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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  • These headphones are without doubt the best headphones I have ever bought. With perfect sound quality, they come with a 3.5mm jack which is compatible with the very vast majority of music devices, phones and iPods on the market.

    The bass is incredible, the sound quality is beyond amazing, and because they are packaged with different sizes ear buds, the right size will completely blank out any ambient or background sound. Just, be careful in crossing the street -- and make sure you don't wear them as you sleep; just in case you miss the fire alarm!


    Available at: MacMall for $42.99

  • A lot has been said about the Kindle. A lot from me has been negative -- but rest assured, since buying one, I will never turn back.

    Granted, there are still a lot of academic books which are not available yet on the Kindle Store, but the range already carries a whole wealth of books available for download. Plus, if you are simply a casual reader, you can reach hundreds of thousands of books at an incredibly low price in the grand scheme of things.

    Available at: Amazon.com (direct) for $114.00

  • Facebook photos are all good and well, but one cannot keep flicking through them day after day. What one needs is a digital frame -- and this one is perfect. 

    It displays high-resolution images in this 7" frame -- which keeps it small but succinct and not hugely in the way. But, it boasts wireless capacity so you can update it over the network, along with its own unique email address. So, next time you are emailing photos to friends or emailing them to Facebook -- cc'in your own private email address and you are good to go.

    But who needs to, when it automatically connects to Facebook anyway? It can store hundreds of images with the 512MB internal memory, and the memory is expandable.

    Available at: WalMart for $104.00

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

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