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This article was published on February 5, 2014


    12 quirky gadgets and accessories for geeks

    12 quirky gadgets and accessories for geeks
    Martin Bryant
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    If you’re a gadget fiend who appreciates the finer things in life, look no further than our latest guide to good-looking, quirky gadgets and accessories.

    For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide – just because it’s no longer the season doesn’t mean you can’t indulge yourself.

    Une Bobine Charger for iPhone 5/5s & 5c

    iPhones are good, but they don’t have superpowers (yet). If you want your iPhone 5, 5s or 5c to make a real impact in the workplace, this eye-catching charger will make it look like it’s defying gravity. $35

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    Une Bobine Charger for iPhone 5/5s & 5c

    Question Block Lamp & Stand

    If you looked below and the first thing you thought was “Mario!” as a warm glow of nostalgia embraced you, this lamp is for you. It makes fun 8-bit sounds but (buyer’s warning) you won’t get coins, flowers or any other goodies popping out of it. $94

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    Question Block Lamp & Stand

    Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB Hub by Satechi in Silver

    Matching the look of Apple’s official wireless keyboard and trackpad, this USB hub is as stylish as it is handy to have around. $28

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    Satechi Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB Hub (9.5

    Sound Cylinder Portable Speaker System

    Pictured here attached to an iPad but compatible with any Bluetooth audio device, this speaker system is a good choice for taking on the go. It clamps to most tablets, mini-tablets, and many laptops. $199

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    Sound Cylinder Portable Speaker System

    iTap AC-USB Charging Adapter

    Electricity is to gadgets as water is to humans, so give your USB devices as nice big drink from the mains with this unusual adapter. The version sold here is designed to work with United States power sockets. $30

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    iTap AC-USB Charging Adapter

    Mitamanma Megane HD Camera Glasses

    Bridging the ‘cool vs creepy’ divide at these Mitamanma Megane glasses that record up to 40 minutes of 30 fps HD video and capture 4032 x 3024-pixel still images.. Hailing from Japan, you’ll have to decipher the instructions yourself but they certainly cost less than Google Glass. $135

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    Mitamanma Megane HD Camera Glasses

    TV Binary LED Watch

    It might make telling the time a little more difficult than with a standard watch, but that’s the allure of this timepiece: only those smart enough to understand binary need apply. It’s cased in stainless steel, with a leather strap and is water resistant up to 90 feet. $210

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    TV Binary LED Watch

    Samsung S9 4K UHD TV

    We’re not expecting many of you to be in the market for one of these, but if you’ve just sold your company for a good price and are looking for something to show for it that isn’t a car or a house, maybe this enormous, high-spec Samsung 4K TV is for you. Just make sure that you have a very large room to put it in. $44,999

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    Samsung S9 4K UHD TV

    Lifedge Waterproof Case for iPhone 5/5s

    If you’re the kind of person who enjoys life in the great outdoors, this case will help you stay connected. Promising to be 100 percent waterproof and protecting against dust and dropping, it’s a great choice for explorers, adventurers and anyone who isn’t put off by a bit of thunder and lightning. $120

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    Lifedge Waterproof Case for iPhone 5/5s

    Station iPhone Dock

    Keep your desk tidy and your smartphone to hand with this wooden dock. It won’t charge your device but, contrary to its name, it promises to fit “almost any phone.” $40

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    Station iPhone Dock

    Braun Prestige BN0106

    If the latest smartwatches or traditional Swiss classics aren’t for you but you want a stylish piece of design on your wrist, this Braun watch is worth considering. It won the iF award and the Red dot award for product design in 2012 and features a patented ‘EasySkroll v2.0’ operating system. $800

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    Braun Prestige BN0106

    Carbon Fiber Magic Trackpad Skin

    If you swear by your Apple Magic Trackpad but feel that it’s time for a change look-wise, this carbon fiber skin will protect your trusted device while giving it a stylish new appearance. $16

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    Carbon Fiber Magic Trackpad Skin

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