Bookmark and Share this Story:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Fark
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • del.icio.us
  • Mixx
  • Slashdot
  • E-mail this story to a friend!

YBMW 2010 Holiday Gift Guide - Geekgasm

Posted by Hoob on November 15th, 2010
(Be the First to Rate This Post)
Loading ... Loading ...
  • Publisher:Kinekt Design
  • MSRP: $165.00

Kinekt Design Gear Ring

Hands down, this is one of the coolest pieces of Jewelry that we’ve seen. I’ve seen some puzzle rings and things like that that have moving parts, but the Kinekt ring is just nuts. These stainless steel rings actually have moving gears in them. It’s got a real smooth movement and it actually looks really cool. Each ring is handmade and its available in sizes from 5 - 13. It’s a great all around gift and an excellent accessory for that person in your life who always needs something to fidget with.

Get yours today at Kinekt Design
ring_1.jpg

  • Publisher: Geeksoap
  • MSRP: $5.00- $7.00 each

Geek Soap Epic Pop Culture and Gaming Soap

Geeksoap… if you’ve been to many conventions, you’d almost think that those two words don’t go together… though lord knows they should. This was one of those items that we tried out and felt like it really just had to be in the guide. They make tons of the coolest soap that we’ve ever seen… everything from Warcraft Runes to perfect replicas of cartridges from just about every console you can think of. They even have soap that have growing figures and multi- sided dice inside. If you know a geek who likes to bathe… this is a great gift for them.

Get yours today at Geeksoap.net
geeksoap8bit01.JPG

  • Publisher: Parapluesch
  • MSRP: $39.99 each

Parapluesch Psychologically Abused Stuffed Animals

These are some of the coolest and weirdest stuffed animals that we’ve seen in a long time and they are the perfect gift for anyone you know who has a twisted sense of humor. As the name says, they are psychologically abused stuffed animals. The sheep thinks he’s a wolf… so you can turn him inside out and he turns into one. The Turtle is horribly depressed, so you can make him better by actually taking him out of his shell. Each of them have their own defect and great little thing that makes them special.
Along with being super cute, these guys are freakishly cuddly. We haven’t seen stuffed animals made this well in quite some time. You can’t help but want to squeeze them and make them feel better.

Get yours today at Online Retailers
parapleach.jpg

  • Publisher: Cufflinks.com
  • MSRP: $50.00 and up

Super Hero Cufflinks

The superhero cufflinks are a great gift for the geek in your life. we got a chance to check some of these out in person and we were really impressed. Along with cufflinks based off the insignias of both batman and robin, they’ve also got cufflinks that include actual comic book art. This is one of classiest thing you can wear while still letting your inner fanboy shine.

Get yours today at Cufflinks.com
batman cufflinks.jpg

  • Publisher:Audiovox
  • MSRP: $69.95

Ecco Personal Tracker
Do you have someone in your life who is always getting lost in the parking lot? This is the thing for them. It is a little keychain fob that is tied in to GPS. When you get out of your car just activate it with the press of a button. Then, when you finish in the store, hit the return button and the Ecco points you right to your car and lets you know how many feet away you are. We tested it several times and up to five miles away. It is simple to use and can be a real life saver for your more absent minded friends and relatives.

Get yours today at Retailers Everywhere
ecco_2_in_hand.jpg

  • Publisher:Gelaskins
  • MSRP:$15.00-$30.00

Gelaskins

This is a great gift for anyone you know who likes to customize the look of their gadgets. Gelaskins works with a bunch of pop culture companies and amazing artists to put their artwork on these skins that you can use to cover anything from your iPhone to your lap top or even your console system. It’s just sweet looking art that helps you put your stamp on your gear. Here’s some good advice though. Unless you 100% know what your gift getter would love the most, just give them a gift certificate. The library of art is so amazing that they’ll want to choose for themselves. Also, if they would prefer, they can even upload their own photos or art and turn them into a skin.

gelaskins.jpg

Get yours today at Gelaskins

  • Publisher: iFrogz
  • MSRP: $34.95

Ifrogz Custom NervePipes Headphones

Personally, Earbuds can be hit or miss for me. When I’m using head phones I usually like to have some old school headphones with the big cushy pads like my parents had for their 8-track player. The only problem is, I don’t like spending an arm and a leg on headphones and the less expensive ones tend to suck. Not these though. The Nervepipes headphones work great. First off, they are only $35. Next, they are comfortable as hell. They work well too. I gave these head phones the ultimate personal test… An airplane. I had great sound without having to blast them at full volume, and I could barely hear all the ruckus that normally bothers me on planes. On that subject, they also fold up really well so they don’t take up too much room in the bag.

