Barack Obama's inauguration – the guide for geeks

So after two and a half months of patiently waiting for everyone's least favourite President to clear his desk and toddle off into the sunset, Barack

So after two and a half months of patiently waiting for everyone's least favourite President to clear his desk and toddle off into the sunset, Barack Obama finally hits the Oval Office tomorrow. But how can us Brits pretend we're really down with America's first ever tech savvy Commander–in–Chief, other than blather about 'how we followed him on Twitter'. Read on to find out.

Buy an Obama action figure

Missing the big speech isn't the end of the world. Nab yourself this Obama action figure from Firebox and you can listen to six inspirational phrases from the man himself. Sadly that doesn't include him heartily slapping down Sarah Palin. But you can use your imagination.

For those who prefer cutting edge stills of the man who isn't our next leader, Kodak has the answer. Presidential snapper Bob McNeely will be uploading official pics to Obamaphotobook.com, where people at the event can post their own snaps too.

Forget watching Bono tiresomely carping on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Hip–hop is the soundtrack to Obama's success and Z–Trip's awesome mixes are perfect to get you in the mood, with clips from classic speeches as well as great tunes to help you wave bye bye to Bush.

Ok, Barack's more of a BlackBerry kinda guy, but if you want to see him deliver his inauguration address but can't get to a TV, your iPhone is where it's at. Register for the Ustream app and you can watch it as it happens.

Boost over to Januarythe20th.typepad.com and get reading. The 'mass observation project' aims to cover the event from all angles, bringing together journalistic musings from across Washington and the US. Ideal for news junkies. Microsoft will also be using their Photosynth tech to collate people's photos of the event to create a 3D image to mark the occasion.