Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) October 26, 2007
Don’t let the search for the perfect holiday gifts for the family geek take a megabyte out of your holiday cheer. Instead, let there be peace on earth with Motherboard Gifts & More.
High-end holiday gifts and gizmos are the specialty of this Chicago-area firm founded in 1991. They range in price from $ 7.50 to $ 115.99. Ideal for most any Hanukkah or Christmas gift budget.
The products — business card cases, clipboards, key rings and much more — are all created from reclaimed circuit boards originally designed for computers, televisions, and other electronics.
Motherboard’s gifts item exploits the intrinsic beauty of technology. They are also fully functional products that make a definitive statement — I’m technology friendly.
Circuit boards may suggest sharp edges and bumpy surfaces. Not so of Motherboard holiday gifts. Each is created from material never marred by circuitry soldering. In fact, the boards were never actually installed because they are defective, or deemed obsolete, or part of an unclaimed order. Another reason the product line is December cool: the colors and patterns of circuit boards vary, making each gift item virtually one-of-a-kind.
From cuff links and cigar cases to money clips and nightlights, Motherboard boasts nearly fifty products available in several colors. And a new gift-wrapping service is available for a small fee.
The bestseller is the business card case holds 10-15 cards and fits easily in a pocket or briefcase. Case dimensions are a sleek 2 1/4 x 3 5/8 inches and can be engraved with a name for a personalized touch.
The clipboard may be too big to stuff in a stocking, but its large, flat surface makes it one of the firm’s most visually seductive products. Certain to inspire questions — Is that a real circuit board? Does it really work? — the board stands out dramatically in contrast to snow white paper. Three sizes are available. The two largest accommodate standard 8 1/2- x 11-inch and legal-sized paper. A mini board is ideal for smaller note pads.
Coasters may not seem particularly unique, but this six-piece set will look festive under mugs of egg nog or cocoa. The set arrives in a storage tin with a circuit board top.
Holiday Gift suggestions also include spiral journals, photo albums, picture frames, wall and desktop clocks, and even cuff links — for the debonair geek — round out the catalog. The money clip is particularly hip: it makes paper currency look like a brand-new idea. The firm has gone to great lengths to find the best inks to alter the native color of the circuit board, which arrive at the manufacturing plant in a variety of colors.