5 Great Gifts for a Geeky Dad

Christmas is almost here but it’s not too late to order last minute gifts!  Amazon offers 2-day and next-day shipping.  If you’re still hunting for that perfect gift, check out our list and get those orders in!

All that gift buying can leave your bank account lean. Besides the money, coming up with gifts that are not cheesy but useful for a dad who is so geeky he probably has everything he needs to play with can be hard, especially since tech gadgets tend to be hard to come by.

Here are some great gadgets that every nerdy guy wants to have!

1. The Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Brushless Drone

Drones have become the coolest gadget for any guy who considers themselves a geek. They can do incredible things and are available in different sizes and are available for prices lower than $50. Cheap drones have fewer functions and tend to either break easily or get lost as soon as they leave the ground.

The Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Brushless drone is pricier but has functions you wouldn’t find in a cheaper drone. It has a 1080p video which takes great high definition footage.

 It has a follow me function which literally follows you. It can help you take great action shots of yourself. You can use the First Person View (FPV) Function to get images of the drone flying in real time. Another great feature on this drone is the altitude lock which keeps your drone flying at an altitude you are comfortable with. It even has a GPS function to return it home as well as a safe mode feature which ensures that the drone will always return home.

 

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Amazon Warehouse Daily Deals

We’re launching a new feature called Amazon Daily Deals.

All day, every day, the GeekInked staff will scout the Amazon Warehouse for the best geeky deals.

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What’s the Amazon Warehouse, you say?

Amazon Warehouse Deals is a part of Amazon.com that specializes in offering great deals on returned, warehouse-damaged, used, or refurbished products that are in good condition but do not meet Amazon.com rigorous standards as “new.” We also offer products in new and open-box condition.

We at GeekInked LOVE the Warehouse and stalk it non-stop.  It’s a bit hit-or-miss (some of the products come banged up) but it’s a great place to find amazing deals on everything from DVDs to Superhero Costumes.

We figured we’d share our finds with our loyal readers and see how it works.

Enjoy!

Jewelry Ideas For The Trendy Geek

The rising trend of men wearing jewelry only goes to show that men’s jewelry is steadily entering mainstream men’s fashion.

Yes, tie pins and cuff links have already been a traditional part of men’s attires for years now, but the fact that bangles, bracelets, necklaces, and rings (to cite a few) are already being widely patronized nowadays only serves to underscore the aforementioned statement.

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We’ve even taken the liberty to list down the ones that are selling like hotcakes in Amazon. One notable common denominator among these pieces of jewelry are that they’re inexpensive but very stylish, as evidenced by the satisfactory reviews that they’re received.

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Watch Out! Does The Watch Really Choose The Man?

I don’t know about you… but I’m a watch person. Can’t step out of the house without one! I have worn wrist watches since I was “yay high”… and if there’s anything I’ve learned over the years, it’s the fact that you can’t teach a man how to love his watch… it’s a personal thing… deeply personal. It’s almost like an unspoken ritualistic marriage of some sorts between man and an object… a time piece. You don’t choose your men’s watches, they choose you!

We all have a rough idea in our minds about how a good men’s watch should look like; bold, probably in a big manly case, and a sophisticated but awesome looking dial that throws everything at your face, easy to adjust straps, and so many other small things that appeal to us personally. Then there’s the small matter of the actual construction of the watch’s internal mechanism, what makes it tick, its reliability, the ability of the watch to perform outstandingly in terms of precision. And then of course lastly, we want the name to be something our friends either can’t forget, or can’t pronounce! A name that oozes class and commands respect!

I was shopping for some gifts for a cousin’s wedding the other day and I was almost beginning to enjoy the cool choices of stuff I could by the groom until I got to the men’s watches… well I kind of walked into that one because I deliberately navigated to that part of Amazon (just to sneak a peek…); I have never been so confused!

To demonstrate to you what I mean… here is one watch you can either buy for yourself, or for your friend(s)… this time we can let it be the situation where the man chooses the watch…

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3 Kitchen Gift Ideas this Christmas

Less than two months to go before the gift-giving season, do you have any gift ideas for your family and friends?

Some of you might often dread the thought of giving gifts during Christmas. There’s this nagging thought that they might not like it, or that it might not fit their personality and style. Instead of being ‘merry’, you feel all the hassle and headache.

