Poor man's Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Linksys Network Storage Link
Linksys Network Storage Link - $89.99You can 'network' up to two of your USB attachable external disk drive units or even a USB thumb drive. Installation of the Network Storage Link is simple -- just plug it directly into your 10/100 Ethernet network, and attach your USB 2.0 hard drives or flash disk. It can self-configure to your network via DHCP or you can use the built-in utility to manually configure it. With the speedy USB 2.0 interface, you'll get quick response times with even your largest files.
Radio Controlled Microblimp 900 Mhz - $129.99
R/C Microblimp 900 Mhz from ThinkGeek.com - $129.99
Very few cool products do I just jump up and proclaim "I gotta get me some of that!". Well, okay, actually, most cool products I say that. But this little radio controlled blimp is at the top of the "get me some of that" list. Most, most cool. Miniature gimballed joysticks and the rock solid 900Mhz digital R/C system give you the satisfaction of precision full proportional control indoors or out. Experienced R/C aircraft pilots will also appreciate the two user selectable mixing modes and R/C newbies will just be dumbstruck with fun poisoning.
Logitech X-530 5.1 5-PieceSystem - |$44.94
Amazon has had a couple of good deals on speaker systems lately. The Logitech X-530 5.1 5-PieceSystem with Subwoofer Speaker is a little much for my little office, but it is a nice set. 5.1-channel speaker system for PCs, audio receivers, DVD players, or game consoles. FDD2 satellite technology produces uniform sound field for rich results. Dedicated center channel enhances dialogue. Master volume and subwoofer level controls for convenient access. 70 watts total system power (7.4 watts x 4, plus 15.5-watt center speaker and 25-watt subwoofer).
JVC GRD200 MiniDV 1.33 MP Camcorder - $284.99
JVC GRD200 MiniDV 1.33 Megapixel Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom for $284.99 at Amazon.com. HG Digital Stills (1600x1200/1280x960/1024x768/ 640x480). 200x Digital Hyper Zoom with Spline Interpolation. 2.5" 110k-pixel Amorphous-Silicon LCD Color Monitor. Web Camera Function and MPEG-4 Email Video Clips. MultiMedia Card (8MB MMC incl.)/ SD Memory Card compatibility. BN-V408U 800 mAh Lithium-ion, High Capacity, rechargeable battery pack. Software: Digital PhotoNavigator 1.0, Digital PhotoNavigator for Mac, Imagemixer VCD 1.1, Imagemixer/ USB streaming driver, Title converter, USB Mass Storage class Driver, USB Video Streaming Driver, G.726 Decoder, Adobe Acrobat Reader. These programs do not operate with all operating systems.
Motorola MD681 5.8 GHz Digital Speakerphone - $99.99
Motorola MD681 5.8 GHz Digital Expandable Cordless Speakerphone with Answering System and Caller ID for $99.99. Good price, great phone. Won't interfere with 802.11 wireless devices in your house. I recently ordered a small cordless for my desktop, but have decided I really need a speaker phone since I spend so much time on hold with tech support lines. 5.8 GHz digital signal; expandable to 6 handsets. Digital answering system with 3 individual mailboxes. Caller ID with visual call waiting.
Digital Secret Spy Camera Pen - $59.95
Digital Secret Spy Camera Pen - $59.95
Again, I thought they could not put cameras in any more places, here is a camera in a pen. Just like that you can take digital pictures without anyone ever knowing. How cool is that? Just like your favorite movie spy hero, this incredible digital device gives you the ability to do what no other camera is capable of. Have you ever been to a board meeting and wished you could snap some quick candid shots in secret? Is there a suspicious stranger hanging around? Take a mug shot without them ever knowing. My beef with this pen is that it uses an RS-232 interface rather than a USB. Still, kinda cool in a geeky way. And, NO, I don't carry one of these to work!
Strong Idea Digital Compass with Thermometer - $34.95
Strong Idea Digital Compass with Thermometer - $34.95
Whether you're traveling across town or across the world, our digital compass is an incredible device you should never be without. That's why a compass like our handy pocket-size digital one is such an invaluable (and underestimated) tool for everyday living and sometimes survival.
