Geeky birthday gifts

Yesterday was Markus’ 24th birthday! He didn’t have a very good birthday though – it started with a dentist appointment and a cold so he wasn’t all that happy. Me and a friend took him out for lunch but because of his sore throat he could only eat a bowl of soup. Doesn’t help that he’s a man either… we all know men get when they get sick, don’t we? ;) Poor thing.

Anyway, I’ll take him out to celebrate when he feels better…
Now I want to show you two of his presents:

Markus birthday 2011 - keyboard and mouse

It’s a Saitek Cyborg gaming keyboard + a Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse.
The keyboard has some cool backlights in different colours and lots of extra buttons to use for custom functions and macros. The mouse is 100% customizable, you can program the buttons, change the shape with different bits and pieces and you can even control its weight.

I’m not much of a gamer, or at least I don’t play many games that requires special macros and such, so I haven’t tried the special button functions. I like the look of it all though. The mouse is my favourite – I’m almost afraid to touch it (it looks ferocious, like it might bite) but I love how heavy I can make it and the various ergonomic support pads make it really easy to handle. Despite its appearance it fits the hand perfectly!

Markus says he loves both of them :) They are pretty cool, non?

Markus birthday 2011 - desk
Of course we have the Swedish keyboard version

Imaginary Karin - Markus' birthday 2011

Also, we had cake. I made it. Inside it’s filled with chocolate :P

Comments

  1. 4 October 2011

    Tell him Happy Birthday from me also, though it is a day late. Cool presents! I am like you, don’t play much games that require anything more then simple mouse moves & clicks, lol.

  2. 4 October 2011

    Optimus, is that you?

    • 5 October 2011

      Haha XD

  3. 6 October 2011

    That’s great that your boyfriend likes his gift. I find it so hard to buy for men. I should probably start thinking of gift ideas soon. I have to get my b/f a Christmas gift AND a birthday gift. At the same time. So annoying lol.

    Your cake looks yummy!

  4. 10 October 2011

    That keyboard is pretty cool. I have a glowing keyboard too but it’s a different one.

    The cake looks so colourful and fun! I also approve of the bananas. I love bananas!

    • 17 October 2011

      Bananas = :love:

  5. 11 October 2011

    Aw, poor thing. Sucks to be sick on one’s birthday! Boss keyboard though!

    Mmmm… cake. I want to see (and eat) the inside of it.

    • 17 October 2011

      I was going to take a picture of it when sliced, but we kinda… ate it :oops:

  6. 12 October 2011

    That mouse looks insane! It is kind of scary!
    Although the highlight of this post is definitely the cake. Cake is the highlight of LIFE, to be fair. And that’s a chocolate cake that doesn’t look like a chocolate cake, so it’s like the ultimate cakey surprise. So jealous.

  7. 14 October 2011

    omg that cake looks so good, I’d kill to have a slice right now.
    I am not much of a gaming-technology person; but this keyboard and especially they mouse look SO awesome!! Hope he feels better now (men whine a lot when sick V_V;)

    p.s yes it was a tiny pucca mug on the shelf ^^