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The Lady Geek's Christmas Wishlist

  • First up for a fun stocking stuffer, the iStand offers a way to prop up your cell phone in the stylish manner it truly deserves. It also doubles up as a nice grip for when you’re sending out ‘thank you’ texts to everyone who got you something. Well everyone who didn’t buy you socks, anyway.
<br /><br />
<strong> $2.49 and under at </strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Samsung-Instinct-Motorola-Ericsson/dp/B003ZTJCKC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1322747687&sr=8-5"><strong>Amazon</strong></a>
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[<em>image flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sotome/4735004457/in/photostream/">sotome</a></em>]
  • You probably never thought warm and cosy would be on the list of must 
haves for a pair of headphones until you saw this pair of wintery  
“hear-muffs”. No need to compromise between warm ears and your music  
when out in the frosty weather. Crack on a carol or two and keep your  
ears toastier than chestnuts roasting on the proverbial.
<br /><br />
<strong>About $25, order online from <a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/231305388/Product.aspx">John Lewis</a></strong>
  • Need  to work off the Christmas cookies? The long awaited Dance Central 2
 and  Sports Season 2 are finally out on Kinect with even more fun 
features  than the first time round. Whether it’s challenging your boss 
to a  “dance off” at the Christmas party or racing down a ski slope when
  you’re snowed in with the family, these games have something for  
everyone. Just let your dinner go down first, eh?
<br /><br />
<strong>$49.99 at <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dance-Central-2-Xbox-360-Kinect-Xbox-360-kinect/19341847">Walmart</a></strong>
  • If you’d like to give your ears a rest (from ear buds, not your  
questionable taste in music) then this radio belongs on your wish list. 
 There is something very satisfying about crystal clear Classic FM or  
80’s greatest hits being played into your home from something as stylish
  as this: the Orla Kiely print makes this gadget more than just easy on
  the ears, but easy on the eyes too. You can browse the airwaves or  
connect your iPod for instant gratification.
<br /><br />
<strong>About $235, order online from <a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/231318314/Product.aspx">John Lewis</a></strong>
  • …or if youd prefer a radio that is a little more subtle and well, actually  looks like a radio the PURE ONE Flow, Portable DAB/FM/Internet Radio might be more your bag. It is even DAB’s most affordable internet radio  yet.
<br /><br />
<strong>$142.32 at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/PURE-Flow-Portable-Internet-Radio/dp/B005OU71IA/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322748296&sr=8-2-fkmr1">Amazon</a></strong>
  • Love  your e-reader, but still feeling bad that you’ve abandoned the 
 beautiful book? These chargers from Inbook are here to ease the guilt. 
 Making a lovely addition to any nightstand, it also rids you of the  
tangled bedside mess of chords that comes from charging your favorite  
gadgets. This only includes the USB cord, so make sure you have the  
proper adapter if you want to plug directly into the wall. I hope this  
graces my bedroom before the new year.
<br /><br />
<strong>Made to order from the <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/inbook?ref=seller_info">Inbook Etsy Shop</a> for about $54</strong>
  • I  could go on and on about all the specs of the Kindle and its 
features,  but why bother? You know what it can do. All that needs to be
 said is  that the new Kindle is faster, lighter and cheaper than its  
predecessors, making it easier than ever to curl up on the sofa, cup of 
 hot chocolate in one hand and 1,400 books in the other. Its e-ink  
display and simple design make it a gadget for even the tech-weary. If  
you haven’t received one for Christmas before, this year should be the  
year.
<br /><br />
<strong>$79 at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wi-Fi-Ink-Display-Screensavers/dp/B0051QVESA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1322748423&sr=1-1">Amazon</a></strong>
  • Still  pretend you don’t miss a proper keyboard when using a tablet? Stop  lying to yourself and look again at those typing errors. What the hell  is a Chirstmas Persent? Call me old-fashioned, but sometimes having a  qwerty keyboard is a necessity, making this little beauty’s fold out  number a great design feature. Its a bit heavier than its competitors,  but if you’re looking for something to replace a netbook or smaller  laptop, this should at the top of your wishlist.
<br /><br />
<strong>From $475<a href="http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/asus-epad-slider-tablet-pc-16gb-11361509-pdt.html?intcmpid=display%7ERR%7E%7E11361509"></a></strong>
  • If you have been wishing for a Windows alternative to the MacBook Air this holiday season, the Acer S3 Ultrabook is a serious contender. When you  open this super-sleek super-slim laptop your eyes will light up brighter  than Rudolph’s nose after several whiskeys--it’s truly stunning. The screen could be a bit sharper, but it’s well worth getting yourself on the nice list to be in with a chance of receiving this gift.
<br /><br />
<strong>From $899</strong>
  • Nokia has  built the most beautiful ever Windows phone. Sure it has 
the best  camera of any handset on the market today, but it’s the new  
user-interface that makes Nokia’s latest phones worthy of your  
wish-list. Specifically designed for people who love to socialize with  
Twitter, Facebook and Email built into the “live-tiles” home screen. Add
  to that a design which makes it one of the most aesthetically pleasing
  phones around, and you’ve got the perfect Christmas treat. Now if only
  Santa would cover the cost of your data plan…

<br /><br />
<em><a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/belindaparmar" target="_hplink">Belinda Parmar</a> is the founder of <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/ladygeektv" target="_hplink">Lady Geek TV</a>. Please join the Lady Geek campaign to end the stereotypes and cliches towards women in tech and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LadyGeekTV" target="_hplink">Like us on Facebook</a></em></p><p>
<em>This post originally appeared on <a href="http://www.handbag.com/special-edition/christmas-gifts/christmas-gift-ideas-2011-gadgets#fbIndex1">handbag.com</a>.</em>
  • 01 /10
    | iStand First up for a fun stocking stuffer, the iStand offers a way to prop up your cell phone in the stylish manner it truly deserves. It also doubles up as a nice grip for when you’re sending out ‘thank you’ texts to everyone who got you something. Well everyone who didn’t buy you socks, anyway.

