Do you have a budding scientist in your midst? If he--or she!--can't wait to to see the latest discoveries up close, you simply can't miss with the incredible zOrb from Carson Optical, a real working digital microscope with an integrated camera that displays the magnified image right on the computer screen for easy viewing.
Available in three kid-friendly colors—Surf Blue, Safari Green and Lava Orange—the zOrb comes with a built-in 640 x 480 resolution digital camera and internal illuminator to brighten up their day ($75).
You can purchase the zOrb online by visiting the Carson Optical website and choosing the “where to buy” option, or call 1-800-967-8427 for a retailer near you.
If your resident scientist prefers ichthyology, or even just insanely cool glow-in-the-dark stuff, this next unique gift is sure to please. From 1800GloFish comes the GloKit, a 1.5 gallon aquarium with a high-tech twist. Just add water and you have everything you need for a great aquatic display, including white, blue and black lighting and, oh yeah, three real fluorescent zebra fish!
Don't worry, the fish aren't harmed in any way to achieve this amazing effect.
The GloKit is also perfect for the parent whose child wants a pet but who has been hesitating because of the responsibility involved, since the maintenance to keep the aquarium and your fluorescent fish going is only about 10 minutes a month (36.99).
The latest high-tech gadgets require the newest and trendiest in accessories to show them off. Turn your local iPhone lover into jelly this holiday season with a cool new Amzer iPhone case.
This no-slip, 100% premium silicon case for the 3G (works with the original iPhone as well) protects their baby in style. With an easy-to-hold-onto flexi-grip pattern and revolutionary dust-repelling technology, the low price means you can pick up a few for stocking stuffers this season.
With seven colors to pick from, why not one of each? Available online from Fommy.com (8.95). For the desktop PC devotee, a mouse is a must, and why settle for the same old boring ellipse when there's Mousenvy, the computer mouse with style?
From simple shapes to racy 'rated R' silhouettes and sleek designer numbers, and with altogether more than 40 styles to choose from, including this hot chili number, something's bound to click.
Let Mousenvy point you in the right direction ($30 - $40).