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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!
August 25, 2004
Hello and welcome to another fun-filled edition of the ThinkGeek
newsletter. This August 2004 newsletter is a very special one because
this month marks the 5 Year Anniversary of ThinkGeek! Yes, it's true.
Since 1999, we have been dishing out the gadgets and goodies for
throngs of geeks to enjoy with pride, and we couldn't be happier. In
the internet world, 5 years is a pretty long time and something we're
extremely proud of. But we'd never be here if it weren't for you
folks, so we want to send out a sincere THANK YOU too all of you!
Here's to 5 more years!
Namco TV Games II
Ms. Pac Man & Galaga
The follow-up to the popular Namco I TV Games, this video arcade built
into a joystick features such retro classics as Ms. Pac Man, Galaga,
Xevious, Mappy and Pole Position. Everything that you need to play
these vintage powerhouses is available right inside the base. Just
plug it into your TV, select the game from the menu system and prepare
for a blast from the past. Band-aids for the calluses you'll soon get
on your thumbs are not included.
Check out the Namco TV Games 5-in-1 II here:
$5 off any order over $25!
Wednesday, August 25th only
To say thanks to all those who have helped us get to our five year
anniversary, we thought we would offer up a little promo. Basically
we'll take $5 off your pre-shipping subtotal of $25 or more. This
discount is available for one day, only for orders placed on August 25,
2004 (12am to 11:59pm Eastern Time). Limit one use per ThinkGeek
account. Thanks for your support! Simply enter the following discount
code during checkout to receive your $5 off:
What's New @ ThinkGeek !!
Atari Paddle 2-Player 13-in-1 TV Games
If you've never played the classic Atari 2600 system, you probably
have no clue what the venerable Atari Paddle was all about. You
basically used it when you needed to move your pixels in a single
line, either horizontally or vertically. It was also occasionally
used to simulate a steering wheel. Packed into this 2-player Atari
Paddle set are such notable games as: Circus Atari, Night Driver,
Canyon Bomber, Breakout, Super Breakout, Warlords, and more! And
don't forget the game that started the golden era of video gaming
itself - PONG.
i-Stick USB Drives - Extremely Tiny Portable Storage
These USB flash memory drives are the smallest we've seen to date,
under 3mm in thickness, and just about as long as two pennies
side-by-side! For travel purposes, two cases are included, making it
easy to carry these in your wallet, or clipped onto a pocket. With
fast USB 2.0 transfer rates and reasonable pricing, we're betting
you'll find a use for these little wonders.
LOTR Sting FX Sword - Authentic Glow
The sharp point I am called, the slayer of spiders I am. Without
Sting, a gift from Uncle Bilbo, its likely Frodo would never have been
able to accomplish [SPOILER] his quest to destroy the One Eing (sorry
Shelob!). Sure, the coat of Mithril helped out as well, but really
without the Elven magic of Sting that alerted the fellowship to the
presence of Orcs - all may have been for naught and Sauron and his
minions would likely be enjoying eternal Halfling stew as this very
sentence is written. Enhanced with a blue glow and digital sound
effects - this is a true collector's item:
Pocketec DataStor Mini 20GB USB HDD
The geeks' favorite USB hard rive has gotten even smaller, and easier
to take along. Speedy USB 2.0 transfer rates of up to 480Mbps allow
you to load up your necessary files in a snap. Best of all, these
drives are multi-platform compatible, meaning you Mac and Linux geeks
out there can play along as well!
$50 mail-in rebate on PRISMIQ Media Player
When we first brought the PRISMIQ Media Player on board, we were
impressed with its ability to bring our PC's digital media to life on
our TV. After a year and a half of software upgrades and improved
wireless capabilities, this unit just keeps getting better and even
easier to use! Enjoy your stored videos, MP3s, streaming audio,
digital pictures and more with your home stereo and TV, and see what
you've been missing. Order by August 30, and save $50 to boot!
Three New Caffeine Candy Sensations
Scouring the Universe for fresh and enticing new ways for you to
ingest caffeine, we've recently stumbled on some great new products.
