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Engineer's Diwali: 7 cool gift ideas for you

Posted: 21 Oct 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

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We've already covered the cool electronic gifts you can get for your non-techie loved ones this Diwali (see: Engineer's Diwali: Awesome tech gifts for your family). But what about for engineers like yourself? Fear not, because EE Times India scoured the Internet once again to find more awesome gift ideas for you and your engineer friends.

Better to park your laptop on the dining room table so your significant other—or your pet—can see what you'd really like. Spoiler alert: There won't be sweaters or bottles of cologne in our list.

Diwali gifts for engineers

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Apart from Steve Jobs, the non-engineer who's had the most influence on cultural perceptions of gadgetry is a fictional character. That would be "Q," played for 30 years by Desmond Llwelyn, acting the part of the absent-minded professor. For fictional Qs, a waterproof video and audio watch should tide you over until you can get your hands on an Aston Martin with a passenger-side ejection seat. This watch, for instance, features a built-in microphone and an HD camera that can take photos and record videos up to 80 minutes. Price starts at ₹1,730 in

A classic calculator watch might be a little retro, but it will still win the heart of your favourite engineer. Along with keeping time, this handy watch is combined with a 10-pad calculator, which can function the same way as an 8-digit calculator, as well as a stopwatch, and a thermometer. Who couldn't use one of those! You can purchase this gift for ₹2,275 at

While we're on the subject, how about something to spice up the wardrobe? This shirt from will stump your co-workers day in and day out. Because there really are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't.

Diwali gifts for engineers

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