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

Tech books from InfoWorld authors

Bob Lewis: "Leading IT: Still the Toughest Job in the World" ($20 paperback, $10 Kindle).

J. Peter Bruzzese: "Using Windows 8" ($25 paperback) | "Conversational Geek" by ($3 Kindle).

Woody Leonhard: "Windows 8 All-in-One for Dummies" ($35 paperback, $22 Kindle, $23 iBooks).

Galen Gruman: "OS X Mountain Lion Bible" ($40 paperback, $22 Kindle, $26 iBooks) | "Exploring iPad for Dummies" ($15 paperback, $10 iBooks) | "iBooks Author for Dummies" ($17 paperback, $10 Kindle, $10 iBooks) | "Exploring Windows 8 for Dummies" ($15 paperback)

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