First we brought you Black Black gum, the intensely minty caffeinated
gum sensation from Japan. Now we bring you Black Black candy - the
same great taste and all the punch but in a hard candy. We've also
got Buzz Bites which are chocolate chews packed in a tin. Each Buzz
Bite is a whopping 100 milligrams of caffeine and they taste great.
And make sure you try out the new Foosh Mints, also packed into a tin.
Each mint packs as much caffeine as entire cup of coffee.
Neuros II MP3 Combo
The folks at Neuros Audio have turned out the most feature-packed MP3
player we've seen to date. Not only can you listen to FM radio, MP3,
OGG, WMA and WAV files, but the Neuros II also features a built-in FM
transmitter so you can broadcast tunes to your home or car stereo in a
snap. Even record from any audio source to MP3! Its unique backpack
design lets you carry around the smaller 265MB unit, or snap into the
hard drive backpack for capacities of up to 80 GB.
USB Optical Liquid Mouse - Duck and Fish
In the interest of a more interesting desktop, we present a mouse with
a built-in duck or fish. So, is this some kind of genetic engineering
project gone wrong? Nope. It's an optical scroll-wheel mouse with a
mini aquarium containing a little floating duck or fishy (your choice).
Watch these little guys bob around as you mouse your way through some
serious web browsing. Two-button USB mouse with clear plastic housing.
Little yellow duck or red and white fish.
Firepod - USB and FireWire power to go
There are times when you might find yourself away from a computer -
like maybe you're driving in your car. And perhaps you need some
USB power or FireWire power to charge a gadget. Hmmm, what to do?
Enter the Firepod with a 12V DC automotive plug on one end and USB
and FireWire power ports on the other end. It also has LEDs to
indicate power source and power usage as well as fuse protection
against over-currents. The Firepod supports simultaneous usage for
both USB and FireWire and fits into any 12V automotive DC power
source plug. Great for charging cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players and
other geek gadgets.
New Science T-shirts - Geeks from other fields rejoice!
This month we launched our new section of Science T-Shirts. Whether
your thing is chemistry, math, physics, or something simple like
exobiology, we hope you'll find a t-shirt here that speaks to your
inner geek. We have 2 new Science shirts to help kick off the new
category. The simple "Rays Cast" shirt will probably make your
slightly "slower" friends and acquaintances stop and think for a
bit, and maybe even walk back a step or two. After all, who wants
rays cast from a t-shirt to be hurtling at them at 670 million
miles per hour? Schroedinger's Cat reminds us of Schroedinger's
uncertainly thought experiment in which the cat is simultaneously
dead AND alive. Naturally! Learn more science with our t-shirts here:
The Wristwatch Television - A wearable watchable
So, you say, a color television built into a wristwatch? Now that's
pretty geeky but also just darn cool - and we happen to agree. A
small but still ample 1.5" color screen (yes color!) is built-in to
a functioning wristwatch. It receives a good range of channels
(VHF: 1~12ch/UHF 13~62ch) and comes equipped with earphones that
also act an as antenna. The LCD display is 280 × 220 pixels and the
television will run about 1 hour on a rechargeable lithium-polymer
battery. NTSC US/Canada settings only.
From Gerber, as in the knife and multi-tool company and not the baby
food company, comes the Inferno Flexi-Light. This is a LED light with
7 flexible arms that can be used to position the LEDs in a variety of
angles and lighting configurations. The light can be used as a
regular flashlight and also as a task light or emergency lighting.
With the movable arms the light can be used to illuminate several
areas at once. It also has red LEDs which can be used in low-light
conditions to help preserve night vision.
Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Jukebox
Based on the latest 1.8 inch hard drive technology, the Zen Touch is
smaller and lighter than any previous Zen model. The unique
up-and-down touch sensor controls are simple to use, and its
incredible 24 hour battery life is up to three times that offered
by other players. Combine this with 20GB capacity to hold up to
10,000 songs, and your musical journey will never be cut short.
Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!
Last month's ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Kevin from Texas!
Here is his Haiku:
One-oh is a pair.
Binary is such beauty.
On off, nothing more.
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