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J_Me
November 22nd, 2015, 02:03 PM
List some useful gadgets that would make good presents(instead of socks) for us geeks.

On the left is a ide/sata to usb adapter, really useful if you have old cd drives or even hard drives from a desktop lying around (note you'll need a power supply unit from a desktop as well). Hook this up to a laptop.
(cost about 3 UK)
And this keyboard is good for a smartphone or raspberry pi(you'll need a bluetooth dongle for the pi though).
(cost about 5 UK)

And for my wishlist I'd like a linux meta key for my keyboard.
(cost priceless)

kurt18947
November 22nd, 2015, 03:25 PM
Flash drives? It's difficult to have too many live USBs :D. Or laptop hard drive enclosures for the spinny hard drives replaced by SSDs?

y6FgBn)~v
November 23rd, 2015, 03:12 AM
Quite a few listed here (https://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/giftsunder10/)

QIII
November 23rd, 2015, 04:18 AM
I'm not sure I've ever seen a hacker under $10...

deadflowr
November 23rd, 2015, 05:23 AM
Quite a few listed here (https://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/giftsunder10/)

Punks had it coming I guess:https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e5a7/

Habitual
November 23rd, 2015, 12:43 PM
Quite a few listed here (https://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/giftsunder10/)
Kick Monkey, Kick!

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
November 23rd, 2015, 12:58 PM
since you used the symbol i assume you are not in the US so the shipping on this may not be so bad
http://www.flyfish-tech.com/FF32/index.php
It can give you GPIO pin like a Rpi has on a usb port (for the non-geeks here)
i made a fan controller with one, now i can adjust chassis fan speed based on the GPU temperature

QDR06VV9
November 23rd, 2015, 08:49 PM
Punks had it coming I guess:https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e5a7/

OMG that is funny! Good One.:D

J_Me
November 25th, 2015, 06:52 PM
@pqwoerituytrueiwoq
since you used the symbol i assume you are not in the US so the shipping on this may not be so badNo I'm in the U.K. and only used $ as not many people use pounds.1Thanks for posting, looks interesting.

tgalati4
November 25th, 2015, 08:37 PM
I enjoy browsing: https://www.sparkfun.com/

Look for the sale/discontinued items to add to your geek collection.

And this shop is near me: http://www.allelectronics.com/

At Home Depot, I picked up a lighted Mechanical Finger Picker and lighted, telescopic 2-lb magnet picker for $9 each. Made by General Tool and decent quality. Check the clearance isle near the tool section. These are good for pulling wire through wall cavities.

J_Me
December 5th, 2015, 02:45 PM
@tgalati41
Look for the sale/discontinued items to add to your geek collection. This is always a good idea as you can find some real bargains but you also run the risk of just adding 'interesting stuff' to drawers/shelves. :)1 1 Raspberry pi has released a raspberry-pi-zero for $5. (link on these forums http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2304486) this will give the IOT a boost.1