5 geeky gadgets from ThinkGeek
Geek has long since ceased to be a pejorative amongst the masses. Nowadays, people are eager to let their inner geek out in the open to express love for the things they’re passionate about. There’s no better place to load up on geeky passions than ThinkGeek, where you can find something for every geeky hobby you might have. And right now you can get 3.5 percent Cash Back when you shop online, which anyone, geek or not, can appreciate.
1. Jellyfish mood lamp
Ditch your nightlight and get this LED Jellyfish Mood Lamp. It features lifelike jellyfish movement and six bright LED lights that can either be fixed to a single color or cycled depending on your preference. The whole package includes a tank, three 3” long jellyfish, a power cord and the accompanying instructions for only $29.99. Not a bad price for the comfort and security of not sleeping in the dark while simultaneously enjoying some vibrant jellyfish.
2. Portable game system
Dust off those old video games (but don’t blow in them!) and grab up this portable game system that can play not just NES games but SNES games, too! Not only can you play your favorite retro games on the go but you can even hook up this handheld device to your TV and play your old games they way they were originally intended to be experienced. For $99.99 players will get the portable system, two controllers, a controller hub, a dock for the unit, AV cables and a rechargeable battery. It doesn’t get much better than that.
3. Jumpshot USB drive
Being the resident geek in the family means being the one to always try and fix a family member’s computer whenever there’s the slightest bit of trouble. Now you can streamline that repair process with the Jumpshot USB Drive. The jumpshot works by simply plugging it in to any Windows PC and letting the program inside go to work removing viruses and other stuff that makes your computer sick. It’s so easy to use, you might never have to play tech support for your family again. And best of all, it’s only $29.99.
4. Smartphone-controlled robot
Smartphones are great but wouldn’t they be better if they were rolling around on some robotic treads? Yes, of course they would. Enter the Romo Smartphone Controlled Robot. Plug your iPhone or iPod into Romo and watch it go. Romo uses the camera to figure out distance from objects and the accelerometer and gyroscope to know when it’s being held. He can be remotely controlled through an app or left to wander on his own depending on your mood. He can even learn new actions and behaviors via app updates!
5. Einstein’s brain desk lamp
Everyone knows Einstein was the OG geek, and now you can keep your desk lit with this lamp that uses his brain as a point of illumination. The light is a 120V 25W red T bulb with a standard base. It’s not flashy, and for $99.99 it might be out of a reasonable person’s price range for a lamp, but if you love Einstein there’s no better way to show that fact off. As an interesting bit of trivia, the lamp comes from New Jersey, where Albert Einstein died in 1955.
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