By Tamera Adams

What happened to the taped-up-glasses wearing, pocket-protector-donning geeks everyone knew, loved and occasionally teased? They jumped on the latest technology wave, rode it to the shores of success and morphed into trendsetting techies.

You're still not likely to see Internet Technologies CEO Henry Smith, once known as Hank the High-Water-Pants Wearer, sporting a sleek Swiss watch and cable link chain. He's apt to don an Oberon S-Mode Japanese LED Watch with its sci-fi appeal. And his necklace of choice is the 18-karat white gold, diamond-encrusted 4GB Snow Drive flash drive (pictured).

Today's techie can give their former taunters a lesson in what's hot when it comes to high-performance, well-designed accessories. A few smarty pants have shared their top gift picks for the upcoming holiday season:

* Hyundai W-100 Wrist Phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera.

* Gresso's cross- and apple-shaped wood and diamond necklaces with a 1 GB USB drive inside.

* Pretec 1GB i-Disk Vogue.

* Signature, Pioneer and World Traveler watches from National Geographic.

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