Here’s what makes these just that extra bit cool. You can customize each pair. That’s right, you can actually make them fit your style. You can pick the colors for every single part of these head phones from the ear cushion to the hinges and everything in-between.

Get yours today at iFrogz
nerve piples custom.jpg

  • Publisher:Ultimate Survival
  • MSRP: $79.95

Deluxe Survival Kit
After testing this survival kit, it is pretty clear that there isn’t anyone in your life who wouldn’t benefit from finding this under their tree this year. heck, with the saw that comes with it, they can cut the tree down themselves!
This survival kit has some amazing tools in it that could really help you out in a dire situation. I don’t think I’d ever go camping again without it… and I’m keeping it in my car at all times otherwise. The kit comes with an amazing one handed Blastmatch fire starter that can create sparks in any situation and is way easier to use than even matches. Next you’ve got the Wetfire Tinder. This stuff is amazing. It will light on fire even when it’s wet. The Starflash signal mirror could really save you in a pinch. It is the only signal mirror I’ve ever seen that lets you aim to make sure the person you are signaling can see you. The Jetscream whistle makes sure that you can make a loud enough noise to be heard for miles, even in the rain. Finally, the Sabercut saw is just awesome. It’s a hand-operated chain saw that will cut in both directions and cleans itself as it goes. All together, there aren’t many problems that this kit can’t get you out of.
Get yours today at Ultimatesurvival.com
survival kit.jpg

  • Publisher:Mimoco
  • MSRP: $34.95

Mimoco Designer Mimobot 2 gig USB Flash Drive

Don’t you just hate those plain, boring USB Flash Drives? Mimoco has been around for a few years, but they still are the kings of bringing a little bit of style to the world of portable memory storage. Their Mimobots are almost part vinyl figure and part USB… but they aren’t vinyl. They just feature some great work from vinyl artists like the Tokidoki design below. They also have great designs from Star Wars, Hello Kitty and Halo. We loved playing with these little guys an think that they’d make a perfect gift for the geek in your life.

Get yours today at: Mimoco
mimoco.jpg

  • Publisher: Geek Soap
  • MSRP: $35.00

The Cthulhu Toque

OK, there’s not really much to say about this except that it is one of the most awesome hats you can give to anyone this holiday season. The Cthulhu Toque is comfortable, cute and the best way to show your undying support for one of the oldest forms of evil in the universe.

We took the Toque somewhere we knew we would be able to find out if it was as cool as we thought it was… The Ren Faire! We couldn’t walk for more than five minutes without someone stopping to ask us where we got it. Just that alone let us know that we had to share it with you.

Get yours today at Geeksoap.net
pinktoques_cthulhu_toque02.jpg

  • Publisher: Perplexus
  • MSRP: $24.95~

Perplexus Puzzle Game

Wow, just wow, this is hand’s down one of the coolest puzzles that you will ever own. Perplexus is really simple in theory, but challenging and addictive in practice. We tested this one out on everyone from kids to people in their 60’s and they all had just as much fun.
Perplexus is a marble maze inside a sealed ball. You can pick different courses to get through the maze , but as you go, you’ll need to turn twist and flip the ball to get it where you need it to end up. In short, Perplexus is pure WIN!

Get yours today at Perplexus.net
perplexus-sm.jpg

  • Publisher:Wiki Reader
  • MSRP: $99

The Wiki Reader

We thought the Wiki Reader was a great little gadget because it opens up part of the internet’s vast knowledge base without having to go online. This little mini reader, about the size of a large coaster has everything you’ll find on Wikipedia… and we mean everything. No matter what we tried to trip this thing up with, it was able to find the answer.
It was super simple to use and we can see it as an excellent tool for travel or just a good general reference tool for people who aren’t going to hop onto their smartphone to find out when skyline Chili was invented.

