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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!

January 31, 2008

Dear Precious(es),

We are sure you've all heard the recent news that The Hobbit, aka the LOTR prequel, may actually have advanced out of the realm of rumor and into reality -- so we're just a giddy gaggle of geeks grateful for Gandalf's grand (g)return. Here's hoping it sucks less than half as much as those 'other' prequels that ruined many a fond childhood memory. We will just STFU and let you graze on our latest offerings, so read on for some LOVE-ly new items for Valentine's Day, some nifty wireless doo-dads, a handheld synthesizer, and a skirt for dudes...

8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt

The Dynamic 8-bit Life T-shirt

Geek Lovin'

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 you, this is more of a challenge. But after extensive research at ThinkGeek Labs, we've determined that people feel best when they are in close proximity to something that they adore. Don't understand? Well luckily for you we've created this amazing 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt to illustrate.

Love is in the air!

Buy one of these glowing shirts for yourself, and gift one to your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, fembot 2000...). During your normal activities, two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you're fully powered up. What you do next, we'll leave up to you...

Get your pixelated frisky on right here!

What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Valentine's Day - The Holiday you Love (to hate)

Valentine's Day - The Holiday you Love (to hate)

Ok, maybe we don't *hate* Valentine's day, but it does seem somewhat arbitrary. But then again, there's nothing wrong with pulling your head up from the soft glow of your LCD and having a little human interaction now and then. For those with a significant other, Valentine's Day is a nice time to show them how much you love them by simple gestures of meatspace affection. Flowers are kinda lame, so for better ideas, check out our Valentine's Day Gift Guide here:

Vibe Body Sound Bone Conduction Headphones

It's been proven that music increases productivity. Your brain enters a state where you relax - where a slight shift of your consciousness muzzles your internal critic, allowing ideas to flow freely. In a work environment, though, headphones are required. Trouble is, once you turn on, you tune out. Nobody can talk to you with those things on. Our Vibe Body Sound headphones vibrate through the cartilage in your ear letting rich sound flow through your skull while still letting you hear your environment.

Vibe Body Sound Bone Conduction Headphones

Delicious and Dysfunctional Valentines Candies - Hearts and Chocolate Avatars

Delicious and Dysfunctional Valentines Candies - Hearts and Chocolate Avatars

Candy is a staple of Valentine's Day. Most candy is boring, but not the gems we've found. Give your Valentine some non-traditional candy hearts - the Despair, Inc. Bittersweets (let's just say their messages aren't exactly happy). Or give your beloved a pair of console avatars made of chocolate (one is you, one is your chocolate significant other). Because nothing says, "I love you," like unusual candy. Except a Hallmark card.

Kaossilator Touchpad Synthesizer - Cyberpunk Lute of the Future

The moment we ran our fingers over the touchpad of the Kaossilator and heard the otherworldly sounds of the future we were hooked. This pocket-sized music synthesizer is like nothing we've seen before. Rather than using keys or buttons to play musical notes, the Kaossilator features a revolutionary touchpad design. From dozens of musical instruments to a full drum kit with some great dancable beats and loop-based recording, the Kaossilator gives you everything needed to compose a complete song in a palmsize package.

Kaossilator Touchpad Synthesizer - Cyberpunk Lute of the Future

Why Do They Call Them Unmentionables if We've Gotta Mention Them?

Why Do They Call Them Unmentionables if We've Gotta Mention Them?

Some of you may be familiar with our HTTPanties, women's low-rise briefs complete with HTTP status codes. Luckily for you, we decided to branch out this Valentine's Day! We've added a new status code product in our "304 Not Modified" Tank Top, perfect as a pajama top, yet cool with jeans, and two new pairs of underwear: "Warranty Void if Removed" and "I'm blogging this." Consider yourself forewarned.

Wireless Stock and Weather Info at your Command

These handy wireless devices give you important data where and when you need it. Running on a free wireless network spanning the continental USA they work virtually anywhere and require no set-up. The Market Maven tracks and graphs the stock market while the 7-Day Weather Forecaster gives you a weeks worth of detailed weather predictions from AccuWeather.com. Put one in your bedroom for that early morning injection of data, or gift one to your dad who can't seem to shut off the weather channel.

Wireless Stock and Weather Info at your Command

Japanese Star Wars Lightsaber Desk Lamps - Dueling Desk Lights

Japanese Star Wars Lightsaber Desk Lamps - Dueling Desk Lights

At the ThinkGeek office we mainly prefer to practice the dark side of the force. We find it handy for offensive attacks during overly-long office meetings. Plus the costumes are just way cooler. However there are some weaklings amongst us who prefer the light side of course. Now we can easily tell the difference as each ThinkGeek employee is required to sport one of these limited edition glowing lightsaber lamps on their desk for convenient force alliance identification.

