Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Ah Christmas... a favorite time of the year for most of us here at GeekOut. It's a time for giving and receiving, when commercialism reigns supreme. And as we do every year, we like to put a simple list together to help our fellow geeks because we all know how hard it is to give someone who has a lot of hobbies a gift that they would actually appreciate. Let's kick it off with's Bim's list.

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Abubot.Ph

Ever see something cool on ThinkGeek and go "Ooh, I want one!" only to realize that you would need a credit card, you'd pay shipping fees, and you'd probably end up having to pay tax so you end up not buying anything at all. A lot of the stuff I would love to own I found on ThinkGeek.com, but due to the restrictions, I would only be able to get my fill of geeky stuff if it was locally available somehow or if a relative from the States was coming home. 

Enter Abubot.ph. A new local online store, Abubot.ph, brings the ThinkGeek experience to our shores! Their prices are in pesos, they accept local credit cards, PayPal, bank deposit, and Western Union Money Transfer. They currently ship to Philippine addresses only, and their rates are reasonable. Of course, ThinkGeek still has more stuff, but that's because Abubot hasn't really hit its stride yet. It's up to us to make that happen.

Check out some stuff that they have that would be abso-freakin-lutely perfect for a geeky Christmas.

 

Yeah, they have dice.

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Animahenasyon 2014

Growing up, I wanted to be a lot of things. One of the things that I pursued somewhat actively is animation. I even have a demo reel. Of course, with my general lack of artistic talent, it was never something that would pan out. But it's still something that interests me greatly. So I'm glad the Philippines is still a potential destination for animation studios looking for some fresh talent. We, as Filipinos, have long been known to be great animators. Did you know we did tweening for Dragon Ball Z, Johnny Bravo, and even X-Men? We did some stuff for The Last of Us, too, if I'm not mistaken. I guess the lower cost of living and cost of doing business doesn't hurt.

Every year, the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. holds something called Animahenasyon. This year, they are presenting it together with iAcademy. Animahenasyon is a celebration of the Filipino animatior. 

The festival will be held on November 25 to the 28th at iACADEMY Plaza at 342 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. In that time, there will be talks about finding a place for animation in cinema by Jacques-Rémy Girerd and how to pitch to Cartoon Network by Yoshiya Ayuga. There will also be exhibits, film viewings of creations of the top animators (of course), and showcasing of the Animahenasyon finalist videos. You'll see things like this there.

Check out the full schedule here.

Tickets are available at the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. Secretariat. For inquiries and reservations, please call (02)211 9277 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you've ever wanted to be part of the $120 million industry in the Philippines, or if you've just loved animation your whole life, then you will want to be at this event. Don't miss it.

 

5 Most Wanted Gifts for Techy Geeks

No I’m not gonna talk about the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, for they should already be on the buying list of each and every tech junkie. And if you are looking for a gift for your techy-geeky special someone, there’s no need to stay on the realm of smartphones. Thanks to the innovators and designers out there, we now have hundreds or even thousands of tech gear to choose from. Not sure which one to pick? Here are five of the most trendy gift ideas.

 

MOTA SmartRing

“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them.” If the recipient is a Lord of the Rings fan, consider giving him or her the “one ring”. No, it’s not the evil artifact of Sauron, it’s actually the SmartRing announced by MOTA just ahead of IFA Berlin 2014. Compatible with Android and iOS, this ring vibrates whenever a call, a text message, or any social media update is incoming. Wear this ring on your finger, and you will be able to stay connected with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram wherever and whenever you are, even if your smartphone is not around. The SmartRing is expected to be available in Q4 2014, but pricing has not been announced yet.

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5 Gift Card Ideas Your Geeky Friends Would Love

If there is a TV series that would best describe geeks, it has to be Glee. Thanks to this wonderful new TV series, it changed the world’s perception of geeks. In the past, people referred to geeks as outcasts and losers. Since most geeks love books and tech trends, people pretending to be cool disliked these hobbies because they were convinced that geeks did not know how to have fun.

Everyone is different in every way - what may be fun to her might not be so much fun to him and vice versa. All these factors make each person unique in a good way.

Glee has showed everyone that being a geek is not a bad thing. In fact, it is fun to be a geek. Due to this show, many people have started befriending geeks and have become a little nicer to them. And by being nice, it would not hurt to give them some token of appreciation every now and then. But what kind of gifts would really make geeks happy?

Geeks are not that hard to please. In fact, they can be pleased by the simplest things, but what would really make their eyes light up are gift cards where they get to choose the stuff they really need or want. Here are five of the best gift card ideas for your geeky loved ones:

1. Amazon Gift Cards

Anyone would surely love to receive Amazon gift cards. Even if you are not a geek, there is certainly something at Amazon for you. From kindle accessories to the latest bestselling novels and even the latest games and movies, Amazon truly has got everyone covered.

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