can fold the P5′s flat.
The iRetrofone Base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable. Each individual iRetrofone is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin. The iRetrofone base is made of heavy-duty, half-inch thick urethane resin creating a stable, functional work station that routes voice communications through the included handset. Designed to be compatible with all iPhone’s (iPhone 3G, 3GS & iPhone 4G), it accommodates sync and charge functions via a USB cable (not included). The iRetrofone base also helps eliminate concerns about radiation.
Been slacking on expanding your Blu-ray collection? Give it a much-needed shot of cinema gold with the Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Collection ($105). This ten-disc includes nine of Kubrick’s most celebrated films — including Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut, spanning nearly four decades, and all presented in glorious high-def. A perfect excuse for a rainy weekend movie marathon.
Store your data in geeky style with the NES Controller USB Drive!
This classic NES controller has been repurposed into a USB external storage drive. This price is for a 32GB drive, but it’s also available in 4GB for $29.99, 8GB for $39.99, and 16 for $49.99.
Never Replace batteries again with Mobee’s magical wireless inductive charger for the Magic Mouse ($49). The sleek and unobtrusive design let’s your mouse rest easy on a sleek charging station that plugs in to a USB port.
A full charge takes approximately five hours and then lasts and lasts for worry-free pointing and clicking. Have to Travel ? No worries, because a full charge will last about six days. And if your trip is longer, the slim device is easily portable.
Aesthetic and design the Magic Charger will easily take place on your desk and will definitely become the place where you leave your Magic Mouse when you leave your office.
Watch manufacturer Ziiiro uses different shapes and concepts to target customers seeking innovative accessories. Their latest release is the Ziiiro Celeste ($200), a watch that shows you the time in an elegant and visually pleasing manner. The technology used on Ziiiro Celeste is relatively simple. The watch displays color-rotating layers, using a semi-transparent material. By overlaying different layers, according to the time, the colors change. You can choose models with monochrome, in combinations of green and blue, or models of various other colors.
Super Mario All-stars: Limited Edition ($43) commemorates the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Super Mario Bros. with a collection of four classic platforming games from the Super Mario Bros. franchise for play via a single Wii disc. This new release is a reissue of the original 1993 Super Mario All-stars collection for NES featuring enhanced versions of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. The collection also contains an exclusive soundtrack / sound effect CD and the 32-page Super Mario History booklet. Additional features include: classic arcade-style multiplayer support, as well as multiple controller support.
The olloclip ($69.99) is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone 4 or 4S that includes fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the olloclip connects to the iPhone 4 or 4S within seconds so you’ll be sure to capture the image you want…if you don’t see the picture you’re looking for just flip it over to switch lenses.
Tattly + Field Notes have teamed up to bring the ultimate “get stuff done” (%15) set. Armed with three of the planet’s finest notebooks and three Tattlys to get you in the working mood, the owner of this set is ready to take on the world. There were only a handful of these sets made and they are sure to go quickly.
Sound Platform ($179.99) works with Bluetooth— the wireless standard for mobile devices— and makes it incredibly easy to share and enjoy in a multi-device, multi-user household. Not only does the Sound Platform bring music to life, it plays any audio from your iPad and smart mobile devices and it delivers a crystal clear audio experience.
Modeled from the dial found on most cameras, set your focus on the unique and striking Camera Mode Dial Cufflinks ($49). Whether you are Richard Avedon or a fun-loving tourist, odds are you recognize the dial and the icons for landscape, portrait, auto, action and more. A perfect gift idea for any photographer.
The iControlPad ($74.99) is compatible with any device that uses Bluetooth, for example it will work with your iPhone, Android phone, iPad, PC and Mac as well. The flash chip inside means that the firmware for the iControlPad can be upgraded and new features added as the years go on. The built-in 1350mAh battery powers the controller but can also connect to your phone directly and boost its battery life.
A masterpiece of aesthetic form and function inspired by the slippery lines of early 20th century low-drag coachwork — designs formulated by the science of aerodynamics, yet strikingly gorgeous.
It’s not just a looker though – the Boattail Racer ($350) is handmade from materials that time cannot easily erode.