The ThinkGeek Newsletter!
June 23, 2004
Welp, thanks mostly to you, our loyal fans, ThinkGeek recently moved into
a new warehouse. To mark the occasion, we've slapped together this
otherwise meaningless, and still irrelevant, Haiku: 'Many gigs of ram, lay
quietly in mother's board, her memory rests.' Come up with your own
techie Haikus and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we'll
post 'em somewhere, somehow, someday. On with it then!
Swiss Army Memory Watch
The ultimate geek multi-tool!!
We have to admit, when we first saw this product we thought it might not
be real. Seemed like a good April Fools joke at the time - a USB flash drive in a Swiss
Army knife? That's almost too perfect to be true! But trust us,
it's real. And ThinkGeek is one of the first e-outfits to have it in stock.
The Swiss Memory USB is the perfect marriage of technology, practicality,
materials, and quality design. It perfectly pulls together four important
tools that no geek should ever be without (USB flash drive, LED
light, Swiss Army knife, ballpoint pen). 64MB Flash drive (detachable)
works with just about every major operating system.
A great gift for you or anyone else with clue:
What's New @ ThinkGeek !!
Penny Arcade Stuff @ ThinkGeek
Have you ever played a video game? Do you take gaming to that next level
such that it begins to impair your daily functioning to the point that
non-gamers might call you an irresponsible human being? Do you feel more
at home discovering power-ups than reading books? Even know what a book
does? Of course not. Life is about gaming and Penny Arcade exists to
ensure that those who game are consistently entertained about all the
latest trends, and they do it with their perfectly tuned web comics.
Penny Arcade says the stuff about games that make games worth playing.
Check out their stuff right here! We'll be adding much more Penny Arcade
swag over the coming months...
Personal Desktop Air Conditioner!! Keeps Your Code Fresh
This small, portable, and lightweight personal air conditioner uses frozen
water instead of a refrigerant to safely cool you down. Perfect for the
office and quiet enough for a cube in a library. Just fill the supplied
bottle with water, freeze and voila! Instant AC! Battery operated with just
two D cells. Stay calm, collected & cool this summer right here:
A wise man one noted that as a gamer's appetite for frags increases, his
need for mouse pad real estate also increases. Enter the FatPad.
Endorsed by Fatal1ty, only one of the world's top professional gamers,
this 14" x 17" gaming surface will give you plenty of room to roam
whilst you increase your kill count, glory & conquest:
Books To Satisfy Your Technolust
If you've ever thought about purchasing a full size Arcade cabinet -
consider building your own instead! It's not too difficult and with such
readily available emulators it's a no brainer. Be the coolest kid on the
block all over again and checkout the new 'Project Arcade' book. Also
available is a handy reference lovingly titled 'Wicked Cool Shell
Scripts'. A veritable cookbook of great scripts to run on your Linux, Mac
OSX, and Unix systems. Finally, checkout the new novel by Bob Reselman
chronicling the recent outsourcing trend in the IT world...
A plant even a geek could love
Most plants require water and sunlight in appropriate amounts to survive.
This can present a problem for many people of the geek persuasion. If you
forget to water your plant it will remind you of this fact by drooping or
even worse, by dying. The Solar Plant requires only sunlight to function
- and being the calculated optimists we are, we think you can probably
handle this requirement. Feed the solar cells during the daytime and then
watch the Solar Plant respond to dark conditions by automatically
illuminating its LED light. And hey, don't even try to water this plant -
it's not going to do any good.
Space Age Posters To Adorn Your Flat Spaces
Ever wonder why walls are flat? To put posters on of course! ThinkGeek has
recently picked up some great posters of the last true frontier...the
Universe! (Arguably right behind the frontiers of the Deep Seas and of the
Human Brain). All high-quality, laminated posters perfect for framing.
We've also got a great visual chart of the Electromagnetic Radiation
Spectrum chock full of details galore. You would be surprised how many
forms of energy you are constantly enveloped in. Adorn here:
Cable Safe Cable Management System - Stress Relief!
When was the last time you were nabbed by the local Clutter Patrol? Sure
technology has given us some wonderful eye-candy and extremely powerful
tools - but what about all those cables? Everything has a cable!
Everything! Even wireless devices have cables, Uggh! Not only is the
typical advanced workstation overrun with cables - it's also quite
unsightly and can detract from that cool case you bought last year. A
I-top - A toy? A game? A gadget?
Gone are the days when folks were happy with toys that don't light up,
beep or pulsate. This is a demanding age and you are demanding consumers.
You don't just want a top that only spins! Too prosaic and predictable!
You want the I-Top. A hi-tech, spiffy, extremely portable gizmo that will
provide you endless hours of gratification of the geeky and gyrating
variety. Using the simple concept of our 'persistence of vision' - eight
small LEDs lined up in a row, when spinning, give you the illusion of
animated text and numbers. Some hi-tech sensors and circuitry will then
give you real-time feedback and results - allowing you to play the
different games and modes the I-top has to offer:
No genie necessary - The Laks Memory Music Watch
If you could wish for one thing, what would it be? Okay, well we're not
talking about that. But if you go down just a little further on your
wishlist you will certainly find a watch with built-in MP3 player. And we
have that, so you're in luck. Up to 5 hours of digital music right on
your wrist. All the necessary controls (volume, next/previous track,
random, delete, etc.) are conveniently built-in along with a headphone
jack and USB connection cable. 256MB of storage space and an integrated
digital voice recorder. One wish granted and fulfilled.
Self-contained aquatic environment - The USB Aquarium
Like fish? Enjoy the ease of USB? What could these two things possibly
have in common (other than some kind of technology-based sushi bar gone
wrong)? The USB Mini Desktop Aquarium, of course. It's a small aquarium
with two life-like swimming fish and a blue LED light and a small motor
generates a current in the water. The fish appear to slowly swim around
the tank. Both the LED light and the motor are powered by USB connection
or optional AA batteries. Just add water, connect to USB and enjoy.
blu Illuminated Keyboard
The new blu Illuminated Keyboard features a compact design, and
appropriately colored... blue!... backlit keys, especially convenient
for night-time use. Also featured is a scroll wheel which allows you to
control the intensity of the backlighting, or turn it off completely, if
you're not in need of a big, blue nightlight. PS/2 and USB connectivity
to please all comers.
ConvertX Digital Video Converter
Save your CPU's precious clock cycles for more important tasks, by using
the external ConvertX Video Converter to hardware encode your video
files. With S-video connections and a high-speed USB 2.0 interface,
you'll get high-quality results while preserving your PC's resources for
more important tasks... like visiting ThinkGeek!
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