Get yours today at: Wikireader
wikireader_render.png

  • Publisher: Turf of Champions
  • MSRP: $39.99 - $89.99

Turf Of Champions Game-Used Saints Turf from the 2009 Championship season.

Got a sports geek in your life? Well this was one of the cooler and more unique gifts that we found for them. If they like football, especially if they like The Saints, this is pretty darn awesome and very unique. The company, Turf Of Champions is selling actual chunks of astro turf from the game used field for the 2009 Championship season. It’s all done up really nicely in a frame. They offer the turf in several sizes depending on budget and even offer a really cool set of mardi gras beads with the turf inside a Saint Medallion.

On a side note, this is one of those gifts you can feel good about. A portion of every purchase goes to the Drew Brees Foundation which supports cancer research.

Get yours today at: Link Pending

turf1.jpg

  • Publisher:Gomoji
  • MSRP: $69.95

Moji tension release vest

$69.95
Headaches and sore shoulders suck, but in this stressed out world we live in, they are common. We had a chance to test this out on a family member who suffers from both and the Moji Tension Release vest actually helped them. Sure, it looks a little silly when you put it on, but it was comfortable and easy to manage. Just a short time in the microwave and you are treated to this super relaxing moist heat that warms you to the core and loosens you up as it soothes. If it can bring as much relief to someone you care about as it did to our tester, then you would be a fool not to grab it.

One extra bit of coolness on this vest. It doesn’t just do your neck and shoulders. if it’s your lower back that is hurting, just flip it over and it will do the trick.

Get yours today at Gomoji.com
IMG_9769nobackground_lo_ofw.jpg

  • Publisher:Switch 2 Health
  • MSRP: $19.99

Switch 2 Health Fitness Watch

Hands down, this is one of the coolest gifts we got to test out this year. The Switch 2 Health watch is more than just a watch. It is a way to earn cool swag while shedding pounds!!! There’s a sensor in the watch that measures your activity and will credit you for 60 minutes of vigorous activity a day (Slip it in your sock if you are biking). After you’ve accrued an hour of sweatin to the oldies, just upload the code on the watch to the website and it banks 60 points for you.

Here’s where it gets awesome. You can trade your points for anything from MP3s and ringtones to gift certificates or even full console systems like PS3 and XBox 360. It’s great motivation to get moving for someone of any age. It is also a great tool for parents who have chubby kids with expensive tastes. Make them earn their own stuff with sweat. You’ll save on shopping and future medical bills!

Get yours today at: S2H.com
s2h.jpg

  • Publisher:Origaudio
  • MSRP:$49.95

Origaudio rock-it … make speakers out of any smooth surface

This is one of those cool gifts that will pretty much make anyone stop and take notice. This vibration based speaker system can be attached to any smooth surface so that it can be used as a speaker. We tried it on everything from tissue boxes and cups to picture frames, glass windows and a glass table top. All of them gave immediate sound amplification. Honestly, it’s not going to be amazing hi-def sound, but it makes carrying around music that you want other people to hear really easy. Plus, there isn’t anyone out there who won’t stop and tell you how cool this thing is when you pull it out and stick it to their… well, their anything. Along with the cool factor, we liked that the Rock It not only works on two AA batteries, but it can also be used with a USB.

Get yours today at Orgiaudio
rock-it.jpg

  • Publisher: Strapya
  • MSRP: $12.30 Per Pair

Star Wars Chop Saber Chopsticks

OK, I really don’t have a lot to say here… just, wow. If you like to use Chopsticks and you like Star Wars, get these now. The look great. Each set is actually modeled off of the look of a specific character’s light saber. You can get them in Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Mace Windu. It’s a geeky sushi lover’s dream come true!

Get yours today at Strapya
starwars-chop-02.jpg

  • Publisher:Origaudio
  • MSRP: $29.95

Origaudio Dynamic Duo fold and play recycled speakers

Attention anyone with hippy tree hugging eco freak friends. This is the gift to stuff their stockings with this year. These speakers fold up flat so they take up no room and they are made from completely recycled materials. That’s like… no carbon footprint man.

