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7 Fabulous Gifts For Your Favorite Linux/FOSS Geek - page 2

Beautiful Computer Speakers, Lighting the Darkness

  • December 8, 2009
  • By Carla Schroder

Tux Keyboard

ZaReason's Tux Keyboard has made me smile ever since they first invented it. Is that clueful or what? It is sad and disgraceful that the big-name hardware vendors are so in thrall to the Borg that they even adopt their branding. ZaReason also has an Ubuntu keyboard with hotkeys for email, Internet, volume controls, and other goodies, and Ubuntu case badges, and of course a line of excellent Linux computers from netbooks to servers.

Secret Computer Stash Drawer

Turn that unused 5.25" drive bay into a PC Drawer and Locking Safe for a mere ten clams. You can also convert it to a cupholder and cigarette lighter. (Don't smoke, you know why.)

External USB SATA Drive Dock

This beast looks like a toaster, especially the dual-bay model. It connects to your PC via USB or eSATA (finally, a reason to use that front-panel eSATA port). The possibilities are many: data recovery, backups, testing, and just because it looks like a toaster. It supports both 2.5" laptop and 3.5" desktop drives.

Carla Schroder is the author of the Linux Cookbook and the Linux Networking Cookbook (O'Reilly Media), the upcoming "Book of Audacity" (NoStarch Press), a lifelong book lover, an incurable tinkerer and gadget lover, and the managing editor of LinuxPlanet and Linux Today.
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