A male with a strong aesthetic sense and a love of technology.
Earlier this year, people who spend less money on mousse and more on mouse pads decided that if the style-savvy guys could get their hands on a marketable brand name, then the uber-geeks could certainly come up with something better than nerd: Thus, the term "technosexual" was born.
A technosexual is not simply in touch with his feminine side but is connected to it on multiple platforms. He likes gadgets that have lots of gigabytes but are still small enough to fit in his pocket.
Eric Edwards, "A new kind of lingo for those who tango," Orlando Sentinel (Florida), May 7, 2004
For years, technological experts have been called many derogatory names, including geek, nerd, dweeb, technophile, gadgeteer, techie or Mr Computer Guy. The list is endless. But the tide of technological teasers is changing. Maybe it was the dotcom boom and its resulting millionaires? Maybe it was Neo? Whatever new word of the week is the fabulously now, "technosexual". Makes you want to dial for the IT help desk, doesn't it? But if you look in the mirror and still doubt your status as a true technosexual, steer your search engine towards this site http://www.techtv.com/unscrewed/funandgames/story/0,24682,3608824,00.html and take the quiz to find out.
Natalie Hanman, "Sorted," The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), March 31, 2004
"With metrosexuality, it's about style, fashion, culture, and grooming for the straight male. A metrosexual man may be seen at an NBA game one night and an art gallery opening the next," says Ricky Montalvo, the man who wants to take technosexuals mainstream. "We take it one step further by adding technology. A technosexual man may not need to go to the NBA game because he can get highlights and scores via SMS or by browsing the web on his PDA while at the art gallery."
Katharine Miller, "Enter the Technosexual," AlterNet, March 8, 2004