We tested these speakers on all the eco freak music from Ani DiFranco to Nick Drake. It even worked on music made by people who eat meat. Either way, giving a pair of these speakers tell the person that you care about that you care about the planet and you care about their taste in music. Personally, we just thought it was cool that they fold up flat so you can take them with you and they actually give a pretty decent sound.

folding speakers.jpg

Get yours today at Origaudio

  • Publisher:Uncle Milton
  • MSRP: $14.99-$19.99

Remote Control Lightsaber Light
Night lights are for babies… Light Sabers are for young Jedi! There’s not really much to say about this other than it makes for an awesome room addition to a kid’s bedroom. I will say this though, this isn’t something you want to be swinging around like other light sabers. It is really meant to be on the wall at all times.

What makes it cool? Simple, it’s a freaking light saber… on your wall!. Your kid can operate it with a remote control next to their bed if they need a little bit of the force to help them sleep. They can also change the color so it can be the lightsaber of their favorite character. This thing is just super awesome!

On a side note, this has some great uses beyond the kid’s room. If you are looking for an affordable way to add some geek accent lighting to your game room, this is the way to go.

Get yours today at: Uncle Milton
lightsaber.jpg

  • Publisher:Kombi
  • MSRP: $30.00

Kombi Touch Screen Gloves
I moved to Florida just so I wouldn’t have to use stuff like this, but most of you live somewhere that’s cold right now. For you, these Kombi Gloves are a great thing to have in your pocket. They are comfortable and good looking gloves that solve the biggest problem of any tech savvy snow-bunny. They will still let you operate your touch screen on your smart phones. I tried them on to see how they worked and they do a great job. They are also super comfy. Then I took them off… because it is 83 degrees outside. They come in men’s and women’s sizes in grey/black print for men and black/blue print, grey/fuschia print and black/purple print for women.

Get yours today at Kombi Sports
kombi.jpg

  • Publisher:Vat19.com
  • MSRP: $24.95

Konexi
It’s like Scrabble got drunk and had a baby with Jenga. Konexi is a game that combines word creation with stacking and balance for a challenging but hilarious time. We loved playing around with this game. The instructions are pretty basic and the game moves nice and quickly. The real challenge is being able to stack the letters without having the whole tower collapse. Now, not that we would ever advocate drinking or anything like that, but we have found that if you have to take a shot every time you knock over the tower, the game takes on a whole new skill level!

Get yours today at Vat 19
konexi-word-game.jpg

  • Publisher: Underground Toys
  • MSRP: $26.99

Doctor Who Talking Tardis Cookie Jar

I’ll admit, I never liked Doctor Who when I was a kid, but now that I’ve had the chance to really get into the last three doctors, I’m a complete geek for the show and I’m not alone. Doctor Who is one of the hottests names out there in Sci fi and if there’s one thing we geeks like, it’s cookies! All the more reason for me to include Underground Toys’ Talking Tardis Cookie Jar in this year’s guide. This thing is AWESOME! open up the lid and you’ll be treated to that famous Tardis Whirring noise that we all now know is the emrgency break. It sounds perfect and you get it each time you reach for a cookie. This is just about the perfect gift you could get for the whovian in your life.

Get yours today at Retailers Everywhere
dodd_doctor_who_tardis_talking_cookie_jar.jpg

  • Publisher: Underground Toys
  • MSRP: $4.00-39.00

Star Wars Talking Plush

If the force is cuteness than these little guys have a midichlorian count that is off the charts!Undgroudn toys has put together an awesome assortment of Star Wars Characters that are not only adorable as hell, but they are cuddly too. What’s more, they even talk! They’ve got R2D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, and Darth Vader. This is a great gift for the female Star Wars Geek in your life, or any kid who loves the series. Hell, you can even snag one of the 4 inch ones for yourself and stuff it in your stocking. There’s really not much else to say about these things. They are cute, they are not too expensive and they are just down right awesome. No matter what you are looking for, they have a size for you, either 4″, 9″ or even 15″.

Get yours today at Retailers Everywhere
e503_star_wars_plush_w_sound.jpg


RSS feed | Trackback URI

Comments »

No comments yet.

You're not logged in. Please log in to comment. Not a member? Register and join YouBentMyWookie now. It's fun, free, and pure unadulterated awesomeness!


Trackback responses to this post