Geeky Toys You (Or I) May Want!

Geeky Toys You (Or I) May Want!

Here are the Top 10 Geeky Toys/Electronics you may want:

10. iPod Touch/iPod: Seriously you don’t have an iPod? I think even little kids in Ethiopia have iPods.

Price Range: $59.00 – $249.00


9. HDTV: HD televisions have been the big things the last couple of years and they are lowering to a price point where they are becoming affordable to the average American. I bought a 42inch Plasma TV for $550.00 recently. I did have $200.00 in gift certificates, but $750.00 is still a good deal!

Price Range: $200.00 – $3,000.00 (You can get a really nice TV for under $1000.00)


8.Digital SLR: I really want an SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) Camera! SLRs are basically professional-style cameras. I have an average digital camera, but I really want a Digital SLR (DSLR). One of the most popular DSLRs is the Canon EOS Rebel XS. Starting around $400, it’s fairly affordable, but I’m really hoping they’ll get closer to $200.00 soon. As with anything, you can spend as much as you want on a DSLR. High-end models approach the 5 figures mark. Ouch!

Price Range: $400.00 – $10,000.00


7. Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard: I’m putting this higher up the list because I want it. At $150, it is a little much… but how cool is this! Check out the video to see it in action. This is freakin’ cool!

Price: $149.00

6. PC Laptop: They are getting to a price point where they are very affordable. You can get a PC laptop with great specs for around $500. Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t lowered their prices to something reasonable just yet, but I’m hoping its on the horizon. I’m still waiting for a laptop under $1,000 from my beloved company.

Price Range: $250.00 – $3,000.00


5. Nintendo Wii: I know I want one! Nintendo makes one of the best gaming consoles out there right now. The Wii, starting at $199, is selling for a great price! Just don’t get snookered into buying accessories that you probably don’t need.

Price: $199.00


4. Tivo: The best DVR in the business. You want one. I want one. Get one.

Price Range: $60.00 – $399.00


3. Smartphone (that isn’t an iPhone): So you don’t wanna pay the ridiculous fees that AT&T charges you? The cheapest way of getting an iPhone will probably set you back around $70 per month (and that’s with barley any minutes). While everyone wants one (I know I do) I do NOT wanna pay $130.00 a month for cell service. Luckily, there are several other smartphones on the market for people like us.

Price Range: about $100.00 – $500.00 (it depends on your contract with your provider)


2. iPhone: As said above, they are expensive, but they are cool! The plans are expensive and if the phone breaks, you might not be covered. But man are they awesome! I have an iPod Touch and I look at with disdain everyday saying ” why can’t you be an iPhone?”

Price Range: about $100.00 -$300.00 (again it depends on your contract)


1. Kindle/ Nook: I’m really not what you’d call “a reader.” I haven’t read a book in… ummm… a while. Needless to say, if I had a Kindle or Nook I’d read… maybe.

Price: $259.00


As always, do your research when buying unless you want it immediately. If you need to have it NOW, then you’re gonna pay extra for it. For instance a micro USB to PC cable is about $3.00 from online warehouses. When you go anywhere else (Office Depot, WalMart, etc), you’ll pay about $20-$25. I know this firsthand. I needed to charge my phone quickly and couldn’t wait 5-10 days, so I had to buy one locally. When it comes to HDTVs, shop, shop, and then shop some more. You’ll find deals everywhere. I’ve provided a couple links for you check out. I go to these websites daily for some of the best deals the net has to provide… and you know we love the net! 🙂


GainSaver (best CPU deals on the net! You won’t find a Mac cheaper)

Amazon (check out the “used” products first… don’t buy new if you don’t have to… that’s what warranties are for)

About the Author

avatar RON: A geek who works in the Graphic Design field and currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the primary site designer for Geek Trio. He is also an avid comic and sci-fi geek. Ron brings his sense of humor and a unique viewpoint to the podcast.