But there are incredible finds online which fit perfectly for everyone. So if you’re giving a gift for the kitchen-crazed type, you’ll never run out of gift ideas. Here are a few kitchen gift ideas that we found online that might come in handy on that Christmas list:
1. FOR MOM:

Oster 3874 Flip Nonstick Belgian Waffle Maker. Say hello to bright and sunshiney mornings with a double flip waffle maker. It comes with dual cooking plates that heat at the proper temperature creating perfectly cooked waffle for everyone. Its handles are cool to touch and allows you to easily flip the plates to cook the other side.
Why is this perfect for mom (or your aunt or a friend who’s a mom)? Waffles are perfect to brighten up one’s day and moms just have this magic in them which makes every meal special. It’s going to be one great day ahead!

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Best Drones Under $100 on Amazon.com

Drones, or quadcopters, are a recent invention that has taken the world by storm. The sudden increase in the availability and practicality of drones makes them the perfect present for any tech head who wants the latest gadgets at entry-level prices. This round up of the most affordable small drones on Amazon.com hopes to provide insight into what consumers are saying about these cool gadgets.

We’re reviewing the top drones we found under $100 on Amazon.com.  Check them out!151021_ft_drone-jpg-crop-promo-xlarge2

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G-Anime 2016 Prize Announcement

Hi Folks! We took a little more time than usual to decide which of our G-Anime finalists were going get the Kagagi Comic Book and the Jack Salaberry Book. We had quite a difficult choice this time for two reasons; first of all we were only giving away two prizes! We sort of got used to handing out a lot of prizes and with only two this time, we very felt that it was a difficult choice. The second  problem was getting five people to agree on the same two cosplayers… we spent long hours arguing each cosplayers merits via Skype.

Just two give everyone and idea of how seriously we take this, we aren’t just thinking “Which is my favourite?” Much like Yaya Han mentioned in her panel at Ottawa Pop Expo, judging cosplay is a rigorous process that involves topics such as:

How well the costume was built?

How well did the cosplayer represent the character?

Did the cosplayer pull off an awesome pose?

Did the photo have feeling?

Did the photo have energy?

Was the cosplay something unique?

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FanExpo 2016: Amy Acker

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For a very shy young Amy Acker, the discovery of acting was life-changing. Amy took an acting class when a knee injury interrupted her ballet career, and discovered that she liked talking as long as someone else wrote the words. With a wide, nervous grin she added “Whereas when I have to say my own words, like this, I get really embarrassed”. Currently appearing on Person of Interest, she is best known for her roles on Angel as Winifred “Fred” Burkle and Illyria. Amy said she had identified with the role because of their common love of math and science. She said she always felt that, like herself, Fred was from Texas and loved tacos.

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Kitchen Toys – Fun For Geeks Of All Ages!

I was in the kitchen with my daughter, and we had a laptop on the counter. I had brought it to that most sacred place after realizing just how short I was on kitchen gadgets that would help me with my special needs. I had a tab open, with a tomato slicer I had been looking at, and my six-year-old daughter thought it was a toy when she had a look. I was so busy with what I was doing in the kitchen that I affirmed that it was indeed a toy. I managed to free myself five minutes later and joining her at the counter, I had a brilliant idea:  I would shop for kitchen toys with my daughter.

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Rob’s Introduction to Fan Expo 2016

Hi Everyone! Here we are at Fan Expo 2016 and there is once again a lot of things to see. The first thing I feel like I need to mention is something near and dear to my heart. Transformers. Once again, The Cybertronic Spree will be performing at the Fan Expo Afterparty put on by the team at Geek Pr0n… They are calling it Nerd Noise Night and if you haven’t heard Cybertronic’s version of Instruments of Destruction, then you’re really missing out.

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In other news, Fan Expo has made some layout changes this year. They moved most of the gaming that was clogging up the North building last year into the South Building this year. It’s a much improved format and should you be so inclined (and I know our readers will be), you can visit the various gaming booth by X-Box, Playstation, Unisoft and more. Each of them fit perfectly into the high tech feel that Fan Expo has this year. You can even get up and try out Just Dance 2016… I really want to see some epic cosplay dance off battles! You know the Anime characters will do it but I personally would like to see Joker vs Batman…

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