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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!

March 15, 2006

Hello!

Happy Belated Pi Day! You did celebrate Pi day yesterday (3/14), didn't you? If not, we hope you at least thought about circles or at the very least had a piece of pie. In other news, pigs are flying and hell has frozen over because certain slightly mental members of the ThinkGeek staff have banded together to create a team to compete in a local dodgeball tournament for charity. Even stranger... it's against a bunch of Marines. Wish us luck, and perhaps more importantly, wish that we end the day with the same number of limbs we start with. Our team name? It's either the Smart Masses or the Dancing Wu-li Paladins. So far we're leaning towards the former, though the "Smart" bit might be called into question on this rare occasion. Now on to the latest assemblage of things which should make you happy happy joy joy...

 Swiss Beat MP3 Player

Swiss Beat MP3 Player

An MP3 Player That Is Literally Cutting Edge

The world's original geek gadget has been improved considerably with the addition of a built-in MP3 player. Not only does this addition elevate the geek factor, it also adds more survival skills to the tool. You'll be able to carry your favorite tunes (certainly vital), a pair of mini scissors (essential for proper grooming and emergency cable splicing) and a 2 inch blade (perfect for quickly releasing CDs trapped in their packaging). You could also store a small collection of audiobooks that offer guidance and perspective on just about any situation. "The Zombie Survival Guide" and "The Batman Handbook" are just two possibilities that immediately come to mind.

The Incredibly Multi-Tasking Swiss Beat MP3:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/8134/



What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

R/C Daleks - EX-TER-MIN-ATE!

R/C Daleks - EX-TER-MIN-ATE!

With a toilet plunger in one hand and a elongated egg beater in the other Daleks are some of the deadliest cyborgs in the galaxy. These large scale R/C Daleks from Dr. Who fame stand 12 inches high and are happiest when gliding around your home shouting "EX-TER-MIN-ATE!" and hunting for the Doctor. Complete with tank-like controls and digitized grating dalek voices you'll feel just like you're in your own low-budget BBC telly show. Hurry, we have a limited quantity of these R/C Daleks in stock for you to drool over...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/80f3/

Crisp New Produce From Our Perpetually Delicious Swag Garden

We've dug up three new designs for you to chew on. First up is our 'I adore my 64' shirt. Lovingly paying homage to nineteen eighty three's hottest computer, and the system that spawned the whole demo scene (thanks mostly to its amazing 8 bit graphics and 3 channel sound chip). Next up is our classically simple, if brutally honest, 'die, n00b.' shirt. Enough said there. Last up is our OMFG shirt. We actually just recently found out that OMFG is a real company. We were able to get our grubby little hands on some corporate logo wear of the OMFG company for you to enjoy right here:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=adore

Crisp New Produce From Our Perpetually Delicious Swag Garden

Blue LED Faucet Attachment

Blue LED Faucet Attachment

Tired of that same old monotonous water? Bored with water that doesn't look like futuristic alien mouthwash? Need to make your midnite bathroom appointments more exhilarating? Then you need to get the blue LED faucet attachment from ThinkGeek. You can turn any faucet in your home into a streaming blue lagoon of techie-bliss in just minutes. How does it work? Just attach to the end of your faucet (universal adapters included), and when the water flows through the magic chamber, it simply turns on the blue LED array and illuminates the stream with a soothingly powerful crystal blue hue:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/8122/

Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzer - Identify Wi-Fi Interference

Spectrum analyzers are definitely keen but they're usually priced out of the affordable range for most people - until now. Wi-Spy is the world's smallest (and most affordable) 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer, and has been designed specifically for troubleshooting and analyzing Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Spy shows the signal strength for all Wi-Fi networks as well as Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz cordless phones, microwaves, Zigbee, and all other 2.4 GHz transmitters. Its software provides an instant view of amplitude, frequency, and time and allows import and export of the data. Analyze more here...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/80ce/

Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzer -  Identify Wi-Fi Interference

Levitating Desktop Clock & Space Shuttle

Levitating Desktop Clock & Space Shuttle

Here at ThinkGeek you know we love gadgets. We also love stuff that floats magically in a magnetic field. So when we found a gadget that floats, we were simply beside ourselves with the kind of mirth typically reserved for halflings devouring a beery stew. This is the most stable levitating product out there we could find and even features an auto-rotate mechanism to spin objects clockwise, or counter-clockwise. A great desktop toy that will fulfill your dreams of levitation AND space flight!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/80df/

The Personal Area Network Ultimate Hoodie

It's difficult to call anything this day and age 'The Ultimate'. Because invariably if you do, somebody else is going to come around the corner and build a bigger, better, faster version. We would be safer to just call this the 'Penultimate Hoodie Of Wire Management Glee' or something like that. But here at ThinkGeek, we don't back down from a good challenge. That's why we are sticking to our guns and calling this fine garment with 6 hidden pockets, a personal area network, embedded earbud loops, deep pockets, magnetic closures, and much more, the Ultimate Hoodie. And if you think you've found a better hoodie, we'll just ignore you until you go away:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/apparel/hoodies/8064/

The Personal Area Network Ultimate Hoodie

Black Beast of Arrrggghhh Plush

Black Beast of Arrrggghhh Plush

Before you reach the Bridge of Death, you must face the Black Beast of Arrrggghhh. Why is it called "Arrrggghhh?" Because that's all you'll be able to say before you are its' lunch. Just like poor Brother Maynard (the little dude in the Black Beast's mouth). Pull him, and hear the Beast roar. The only thing that could save you is running away or a random cardiac arrest. Luckily, this is just a cute plush version of the Black Beast, and not the real thing. The real Black Beast you should run from; the plush Black Beast you should hug.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/8144/

