Top 10 Pocket Sized Gadgets for Geeks

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

vaioThey say, you carry your own luck. We, the geeks proclaim, we carry the entire world in our pocket. Thanks to netbooks, iPhones and Nintendos. From Macro to mini to micro to nanos, technology has found its way to shrink every day and expand ourselves to the world being anywhere in the planet. Here are some miniature marvels that you can hold in your hand and carry in your pocket and forget about the world err coz it walks with you.

1. Apple iPhone 3GS


This is the most capable pocket sized device which can be used to surf the internet, listening to music, watching videos, capturing interesting moments with pictures and videos and many more. To say in a few words this is one device to rule them all.

  • 3 MP Camera with Auto Focus
  • Video Capability
  • Storage : 16 GB / 32 GB
  • Digital Compass
  • Increased Processing Power
  • 3G Connectivity


$299 for the 32GB model with 2 year contract

2. Optoma EP-PK-101 PICO Pocket Projector

This projector is incredibly small form factor of just 4.1X2X0.6 inches to fit in your pocket. Carry it with you and show pictures and videos from your iPod, iPhone, iTouch, Camcorders, DV-Cams, DVD Players using a supplied composite AV out cable in a screen size of upto 5 feet. You can recharge it via USB or included AC charger.



3. Sony Vaio P

This is an unbelievably tiny netbook which comfortably fits in the back pocket. But being tiny doesn’t necessarily mean that it is one of the underpowered netbooks. It has a pretty-much full-size keyboard, up to 128GB of solid state storage, a luscious, eight-inch, 1600×768, LED-lit widescreen. There is also a built-in 3G for high-speed web access anywhere.

  • Weight: 640g
  • Dimensions: 250 mm Depth 120 mm Height 20 mm


around $1500

4. Nintendo DSi

This latest Nintendo DS update is 12% thinner than the DS Lite. This item always found its place in the pocket of the game enthusiasts. And if it comes at the price of a Gameboy why they shouldn’t have one of these always with them?
Weight:214g (battery pack and touch pen included)
Dimensions: 137 x 74.9 x 18.9mm


Around $220

5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

This compact digital camera can shoot high definition 12.1MP Pictures and also high definition 720p videos. It has 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization for best quality imaging.



6. Compact Samsung Mini External HDDs

External Hard Drives are no more bulky. This 1.8 inch sized external HDDs has enough storage space to fit all of your favorite music, pictures, videos and also documents.


  • SecretZone :  protects important files and data in the form of software-based AES-128bit or AES-256bit encryptions
  • SafetyKey : Ensures data to be securely locked with a password protection
  • Auto Backup function : Allows the user to program the default backup in real time or at a scheduled later time
  • Capacity gauge : Enables users to see at a glance how much space is available, in use, or designated as backup storage
  • Power savings program : monitors the drive`s activities and places it into a low-power “sleep mode” whenever the drive has not been used for five minutes.

7. Medion Go GPS Pal E3410

Keep this pocket size GPS device in your pocket and you’ll never get lost. The device is incredibly easy to use and it has features like free traffic reports and it’ll also fit your budget.


around $300

8. Flip Mino HD Camcorder

Sometimes, stills does not reflect the events as much as a video can do. What if you always have an HD Camcorder in you pocket that is capable of recording hours of high quality video. Flip Mino is the best suits this need. You can also transfer the recorded videos to your laptop or PC in minutes using a USB.


Around $200

9. Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones

This earphone will fit in your ear drums as nicely as it would in your jeans pocket. The air tight fitting delivers ultimate bass and excellent audio quality.

  • Triple speakers for sound that rivals live performance
  • Triple TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers: Dedicated Tweeter and Dual Woofers
  • Sound Isolation Technology reduces background noise better than noise-cancelling headphones, without batteries or added hiss
  • Premium Fit Kit including a selection of interchangeable sleeves for personalized, comfortable fit; 3′ extension cable; 9″ cable; premium carrying case; volume control; ¼” adapter; airline adapter
  • Modular Cable Design lets users choose different cable lengths to suit different music player locations (armband, pocket etc.)



10. Pocket Scale

Scales are very essential devices for measurement. With this pocket scale you’ll always be prepared for those situations.

  • Unique hand-held design
  • Hard plastic case
  • Auto Shut-off to extend battery life
  • Tare function
  • Overload and Low battery indication
  • Displays g, oz, dwt and ozt
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