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Top tech gifts for the ultimate man cave [Gift Guide 2013]

If your favorite man likes to spend time lurking in his cave, what gifts and gadgets will get you bonus points this year?
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Samsung biometric door

Gift: Samsung biometric door

Price: $369.95

Every man needs to make sure the sprogs can't simply walk into the cave, right? A biometric door handle developed by Samsung could be the answer. 

This high-tech system only allows access when both a fingerprint has been recognized and a password has been input. 

Via: Amazon

Image credit: Samsung

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The Ultima Tool Chest

Gift: The Ultima Tool Chest

Price: $5048

The Ultima Tool Chest from Kincrome is a great accessory for your other half's retreat. The 15 drawer, stainless steel tool chest, which measures 1330 x 580 x 1760mm, is not just a way to keep your items stored -- but also comes equipped with a 22 LCD television and a fridge. Not enough for your man? The chest includes a DVD & CD player and a full stereo system. 

Via: Kincrome

Image credit: Kincrome

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The DIY gamer

Gift: The DIY gamer

Price: $80.35

The DIY gamer from Technology Will Save Us will no doubt keep the IT-bent man entertained and quiet for hours. The DIY set allows a user not only to build their own games console, but encourages them to learn how to program their own video games through the company's custom software library. 

Within the kit is all the necessary hardware, gaming controls, a buzzer and wireless infrared links. 

Via: Dudeiwantthat

Image creditTechnology Will Save Us 

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Metal Compass X1 Xappr Gun

Gift: Metal Compass X1 Xappr Gun

Price: $49.99

The Metal Compass X1 Xappr Gun from Metal Compass is a gaming accessory for smartphones -- taking shooters to the next level. If your other half is a fan of the shoot-em'-up and owns either an Android or iOS device, this accessory could be a good idea for Christmas.

The gun works with a Plug and Play connection, and currently is compatible with over 20 games, although this list is constantly being updated. 

Via: Amazon

Image creditMetal Compass

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Avanti 3.1 Cubic Foot Beverage Cooler

Gift: Avanti 3.1 Cubic Foot Beverage Cooler

Price: $319

Every man cave needs a cool area to store a beer or two -- and many options are on the market, including the Avanti 3.1 Cubic Foot Beverage Cooler. This glass-door refrigerator with measurements of 17"Wx 33"H x 20.5"D -- plenty of room to keep drinks in -- is incased in a black cabinet and is framed in stainless steel. 

Via: Amazon

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SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi music system

Gift: SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi music system

Price: $971

The SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi music system from Bose allows your man to relax and listen to Internet radio and their home music libraries through a Wi-Fi connection. In addition, the included SoundTouch system grants the user instant access to International music services including Deezer and iHeartRadio. 

The stereo system has an OLED display, infrared remote, aux input, USB ports and Ethernet ports.

Via: Bose

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Harman Kardon BDS 330 stereo home theater system

Gift: Harman Kardon BDS 330 stereo home theater system

Price: £599.99 ($969)

Another option for a man-cave stereo system is the BDS 330 stereo home theater from Harman Kardon. Complete with a Blu-ray disc player, midrange loudspeakers, subwoofer, 60W amplifiers and FM tuner, the device is a powerful item for media, and is able to play films at a resolution of up to 1080p.

Via: Harman Kardon | Amazon

Image creditHarman Kardon

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Plantronics RIG gaming headset and mixer

Gift: Plantronics RIG gaming headset and mixer

Price: $129.99

The RIG gaming headset and mixer from electronics maker Plantronics is a device that combines mobile devices with games -- so users don't have to worry about missing a call if they're deep in shooting zombies or running around a virtual world. The RIG connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, allowing you to take calls without pressing pause. If you switch the mic settings about a bit, you can pick between mobile phone, music and gaming audio, depending on your preferences.

Apart from being comfortable and unobtrusive to wear, the headset is compatible with Windows, Mac, the XBox, PS3 and mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. 

ViaPlantronics

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Sony PlayStation 4

Gift: Sony PlayStation 4 

Price: £499.99

Sony's PS4 is a long awaited update to the popular Playstation 3 console -- and every self-respecting owner of a cave needs at least one console, right? The PS4 is due for release on the 29th, and not only has new & improved graphics, but also allows you to share moments when you play on social media or connect up to a mobile device. Of course, if you're an Xbox fan, then Microsoft's new Xbox one is already available.  

Via: Play.com

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BeerTender

Gift: BeerTender

Price: £122

The BeerTender, available from Krups, is a smarter version of the traditional keg tap for beer. According to the manufacturers, internal carbonator technology keeps beer fresh for 30 days and automatically applies the right amount of foam to your drink. Volume indicators tell you when you're running dry, temperature control can be applied to your preferred temperature, and the 'Ready to drink' icon tells you when it's ready.

Via: Krups

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Logitech 2.4 inch Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control

Gift: Logitech 2.4 inch Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control 

Price: $243

The Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control from Logitech is a useful tool for the lazy owner of a cave. You can control a variety of gadgets through the remote's touch screen, set 50 favorite channels, and power up through a recharging station rather than batteries. 

Via: Amazon

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JVC DLA-X35 3D D-ILA Projector

Gift: JVC DLA-X35 3D D-ILA projector 

Price: $4696

Willing to go further to deck out the cave? The rather pricey JVC DLA-X35 3D D-ILA projector from Sevenoaks Sound & Vision certainly screams luxury. Able to achieve 1,300-lumen brightness and a 50,000:1 native contrast ratio, the projector gives the watcher cinematic film quality, and is also able to switch between 2D and 3D films. A smartphone application can also be downloaded to control the screen, rather than using the remote. 

Via: Sevenoaks Sound & Vision

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Henge Docks

Gift: Henge Docks

Price: $55 - 60

If the man cave is a constant battle against wires and peripherals, items such as the Henge Dock from Hengedocks.com can help clear the clutter. This docking station is suitable for Apple's line of computers -- covering the whole range of sizes -- and lets the user convert a MacBook into a desktop setup or as part of your home theater system -- while keeping errant wires to a minimum. 

ViaHengedocks.com 

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Seagate STBV2000200 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive

Gift: Seagate STBV2000200 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive

Price: $161

For the film and music-loving cave lurker, a 2TB Expansion desktop hard drive from Seagate would make an ideal gift.The desktop hard drive has plenty of space to store a variety of media -- which can then also speed up your computer system -- and acts as a backup in case you end up with a blue screen of death. Once plugged in, media can be transferred through a USB 2.0 or 3.0 connection, and you can view and play files when it remains connected.  

Via: Amazon

Image credit: Seagate 

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