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Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Books, Hardware, Software, Technology |

Official Guide geek gift for the holidays December

Official Guide ALT1040 geek gift for the holidays December

The classic dilemma of parents, boyfriends, girlfriends, brothers, cousins, friends and co-workers of a nerd: What do you give this holiday season? ALT1040 to the rescue. This is our gift guide for official geek decembrinas these dates. It is a combination of hardware, software, services, games and books that every geek should have, no matter what.

The list is a particular approach, is just a selection of what all editors of this publication regard as the best:

Checklist Manifesto

We noticed when we learned that Jack Dorsey (Square CEO and co-founder of Twitter) gives a copy to each of the people you hire. Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is written, is a fascinating book that teaches us as a task list can assist to solve complex problems. Price: $ 9.99 U.S. dollars.

Evernote Premium

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Evernote is our favorite productivity tool. Is flexible and at the same time simple. Everything we write (which can be images, text, audio or even web pages are synchronized in the cloud to make it available on almost any device that has internet access. Which is better than Evernote? Evernote Premium increases monthly charges 1GB per month, offline access to books, teamwork, finding PDFs, among others. Price: $ 50.

Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2 surprised us all in a world where World of Warcraft was king. A massively multiplayer developed by ArenaNet fictitious occurs 250 years after the first installment of Guild Wars. Unlike what we have been accustomed to this type of game, Guild Wars 2 uses a system of dynamic instances that allow many players, but not know or are part of the same guild, can play together to achieve a common goal . That completely changes the way you interact in such games and honestly believe it is far better. Price $55.

Touch gloves Mujjo

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One of the classic problems geek is not able to use your smartphone touch gloves. The other major problem is wh eel 90% of gloves with touch sensors so you can use your smartphone without take them off are pretty bad and uncomfortable. Mujjo manufactures some gloves that are resilient to be extremely comfortable to use with your phone and protect pretty well the cold. Price: $32.

Halo 4

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Halo is one of the most successful franchises in the history of video games and Halo 4 , though it was not designed or programmed by Bungie (but by 323 Studios) is a very worthy sequel to the franchise, with brutal multiplayer modes and a campaign not disappoint the fans. $39.99.

iPad mini

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When the result is greater than the sum of its parts. First we went to an iPad skeptical of this size but just a week after using it became perfectly clear to us that what makes it unique is the combination of size and weight. By keeping the same look of its big brother, the user experience is not degraded. Just the opposite. Even if we miss the retina display, I think the mini iPad the best tablet you can buy today. Price: $ $329.

iPhone 5

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In ALT1040 believe this is the best smartphone currently available in the market. The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, is much lighter and thinner. It is extremely fast, has a battery that we liked a lot and the best camera you can get on a phone. Price: $649 

Paperwhite Kindle

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Amazon tried to solve, quite successfully, the problem of reading in an electronic ink display in low light situations. Besides the Paperwhite Kindle is small, thin, lightweight and inexpensive. It is the best ebook reader that you can find on the market right now. $119

MacBook Pro 15 “Retina

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The best laptop ever built. No doubt about it. The MacBook Pro 15 “Retina is extremely powerful, surprisingly light, dream screen and a battery time that is well above average. Yeah, it has a Retina display that draws much attention, but that’s not the best of this machine is the combination of parts. $2,199.

Moleskine

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The analogous notation favorite book of all nerd. With special editions of Star Wars , The Hobbit , or even a version made in conjunction with Evernote , we like even more.

Nexus 4

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The new flagship of Android and the first built by LG. The Nexus 4 has a great price and seeks to improve the shortcomings of his predecessors. From the quality and the technology used for the display to the selection of building materials. Any Android fan has to have this smartphone in your hands. Price: $299.

Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi is a SBC (Single Board Computer) low cost created and developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the goal of making education more attainable in schools and computer enthusiasts. It has a very low cost, $ 35 for the model B and $ 25 for the model A. Being so accessible has aroused the curiosity and creativity in a large sector of the community of DIY and hacking.

Samsung Series 9 27 “Display (S27B970D)

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We totally and completely surprised by the incredible quality of the screen 27-inch Series 9 from Samsung . Usually the premium LED monitors space of 27 inches was reserved for Apple or Sony, but with a resolution of 2.560×1.440 pixels and PLS technology, competition gets really tough. Price: $ 999

Sennheiser Momentum

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Sennheiser is a brand closely associated with extreme quality audio devices and selling Momentum Sennheiser are no exception, but this time were equally responsible for how you listen to the way it looks. The results are the best headphones of the year. Price: $350.

Sony NEX-6

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Surprising is the high quality of the Sony NEX range. The crown jewel of these times was always the NEX-7, but the recently launched NEX-6 , although cheaper, has a better sensor, image transfer via Wi-Fi, is a little smaller and a little lighter . It is also a little cheaper, but compatible with the entire range of E mount lenses. Price: $849.

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