If you don’t have enough money for a decent gift, do something nice for the spouse/partner in your life. Send an electronic greeting card, clean her/his monitor and keyboard, toss a few rose petals on the desk, and grab some new wallpaper. There are many links to sites for you to explore and download to your desktop. We particularly admired this simple rabbit and Chinese Summer. Select from calendar art, Apple, Microsoft, and Firefox themes, cartoons, minimalist art, and illustrations.
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We guess we aren’t the only ones who fret that we might lose our iPod buds in our ear canals. Witness the 500XL Desktop Speakers with a built-in amplifier and powered by batteries or AC adapter (not included.) While we are afraid that there may be some feedback involved with the placement, we think that at the very least we wouldn’t have to be worried that we left them in our pocket or in the car. Pre-order for the MSRP of $39.99 from perpetual kid.
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No Chia Pet this year for your fave geek when you can get an i grobot instead. The ceramic planter is 4 x 2 1/2-inches and would be a green addition to any computer desk to keep away the winter. It comes equipped with peat moss and grass seeds which will grow about 2 to 3-inches before needing a trim. Available for $12.50, just remember not to water it near your keyboard. We dig the company’s logo, “i grobot mission = green life for humans.”
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