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5 A-dork-able gifts for the gadget guru

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Gifts for your plugged-in friends

It’s always hard to know what to give the nerd in your life. The reality is, they’re not as hard to shop for as you think. Check out these five gifts for your geeky gal.

Gifts for your plugged-in friends

Moleskine iPad and iPhone covers

If your favorite nerd girl or guy still has a flair for the old-fashioned, they’ll love an iPad or iPhone cover from Moleskine. These elegant covers will protect their device against dents and scratches while giving them the option of jotting their notes on a notepad when they feel the need for doing things the old-fashioned way. (Amazon, prices vary)

Gifts for your plugged-in friends

Oster Electric Wine Opener

They’ll love showing off this easy and elegant electric wine opener, whether they're throwing a dinner party or just breaking out a bottle during Halo night. When fully charged, it can open up to 30 bottles cordlessly. Use the included foil cutter to remove the wine seal, then effortlessly open the bottle in seconds. (Amazon, $20)

Gifts for your plugged-in friends

iRobot Roomba

Everyone would love a Rosey, the robot maid from The Jetsons, but until recently, that was a pipe dream. Good thing the folks at iRobot invented this impressive gadget. The Roomba will pick up dirt, pet hair and other debris from your floor, while navigating around furniture and along wall edges. (Amazon, $500)

Gifts for your plugged-in friends

iPad Mini

With the same stunning retina display as it’s full-size counterparts, the new Apple iPad Mini is every inch an iPad, but fits in the palm of your hand. Let your gadget guru surf the web, take FaceTime calls and use their fave apps — all in a gadget that fits easily in a bag or purse. (Amazon, $329 and up)

Sony Noise-Reducing Wireless TV Headphones

Does she ever wish she could watch her favorite flicks online while you’re watching the game, or vice versa? Get your gadget guru these noise-reducing headphones from Sony to make their dreams come true. The audio signal on these wireless headphones will transmit up to 150 feet from the source, so they can hear her movies or music without slowing down. (Amazon, $90)

Gifts for your plugged-in friends

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