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Flying Alarm Clock

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My, how time flies…ugh. I can’t believe I just said that…

It’s not that we’ve gotten lazy as a species, far from it! We’re more productive now than we’ve ever been, but with more and more work to do, we have to create time by cutting down on late night raids on Molten Core, ordering fast-food, talking on the phone while driving… The only time we have left is spent sleeping. Now you have to stay up late and get up early in an effort to get more done.

Waking up after a pitiful five hours of sleep has its own challenges, though. At ThinkGeek, we’re always looking for new ways to haul your lazy butt out of bed. Normal alarm clocks wake you up with loud noises to jar you into wakefulness, however we’ve become accustomed to the snooze-bar… Now, it’s become muscular instinct to flail your hands roughly in the direction of the noise, and smack! Nine more minutes of blissful unconsciousness. No more.

Source:  Think Geek

Popularity: 20% [?]

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Geek messages written in glowing LED Name Badge

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Check-out this customizable name badge with scrolling LED message. It is completely programmable to say what you want. The message can be changed “on the fly” using the 3 onboard control buttons. Up to 6 different messages can be loaded into the badge. Each message can be set for scroll speed and brightness level. To change to a different message, simply use the buttons on the back of the badge. The Scrolling LED Badge is smaller than a credit card and weighs about 1 ounce. It attaches to your shirt using a small magnetic connection on the back of the badge. The LED message is very visible and easy to read and has 9 different speed settings. The battery life is about 18 hours.

  • Holds 6 messages at one time, each message 256 characters long
  • Onboard speed and brightness adjustment (9 speed and 9 brightness settings)
  • All functions can be programmed without a computer (using the onboard programming buttons)
  • Message text can be easily programmed using the onboard programming buttons
  • Badge dimensions: 3-1/4” by 1-3/4”
  • Comes with battery, badge and magnetic holder
  • Source:  Think Geek

    Popularity: 12% [?]

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    amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Am

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    Rock in Your Pocket

    • Pocket size guitar amp with real tube-amp sound
    • Plugs directly into your guitar or bass
    • AUX in jack lets you jam along to your mp3 player

    Practicing those hot guitar licks can be a bit of an inconvenience when you need to lug around a big heavy guitar amp. But Korg has got you covered with the amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Amp. These tiny amps plug directly into your guitar to give you truly amazing sound… and that is no exaggeration. The Amplug amps sound just the full size VOX amps they are based on, but instead of waking up the neighborhood you plug in headphones for personal listening.

    Even with its ultra-compact size, the amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack.

    Source:  ThinkGeek

    Popularity: 13% [?]

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    Pocket Radar Faster than a speeding bullet

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    Faster than a speeding bullet? Now you’ll know!

    • K-Band Handheld Doppler Speed Radar
    • Measures from: 7 MPH to 375 MPH (11 KPH to 600 KPH)
    • Easy to Use One-Button “Point and Shoot” Interface

    We’re pretty sure you won’t run into Superman anytime soon. At least not the real Superman. (Don’t tell us he’s just a character in a comic book. We don’t believe you. Santa’s real, too.) You may bump into some imitation Supermen at your local comic-con, but we can assure you that they do not break speeds of 3 MPH. In fact, they’re often much slower, especially if the convention is crowded and/or there’s a Slave Leia nearby. But if you did bump into the real Superman, you could whip out your Pocket Radar and verify that his speed was indeed faster than a speeding bullet.

    Source:  ThinkGeek

    Popularity: 10% [?]

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    Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

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    The Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner.

    Using sound waves and plain tap water, this ultrasonic jewelry cleaner removes dirt and dust particles from most rings, bracelets, and necklaces without manual scrubbing or harsh chemicals. The cleaner generates 42,000 Hz of ultrasonic sound waves that penetrate deep into crevices to safely and effectively clean intricate areas of treasured heirlooms. It has a 20-oz. stainless steel tank (for proper soundwave impedance) and an easy-to-read maximum fill line. The cleaner features whisper-quiet, solid-state circuitry, a three-minute auto-shutoff setting, and a viewing window with a light that illuminates the interior. Also suitable for precious metals and gems, waterproof watches, CDs, dentures, and eyeglasses.
    Source:  Hammacher

    Popularity: 6% [?]

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    Portable Hybrid Solar Charger for Blackberry, iPhone, Nokia

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    Portable Hybrid Solar Charger This little Solar Charger is powerful enough to charge all of your handheld electronic products using the power of the sun. The S-ZWT is a hybrid charger because it can accept power from a USB power source or the Sun storing this energy within internal rechargeable battery. Provides emergency power for your mobile gadgets anywhere you go. * Provides an emergency power source when away from power outlets * Interchangeable power tips allow you to power multiple gadgets with a single charger ( tips for most products included in pack) Solar Panels have charge and maintain the built-in 2000 mah Lithium ion battery inside.

