Top 10 Gifts for Geeks this holiday season

omni21. Omni Virtual Reality Gaming Treadmill.
$ Price varies
Gaming has been given a bad rap for making people fat. So get off your ass, run a couple miles, kill a few zombies, explore Skyrim, and save a princess. Sounds like a pretty good workout routine to me. I have watched the product videos and this machine looks amazing. I am strongly thinking of replacing my Nordic Trac with one of these. Also, this is a start-up company out of Houston and I have much love for my fellow Texans.
The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down.

Walk, run, jump, crouch: the Omni will keep you on your feet and in motion. It’s a healthier way to game — working out has never been this much fun. The software even tracks your distance traveled and calories burned along the way.

The Omni will free gamers from passive, seated gameplay, unleashing the full potential of virtual reality gaming with the Oculus Rift and future head mounted displays. Gaming on a keyboard, mouse or gamepad while seated pales in comparison to the intense experience and fun that comes from actually running and jumping in games.
Run, don't walk, and check it out here

Pretty good list, huh? I wouldn't mind having some of those myself. Do you have any tech-related gifts you'd like to see under your tree? Share it with us in comments!

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