The ThinkGeek Newsletter!
January 28, 2004
According to the Chinese calendar, on Jan 22, 2004 we launched into the year
4701, also known as, drum roll please... 'The Year Of The Monkey'. Woohoo!
Here at ThinkGeek, we couldn't be more overjoyed. As friends of the simian
kind, it's a year we can simply go ape over. Okay, enough monkeying
2004 ThinkGeek Valentine 411
Valentines Day - Love It? Hate It? Love To Hate It?
What do long walks on the beach, romantic dinners by the fire, and geeks
have in common? Nothing as far as we know. But hey, Valentine's Day is
coming up soon, and we've got some nifty geek ideas for that special someone
(or something) in your life. Choose from such fine Valentines gift ideas as
The ThinkGeek classic , 'i <3 my geek' babydoll or unisex shirt. Or checkout
our new web safe HTTPanties, packaged in a heart shaped box. We've also got
some fashionable unisex bracelets built from cat5 cable. And for those of
you who crave the fun in dysfunctional, try out the Despair, Inc.
BitterSweets. Much more below...
Get the scoop on all the nifty ThinkGeek Valentine's goodies here:
What's New @ ThinkGeek !!
Namco Arcade Classics 5-in-1 Portable TV Games Thingy
For those of you that remember the days when a quarter could buy happiness
(well, at least 3-5 minutes of happiness), you'll certainly recognize the
Namco brand. And we are sure you will recognize such arcade classics as Dig
Dug, Rally X, Pac-Man, Bosconian & Galaxian. Now play those oldies but
goodies directly on your TV with this nifty portable unit. And for those of
you who never had the opportunity to play these vintage games in their
natural environment, well, that just makes you young and/or culturally
malnourished. Get some retro gaming nutrition right here:
Scrolling Customizable LED Badge - Say What You Want To Say
This LED name tag is completely programmable and your message can be changed
"on the fly" using the IR remote control. The IR remote control connects to
your computer and up to 4 different messages can be loaded into the remote
at once. Simply point the IR remote at the back of the LED badge, push one
of the buttons, and, voila! Great when attending conferences, LAN parties or
anywhere else you want to say something without worrying about opening your
mouth. Up to 118 characters can be used per message, so feel free to say
things like 'Hey, I just want you to know that I will be the one who whips
your arse on Level 3'. Check it out here:
Roku HD1000 High Definition Media Player
Here's a way to get more from your stunning new plasma display. Just connect
the HD1000 to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi) for sharing digital
media from your PC. Or you can pop in a variety of memory cards and watch
your HDTV come to life with high-definition digital photos, art and music
and much more! Based on the Roku OS (running a Linux kernel) developers can
quickly craft innovative and custom applications. Check it all out here:
Infectiously Cute Plush Microbes, 1,000,000 X Actual Size!
Curious what the common cold looks like up close and personal? No longer do
you have to wait for that home edition of the electron microscope to come to
market. Just grab one of these Giant Plush Microbes that mimic the shapes of
some of your favorite viruses and maladies and enjoy the bliss. Featuring
such notable microbes as The Flu, The Stomach Ache, The Sore Throat, The
Ulcer and more! Get a grip on the small stuff here:
Remote Controlled Mood-Light Objects
The Mood-Light Objects are various container shapes (including bowls and a
wine chiller!) that are illuminated by ultra-bright LEDs. They are capable
of displaying millions of additive RGB colors with variable intensity. The
Objects can also display their colors in a variety of sequences,
combinations, and effects modes. With the included remote control, you can
create countless combinations of light sequences and effects that create a
beautiful light show right within the object. Makes a great (and very
techie) addition to your home or office decor!
Line Graph Watch - Time As A Bar Graph
The unusual looking Line Graph Watch displays the time and date using
different quantities of bar graph segments. This is a very unique way to
display time and date information and one that it sure to get some curious
looks. The time display can indicate Hour, Minute, Second and the date
display can show Month, Date, Day of Week, Year (from year 2001 to year
2059). So hopefully by 2060, your ocular implant will be your timepiece:
Plenty Of Monkeys To Ensure A Perfect Year Of The Monkey
As you should be well aware, starting Jan 22nd, 2004 is the official year of
the monkey. Persons born during this time by Chinese customs will be
intelligent, well-liked by everyone and successful in any chosen field. Wow.
It's likely, should you be reading this, that you aren't going to be born
this year (at least in a literal sense). Aw shucks. Well, what's a down on
his luck guy or gal to do? It's simple. Surround yourself with monkeys! And
we have just the page to help you accomplish that which even includes our
new stackable, bendable, magnetic monkeys that arrive in a lovely banana
Antec P160 PC Case - A Design Masterpiece
What's better than a PC case with front-mounted firewire, USB, and
multimedia ports? Well, here's one with those ports located at the
top/front of the case, on a convenient swiveling control panel. Of course,
you'll also find the typical assortment of drive bays and expansion slots
that geeks like you demand. Did we mention LED temperature display?
New Stuff To Enable Efficient Procrastination At Your Desk
One of the reasons ThinkGeek exists is to bring joy back into your
workspace. In so doing, we hope to crush the hopes and dreams of management
that you continue to abide working in squallor and desperation. How? For
starters, just procrastinate! That's a great tool that keeps you paid but
weakens the one thing management really cares about - the bottom line. So
pick up the new CanDroid (morphable desktop menace), ROMP (Randomly
Oscillating Magnetic Pendulum), or Acrobot (futuristic, poseable, action
figure) and start now!
SuperEar - Personal Sound Amplifier
What binoculars did for vision, this product does for listening. Produces an
adjustable 50 decibel gain on sounds picked up from its multi-element high
sensitivity microphone. With only a single AAA battery, this light weight
device produces impressive results. Comes with high quality stereo
headphones, AAA battery, instructions and suggestions for use. Begin hearing
things you have never heard before.
Philips Keyring Digital Camera
Now you have no excuse for not saving pics of life's funny (or extremely
rare) moments, thanks to this convenient tiny digital camera. Its 64MB of
built-in memory will hold plenty of software-enhanced 1.3 megapixel images,
so you'll always be prepared!
Timmy's Torrid Tonic - Caffeinated Hot Sauce
ThinkGeek's fantabulous tasting caffeinated hot sauce hit the virtual
shelves earlier in the month and let's just say we are educating the masses
about what it really means to be a hot head. Great on flat foods, so it's
perfect for LAN parties or as your dorm room condiment. And the caffeine
just gives you that extra kick. It tastes fab because it's not just pepper
extract and vinegar. It's got loads of good stuff like carrots, honey, onion
and lime. But most importantly, the #3 ingredient is Habanero peppers!
New Watch Designs from Android
We are excited to bring you three very intriguing watch designs from
Android. The Antidote Watch allows you to secretly store some Penguin Mints
or a small scroll (spell of invincibility?) in a sealed compartment. With
the Cyclops Evolution 2 the simple push of a button releases the dial,
revealing a stylized mirror/photo compartment. And the TV Clock, in the
shape of a television or computer monitor, also features a secret
compartment for storage of important artifacts. Get the time here:
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