Holiday Gift Guide – Manly Man Edition: Electronics

It’s that time of year again and everyone is scrambling to find gift ideas for their lovable nerd friends.  Fortunately for you, 2011 has been a great year for electronics, video games and other geeky toys that your favorite nerd will love.  Today we’re going to feature some of the electronics that would make a great gift for that geeky acquaintance.

Available on Amazon $79

Amazon’s Kindle is now cheaper than ever at only $79 dollars for the base model.  If you really feel like you can’t handle the ad supported version though, you’ll have to fork over another thirty dollars.  The Kindle is easy to read, lightweight and a convenient way to read your favorite books or magazines.  With thousands of free books available through Amazon’s classics collection and the lending libraries, the Kindle isn’t just fun, it’s economical!

Available on Amazon $299

Up next is Sony’s Playstation 3.  Coming in at $299 for the 320gb bundle with Uncharted 3, the newest incarnation of the Playstation console is probably near the top of your nerd’s wishlist(assuming they don’t already have one).  With Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim having just been released, a new Playstation could be a godsend for the gamer on a budget.  With blu-ray capabilities, a great collection of games, HDMI output and the ability to stream both Netflix and Hulu Plus, this could be the gift to end all gifts.

Available on Amazon $489

Finally, for those of you who know a photography fiend, The Canon EOS Rebel T3 comes in at $489.  Capable of taking 12.2 megapixel pictures, this entry level DSLR will be sure to please.  The Rebel T3 is a great way for the amateur photographer to begin experimenting with digital photography.  Capable of using all of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, investing in a Rebel means that you have the ability to upgrade your camera without buying new lenses in the future.  While $489 might seem steep for a Christmas present, the quality is unsurpassed at the price point.

In tomorrow’s article, we’ll feature a few games that are going to be essential buys this season.  So if you still don’t know what to buy after this, check back tomorrow!

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