Skype Call Center - Amazing New Skype Powers

You already use Skype to call your peeps around the globe for free but what if you could make and receive Skype calls from your cell phone.. or any phone for that matter? The Skype Call Center plugs into your PC and your standard wired phone line. When a Skype call comes in the Call Center dials out to your cell phone so you can receive the call. Make Skype calls from your cell phone just as easily.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/818a/

Skype Call Center - Amazing New Skype Powers

The Wavy Wand - Chock-full of LEDs

The Wavy Wand - Chock-full of LEDs

Persistence of vision at its best: the Wavy Wand is great for getting your message seen. Quickly program your message into the wand, and then wave it in the air. Your message will appear like magic. The wavy wand has three different font sizes and eight different brightness settings. But the Wavy Wand doesn't just display text. It can handle graphics and even simple animations. And with 48 bright LEDs, everyone will perk up and take notice when you start swinging it about. So, whip out your wand, and get the party started.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/80ee/

Science Themed Graphic Novels

"You got your comic books in my science - no, you got your science in my comic books." Perhaps the greatest combination since hydrogen and oxygen decided to get together, these graphic novels present some of the greatest scientists in semi-recent history. "Suspended in Language" focuses on Niels Bohr, while "Two-Fisted Science" explores the lives of quite a few superior thinkers: Galileo, Feynman, Heisenberg, Newton, and more! Forget about all those goofy superheroes who wear spandex, and read some comics about a few real heroes...of science.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=bohr

Science Themed Graphic Novels

Atomic Time Wrist Watch - syncs with the atomic clock

Atomic Time Wrist Watch - syncs with the atomic clock

Who knew that a second could be easily measured as 9,192,631,770 vibrations of a Cesium 133 atom in a vacuum? Okay professor smarty pants you probably did. Your well of semi-useful facts runs deep and we definitely respect that. You also likely know that the official U.S. time is generated from an atomic clock employing this fact. The Atomic Time Wrist Watch automatically sets its time each night to match the official atomic clock by receiving a radio signal. This way you'll know everything, including the exact time:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/816a/

USB Mini Flexcam - Twistable Webcam

This handy mini-sized webcam goes anywhere. The flexible gooseneck allows you to bend and twist the camera into place. Perfect for monitoring the grue habitat under your desk or taking those exciting "look at my face while I type on the computer" shots. Three bright white LEDs light-up your working area. Its even got a built in mic for easy video conferencing. Not for internal use please.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/812d/

USB Mini Flexcam - Twistable Webcam

Uglydolls - Pretty Ugly Plush

Uglydolls - Pretty Ugly Plush

We thought it was unachievable but somehow, lowly plush has solved the scientific conundrum of how one organism can be both ugly and cute simultaneously. That's right, Uglydolls are here and they demand your love with a big pleading eye... or three. These plush 7 inch uglies want to live you with you. So take one home. We hear they don't eat much and can kick-ass in a brawl with a beanie baby.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/8126/

Quick Blurbs !!

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New RSS Feed Formats For The Latest Rub At ThinkGeek
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Hal 9000 USB Memory Unit

Hal 9000 USB Memory Unit - Now Back in Stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/806d/

MAKE Magazine, Vol 5

Make, Volume 5 - Newest volume of the DIY geek mag
http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/nonfiction/80e6/

LED Polished Lighter

LED Polished Lighter - illuminate or incinerate
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/808e/

Kill-A-Watt

Kill-A-Watt - Back In stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/7657/

UltraPod Mini

UltraPod Mini - Small, Versatile Tripod
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/80da/

Mug Boss

Mug Boss - Back in stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/772b/

USB Microscope - QX5

USB Microscope - QX5 - Back In Stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/77aa/

Cold Heat Soldering Tool

Cold Heat - Back In Stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/69d3/

Computer Bug Zapper

Computer Bug Zapper - Novelty "cure" for computer bugs
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/80c9/

Stikfas

Stikfas - New flavor: Viking
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/70d9/

LED Gyroscope Top

LED Gyro Top - One spin can last up to 4 hours
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/7f61/

Triops Deluxe Kit

Triops Deluxe Kit - Back in stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/75ab/

Geek Points Deal!

New Geek Points Promotion!

You can get a free Neverlate Alarm Clock w/$15 purchase at ThinkGeek by using 2000 geek points! Hurry, offer expires 4/30/2006! A nifty, utilitarian time-piece and a great offer! Details:


http://www.thinkgeek.com/geekpoints/rewards.shtml

Techie Haiku Winner!

Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!

Last month's ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Simon from Edmonton, Canada!
Here is the winning Haiku:

    Facing certain death
    Life flashes before my eyes
    Lucky d20

Wanna win a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate? Just send us your original HAIKU and each newsletter we'll select one winner and print his/her HAIKU right here on the next ThinkGeek newsletter installment for all to see, plus we'll send you a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate. Get creative! More details and rules? Visit:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/haiku/

February, 2006 Action Shot Winner

February, 2006 Action Shot Winner: Mostly IP Creeper Tee

Get the scoop on sending your own ThinkGeek product action shots and get a chance at our $100 monthly giveaway here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/action-shots/

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