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

Kanex MySpot

When you're on the go, you likely carry multiple devices. But many hotels charge separate Wi-Fi access fees per device, and some still have just wired Ethernet ports in the rooms rather than Wi-Fi service -- a common issue in conference rooms and conference stages as well. The Kanex MySpot is an ultraportable Wi-Fi router powered via USB, and it makes a wired Ethernet connection available to all your Wi-Fi-capable mobile devices. Yes, you can password-protect your wireless LAN.

(Kanex also makes a lot of cool mobile and Apple-related connectivity aids, including the $59 ATV Pro connector so that Apple TVs can output to VGA monitors.)

Product: Kanex MySpot Price: $60

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