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Best gifts: Practically indestructible gadgets

Looking for a gift that will cope with the rough and tumble of everyday? Try these gifts for the geek in your life.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
Best gifts Practically indestructible gadgets ZDNet
1 of 9 Leatherman

Leatherman Tread bracelet

The Leatherman Tread has wrenches, hex drives, screwdrivers, hooks, and bottle openers around the bracelet. Perfect for IT jobs. And it's TSA compliant, too.

Best gifts Practically indestructible gadgets ZDNet
2 of 9 Overboard

Overboard waterproof backpack

This 30 liter backpack from Overboard can cope with a quick dunk in water, is snow proof, dust proof, and sand proof. Just the thing to keep your tech valuables safe.

Best gifts Practically indestructible gadgets ZDNet
3 of 9 Panasonic

Panasonic CF33 Toughbook

The Panasonic CF33 toughbook has hot swappable batteries, a 12-inch touch display, and a detachable keyboard. It is also water and dust resistant (IP65), and comes with a vehicle mount, and an embedded stylus.

Best gifts Practically indestructible gadgets ZDNet
5 of 9 Doogee

Doogee S60 smartphone

The IP68 Doogee S60 smartphone is dust tight and can survive immersion in water up to 10 feet deep for 30 minutes. It has a 5580mAh battery to keep you connected all day.

Best gifts Practically indestructible gadgets ZDNet
6 of 9 SGodde

LED Headtorch

If you need a super bright light to fix any outages during a power failure, this SGodde LED headtorch has 8000 lumens and will light your path up to 1640 feet away.

Best gifts Practically indestructible gadgets ZDNet
8 of 9 Ostrichpillow

Ostrich Pillow

For overworked geeks on a long shift, this Ostrich pillow will enable you to shut out the chaos around you in the tech room so you can get some well-deserved rest.

Best gifts Practically indestructible gadgets ZDNet
9 of 9 Varta

Varta LED torch

See clearly in the most inaccessible spaces in the server room with this water resistant, aluminium and rubber Varta LED flashlight with 100 lumens brightness.

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