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Gadgets for your geek

Published: 6:55AM Wednesday March 18, 2009 Source: Breakfast

It's his birthday, so Breakfast's gadget guy Ben Gracewood reviews some gifts for the geek who has everything.

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Ultrasonic Cleaner
Price: $139
Product website
Rating: 4/5
Like a Leatherman, a battery charger, and tiny screwdrivers, every good geek should have an ultrasonic cleaner. It does an amazing job of cleaning glasses, watches, and other jewelery. You can also use larger models to clean car parts and anything else you can fit into it.

Item: Radio Control Helicopter (and Forklift)
Price: $209 and $59
Product website
Rating: 5/5
Fantastic fun and really easy to use. What big kid doesn't want to fly a helicopter around their lounge? The forklift is great to have on the desk at work. Move some pallets around when you need a break from programming or wordprocessing.

Item: Apple iPod Shuffle 4GB
Price: $155
Product website
Rating: 3/5
Gorgeous industrial design, but is it too beautiful? Apple takes their slimline design aesthetic to the ultimate conclusion with the new Shuffle: there are no buttons or screens on the device at all. Instead you control the smaller-than-thumb-sized device using buttons on the headphone cord, and it talks to you to tell you the names of songs and playlists. A good cheap option if you simply must have an iPod.