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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!
July 28, 2005
July seems to have been a worthwhile month for geeks the world over. Discovery finally made it to space, the San Diego ComiCon allowed us to geek out, we celebrated the 20th birthday of the Amiga 1000, and most importantly we realized how important it is to get a little Hot Coffee every now and then, if only to keep debate alive and well. Oh, and Sysadmin Appreciation Day is this Friday the 29th. If you have a Sysadmin, please consider lavishing him/her with undying praise and any of the following gifts to ensure they might be the hoopiest froods of all...
Polarity Board Game
A Strategy Game Using Hovering Magnetic Discs
The first board game worthy of the ThinkGeek Official Medal Of SuperUberGoodness... Okay, there is no such thing, but we think Polarity is extremely engaging and fun enough to become a new classic. This unique game utilizes magnetic forces, chaos, gravity and levitation - while requiring dexterity and strategic planning. Outwit your opponent by placing hovering magnetic discs in ways that force them to make mistakes that cause discs to fly, jump and spin on the board - giving you a chance to score points! Very addictive!
Get your polarity on here:
What's New @ ThinkGeek !!
RFID Digital Door Lock - The Future Is Now
Sure, we here at ThinkGeek know that RFID technology seems like just
another way for Big Brother down the road to invade your privacy. But
we also love new gadgets and realize you can make your own decisions.
Are we right? Anyways, this door lock can be easily unlocked using one
of eight included RFID Smartkeys or a PIN. It's packed with many other
features including a burglar alarm, low battery indicator, automatic or
manual lock modes and an external forced lock mode. Your PIN and RFID
cards can be easily reprogrammed - no need to ever change locks:
Zombie Survival Guide / Real Ultimate Power Ninja Book
There are only two certainties in this world: ninjas are totally sweet,
and zombies are out to get you. The best thing you can do is be
prepared. Learn all you can about the mystic art of the Ninja, then use
that knowledge (with a few shotguns and pitchforks) to defend your home
and family from the forthcoming zombie hoard. We all know a
human/zombie war is evident, video games and the movies tell us so.
Don't wait around until someone or something is gnawing on your leg,
get the skills you need to survive now:
New Tshirt SWAG! - Who wouldn't like a nice cup of Hot Coffee?
It's time again for a new round of t-shirts and we have quite a range
today. "I see dead pixels" is not the kind of thing we like to hear,
but it makes for a scary story. Seriously - buy an expensive LCD and
feel how your heart stops upon seeing a dead pixel. On the opposite
spectrum, any Grand Theft Auto player would probably enjoy our hot
coffee shirt, but not nearly as much as hot coffee itself. Finally,
show some school spirit and root for our favorite university, STFU.
Lumaray FL6 Flashlight
Walking around in the dark is never much fun. Luckily, we have
flashlights to help us find our way and the Lumaray FL6 is quite a
flashlight indeed. Custom lens technology allows this light to achieve
high brightness levels without sacrificing power consumption. A
special glow-in-the-dark Afterglow allows the flashlight to sit in any
position (even facing down on the bezel) and still be easily located.
It combines an interesting design with modern materials to create a
very unique finished product. Just another flashlight? No way:
The Fuze Necklace - LED Techie Fashion
We love anything that marries technology with everyday things, so we
grabbed the Fuze Necklace. It combines natural quartz crystals with
cool and glowy LEDs to make a really snazzy looking piece of jewelry.
Each Fuze necklace is hand selected, shaped, and polished to ensure a
unique and beautiful gem and the crystal has an embedded LED that
gradually cycles through a range of colors to create a totally unique
fashion accessory. It's techie bling!
Limited Edition Laser Etched Marvel Comic Cel Lithographs
Where would the world be without superheros? We'll tell you where.
