Oddly enough, the proliferation of electronic gadgetry, computer stuff and other digital goodies has made buying for the discerning sparkhead (we just coined that — please enjoy and proliferate at will) tougher. With this list, we aim to make the shopping a little simpler by covering suggestions for readers, photogs, movie buffs and gamers. Take a gander and start clicking; your techie giftee will thank you, probably with an email or holographic video message or something.
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Hot For Teacher...'s Assistant
So you’ve decided four years of college just wasn’t enough to quench that thirsty brain of yours. You’ve trudged through essays, taken the tests and traded countless lattes for advisor recommendation letters. The wait, worry and work were entirely worth it, though, because you just opened that letter admitting you into the graduate school you’ve been gunning for. The parents are proud, the student loans are shrieking and your name train is ready for a few extra letters. It’s time to get schooled all over again, and we’ve prepped your shopping list. You’re getting smarter — so should your gear.
Todd Snyder + Champion Men’s fashion favorite Todd Snyder pored over Champion’s 93 year-old archives to find the most classic pieces they’ve made to date, then revamped them to reflect current trends. Think well-tailored, slimmer cut sweatshirts and sweatpants, subtle detailing and color blocks. We don’t suggest working out in a three-piece suit, but these…
Because You Don't Do Slow
Consider yourself an avid photographer? Then you understand the demand for absolute performance from your memory card. Specifically, CompactFlash if you’re using any mid to higher-end DSLR. We just upgraded our arsenal to SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards (16GB ($185), 32GB ($335), 64GB ($700)). The 90 MB/s read/write speed is unbelievably quick (virtually no waiting…