misc http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/21793/ en Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2013 http://www.maximumpc.com/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2013 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/geek_gift_guide_2013.jpg" alt="Geek Gift Guide 2013" title="Geek Gift Guide 2013" width="250" height="141" style="font-size: 10px; float: right;" />Maximum PC's Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2013</h3> <p>It's that time of year again where we get to pretend we're sharing with you gift ideas to show that special geek in your life just how much you care, but in reality, we all look at these guides and think to ourselves, "That's flippin' cool, I'm gonna buy that for myself!" Hey, there's no shame in that. There's some seriously cool swag for geeks out there, and if you're primarily interested in shopping for yourself, so be it -- go treat yourself to whatever floats your fancy on this list and re-gift Aunt Mabel's fruitcake to whoever it was you were shopping for in the first place.</p> <p>If, on the other hand, you're truly interested in culling gift ideas for your Star Trek-loving boyfriend or bacon-obsessed girlfriend, well friends, you still came to the right place. Is he or she a fan of The Walking Dead? We've got you covered with a wide range of gift ideas, everything from canned unicorn meat (seriously) to a peripheral that will turn an iPhone into a handheld game console, to more traditional items like computer components.</p> <p>We've separated our gift ideas into four different categories to make it easier to find exactly what you didn't know you were looking for. However, for best results, give each gallery a glance -- there's some seriously cool stuff in here and you don't want to miss out!</p> <h3 style="text-align: left;">Jump To:</h3> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2013_-_gadgets">Gadgets</a><br /><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2013_-_games">Games</a></strong><br /><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2013_-_toys"><strong>Toys</strong></a></p> <h3>PC Hardware</h3> <p>You know what you won't find in this guide? Console recommendations. Let the peasants debate over which is better, the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. We're part of the PC master race and we'll defend our platform of choice until the end of time. We're also always willing to invite new members into the fold, and what better way to do that than by gifting someone a pile of parts? From CPUs to GPUs and beyond, here's a look at some bang-for-the-buck PC parts and components that hit the price-to-performance sweet spot and would make great gifts. &nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-style: italic;">*Note: Prices reflect time of print. They are subject to change.</span></p> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left">&nbsp;</td> <td align="right"><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2013_-_gadgets"><strong>NEXT PAGE: GADGETS</strong></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://www.maximumpc.com/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2013#comments buy buyer's guide Christmas geek's buyers guide gifts Hardware Holiday ideas misc online shopping Star Trek star wars Features Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:23:15 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff and Paul Lilly 26751 at http://www.maximumpc.com Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2012 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2012 <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/maximum_pc_gift_guide_2012.jpg" alt="Maximum PC Holiday Gift Guide" title="MPC Gift Guide Image" width="620" height="304" /></p> <h3>Maximum PC's Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2012</h3> <p>It's cold outside, your local grocery store is stocked with eggnog, and the mall is a madhouse. It can mean only one thing -- the holidays are coming! That also means you're running out of time to finish buying gifts for family and friends, but what do you do if you're stuck on what to get that special geek in your life? What if you <em>ARE</em> that special geek? Don't sweat it, whether you're looking for gnarly gift ideas for someone else or want to treat yourself to something nice before embarking on a new year, we have you covered with a robust selection of gadgets, games, and toys guaranteed to delight whoever receives them in our Geek's <strong>Holiday Gift Guide 2012</strong>. From Google Play gift cards to a severed Wampa arm fashioned into an ice scraper mitt, we have suggestions for all levels of geek!</p> <p>To make things easier for you, we're separating our gift suggestions into handy categories, though we highly recommend browsing each of the galleries. You never know what you'll find until you click through!</p> <h3 style="text-align: left;">Jump To:</h3> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/maximum_pcs_holiday_gift_guide_geeks_2012_-_gadgets">Gadgets</a><br /><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/maximum_pcs_holiday_gift_guide_geeks_2012_-_games">Games</a></strong><br /><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/maximum_pcs_holiday_gift_guide_geeks_2012_-_toys"><strong>Toys</strong></a></p> <h3>MISC</h3> <p>Here we make recommendations for all the cool items that didn't fit into any of the other categories. Consider this the island of misfit items, if you will. Or maybe they're rebel items, refusing to conform to convention by being so far off the beaten path that we didn't know what the heck to classify them as. It doesn't matter, because these are all worthy gifts for any geek.</p> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left">&nbsp;</td> <td align="right"><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/maximum_pcs_holiday_gift_guide_geeks_2012_-_gadgets"><strong>NEXT PAGE</strong></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/geek_holiday_gift_guide_2012#comments buy buyer's guide Christmas geek's buyers guide gifts Hardware Holiday ideas misc online shopping Star Trek star wars Features Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:43:46 +0000 Jimmy Thang and Paul Lilly 24479 at http://www.maximumpc.com