One of the interesting things about technology as it matures is that the toys get better and better. A huge segment of the technology and electronics field is devoted to making toys. I will pass on the opportunity to poke fun at our social condition and why we are so dependent on playthings, and simply skip to the toys.
My friend’s wife got this for him for Christmas. It was one of the cool “fun” gifts that I saw this year. Really not very geek-esque (or maybe it is!), but it’s a great way to apply simple technology in a marketable way.
Use the comments to refer any other interesting techno-gifts you saw this year. If they are cool enough we will feature them in a post.