In Pictures: The 2012 geek gadget gift guide

While others dream of sugarplums, here are a dozen gadgets that the true geek is hoping to see under the Christmas tree this year

A dozen techno-toys and devices to wish for

Christmas and the other winter holidays are fast approaching, and shorter days have geeks across the world dreaming even more about techno-toys. In the spirit of spreading holiday cheer of the gadget variety, InfoWorld.com presents its 12 picks for the coolest gadgets for Christmas 2012 for that special geek in your life.

Our guide includes a few "crown jewel" items that may already be on your list or already in your loved one's possession. The rest are gifts you won't likely find at a Best Buy, so you know they're special.

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