The ThinkGeek Newsletter!
February 25, 2004
It's that random time again for a visit from your cyberpals at
ThinkGeek. (Did we just say 'cyber'? GAK. Sorry about that!) Today we
bring you a vast array of excellent gadgets, thingamabobs, doohickeys,
and other extremely fun and useful items for your amusement. Before that
big vein in your forehead explodes from excitement, take a moment to
read on and be happified...
Shot Blade Disc Launcher
2003 Hong Kong Toy Show Winner
Remember back in the day playing capture the Klingon with those
Star Trek tracer guns that shot those little round 'Jet Discs'?
Of course you do. ThinkGeek recently stumbled upon the 21st
century take of that classic launcher. Inspired by the bullet
time scenes from the Matrix, the Shot Blade was developed to
create slow flying projectiles that were also accurate and
consistent from launch to launch. They succeeded!
A very unique addition to your cube warfare arsenal:
L'espion Keychain Micro Digital Camera
Happen to glimpse William Gibson at the local gas station? Nobody
is gonna believe you. Unless of course you were carrying the The
l'espion mini II digital camera that's so tiny it hangs from your
keychain. At less than $30, it's a perfect go-anywhere camera,
allowing you to capture action shots of your life's adventures
without the bulk or expense of your typical camera.
What's New @ ThinkGeek !!
Once Upon Atari Series DVD + MindCandy PC Demos DVD
These aren't your typical Hollywood blockbuster DVDs. These DVD's actually
have substance! 'Once Upon Atari' features the complete four episode
documentary series put together by Howard Scott Warshaw (creator of such
notable games as Yar's Revenge and E.T.) Packed with a bunch of interviews
and old footage, see for yourselves what the golden era of video games was
all about. We've also just added the sensoriffic DVD - MindCandy, Volume
One: PC Demos. It's a compilation of 42 PC Demos - those amazing visual
and musical creations spawned by the European computer underground. Over
2 years in the making!
Retro Ringer Techie Tee's (or RRTT for the acronym apt (AA))
Apparently everything old is new again, and after seeing way too many trends
come back into style from when many of us were kids (and when some of us
weren't even born yet) we decided we had to join the fun. Retro is back -
from old style video games to green shag carpet, it's cool again to be old.
Checkout our new batch of ringer t-shirts. We've got Disco with a leet bent,
Go fork() yourself, and Keep on fsckin' to bring you back to the seventies.
Also, by popular demand is our retro styled athletic ringer with just '42'
on it. Hmmm, Why 42? If you have to ask, you can't know...
USB Card - Credit Card Size Storage Device - 256 Megabytes
Imagine a 256 Megabyte storage device that you can slip in your wallet! It
was a "Best of CES" Finalist for 2004, so it's gotta be good. The USB
Card features a USB 2.0 connection for blazing fast transfers and the
software suite lets you password protect and encrypt your data. It weighs
less than 1 ounce and has a flexible, integrated USB connector cable which
allows the USB Card to be connected in any orientation. It's even got a
built-in blue LED light to indicate read/write access to the card. Works
with Windows, Mac and Linux. Woohoo!
Megatokyo Graphic Novel #2 - The Wait Is Over!
Megatokyo Volume 2 collects chapters one and two of the highly popular
online webcomic Megatokyo into print form and includes extra material not
available online. This includes the Megatokyo Gameworlds short story
Endgames:Presence, as well extra art and commentary. Read the book, save
Cipher Shield Secured External 120 GB HDD
How do you improve upon an external hard drive with a whopping 120GB of
storage capacity and high-speed USB 2.0 or Firewire file transfers? You
protect the data within using data encryption of course. These days you
can never be too safe from organic data miners. Cipher Shield encrypts
data as it is stored on the hard disk. Only after inserting the 64-bit
security key can you (or anyone else) access the data stored within:
Solsuno Watch - Displaying the Time Using 138 Colored LEDs
Some watches have LEDs in them, but very few have 138 of them. Enter the
Solsuno Watch, which incorporates LEDs to display hours, minutes and seconds
as well as the day of the week, month, year and more. The hours and minutes
are displayed with red LEDs and the seconds in green, yellow and red. The
watch also features 3 different alarms, hourly chime, am/pm indicator, alarm
activated display and auto power off. It's simply LEDtastic!
CD Case And Bookbag With Built-in Speakers
Si-5 flat panel speakers have been a favorite of music loving geeks for
about as long as they've been around. Now, these portable speakers have been
incorporated into the design of both a backpack and an integrated CD Case
and Wallet, to make it even easier for you to get your groove on no matter
where you might be. Check out the Boom Bag and Boom Case here:
USB Powered Smokeless Ashtray + USB Air Purifier
How many times have you thought, "Gee, life would be grand if I just had a
smoke-less ashtray that was also USB powered"? Well, want no more. Use it
to cut down on smoke and odors around your desk or take it on the road using
the included Car to USB Adaptor. Or if you don't smoke but want a cleaner
workspace, check out the USB Air purifier. Keep your local office
environment clean and contaminate-free with this handy air purifier.
USB BioDrive - Secure Your Portable Data
USB Drives hold a significant place in the world of mobility, but what if
you lose the drive? Be safe and secure your sensitive data with biometric
logon authentication! Features 128MB of storage capacity and plug and play
via USB port. No external power supply required. Works on Win 98SE, ME,
2000, XP, Mac 8.6.8 or greater, and Linux 2.4.x. Encrypt files, create
multiple profiles, and even set date range limit for data access.
Time Wrapped Around A Cube
Just when you thought there were no more unique ways to display the time,
this cool looking clock displays hours, minutes and seconds using three
pyramids cut-out diagonally from a cube. The three pyramids rotate to
indicate the time. A truly unique clock design with an unusual movement
and method of representing hours, minutes and seconds:
Lian-Li PC-7H Windowed PC Cases
It seems the only complaint folks have with the masterfully built Lian-Li PC
cases is that they are not priced like computer beige PC cases. Well, here
are a couple of windowed Lian-Li all-aluminum cases that are much more
affordable than you might expect. With all the quality you've come to expect
from Lian-Li like front mounted USB 2.0 ports, thumbscrew assembly, & hard
Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Desktop
A killer wireless techie desktop featuring Logitech's top of the line
optical mouse, programmable keyboard, and multifunction media pad, all
designed for seamless use with your PC or other Bluetooth enabled devices.
The media pad has a built-in digital display you can use to display instant
messages, emails, date, time & more. Sync it up with your Bluetooth
cell phone or even PDA! Check it all out here:
Read A Book! Save A Photon
Yes, people still occasionally read books that aren't broken down into
millions of bits and then reassembled on a display device. At least that's
the rumor. Check out our three new titles, including: 'High Score: The
Illustrated History of Video Games', 'Supercade: A Visual History Of The
Videogame Age', & 'PC Toys - 14 Cool Projects For Home, Office, and
Entertainment'. Check them out here!
The Opte.org Project T-shirt!
The Opte Project was created to map out the Internet in a single day. They
succeeded, and in so doing, created a lot of buzz (and increased costly
bandwidth needs ;) If you haven't yet, checkout their website. And get the
t-shirt! Proceeds of the sales from this t-shirt will be donated back to the
Opte.org project for much needed server hardware. Check out the shirts here:
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