Christmas Gifts for Techies

Overload the techie on your list with these advanced gift ideas.


photo: courtesy suunto

1) Cobra 3 Dive Computer

Dive tables are archaic. Keep things safe and modern with a Suunto Cobra 3 dive computer. In addition to a built-in compass, the computer tracks depth, air pressure and helps maximize underwater bottom time. $895, Aaron’s Dive Shop, 307 Hahani St., Kailua, 262-2333,

photo: courtesy brookstone

2) 70mm Land & Sky Telescope

Hawaii is one of the best spots in the world for stargazing. This telescope from Brookstone will help discover the endless cosmos. $99.99, Brookstone, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., 593-3232,

photo: david croxford

3) Darth Vader 2GB USB Drive

For the techie on your list, the dark side of the force allows them to store their files electronically and lets everyone around them know what a total dweeb they are. $25.99, Animation Magic, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 949-2525.

photo: david croxford

4) Pro V1 Golf Balls

These technologically advanced golf balls are soft, durable and fly further than most other balls on the market–a perfect gift for the cutting edge golfer on your list. $39.99, Pro-Am Golf Shop, 1159 Kapiolani Blvd., 596-2911,