WFMW: Geeky Gifts For Guys

I have a husband and three sons. They’re not sports fans or hunters or golfers, but they do like technology and gadgets. For anything really technical I need to get the exact name, product code, etc., but these are some “other” gifts they’ve enjoyed receiving over the years.

1. USB Rocket Launcher plugs into the USB port of your computer. My husband has one on his desk at work that coworkers like to launch.

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2. USB Doomsday Device Hub

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It has a series of buttons and levers, and people just can’t resist pushing and flipping them to see what will happen, despite the dire warnings. Of course, Jeremy and Jesse wanted to try it out.

3. USB Beverage Cooler

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When you don’t want to walk all the way to the kitchen for a cold drink. It holds one drink can.

4. Duct Tape wallet. Because guys can make ANYTHING out of duct tape.

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5. Digital Temperature Fork. This is handy if your guy grills: a fork with a meat thermometer built in. Ours came with a set of grilling utensils. We got this from a department store (J. C. Penney’s, I think) one Father’s Day, but I ran a search for it and found several sources online.

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6. Digital Bank

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Ours, which we found in the men’s department at a store in the mall, is much plainer than this version from SlashGear, but there are several online. It keeps count of the total of the coins as you drop them in. I don’t know how you adjust it if you remove any — maybe that’s motivation not to!

7. Anything from Scottevest, a line of clothing designed to accommodate the wires and cords from electronic devices and all sorts of pockets and compartments. A couple of my guys had their jackets on their “wish list” for years, but they were kind of expensive, so all we ever got was this hat (you can click on the video link there to see where the compartments are).

8. Many of the above items can be found at ThinkGeek, the name of which speaks for itself. Lots of…interesting stuff there. It’s mostly a family-friendly site, but, as with all external links, use caution and discretion.

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11 thoughts on “WFMW: Geeky Gifts For Guys

  1. True, that one as well as some of the others would work well for either gender. I was thinking of guys since these are gifts I bought for my guys over the years.

  2. These are some cool guy gifts. My hubby would like any of them. I actually think the digital bank is great. I am always wondering just how much money is in his coin jar. I found you from WFMW.

  3. ThinkGeek is one of the favorite online stores at our house. There are lots of fun things on there. Our son even made the “Customer Action Shot” once!

  4. My guys would like those things!!

    Glad you visited & saw the tag. I had to stop and do laundry–again?? Already?? Hehe.

    I was just coming back to tag you.

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    Julie

  5. Wow! Thanks, Barbara! I think I now know a couple things that we are going to get our son for Christmas. Thank you so much!!

  6. Oh, and our son, Daniel made and carried a duct tape wallet all through high school. It was unbelievably durable! I tried to get him to make them and sell them on Ebay or something for some extra money but he wasn’t interested. Hmm…maybe that’s something I could do? *grin*

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