USB Mini Fridge

26 06 2009

It’s simple science: The more time your hands spend typing, the warmer your can of Sunkist gets. This $33 5V fridge for one ensures that one can keeps its cool while your other can keeps that groove in your office chair filled. Display Post-it notes like mommy-approved first-grade drawings, or use it to hide any daddy-beverages your boss would in no way approve of.

I haven’t decided if this is the ultimate proof of my Coke addiction or if it’s just really nerdy. I suspect it’s a combination of both. Is there a Coke Anonymous for Techno-Geeks?


Computer Control Chamber

21 06 2009

There’s not a kitten calendar in this world that can improve bulletin-board walls, so consider this space-age pod the perfect excuse to kick them over Office Space-style and start anew. Fully-loaded at $10,200, the six-way adjustable seat is the most basic part of this cubicle replacement; once seated, you’re treated to refined lighting, an electronically filtered air-circulation system and a programmable rotation feature that can follow the sun for optimum natural light throughout your shift.
I DO realize that wanting this makes me a geek…..but like who cares?!?

Personal Air Conditioner

16 06 2009

The only boss who spends money during the summer is George Steinbrenner. When yours switches off the A/C early to cut costs, be ready with your own $25 personal air conditioner. Just two D batteries stand between you relaxing, and you sweating like Britney’s custody lawyer.

Crystal Cube Firejewel Necklace

11 06 2009

This Necklace Will Light Up Any Outfit

There are a couple of ways a girl can get that “glow” people talk about:

1. Get pregnant. We hear this is a sure-fire way to glow. Of course, it involves several complications, some of which will be with you for the rest of your life. Possibly living in your basement.
2. Expose yourself to low levels of radiation. This one’s nice because you might get a bonus super-power with it. But, once again, it leaves you with lifelong issues. Course it might not be that long if you pick the right irradiated materials.
3. Pick up one of these: the Crystal Cube Firejewel Necklace.

If number three sounds like the option for you, we’ll fill you in. It’s a solitaire necklace with a single AB-coated* 10 mm Swarovski crystal as its focal point. Inside that crystal is a tiny LED. The 17″ neckwire which creates that hip, floating “illusion” look is also functional. It carries the current from the clasp, inside which is housed one, small, easy-to-replace, 3-volt battery. When you close the clasp, it creates a circuit and voila. You glow.

Each necklace comes in a small gift box. Choose between a white, blue, or pink LED. Battery included.

* We took this opportunity to look up finally what “AB-coated” means, and it’s pretty cool so we thought you might like to know. It stands for Aurora Borealis, so named for the changing colors reflected in the result. That unique, iridized look is achieved by blasting the crystal in a vacuum chamber with a vapor of metal atoms. Neat, eh?

Product Specifications

  • White, blue, or pink LED.
  • One CR1025 3V battery for 50 hours of use. (Eject by inserting a paperclip through hole on bottom clasp.)

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Circuit Board Necklace

6 06 2009

An emerging technology piece on ZDNET turned us on to research being done at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China on new ways to recycle circuit boards. Their methodology involves mixing up a nonmetallic dough made of the main ingredients polyester and crushed up circuitboards, which doesn’t sound very tasty to us even though they called it “dough.” But their facts were great. For instance, did you know that “printed circuit boards (PCBs) form about 3% by weight of the total amount of electronic waste” and that “disposal in a landfill is the main method for treating nonmetallic materials of PCBs, but it may cause secondary pollution and resource wasting”?

So adorn yourself (or a friend) and save the world at the same time. Made from recycled printed circuit boards, these pendants are a little over 1.5 inches in width and come on an adjustable-length waxed cotton cord. The circuit boards used are pre-consumer waste, aka they’ve been printed wrong. So they’ve never been soldered, which means none of the lead concerns that sometimes accompany reused circuit boards. They come in a gift box for ease of gifting.

Note: Each necklace is unique, just like every snowflake. Only with more circuit board than your average snowflake. So yours won’t look exactly like the one in the picture, but it’ll be the same shape, style, and size.

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Circuitboard Business Card Case

1 06 2009

Use That First Impression To Show Your Technological Sophistication

This saavy little business card case with its techno-appeal will make you the envy of all your peer vice presidents and CEOs. Add insult to injury by showing off this case to people in your organization that don’t even have business cards! Ouch. Holds 10-15 cards (depending on your business card thickness) – yet is small enough to comfortably fit in any pocket or case/bag.

Real circuit boards come in many colors and have varying degrees of wiring in them. Consequently, so do these business card holders. Revel in their uniqueness!

Dimensions: (2 1/4″ x 3 5/8″)

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