10 gadget gifts for geeky students

10 gadget gifts for geeky students

Summary: A look over my top ten gadgets for geeky students: Things you don't need, but really, really want.

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  • Though digital pens never really took off, the Livescribe Pulse pen combines voice recording and an infrared camera which is an ideal solution for graduate students. Why? Because for post-graduate study, this allows you to write and take notes for your masters degree -- notably a particularly difficult qualification to attain.

    Included is a USB connector, to connect to your Mac or PC, and has an in-built speaker so you can write away and covertly record (if your lecturer wants to cite intellectual property rights -- pah!). All in all, it's does the job for quite a cheap price -- with over 200 hours of recording and takes high-definition infrared camera images (over 70 a second).

    Available at: Amazon.com for $79.99

  • For those who would rather duck away from U.S. law, in particular the Patriot Act which can access EU-cloud data linked to U.S. companies, one could opt for a private cloud solution -- enter Pogoplug.

    A hardware solution, it allows you to access your files from any web or mobile browser, as well as streaming content to your TV, Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or games console. Compatible with a number of drive formats, it can be used as a replacement for sending large email attachments, and you can access it from anywhere in the world from a secure login page.

    Available at: Pogoplug (direct) for $99

Topics: iPad, CXO, Cloud, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, BlackBerry

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  • RE: 10 gadget gifts for geeky students

    Sennheiser stereo in-ear headphone : There are multitude of of in ear headphone. can you please specify product id for the one you are specifying?
    Xeltos
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    CX-300B II. Hope this helps.
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    Thanks.
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    The jar is only going to help if you push the coins down through the slot MUCH slower than you would toss coins from one bucket to another, reciting the values out loud to someone who doesn't speak a language common to you. I bought this for my son several years ago; he's 13 now, and hasn't stopped being angry that such a simple device could be so poorly implemented as he discovered it to be on his 9th birthday. It misses coins, will allow you to accidentally push through two coins sandwiched together, and sometimes will even let you go through several dollars' worth without changing the count at all. We verified the behavior with a few friends, and in shops that had them on display. The only good thing about this item is that you will end up storing more money than you think you have.
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  • RE: 10 gadget gifts for geeky students

    Wow. In 4 weeks, the price of the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen (2GB) has gone up $90 via the link you provided. Now $169!
    jwats01
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