GeekBeat.TV #333 | Holiday Gift Guide for Geek Essentials

Dell Inspiron N4110

You know I love Apple computers, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate great Windows machines, too! This Dell Inspiron N4110 is an excellent laptop that we use around the studio.

BookBook Laptop Cover

There are a lot of laptop covers available, but the BookBook is one of the classiest. It makes your cutting edge computer look like it belongs in the world of Harry Potter.

Western Digital MyBook Studio External Drive

Another item we use around the studio is the MyBook Drive from Western Digital – its Firewire 800 connection can really speed up your workflow!

OCZ Technology 240 GB Vertex 3 SSD

This solid state drive won our Editor’s Choice Award and can provide a huge improvement to the performance of your computer.

Belkin N750 Router

The Belkin N750 router was another winner of our Editor’s Choice Award – it performed amazingly on the Livid Lobster office network and would be a great home router.

Sanho HyperThin HDMI Cable

These are great HDMI cables, and their thinness makes them super-easy to fit into tight spaces – another Editor’s Choice winner!

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  1. Arjen HIEMSTRA says

    This competition-presenting between 2 Alpha animals (Cali & John) who seem to both constantly feel the urge to show that he/she is better than the other is nerve-wracking.

    I really hate to see the 2 of you in 1 show. So much, that I start hating to see you individually.

    Stop doing combined shows. Please. I feel it could bring both of you down.

    • Arjen HIEMSTRA says

      That remark was based on the interview with the Ford CTO. But I could not find that on this site.