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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!

September 20, 2006

Avast!

We forgot to remind you the last time we chatted, but yesterday, September 19th, was International 'Talk Like A Pirate Day'. It's one of our favorite holidays of the year. Right after 'Quad-damage PayDay'. Oh, and, perhaps our favorite, 'Send ThinkGeek A Free Pizza Day'. Pepperoni and Feta please. Aaargh. Well, me hearties, it's time for us to walk the plank to the aft of this newsletter - so abandon all hope ye who venture below, and pillage from ThinkGeek handsomely...

R/C Helicopter, Back In stock!

Return of the Mini R/C Copters

In Stock Right Now !!

Were you frustrated you couldn't get your hands on this new mini indoor copter we offered a couple of months ago? Well we have plenty in stock now for your purchasing pleasure. ThinkGeek's Micro R/C Helicopter is a snap to fly, comes fully assembled, and costs less than a steak dinner. With full flight control in any direction and a little bit of practice, you can make this tiny copter take off from your desk then land on your hand. We think we have plenty of copters to satisfy the demand, but we could be wrong, so buy up now!


The Holy Grail Of Indoor Aviation, at a URL near you:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/833d/



What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Neuros OSD Linux Media Recorder Beta - Get Hacking

Neuros OSD Linux Media Recorder Beta - Get Hacking

Fancy yourself a programmer? Well Neuros is looking for your coding help to make their new OSD Linux-based media appliance a video-ripping, YouTube playing, TCP/IP media monster. And what's better, Neuros is putting their money where your hot little hand is with a series of cash bounties for coding certain new features into the firmware of the OSD. Plus, Neuros comes through with a $70 manufacturer rebate and a no-questions-asked 90-day return policy! Out of the box, the Neuros OSD functions as a media recorder and player. However, the really special part about the OSD is its wealth of ports and the completely open source firmware. You get analog video/audio input and output, ethernet, USB, infrared, serial, two card slots to accommodate CF and SD/MS/MMC cards, plus a full-function universal remote. Please be aware that ThinkGeek is the exclusive retailer of the OSD and there is a limited quantity of 200 Neuros OSD Beta units available.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/89ed/

H-racer Fuel Cell Powered Car - Micro Sized Future Propulsion

Hydrogen is pretty geeky when it comes to gasses. It's odorless, combustible, and responsible for the Hindenburg disaster. Now you can use this handy gas to power the tiny fuel cell in the H-racer car. Simply fill the included refueling station with water and place it in the sun. It uses a solar panel to extract hydrogen from water which you pump directly into the H-racer. Switch on the car and it can run in a straight line for over 100 meters. It won't get you to work in the morning, but it is an amazing scientific demonstration of fuel cell technology.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/88d2/

H-racer Fuel Cell Powered Car - Micro Sized Future Propulsion

The ThinkGeek Bounty Program - Make $500 Cash For T-shirt Ideas

The ThinkGeek Bounty Program - Make $500 Cash For T-shirt Ideas

Over the years many of you have asked us to develop a program whereby we might be able to officially reward you for being smart. We've come up with many ideas for such a program but most of them failed before launch. But out of the ashes of one dream arose another with the ThinkGeek Bounty Program. It's simple -- if you have an original t-shirt idea or design, send it to us. If we use it, you'll get up to $500 in cash (or $600 in ThinkGeek Gift Certificates!). Of course, it's as simple *to do* as it is to explain, since you have to seriously wow the ThinkGeek Overlords, but it's within the distinct realm of possibleness. At least we hope, lest we've wasted our time building for you the following URL:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/customer_bounty.cgi

Airsoft Submachine Gun w/Laser Sight - Lasers make stuff better.

This full-size battery powered submachine gun toy is one of the most full featured airsoft guns around -- perfect for reliving your juvenile obsession with anything that shoots. Firing soft plastic 6mm airsoft pellets, this gun sports a wealth of goodies including a real laser sight, electric crosshair gun sight, and a blue illuminator flashlight. Please keep in mind that this pellet-shooting submachine gun is only for responsible geeks 18 and over.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/8932/

Airsoft Submachine Gun w/Laser Sight - Lasers make stuff better.

Media Tank - Your Storage Dreams Realized

Media Tank - Your Storage Dreams Realized

You've got a USB hub for your thumbdrive, an external hard-drive, a media-card reader, and an external optical drive, and all these devices require cabling and power supplies... we call that a clusterfark. What if there was an all-in-one device that can read any kind of media you threw at it? Well, holy megastorage, Batman, there is! It's the fantastic hunk of electronics known as the Media Tank. The Media Tank is a rock-solid enclosure for any kind of optical drive and hard drive you want to cram into it. It even has ports on the face for just about any memory card or USB thumb drive you've got. It's designed to be portable, plugging into your PC's USB slot, making practically every kind of storage you have instantly available. This is truly the most useful thing you'll have on your desk for some time. Everybody at ThinkGeek World Headquarters wants one, so better grab yours before we do!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/88dc/

Dot Matrix Wallet - Retro Computing Pocket Fashion

We can't speak for you, but we've been geeks for quite a long time. We remember the days when the only printer you could afford made loud zipping noises. Ah, the dot matrix printer... who could forget the continuous feed paper with the tractor-holes on the edge, or the rich text made from inky dots banged through printer ribbon? Ever long for those old days? We sure do. One of our design-monkey firms crafted a wallet that brings us back to those heady days. The Dot Matrix Wallet looks like a folded sheet of paper fresh from the 9-pin dot-matrix Printer. Ah, but this is no flimsy sheet of printed pulp. This tri-fold wallet is made from Tyvek, the same tough material that Fed-Ex makes their envelopes out of. With slots for your cash, your plastic, and a secret inner pouch, the Dot Matrix Wallet is durable and water resistant, and might we say... sexy?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/8904/

Dot Matrix Wallet - Retro Computing Pocket Fashion

Solar Charged Accent Light

Solar Charged Accent Light

We tend to really like products that give your home, office or server room that extra little touch of techy appeal. These Solar Charged Accent Lights combine two of our favorite technologies - solar power and LEDs - to illuminate your garden, driveways, patios, and walkways. The six LEDs produce clear, even light that stays bright for up to 10 hours per night. No wiring is necessary and it automatically turns on at night. Comes with hardware and instructions for free standing, ground, or wall installation.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/8a19/

The Office Espionage Kit - Spy on your coworkers.

