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Are you looking for geek gadgets or gift ideas for the Excel user/computer geek in your life? Maybe you need a present for your boss, or a departing co-worker. Sure, you could buy a practical, but boring flash drive, or calculator, but you'd like something a bit more exotic.
I haven't used all of the items below, so can't endorse them, but they looked interesting, and somewhat Excel-related, so they may help you with your gift-giving. Note: These are affiliate links, so I'll earn a small commission if you buy something on the linked site. Thanks!
If you have other Excel-related gift ideas and geek gadgets that you'd like to share, please let me know.
Click on a picture to go to the web site for that item, or point to a picture to see a short description, and rating where available.
Mixed Numbers Wall Clock
If you love numbers, this is the clock for you. And with the jumble of numbers in this geek gadget' face, you can pretend it's any time that you want!
Victorinox SwissMemory 2 GB
The perfect Swiss Army tool for a computer user, has a 2 GB flash drive attachment, knife blade, nail file with screwdriver, scissors, key ring, LED mini-light, and retractable ballpoint pen. This geek gadget's not for your carry on bag when travelling though!
Programmable Coffee Maker
What could be a more perfect geek gadget for a programmer, than a programmable coffee maker?
Fun for your favourite mathematician.
It's never too early to learn about numbers, and prepare for an exciting life with spreadsheets. An arithmetic game for children 4 and up, or pirates.
Powers of 2 BCD Clock
This geek gadget's binary code shows what time it is. A great clock for a programmer.
Music for Excel Fans
Well, the songs have Number in their titles, so they must be good!
Click here to go to the Music section
(Warning -- it plays music, but you can adjust the volume, or turn it off)
FBI agents use mathematics to solve crimes.
It's not really a movie about Excel, the spreadsheet, but the series titles seem appropriate. For example:
Excel Saga - Doing Whatever It Takes
Excel Saga - Missions Improbable
Excel Saga - When Excels Strike (Out)
Good Will Hunting
Matt Damon stars as Will Hunting, a closet math genius who works as a university janitor. He solves an impossible calculus problem scribbled on a hallway blackboard and reluctantly becomes the prodigy of an arrogant MIT professor.
Pi To The 50th Decimal Tie
Behind the pi symbol on this tie, pi is calculated to the fiftieth decimal point. Awesome!
Abacus Cuff Links
These geek cufflinks might be useful if you have to calculate the tip at a fancy dinner.
Binary People T-Shirt
What geek wouldn't be proud to wear this? There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't.
Programmable Scrolling LED Sign Hat
Your Excel user could be the first one on the block to be able to program a hat. Who knew that hats could be geek gadgets?
The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists
This book will help scientists-in-the- making discover how our world works with creative project ideas, including how to:
- Grow crystals to power your Stargate and set your room aglow
- Extract your own DNA and decode your genes
- Build a MacGyver radio from nothing but cast-off electrical and office supplies
What Would Wally Do?
by Scott Adams
Humour, or perhaps inspiration, for those who work in cubicles.
If you'd prefer a more serious gift, instead of a geek gadget, you can add an Excel book to someone's collection. There's a long list here: Excel Books
and a list of Excel and Office books that I use here: Excel Bookshelf
Excel Pivot Tables Recipe Book
by Debra Dalgleish
And I'll include a shameless plug for my own Excel books, the perfect gift for every Excel user.
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Last updated: November 8, 2011 7:43 PM