Can you recommend a geeky gift?

I’m looking for a geeky gift for my boyfriend. He’s into computer bits and pieces but I can’t think of anything he doesn’t have. Can you suggest something?

Well, there are a whole bunch of gadgets out there, depending on what you are after and what your budget is. Your question sounds like it’s a surprise gift, rather than a big event sort of gift, so I’m assuming that something expensive is not what you’re after. You may want to have a look at the huge assortment of USB-based devices that you can find on the market.

Here’s an idea, how about an Excaliber USB Chiller and Warmer, a USB-powered device that keeps your drinks warm (or cool depending on what they are). Here’s a picture of what it looks like:

It’s currently on sale from at around $13; which isn’t all that expensive and can be a really cool gift.

It’s not a complicated device, basically consisting of a fan and a heating element in a base which can hold your coffee, but the fact that it’s USB powered means that you can run it off your laptop or any USB output. I’ll be perfectly honest and say that I wouldn’t mind having one of these myself, just to keep my coffee warm.

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