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November 19, 2004

Well HIYA!

Where the heck did this year go? How can it be November already and we're talking of turkey, Half-Life 2, and both Internets? Time does indeed fly. Well, now that we're here we thought we might as well show you all some really good stuff to give and receive this holiday season. Try not to be overwhelmed - it's a biggie. Sit down with a Bawls, kick up your feet, and read on...



A Space Aged Habitat For Antkind

Most sane folks realize that ants are poised to become the most dominant creatures on planet earth. With 10,000+ species on board now and a tenaciously aggressive demeanor they are a formidable force of nature indeed. Consider their complex social and communication behaviors and you may very well come to the same conclusion ThinkGeek has. The day ants develop a frontal lobe is going to be a bad day for everybody. Start observing them now! Before they invade! And do so using Antworks - an enclosed habitat of NASA designed aqua-gel that the ants breathe, eat, and tunnel through. Simply amazing...

Antworks makes a great holiday gift! Check it out here:


USB Glowing Snowman

USB Snowman!

A snowman that won't melt!

He may lack the corncob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal, but he easily compensates by having a USB connection and 4 color LEDs. This jolly little fellow complete with hat and scarf will definitely add some winter joy to your desk. And since he's made from clear plastic and not compacted snow, there is no need to worry about melted snow dripping down into your power supply and wreaking major havoc. Works with PC, Mac or any USB standard USB connection. Just plug into any USB port and enjoy. Thumpety thump, thump...

A great desktop addition, sure to put you in a happy mood:


What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Holiday 2004 News and Gift Center

Holiday 2004 News and Gift Center

It's already here - the holidays have sprung up and we almost didn't even notice. So in the spirit of the season, we bring you the gift of information! We have a new Gift Center with some great gift ideas for you and yours, and we have all the skinny on shipping cutoffs, customer service hours, returns and more. Check out our Holiday Info and Gift Center here:

T-Shirts For You To Be Liking And Stuff

In today's blurb, we have 3 shirts to thrill and delight you. "1up Mushroom" should bring back memories of a certain game which all gamers should remember from years past. Speaking of gamers, our "Guns don't kill people. Kids who play videogames kill people." t-shirt should put things in perspective for you. Oh, and one last shirt: "Han Shot First". Apparently some guy named Han Liebowitz shot somebody in a bar, or that's what we hear. Aaaaak! Cover that naked bod here:

T-Shirts For You To Be Liking And Stuff

LineX USB FM Transmitter

LineX USB FM Transmitter

Here's a simple way to enjoy PC audio through your home stereo. The LineX FM transmitter appears as a pair of USB-connected speakers to your PC, but instead it acts to broadcast your PC's audio over one of seven user-selectable FM frequencies. Power is provided by the USB port, so there are no power cables or batteries needed!

Fossil Dick Tracy Wrist Net Watch

The comic strip detective Dick Tracy always had his trusty two-way wrist radio to help him fight a parade of bizarre criminals. Now from Fossil comes a Dick Tracy style smart watch. So, what's the deal - what makes this a smart watch? Well, with content delivered from MSN Direct you get up-to-date weather and financial reports, sports scores, personal messages and a handy automatic time-zone adjustment, all in a handsome time-piece. It has a changeable watch face and Atomic clock auto-syncing for accurate time-keeping.

Fossil Dick Tracy Wrist Net Watch

Workstation Repair Tool Kit

Workstation Repair Tool Kit

Humans make extensive use of tools, from the basic hammer and lever to advanced tools for detection and assembly. Oh yeah, and having a thumb comes in kind of handy (pardon the pun). Since we believe geeks to be somewhat adept at using basic hand tools, we offer a set of tools designed for PC repair work. More than 32 pieces in this set including pliers, screwdrivers and a mini combination wrench set. Remember that right is tight and left is loose - whatever that means.

2005 Classic Computers Of The Past Calendar

Some folks get excited by calendars of hot cars and fast women. Others enjoy calendars filled with puffy little cats toying with yarn. It seems that wherever there is a hobby or a fetish there is a calendar. We suppose it's the capitalist way. Which brings us to the 2005 Classic Computers of the Past calendar. A calendar that takes pride in showcasing the chunky retro lines and profiles of some of the most important computers in the history of humankind.

2005 Classic Computers Of The Past Calendar

Roku Soundbridge

Roku Soundbridge

Roku SoundBridge lets you play your PC or Mac digital music files anywhere in the house connecting your stereo or powered speakers to your computer's digital music library. WMA, MP3, AAC, AIFF and WAV music formats are supported and it's network ready with wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi. A large, bright display and widespread support for downloaded media make the HD 1000 a welcome part of your home entertainment system.

X-Connect Power Supply

X-Connect power supplies are the first in the world to have a fully modular configuration, allowing you to keep cable clutter in your PC to a minimum. These power supplies look great, with attractive high-gloss finishes, and UV-reactive cables included with each kit. Available in 400 or 500 watt models to match your PC's power thirst!