Nowhere. There are at least a hundred different Evil Enemies out there
with more than a hundred different Massively Destructive Weapons Of
Final Doom, that, should they not have been stopped just in the nick
of time by a Superhero or two, there would simply no longer be a planet
for you to breathe on. So, like 'em or not, your entire existence is
owed to these men and women of extraordinary ability and uncanny
goodness... celebrate a few of them with these fine matted
Cold Heat PRO Soldering Tool
The ever-popular ColdHeat Soldering Tool is now available in a more
powerful version - the ColdHeat Pro! As geeks everywhere have already
discovered, soldering can be very easy and convenient when you have a
device that can heat and cool almost instantly. Add to this the
cordless feature of the ColdHeat and you've got one handy tool. The
ColdHeat Pro Soldering Tool is designed for the serious hobbyist and
professional. It has twice the power of the Classic tool and comes
standard with all three tip shapes (Bevel, Chisel, Conical).
Are Watts killing you?
Okay, genius, how many Kilowatt-hours does that PC and all the other
gadgets around it consume? If you've ever been curious about the power
usage of your electronics the Kill-A-Watt can give you some insight. A
large LCD display shows consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, just like
utility companies. You can figure out your electrical expenses by the
hour, day, week, month, even an entire year. Monitor the quality of
your power by displaying Voltage, Line Frequency, and Power Factor.
Easy to use, just plug it in!
Build Your Very Own Hologram - Then Take Over The World...
The perfect kit for the mad scientist in all of us. With the Design a
Hologram Kit, you'll have your first hologram within 1 hour. The secret
is the special self-developing holographic film plate. Twenty are
included, which means you can make up to twenty different holograms.
Keep in mind, this isn't a toy, but a very serious science kit for
those serious in venturing into the serious world of holography
(detailed instructions and information sheets are included). Seriously,
though, this kit is so much fun, it feels like a toy. And you'll get up
to twenty luminous holograms you can show off to anyone who will enter
your mad scientist lab... er... your cubicle. Yeah, your cubicle:
We Support Your Right To Bare Cubicle Arms At ThinkGeek
Nothing goes better with a warm summer night than a cool new edition to
your home/office arsenal. Choose from our three new flavors, or try one
scoop of each. We have the Defender Of World Peace II Softair Gun,
which shoots rapid fire plastic BBs; the Tagball - Indoor Paintball
Simulator, which shoots high velocity micro-tennis-ball-like
projectiles; and the Vapo-Blaster, which shoots bubbles filled with
clouds of smoke. Fight off solicitors, evil office drones, bosses, and
anything else your mind can imagine. Battle real things too, like
aliens, giant robots, evil sorcerers, and mystic cockroach beings from
the future. The choice is yours (we recommend all three of course):
Oggz - Desktop Glowing Alien Eggs
Oggz are unique lights that charge through induction while resting on
their base. Made of flexible translucent silicone, each 3.5" tall Oggz
is imbedded with color changing LEDs that gently morph from one color
to the next. Since Oggz are made from silicone, unlike eggs, you can
squeeze them and even drop them and they'll be just fine. Use them as
accent lights, use 'em to geek out your workspace, or just use them as
night lights if you are scared of that thing in the closet.
Fortress Ultra-Rugged Hard Drive
An angry monkey could probably destroy a typical portable hard drive
pretty quickly. Fortunately for you we have a drive that could survive
such an incident. The Fortress Ultra-Rugged Hard Drive is built to
work where protection from shock and vibration are crucial. Your data
will be safeguarded against a drop of 6 feet onto solid concrete and
experience error-free operation in severe vibration environments.
Internal heatsinking design increases hard drive life and reliability.
The Fortress is constructed from a very tough aluminum alloy and is
A Mountain of Penny Arcade Merchandise
You may just collapse under the weight of all this Penny Arcade
merchandise bliss. First off is the Limited Edition CTS Laser Cel. If
you want one of these,
you'd better jump on it asap because the last
one sold out in less than 12 hours, it's too late, they're sold out!. Yes, for real. The other goodies
are tshirts galore including mens' and ladies' versions of the "John
Gabriel" and "Tycho Brahe" shirts (Finally!) as well as the new and
improved "FruitF*cker - Caught in the Act" shirt. Check em out:
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Last month's ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Chad from Easley, South Carolina!
Here is the winning Haiku:
Forward email. *click*
Picked the wrong recipients.
Got fired the next day.
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