    Source:  Golden Gadgets

    Popularity: 24% [?]

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    The Bladeless Fan – technology found in jet engines to generate a cooling air

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    The Bladeless Fan.

    Winner of Time magazine’s “Best Inventions” award, this is the fan that uses technology found in jet engines to generate a cooling air stream without any blades.  A turbine inside the base draws in air and propels it up to the loop amplifier. Air is expelled through a 1-mm slot along the circumference of the loop amplifier and across a 16º airfoil-shaped ramp. Using the aerodynamic principles of inducement and entrainment, the fan draws air from behind and along its sides into the air stream, generating optimal air velocity. The bladeless fan produces a smooth, uninterrupted stream of air, unlike typical fan blades that “chop” air into uneven, intermittent breezes. A dial allows smooth, continuous adjustment of air velocity. The fan’s 5 1/2″-diameter base sets up unobtrusively on a desktop or table, it oscillates 90º, and tilts 10º up or down.

    Source:  Hammacher

    Popularity: 34% [?]

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    The 14 Day Lantern – 14 days of continuous light on four D batteries

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    The 14 Day Lantern.

    This is the lantern that provides 14 days of continuous light on four D batteries. The lantern’s LEDs use a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs, allowing them to produce 160 lumens of bright light for 336 consecutive hours on the lowest setting (175 hours on high). Its cylindrical design provides 360º of unimpeded illumination, and the bulbs produce almost no heat, making the lantern safe for children and uninteresting to insects. The lantern has a durable waterproof case and it will remain buoyant and operational if dropped in water. An integrated handle ensures ease of portability and can also be used to hang the lantern for hands-free lighting. Requires four D batteries.

    Source:  Hammacher

    Popularity: 30% [?]

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    Magic Wand – Programmable TV Remote

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    Tame the Beast of HD Pictures with this magic device!

    • TV remote looks just like a wizard’s wand
    • 13 magical functions control your TV
    • Learns from your existing remotes

    You know you have always wanted to be a wizard. But not one of those swish and flick wizards from the movies. You want to be the Dungeons & Dragons wizard – the party’s controller. See that word there? CONTROLLER. It means you control the battlefield; you control everything! Sure, you’re squishy and sometimes there’s collateral damage when you let out a blast, but it’s all in a day’s work. As a wizard, you have a choice in implements, but everyone knows The Wand is the ultimate when you want to be an elite controller.

    Our Wand may not make legions of kobold minions explode into flames, but it will learn up to 13 commands from your existing remote controls and map them to particular magical motions. Flick the wand from side to side to flip the channels, twist the wand to turn up the volume. A beam of light will shoot out the unicorn tail hair and magic will happen! The Wand can learn from any remotes in your house and once you master its 13 movements, you can mastermind a symphony of electronic enjoyment from the comfort of your couch. Then, and only then, are you an epic level controller.

    Source:  Think Geek

    Popularity: 10% [?]

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    The Solar Powered Golf Cart

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    The Solar Powered Golf Cart.

    This is the electric golf cart that has an array of 72 photovoltaic cells built into the roof that collect solar energy, providing up to 33% more range between recharges than non-solar electric golf carts. The cart’s 160-watt array produces up to three amps per hour for its 48-volt rechargeable battery system, providing a range of up to 49 miles–approximately 10 rounds of golf–before requiring a full recharge (overnight via its 6′ long AC adapter; 15 hours via its solar array). The array also extends the life of the battery system by 60% more than other electric golf carts. Its 5 1/2-hp electric motor and 19-spline rear axle provides a maximum speed of 24 MPH and is powerful enough to enable the cart to climb a 28° incline when fully loaded with two passengers and golf bags, supporting up to 755 lbs. The cart uses rack and pinion steering, leaf springs, and heavy shock suspension to provide a smooth, even ride on its rugged 8″ pneumatic tires. A built-in speed controller allows you to limit the maximum speed, and its self-adjusting drum brakes provide reliable stopping. Includes a two-person seat with vinyl upholstery, four cup holders, and straps for securing two golf bags. The cart has headlights, turn indicators, brake lights, and a horn. 7 3/4′ L x 3 3/4′ W x 5 3/4′ H (1,100 lbs.)

    Source:  Hammacher

    Popularity: 23% [?]

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