X-Connect Power Supply

Blogs, Spam And File Sharing Oh My

Blogs, Spam And File Sharing Oh My

Three subjects that ten years ago would connote Monsters, food rationing, and office camaraderie. Not so these days! Check out some of the latest books appearing on the ThinkGeek virtual shelves. The Spam Letters follows the humorous correspondence between Spammers and the venerable Jonathan Land. Steal This File Sharing book is a great resource for any folks who want to learn more about P2P networking. And finally the title 'Never Threaten To Eat Your Co-workers: Best of blogs' take a look at various excerpts from some of the net's best blogs. Read:

Ultra MP3 Player

This 256MB MP3 player features a large, easy-to-read LCD display that informs you of song title, artist name, lyrics and more. The Ultra MP3 player is expandable using either MMC or SD cards, allowing you to easily add more storage capacity, or swap out entire playlists of tunes. Built-in voice recording and email client software help you to stay connected when you're on the go.

Ultra MP3 Player

Fully Licensed Desktop .45 Scale Star Wars Lighsabers

Fully Licensed Desktop .45 Scale Star Wars Lighsabers

Work at a desk? Have a boss? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider getting yourself a fine mini Star Wars Lightsaber. Keep it on its included stand right next to your mouse. And whenever you are feeling uptight about work, just grab it and pretend your boss, a Hutt, is standing in front of you and you are a mighty Jedi. Get lost in the moment, get up from your chair, make whooshing noises and do spin attacks and make a general fool of yourself. Then let a friend 'leak' a video of you lost in the moment on the net and see where that takes you. Available in Vader, Luke, Obi & Maul versions:

Mustek Personal Media Center

This handheld media device features a 2.5" TFT display for playback of still or video images in jpeg or ASF formats. Its 32MB of internal memory is easily expanded via SD memory cards, so you can update the content you are using with a simple card swap. Also included is a built-in voice recorder allowing you to take mental notes on the fly.

Mustek Personal Media Center

USB Optical Liquid Mouse - Santa Claus

USB Optical Liquid Mouse - Santa Claus

Papa Noel, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or Jolly Old Saint Nick - whatever you like to call Santa Claus you can have him floating around on your desk in a liquid-filled optical mouse. The sleigh and reindeer are missing but, hey, that would be an awful lot to cram into a mouse don't you think? This is a 2-button mouse with scroll wheel and USB connection. Optionally available with a floating Duck or little Fish.

A Couple Last Minute Shirts To Throw In Your Hampers

Be sure to check out our 'Geek Inside' and 'Viva La Relativity' shirts. The former is appropriate for all those who have looked within and aren't afraid to declare their findings to the world at large. The latter pays homage to Albert E. and the scientific revolutions we are still experiencing thanks to his mad genius. Put some fresh threads on right here:

A Couple Last Minute Shirts To Throw In Your Hampers

Enter To Win A $1500 ThinkGeek Shopping Spree

Enter To Win A $1500 ThinkGeek Shopping Spree

That's right, one lucky duck will win the chance to add up to $1500 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 December 21st! Only one entry per household, attempted duplicates will be tickled until they pee, then discarded with extreme prejudice and Holiday glee:

Quick Blurbs !!

Swiss Memory USB

Swiss Memory USB - 256MB version now available

The Cult Of Mac

The Cult Of Mac - Hardcover Illustrated Book


Acrobots back in stock

The ThinkGeek 'Ties Suck' Tie

Ties suck tie back in stock!

PVPOnline Skull Blanket

PVPOnline Skull Blanket

Mustek DV-5500 Video Camera

Mustek DV5500 MPEG 4 Digital Video Cam

4 Pin Molex Light

4-pin Molex LED light mod

Brite Line Accent Lighting

Brite Line Accent Mod Lighting

XP3 Programmable Message Clock

XP3 Fascinations Clock - Now available with blue LEDs!

Bender Wind-ups

Bender Wind-up Back In Stock

Case o' Bawls

BAWLS Back In Stock!

Remote Controlled Flying Saucer

RC Flying Saucers Back In Stock

Plush Microbes

Plush Microbes Back In Stock


5.25" Bay freezer-Circulate cool air into your PC Case

80mm UV Translucent Fan

80mm UV Translucent Fans glow under blacklighting

80mm LED Stove Fan

80mm LED Stove Fan - spinning LEDs!

Nightwork : A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT

Night Hacks - History of Pranks At MIT - Book

Scrolling LED Badge

Scrolling LED Badge - now in Blue and Green

BAWLS Beanie

A one-size fits most beanie with the infamous BAWLS logo attached...

Techie Haiku Winner!

Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!

Last month's ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Ron from Seattle, Washington!
Here is the winning Haiku:

    Latency Jitter,
    Cold Winter of slow data,
    Packets arrive late.

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:


October 2004 Action Shot Winner

October 2004 Action Shot Winner: Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers

Action Shot Winner

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


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