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By Kim Taylor

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Here’s a roundup of interesting items for men this spring, which range from tech gear and desk accessories to golf socks and hats that you’ll tip with style:

A visit to the Guggenheim Museum’s gift shop will confirm the obvious: it’s not just children who love BuckyBalls. Adults love them, too. They’re a stylish desktop accessory, and provide hands-on diversion when brainstorming complex mega-deals to seal your future at The Firm. Each Buckyball has two magnetic poles – one side repels and the other attracts. They can be shaped into myriad forms, all of which can be viewed on a scintillating video at

Here’s a You Tube link that will demonstrate the awesomeness of Buckyballs:

Laser Pegs are another all-age delight because you shape them, they light up, and then you’re awed by your illuminated masterpiece. Who needs a lamp at night when you have a unique Laser Peg creation? These national award-winning construction sets can be lit or turned off, and come in a variety of different construction kits. Check out the different models at and make your own conversation piece.

If spring weather makes you want to yell “Fore!” then Kentwool performance socks will definitely interest you. In fact, if you simply want a high-quality, well-crafted, uber-comfortable sock, then peruse the selection at Crafted in Greenville, SC, these spring socks come in both men’s and women’s styles and blend natural and high-tech fibers to manage moisture and odor. Heel, toe and bridge support confirms that they’re simply unrivaled.

Originally published April 2011

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