You know people are talking about you, don't deny it. It's not being paranoid; it's just facing the facts. The only option you have is to keep one step ahead of Them. Build your own periscope to observe over cubicle walls; use the micro-listening device to eavesdrop on meetings in the CEO's office; pass secret messages to your mole in the boardroom; and other spy-rific tips and techniques. On the office battlefield, knowledge is your best weapon. The more knowledge you gather, especially the type discussed behind closed doors, the more power you can wield. And if you can collect enough dirt on others, while covering your own posterior, you might just retire at the top of the office food chain. Good luck, and look out behind you!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/humor/88af/

The Office Espionage Kit - Spy on your coworkers.

Letter Openers For Your Inner Warrior

Letter Openers For Your Inner Warrior

Stop using a butter knife or one of those cheesy neon-colored office mart widgets to open up your snail mail. You're smarter than that. Get one of these slick paper-slaying mini-weapons and open your letters with 100% envelope-annihilating warrior-tude! They are highly-detailed, mini historical replica blades in stainless steel. Choose between two different styles, each about 8 inches in length. First up is the 'Katana', a traditional, elegant, single-edged long sword used by the Samurai of yesteryear. Or pick up the formidable 'Barbarian', a medieval two-handed, dual-bladed, monster of authority. Muahaha! Envelopes stand little chance against you now! They will simply cower like the meek harbingers of injustice you've always known them to be...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/84e8/

Digital Video Eye-wear - Private Cinema

Privacy is important to us, as I'm sure it is to you. We can close the loop on data on your hard drive, over email, or broadcast over your phone, but what's to stop somebody from looking over your shoulder and staring at what's on your monitor, or on TV? Hey! That's private, buddy! Help ensure that what you're seeing is for your eyes alone by putting a TV right in front of your face! These video goggles are the most affordable, comfortable, and highest quality video goggles we've found. Hook them up to your computer, your video iPod, or any analog video source, and watch a virtual 42 inch screen that's for you and you alone. Two independent color screens run up to 1024 x 768, and can even display 3D video content. We don't expect to have these for long, so grab yours while you can!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/video/88e0/

Digital Video Eye-wear - Private Cinema

MusicGremlin Wi-Fi Media Player - Download New Music on the Go

MusicGremlin Wi-Fi Media Player - Download New Music on the Go

Finally a media player that takes full advantage of wireless technology. The MusicGremlin challenges the iPod (and yes, the Zune too) with the only computer-free, wireless download technology of its kind. Connect the Gremlin to an 802.11 Wi-Fi network and browse or download any of over 2 million tracks directly from the device... no PC needed. You can even share songs with other MusicGremlin users anywhere in the world. No white earbuds required.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/mp3/8939/

Two new watches perfect for a geek's wrist

Here we present a couple of new timepieces sure to please any discerning watch fan. The ZX1 LED Watch is an original classic 70's 'Drivers' style LED watch first made famous by Bulova and more recently Adidas. It features a unique slanted LED display mounted in a stainless steel case with leather band. The All-in-one Atomic Time Watch automatically syncs with atomic clocks in the U.S., Europe and Asia. So, even if you are traveling you can still be right on time.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=watch09

Two new watches perfect for a geek's wrist

Enter To Win A $1000 ThinkGeek Shopping Spree

Enter To Win A $1000 ThinkGeek Shopping Spree

That's right, one lucky duck will win the chance to add up to $1000 to their virtual ThinkGeek shopping cart and we'll pick up the tab! Get more details and enter to win below. Winner will be selected on October 31, 2006! Only one entry per household and those attempting duplicate entries will be tickled until they pee, then discarded with extreme prejudice and administrative glee (using Perl of course). Try and get lucky with ThinkGeek right here:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/contests/shoppingspree.shtml

Quick Blurbs !!

5.1 Channel 300 Watt HTIB with DVD

5.1 Channel 300 Watt HTIB with DVD - Full A/V Setup for Less than $70
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/89c7/

Giant Plush Microbes

Salmonella & Black Death Plush Microbes Now Available
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/

USB Mini Flashlite

USB Mini Flashlite - Flashlight With Built in Storage
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/87d6/

Cap'n Danger Stunt Monkey

Cap'n Danger Stunt Monkey - Parachuting simian action figure.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/85a6/

Keychain Solar Flashlight

Keychain Solar Flashlight - Save sunlight for nighttime
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/8a20/

Retro LED Digital Watch

Retro LED Digital Watch - Now in Blue LED
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/725d/

USB Skype Phone

USB Skype Phone - Skype Calls Just Got Cheaper
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/avcards/8837/

Dynamo Flashlight

Dynamo Flashlight available at new low price
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/86a7/

Spacemen vs. Aliens Plastic Figures

Spacemen vs. Aliens Plastic Figures - Great for target practice
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/8594/

Rubik's Sudoku

Rubik's Sudoku - Perfect for the traveling sudoku fiend...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/8977/

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