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8-Bit Dynamic Life Pin Set

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You two make quite the pair

  • Interactive LED badges with "life" bar of hearts
  • When apart, a lone heart blinks
  • When together, all 6 hearts are illuminated


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You two make quite the pair

Staying healthy is the key to keeping yourself alive. Video game characters know this all too well. When your red heart gauge reaches zero, you die. For non-bitmap humans like us, keeping track of our health is more of a challenge. But luckily after extensive studies performed at our own GeekLabs, ThinkGeek World Domination HQ has determined that people feel best when they are in close proximity to something that they adore. Allow us to illustrate.

Buy this set of 8-Bit Dynamic Life Pins. Keep one for yourself. Gift one to your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, cat...). When you're not together, a single heart will blink on each of your badges. Sounds like you're in need of a recharge! But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the second badge and suddenly the hearts on both of your badges light up all the way! 6 hearts!? This person makes you feel full of life! Go too far astray from the source of your affections, and you'll drop back down. Got it?

Some of you have nice clothes and you might not want to put a pinhole in them (if, say, a bride and groom were wearing these). The badges have magnets on the back. Put the included metal plate on the other side of whatever you want to attach your badge to, and voila. No pins to worry about.

Product Specifications 

  • 8-Bit Dynamic Life Pins
  • A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive 
  • Set of two LED badges which display a life meter bar of hearts
  • When one transmitter does not sense another, a single heart blinks
  • Once paired, transmitters display 6 hearts
  • Powered by love infrared technology, so the badges communicating need to have line of sight
  • Front of transmitters (displays) must face each other
  • Range: Just over 20 ft.
  • Works with any two badges - get enough for your whole family and everybody can have life meters full of hearts
  • Doesn't have to be on a human - if bacon is your BAE, put one on a strip and you'll light up when it's near by
  • Batteries: Lithium polymer rechargeable (one charge lasts 3 1/2 hours with all hearts lit)
  • On/off switch conserves battery life
  • Sleep function kicks in after 15 minutes if the badge doesn't find a second badge
  • Recharge using included micro-USB cable (takes ~1 hour)
  • Dimensions: 0.9" tall x 2.7" wide x 0.5" thick
  • Weight: 0.7 oz. each (including metal plate)
  • Includes 2 LED "life" bar badges, 2 metal plates, and 1 micro-USB charging cable

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