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Holiday gifts for geeks

December 3, 2009

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Wondering what to get for that special techno-geek on your holiday gift list? Johnson Ng and his fellow elves at the SFU Microcomputer Store in the Cornerstone Building at the Burnaby campus have a Santa bag full of nifty computer accessories for sale—some for less than 10 bucks. The items on Ng’s table include:

Apple Magic Mouse ($69)
http://www.apple.ca/magicmouse
This bluetooth mouse brings the iPhone’s intuitive touch interface to your desktop.

Cyber Clean ($7.97)
http://www.cyberclean.tv/
A lemon-scented biodegradable compound that cleans and kills germs in cavities on nearly all surfaces, including hard-to-clean keyboards.

LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen ($149.97)
http://www.livescribe.com/
Record writing and audio from a lecture or meeting and sync them to a Mac or PC, and export them to PDFs and iPod format so you can share with your friends and colleagues, or review what you missed.

Sony Digital Photo Frame ($149.97)
http://www.sony.ca/
Enjoy holiday photos instantly on this high-resolution LCD.

Mophie Juice Pack Air ($94.97)
http://www.mophie.com/
This ultra-thin and light-weight accessory isn’t only a case for your iPhone 3G or 3GS, but it’s also a rechargeable battery that can extend your talk time by up to nine hours and WiFi by up to 5.4 hours.

iPhone 3G and 3GS silicone and hard cases in a selection of colours and designs to suit your taste. ($14.97–29.97)

Verbatim InSight USB Hard Drive ($139)
http://www.verbatim.com/
Back up your important files on this sleek hard drive, which continuously displays available free space on its always-on LCD.

Apple iPod nano (starting from $168.97)
http://www.apple.ca/ipodnano
Comes with a built-in video camera and mic for capturing unforgettable moments quickly and uploading them to YouTube easily.

Don’t’ miss the store’s early Boxing Week sale starting Monday, Dec 21 at 10 am. Deals will be announced Saturday. Dec. 19 on Facebook (facebook.com/sfumicrostore) and Twitter (twitter.com/sfumicrostore).

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