    $2.49 and under at Amazon

    [image flickr user sotome]
  • 02 /10
    | Hear-muffs Headphones You probably never thought warm and cosy would be on the list of must haves for a pair of headphones until you saw this pair of wintery “hear-muffs”. No need to compromise between warm ears and your music when out in the frosty weather. Crack on a carol or two and keep your ears toastier than chestnuts roasting on the proverbial.

    About $25, order online from John Lewis
  • 03 /10
    | XBOX Kinect Games Dance Central 2 and Sports Season 2 Need to work off the Christmas cookies? The long awaited Dance Central 2 and Sports Season 2 are finally out on Kinect with even more fun features than the first time round. Whether it’s challenging your boss to a “dance off” at the Christmas party or racing down a ski slope when you’re snowed in with the family, these games have something for everyone. Just let your dinner go down first, eh?

    $49.99 at Walmart
  • 04 /10
    | PURE Evoke Mio DAB Radio, Orla Kiely Abacus Edition If you’d like to give your ears a rest (from ear buds, not your questionable taste in music) then this radio belongs on your wish list. There is something very satisfying about crystal clear Classic FM or 80’s greatest hits being played into your home from something as stylish as this: the Orla Kiely print makes this gadget more than just easy on the ears, but easy on the eyes too. You can browse the airwaves or connect your iPod for instant gratification.

    About $235, order online from John Lewis
  • 05 /10
    | PURE ONE Flow, Portable DAB/FM/Internet Radio …or if youd prefer a radio that is a little more subtle and well, actually looks like a radio the PURE ONE Flow, Portable DAB/FM/Internet Radio might be more your bag. It is even DAB’s most affordable internet radio yet.

    $142.32 at Amazon
  • 06 /10
    | Book Charging Dock for iPhone and iPod Love your e-reader, but still feeling bad that you’ve abandoned the beautiful book? These chargers from Inbook are here to ease the guilt. Making a lovely addition to any nightstand, it also rids you of the tangled bedside mess of chords that comes from charging your favorite gadgets. This only includes the USB cord, so make sure you have the proper adapter if you want to plug directly into the wall. I hope this graces my bedroom before the new year.

    Made to order from the Inbook Etsy Shop for about $54
  • 07 /10
    | Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi 6” E-Ink I could go on and on about all the specs of the Kindle and its features, but why bother? You know what it can do. All that needs to be said is that the new Kindle is faster, lighter and cheaper than its predecessors, making it easier than ever to curl up on the sofa, cup of hot chocolate in one hand and 1,400 books in the other. Its e-ink display and simple design make it a gadget for even the tech-weary. If you haven’t received one for Christmas before, this year should be the year.

    $79 at Amazon
  • 08 /10
    | ASUS Eee Pad Slider Still pretend you don’t miss a proper keyboard when using a tablet? Stop lying to yourself and look again at those typing errors. What the hell is a Chirstmas Persent? Call me old-fashioned, but sometimes having a qwerty keyboard is a necessity, making this little beauty’s fold out number a great design feature. Its a bit heavier than its competitors, but if you’re looking for something to replace a netbook or smaller laptop, this should at the top of your wishlist.

    From $475
  • 09 /10
    | Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook If you have been wishing for a Windows alternative to the MacBook Air this holiday season, the Acer S3 Ultrabook is a serious contender. When you open this super-sleek super-slim laptop your eyes will light up brighter than Rudolph’s nose after several whiskeys--it’s truly stunning. The screen could be a bit sharper, but it’s well worth getting yourself on the nice list to be in with a chance of receiving this gift.

    From $899
  • 10 /10
    | Nokia Lumia 800 Nokia has built the most beautiful ever Windows phone. Sure it has the best camera of any handset on the market today, but it’s the new user-interface that makes Nokia’s latest phones worthy of your wish-list. Specifically designed for people who love to socialize with Twitter, Facebook and Email built into the “live-tiles” home screen. Add to that a design which makes it one of the most aesthetically pleasing phones around, and you’ve got the perfect Christmas treat. Now if only Santa would cover the cost of your data plan…

    Belinda Parmar is the founder of Lady Geek TV. Please join the Lady Geek campaign to end the stereotypes and cliches towards women in tech and Like us on Facebook

    This post originally appeared on handbag.com.

Each year tech companies will try and tell you what gadgets to get for Christmas by blabbing on about RIM, RAM and terrabytes. Yawn. And don’t even get us started on the pink and sparkly gifts of season’s past. But fear not—no returns will be necessary if you write this year’s letter to Santa with a little help from Lady Geek.. Whether you are looking to give or receive (or just receive…), these are our favorite gadgets that belong on everyone’s wishlists.