Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Geek Girl Gadgets

Filed under: Adventures with iPods,Art,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:20 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

Well, at least they’re geek gadgets for girls.

So, in an attempt to win back my female readers after last week’s rather bland, but still slightly sexist, offering, I bring you Wild for Women’s Gadgets from Tech Republic. These are a collection of pictures of gadgets, those little do-dads that make our technological life a little sweeter. In this case, though, they’re gadgets designed by women for women. Apparently, just painting it pink isn’t enough of a market differentiation for the ladies these days. They have different needs than male geeks, which even I could have told those stupid marketers. So, there’s a largely untapped market.
Until now.

Also, while tooling around, I found a number of other, more stylish gadgets and accessories that surely must be aimed at the female of the geek species, as most male geeks have little to no style at all. (I like to think of myself as an exception, but, well, opinions vary.) A lot of these come from links at a place called StyleHive, so it’s probably worth checking them out. First, there’s the Sumo Laptop Purse that includes a portal for headphones. If I were dating a digital gal, this would be the top of my gift list for her. Seriously.
But, for the arty geek, there’s the Sail Back Pack, which isn’t exclusively for laptops, but works well. They’re made from recycled sails off yachts. Hey, it’s a kind of recycling!
Then there are these Laptop Skinz by SKYN. Seriously girly. At least, I can’t imagine a guy putting a paisley skin on his laptop.
So you can see, it’s a woman’s world in the geek-o-sphere after all!
Anyway, ladies, and gents, I hope this makes up for last week’s lame link. Either way, it’s Friday, so why not click the link and look at the pretty pictures?
Update: Wow, how could I have forgotten that it’s Hemingway’s Birthday today?


  1. Laptop Skinz??? Whatever happened to the day when what we didn’t feel a need to cover everything up? So what if something gets scratched, it’s being used. It’s as if asking us as people to not show our personality but try another shinier, more colorful, more paisley, one instead. Seriously, what is it with the need to cover everyting? Not cover as in a case when transporting but to cover just to cover.

    Laptop bags cute though.

    Comment by Alison — 7/21/2006 @ 11:39 am

  2. Yeah, they seem a little, um, over the top to me, too. I stumbled across them when I was looking for a sticker. Specifically, Hacker Stickers for a penetration testing laptop that I’m throwing together for fun. But, as my funky, home-built, post-modern-decay water feature on my pond was leaking at lunch again, I don’t think I’m going to waste my $$$ on stickers for a junky, old laptop running Linux. Not even for fun.

    Figured you’d like the bags, though. 😉

    Comment by the Network Geek — 7/21/2006 @ 12:39 pm

  3. I fogot to include this site. I love these laptop bags. Not for traveling really but just maybe taking to and from the office. Lots of my commuting colleagues use these. Worth a mention on your site, since you’re highlighting some good stuff. http://www.rainebrooke.com/

    Comment by Alison — 7/21/2006 @ 1:01 pm

  4. Wow, neat items…who would have thought? I think contact paper would probably work just as well as the laptop skins though for much less. I guess people will purchase anything these days.

    Comment by Searching for the Answers — 7/28/2006 @ 2:45 am

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