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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!

January 9, 2008


Welcome to the year 2008, dearest toasters and fellow smart masses! We hope you have all arrived with your towels intact. And as we're sure you're aware, 2008 is a momentous year in the U.S. according to the formidable brain of scientist/author, Isaac Asimov. You'll recall from his 1955 short story, Franchise, that 2008 is the year in which a Computer Program, the MultiVac, will pick the next president who is considered the best representative candidate from the general population. We should be so lucky! We'll hang-up and take your answers offline. While pontificating, take a gander at some of our latest offerings, take advantage of our January clearance, and for the love of all that is impishly sacred, get a FREE Annoy-a-tron!*

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Pleo Robotic Life Form - Aibo's Ancestor Available Now!

Pleo Robotic Life Form - Aibo's Ancestor Available Now!

Every red blooded geek loves robots, which is why we were pretty bummed out when Sony discontinued their Aibo line of robotic dogs. Pleo is a worthy successor to Aibo with some of the most organic robotic motion we've seen. Not only does Pleo move and react autonomously, he looks just like a mini dinosaur. Pleo's lifelike motions and realistic interactions will have you treating him like part of the family in no time. Plus, we were happy to notice the addition of a mini USB port and SD memory card slot which will hopefully lead to some sweet Pleo hacks.

Wi-fi Detecting Watch - Essential for geek survival

Being geeks, we need our wi-fi as much as caffeine or food - it's absolutely critical to our happiness and survival. This Wi-fi Detecting wristwatch tells you the wi-fi signal strength with the simple push of a button. The strength is shown as a number from 0 to 8, letting you know exactly what kind of connectivity you can expect or if you need to move a little closer to the access point. The Wi-Fi Detecting Watch also has other features (alarm, countdown timer) and is well styled with steel case and rubber strap band.

Wi-fi Detecting Watch - Essential for geek survival

Dummy Security Camera - Fools 'em every time

Dummy Security Camera - Fools 'em every time

Sometimes security is designed to be barely noticeable, so as not to detract from the main event or draw any attention. Other times, it is deliberately obvious to tell would-be wrongdoers "don't even think about it". The Dummy Security Camera with Blinking LED lets any hooligans know that someone could be watching their every move or at least taking some video footage of their devious deeds. Adjustable angle bracket, authentic cable and included "warning" decals give the dummy camera with LED a realistic appearance. Its weatherproof anodized aluminum housing is rust proof and lasts for decades. The flashing LED operates for 2 years on a set of batteries.

In Defense of the Letter F - a couple o' new shirts

The letter F gets a bad rap. Sure, it gets to host Sesame Street with the rest of the letters, but they always make fun of it behind its back. See, they know kids will grow to dislike the letter F once they start school. But most of us are done with school (or, as done as permanent students can be), and we like F. Without F we couldn't have Fermilab, FPSes and Fritos! More importantly, without F we couldn't have our two newest shirts: Fuzzy Logic and FTW!

In Defense of the Letter F - a couple o' new shirts

Aurora Projector - Pretty Northern Lights No Matter Your Latitude

Aurora Projector - Pretty Northern Lights No Matter Your Latitude

The Japanese believe that the undulating ribbons of plasma in the magnetosphere that make up the Aurora Borealis will give luck to anyone conceived under them. While the science of that is dubious at best, you can't deny the coolness of having a portable version in your room. And while you might want to take advantage of aurora-induced coupling, you may not be ready to drive to the Arctic circle to do it. As usual, ThinkGeek sees a need and provides a solution!

Ultra Thin Digital Voice Recorder - Yeah, it's thin

Yes, new features are always nice - but what we really want is a gadget so thin it will blow the mind of anyone who even gets a passing glance of it. This credit card size digital voice recorder measures in at just 6.5 millimeters in thickness and features 1GB of built-in storage, a flip-out USB connector, and flush-mounted controls. It can also be used as a MP3 player and USB flash drive. The best thing about this mini wonder is that it records up to 69 hours of your favorite lectures, genius thoughts, or random blabberings that can easily be copied or deleted on the fly...

Ultra Thin Digital Voice Recorder - Yeah, it's thin

Monkey Picked Tea - Plucked by simians for your delight

Monkey Picked Tea - Plucked by simians for your delight

Where would we be without monkeys? Well, evolutionarily speaking, we'd probably be walking around on four legs and rubbing our butts on things. And beveragely speaking, we wouldn't have this delicious Chinese tea. You see, in a small village, monks have taught monkeys to pick tea for them. And we bring this monkey picked tea from the monks to you, our customer monkeys. The circle is complete. Commence drinking... and rubbing butts on things.

Kill-A-Watt EZ Shows Current & Projected Energy Costs

Waste is definitely not cool, but things that waste electricity can be difficult to gauge. Now you can cut your energy costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Connect these appliances to the Kill-A-Watt EZ, and it will assess how efficient they really are. The large LCD display will count consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, just like your local utility. The built-in menu allows you to easily enter your utility company rate as listed on your monthly bill, to keep track of your energy spending.

Kill-A-Watt EZ Shows Current & Projected Energy Costs

Push A Button, Get A Color - The MultiColor LED Lightbulb

Push A Button, Get A Color - The MultiColor LED Lightbulb

Light-emitting diodes are darn cool and have found uses in so many places - traffic lights, standard lightbulb sockets and high-powered flashlights to name a few. The Multi-Color LED Lightbulb is a super bright LED bulb that can transition through dozens of color and brightness combinations and is compatible with a standard lightbulb socket. The included IR remote can select an individual color or brightness level or choose one of four different transition effects. Great for mood lighting, decorating, parties or special lighting environments.

Halo 3 Messenger Bags - Manly Enough for the Master Chief

Master-Chief has a lot to carry: 3 guns, all the ammo, powerups, and fistfuls of plasma and fragmentary grenades. How does he do that without ridiculous bulging pockets, or a girlish purse? Why, with this awesome and officially-licensed Halo 3 messenger bag of course! Seriously, this bag must have some kind of pocket of subspace inside, making it appear bigger inside than outside. 16-ounce heavyweight canvas, 14 inches wide, 14 inches high, and 3 inches deep with an adjustable shoulder strap. It's absolutely legendary.

Halo 3 Messenger Bags - Manly Enough for the Master Chief

Quick Blurbs !!

Mario Kart Racing Collection Figures

Mario Kart Racing Collection Figures - Back in Stock

The ThinkGeek Chain Mail T-Shirt

The ThinkGeek Chain Mail T-Shirt - Back in Stock

SuperPen Graphics Tablet

SuperPen Graphics Tablet - Back in Stock


The Magnificent MagnoGrip - Back in stock

Driving LED Emoticon

Driving LED Emoticon - Back in stock

Will Return Clock

Will return clock - Back in stock

Star Trek 40th Anniversary Phaser

Star Trek 40th Year Anniversary Phaser - Back in stock

Japanese Lucky Golden Poo

Japanese Lucky Golden Poo - Back in stock

Fiendish Japanese Pocket Puzzle

Fiendish Japanese Pocket Puzzles - Fully Back in stock

Emoticon Transforming Stamp

Emoticon Transforming Stamp - Back in stock

Stirling Engine Kit

Stirling Engine Kit - Back in stock

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