Magellan would approve of this gadget - The Keychain GPS Receiver

It's been said that if you don't know where it is that you're going then you can't ever be lost. Well, we suppose that could be true, but it's generally a better idea to know where you're going and how to get there. If your smartphone or PDA lacks GPS then this small Keychain GPS Receiver w/Bluetooth will get you on the right track. Simply attach this little unit to your keyring or backpack and the Bluetooth connection will provide GPS data to your phone or PDA. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible phone/PDA and third-party GPS software, not included.

Magellan would approve of this gadget - The Keychain GPS Receiver

Star Wars R2-D2 Pepper Mill - Droids Make the Best Pepper

Star Wars R2-D2 Pepper Mill - Droids Make the Best Pepper

Not that you've noticed... but all fine restaurants on Tatooine feature R2-D2 pepper grinders. Usually after you order your salad of Dagobah greens a Wookie will come around and offer you some fresh ground pepper from one of these handy droid-based mills. Word to the wise... never refuse a Wookie. Now you can bring a droid grinder home to your galaxy. Simply twist R2's head and he deposits pepper onto your food. Hey, it's not a glamorous job for a droid... but much better than being abducted by Jawas.

Shirts - Because Most Places Won't Serve You Without One

We have a little something for everyone in our new shirts this week. First, a new version of WTF especially for Battlestar Galactica fans, available in both a tee and a zip-up hoodie. For the cutting-edge science geeks, a nanotechnology shirt shows your love for all things teensy. We have a modern retro combination for you arcade lovers out there. And, for the girl gamers, the cutest ThinkGeek shirt EVAR. No kidding. Timmy sez so.

Shirts - Because Most Places Won't Serve You Without One

Wolfking Warrior Xxtreme - Circle of Death Times Two

Wolfking Warrior Xxtreme - Circle of Death Times Two

You may be familiar with the original Wolfking Warrior gaming keypad and it's deadly "circle of death" key arrangement perfect for lightning-fast FPS gameplay. Well now Wolfking has upped the ante with the Warrior Xxtreme featuring two circular key arrangements intended for more complex RPG and MMORPG games. You can actually use the two halves of the Warrior Xxtreme for regular typing... but we recommend you put it to good use during your next WOW all-nighter.

Utilikilts - Take the plunge into crotchal freedom

Now looka here, this be no skirt! It's the finest creation to come out of Scotland, besides Scotch whiskey! This be a Utilikilt! Finely fashioned from the traditional garb of the Celtic warriors. Strong snaps and top to bottom pleats make this the manliest thing you've ever worn! It's got lotsa pockets for your crap, so you can carry tools, a cell phone, yer pda, a beer and even a wee lil' kitteh! Get yer Utilikilt today, 'cause if it's not a Utilikilt, it's crap!

Utilikilts - Take the plunge into crotchal freedom

Adult Mad Libs: Relationship IQ - Kiss me. [verb] me. I'm yours!

Adult Mad Libs: Relationship IQ - Kiss me. [verb] me. I'm yours!

Mad Libs are a great way to learn about people. Trouble is, they are made for kids. But not anymore! This volume is made with intelligent adults in mind. Intelligent adults with much more interesting words in their arsenal than the average kid. Fill out these Mad Libs with the object of your affection. Is your love [adjective]? Will you two [verb] together forever? Only [noun] will tell!

Record your measurements for easy reference - The Digital Tape Measure

Getting accurate measurements is important whether it's a repair project in the garage or a new experiment in the lab. Sometimes a fraction of an inch can mean the difference between a successful experiment and a complete meltdown. Of course we realize that sometimes complete meltdowns are the experiment. Nevertheless, this tape records your measurements for easy reference and can switch between displaying feet and inches or metric units at the push of a button. It also displays fractions of an inch!

Record your measurements for easy reference - The Digital Tape Measure

Quick Blurbs !!

Nightmare Before Xmas Flashing Keychain

Nightmare Before Xmas Flashing Keychain - Skellington Key Holder

Think Gum Energizing Gum

Think Gum Energizing Gum - Chew gum and improve your brain skills

The Zen of Zombie

The Zen of Zombie - Learn how to live like the undead

Gamercize PC-Sport Stepper

Gamercize PC Sport - Get your workout while in WoW

Keychain Digital Photo Frame

Keychain Digital Photo Frame - Now With Larger 1.5" Display and Mac Compatibility

Mr. Burns USB Webcam

Mr. Burns USB Webcam - He's watching you.

DIY Duct Tape Wallet Kit

DIY Duct Tape Wallet - Customize your bling

Mini Rubber Band Artillery

Mini Rubber Band Artillery - Tiny Battlefield Weaponry

Shooting Video Game History Collection

Shooting Video Game History Collection - Arcade Shooters Come to Life

MoPods Cell Phone Alert Charm

MoPods Cell Phone Alert Charm - The monkey spins when you get a call

LED Magnetized Telescopic Rescue Stick

LED Magnetized Telescopic Rescue Stick - Back in stock

Dueling Mini R/C Copters

Dueling Mini R/C Helicopters - back in stock

Geek Inside Maternity Shirt

Geek Inside Maternity Shirts - back in stock

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