Atomic Clock with temperature
Oval Atomic Clock w/Temp
If you're going to buy a clock, why not purchase one that keeps perfect time, all the time? This sleek, oval radio-controlled alarm clock with a bright blue LED display keeps you absolutely on schedule, because it receives a radio signal from the U.S. Atomic Clock in Colorado that gives time that's accurate to 10 billionths of a second.
Viking Secure Digital (SD) Card sale at Amazon (rebate involved)
Amazon.com has Secure Digital cards on sale with rebate. Everyone can use a little more memory for their cameras and stuff. Fortunately, my cell phone, Dell Axim PDA, and my Nikon camera use SD cards.
- Viking 512MB Secure Digital Card $31.54 after rebate
- Viking 256MB Secure Digital Card $28.95 after rebate
- Viking 64MB Secure Digital Card $17.09 after rebate
Klipsch Ultra 2.0 ProMedia Speakers $94.99 at Amazo
Amazon.com has the Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 PC Speaker System for $94.99. Pair of compact multimedia speakers for PCs and portable audio devices. Dual 2.5-inch fiber-composite cone drivers and 1-inch metallic polymer tweeters. I'm replacing the old speakers on my desktop and these are high on my list of possibilites. They have gotten good ratings at Amazon and look like an excellent mid-range speaker system for a desktop computer.
Casio KL-7200 "Label It!" EZ-Label Printer - $18.00
Casio KL-7200 Label It! EZ-L - $18.00 Every geek with servers, a cabling plant, or more than one computer needs a decent labeling system.
Speed-Sensing Digital Laser Baseball - $22.95
Speed-Sensing Laser Baseball $22.95
The perfect geeky gift for the baseball fan that is always bragging about how fast he can throw. Now you don't need to bring your radar gun along to see how fast he or she pitches.
Kodak DX7590 5.0MP 10x/3x Zoom Digital Camera
Kodak DX7590 5.0MP 10x/3x Zoom $349.99 at Computer Geeks. I am really envious! 10x optical zoom. 5.0 MegaPixel. SD or MMC expansion slot (card not included). Hooaah! Unfortunately, I just bought a new Nikon Cool Pix.
Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Silver M9160LL/A $179.00
It seems like everyone I know (but me) has an Apple iPod. Amazon has the Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Silver M9160LL/A that holds up to 1,000 songs; supports MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible (6), and AIFF formats for $179.00. It is Mac and Windows compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available.
Panasonic TH-42PX25U/P 42" High-Definition Plasma TV
I have been pining away for a big HD Plasma TV. Amazon has the Panasonic TH-42PX25U/P 42" High-Definition Plasma TV which I think is a very nice size for most living rooms. I have seen this one in stores and it compares good; it also gets good reviews on Amazon. Flat-panel, big-screen luxury is yours with Panasonic's 42-inch VIERA series TH-42PX25U/P. This 1,024 x 768-pixel gas-plasma TV offers a 16:9 widescreen dimension, photo-viewing SD and PC Card slots, and an HDMI input for direct-digital connection with high-definition sources. If you are trying to decide between a regular and an HDTV, go with the high-definition. Even if your regular cable service has limited HD offerings, it is only a matter of time before the cable/satellite companies have more choices. And, my cable company is slowing blackmailing people in to switching to digital cable by moving more and more programming to digital only. It is a pricey $3,799.94 at Amazon.
Digital Dashboard Compass w/Ice Alert
Vehicle Compass with Ice Alert Keeps You Safe On the Road or At Sea
$49.95 Digital dashboard compass can save your sanity and your life! We're pleased to introduce our vehicle compass with ice alert. It's a potential lifesaver when you're traveling in colder climates. Of course, ice alert does not do me one bit of good living in Hawaii! :-)
Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock - $94.95 at CompGeeks
Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock $94.95 at Computer Geeks. Continuous tone thermal dye transfer. 90-second print speed (120-second first print direct
from camera. One-button picture transfer. USB connector for Kodak card reader or PictBridge device. Works with Kodak EasyShare CX/DX 6000/7000 & LS 600/700 Series Cameras.
