Get an early start on … gifts for techies

Surprise your favorite geeks with big-budget items and stocking stuffers.

1: Sound advice

Bang & Olufsen’s new iPod/iPhone/iPad docking station is as functional as it is impossibly sleek: Custom conical speakers and high-performance amplifiers give it an impressive range, and it doesn’t require adapters or extra cables for each product.

2: In a snap

For the shutterbug, Nikon’s new Coolpix S1100pj has a ton of nerdy little extras, including a LCD touch screen and a built-in projector.

3: Turn it up

Boston Acoustics’ “TVee Model 20” adds big sound to your TV with a sleek soundbar and wireless subwoofer.

4: Travel smart

Go ahead and read your airport magazines — the Easy2Pick luggage tag will send a message to your wireless receiver when it’s getting close.
$25 at Office Depot and

5: Write stuff

Gadget fiends, rejoice: The Livescribe Echo Smartpen stores all of your notes to upload to a computer, and has a microphone and speaker for audio recording and playback.

6: Christmas vacation

Sanyo’s new VPC-CA102 underwater camera is waterproof up to 10 feet under, shoots video and zooms so you can stay away from the really big fish.

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