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Christmas Gift List: Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love

Elyssa Kroski published what is now my Christmas list.  This will make my family’s life much easier…

Let’s nominate Elyssa as the official librarian’s personal shopper!   😉

Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love

“Since last week’s post on 10 Geeky Office Supplies for Librarians was so popular, I decided to follow it up with these awesome and very geeky gadgets that are on my wish list:

1.) Livescribe Smart Pen

This amazing wi-fi pen automatically sends all of your notes to your Evernote account as you write them.  The built in microphone records and stores up to 800 hours of recorded audio which are also sent wirelessly to your account.

2.) Noteboard Foldable Pocket Whiteboard

Ever wish you had a whiteboard with you at some of your meetings or lunches?  Well you can easily carry this one in your pocket.  This portable whiteboard is over 400 square inches of note taking awesomeness, that folds and fits into your pocket. It folds down to a stack about the size of 27 index cards (3×5).

3.) Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer

Keep your tea or coffee warm at your desk with this appetizing cookie-shaped warmer that conveniently plugs into your USB port!

4.) Literary iPad Cases

Keep your iPad safe inside one of these literary classics covers such as The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, or A Clockwork Orange.  Each are made of hardcover book boards.

5.) The Point and Click Dictionary

This pocket-sized gadget has an integrated flip-up camera that scans any word with the touch of a button.  The built-in speaker provides audible word pronunciations and the  LCD screen clearly displays definitions, comprehensive etymologies, and related word forms.

6.) iPad Mini

With over 275,000 apps, the recently released iPad Mini is everything you’ve ever wanted in the iPad but you can hold it in one hand.  This new model has a 10 hour battery life and advanced Wi‑Fi that’s up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad.

7.) iPhone/iPad Pocket Projector

There have been so many meetings in which I wish I could have shared an image or a website while I was explaining a concept.  This tiny pocket-sized projector lets you share all of your presentations, videos, or websites you view on your iPhone or iPad  from as close as 8-in. and as far as 10-ft, projecting an image up to 85”.  And it comes with a mini tripod!

8.) FreeLoader Pro Solar Charger

I know many of my friends and colleagues really could have used this solar powered recharger after Hurricane Sandy.  But disasters aside, this re-charger is great for anyone who travels with multiple devices as it’s compatible with virtually every electrical device, anywhere in the world.  Once charged, it will give a mobile phone 70 hours of standby time, 5000 page turns on an eBook or a 100% full charge for a digital camera battery.

9.) Aroma USB

Keep your office smelling fresh with this USB operated cold mist ultrasonic fragrance dispenser.  It will work with nearly any fragrance oil available on the market.  I can definitely think of a few times this would have been very useful, especially on rainy days when everyone orders lunch in!

10.) Doctor Who USB Dalek Desk Defender

Keep unwanted visitors from your work space while you’re in meetings or out at lunch with this USB Dalek Desk Defender. This office pal has an integrated motion sensor capable of detecting movement between 6 to 9 feet away so if anyone tries to grab your stapler without asking they will be warned of their impending extermination!

Bonus! Ostrich Pillow

Nap anywhere with this portable micro environment!  This cave-like pillow-cushion-garment allows you to power nap virtually anywhere.  This unique pillow is definitely high on my wish list!!”

Awesome list!



Posted on: November 23, 2012, 7:12 am Category: Uncategorized