Ulead Systems DVD MovieFactory 3
DVD MovieFactory 3 $49.98 to $54.95. I have used a couple of Ulead's products over the past couple of years and I must say I'm always impressed. However, I'm very pleased with DVD MovieFactory. I downloaded the trial copy to play with. I had some MPEG and AVI files on my hard disk of my niece and nephew as they have grown up that I wanted to burn to a DVD. Within an hour, I had produced a very spiffy DVD movie complete with titles, menus, and music. Move over George Lucas!
Sony NW-HD3 Network Walkman 20 GB Digital Music Player
Sony was the original company to produce a cool portable music player. Now they are playing catchup with their NW-HD3 Network Walkman. A 20GB model (that is a LOT of music!) is $332.49 at Amazon. I still love my little RIO Cali MP3 player, but it only has 256MB of storage.
Set the right mood in your cube with LoungeLight LED Candles
LoungeLight LED Candles $3.99 to $21.99 Use these candles with the LED (if you have a smoke detector over your desk) or they can be bured like a normal candle. Kinda geeky, kinda geeky cool. The LED is a geek's best friend. :-)
USB Mini Desktop Aquarium $19.99 from Think Geek
USB Mini Desktop Aquarium Finally, an aquarium with fish that I won't kill! Definitely a conversation piece. Of course, hopefully it won't be like the USB lights that some company gave out at TechEd a few years ago. They were frying people's USB ports!
Swiss Memory USB from Think Geek - (64MB for $54.99)
Swiss Memory USB - $59.99 - $99.99 Just when you thought they had put USB storage on everything, here comes the Swiss Army Knife complete with USB memory. Not good for airplanes, but still cool!
ThinkGeek's Green Laser Pointer - $99.99
Green Laser Pointer from ThinkGeek.com $99.99. It was just cool enough to buy. :-) This is a pretty high-power laser (DON'T aim it at airplanes. You won't shoot it down, but you could get arrested.) The laser beam (not just the point) can be seen at night, especially when the humidity is high.
Philips 32" Stereo TV with RealFlat Screen (Factory Reconditioned) - $379.89
Philips 32PT6441/37 32" Stereo TV with RealFlat Screen (Factory Reconditioned). 32-inch stereo TV with RealFlat CRT; 35.3 x 27.6 x 23.2 inches (W x H x D). 2-line digital comb filter improves picture resolution; Active Control Plus analyzes incoming signals and optimizes color, sharpness, contrast, and digital noise reduction. Component-video and S-video inputs offer high-resolution connections for DVD, satellite, cable, and video games. 5 watts per channel x 2 with Incredible Surround to simulate surround sound from the set's 2 speakers. Are you reading this Jordan? This is a good price on what you were looking for.
2.4 GHz Color Wireless Security System with 4-Channel 5" TFT Monitor - $399.95
2.4 GHz Color Wireless Security System with 4-Channel 5" TFT Monitor
At 2.4 GHz, this tiny wireless UHF color security system with LCD display lets you see and hear the world around you in complete secrecy. System will even allow you to listen in because it's audio compatible. The 3 to 4 channel LCD display has an advanced color CMOS system with adjustable brightness, tint and color. You'll have the power to see in the clearest possible light. This looks like a good home monitoring system. I think it is cool, but for the home monitoring/security system I want to build, I want something with a PC interface and this is standalone.
Wireless Weather Forecasting Station - $49.95 from Gadget Universe
Wireless Weather Forecasting Station $49.95 from Gadget Universe
It doesn't get much more high tech than this. This high tech weather station will give you nearly every detail of the weather up to 24 hours in advance. Should you wear a parka or a tank top today? The wireless weather station/alarm clock will let you know before you get out of bed. Barometric weather forecast will tell you whether it's sunny, cloudy or rainy. Is the pressure rising, falling or constant? Trend indicator will let you know. Because the remote sensor transmits to 30 meters you can place it as far away as the cabana by the pool or in the basement or attic for an instant, accurate temperature and humidity reading.
Logitech X-530 5.1 5-PieceSystem with Subwoofer Speaker
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System for $45 5.1-channel speaker system for PCs, audio receivers, DVD players, or game consoles. FDD2 satellite technology produces uniform sound field for rich results. Dedicated center channel enhances dialogue. Master volume and subwoofer level controls for convenient access