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Gamer Charm Necklaces: Wear Your Geek ‘Round Your Neck

Gamer Charm Necklaces: Wear Your Geek ‘Round Your Neck
Who says geek fashion accessories are only for guys? These necklaces are perfect for the gamer girl in your life. Created by San Antonio’s NBsCloset, each one of these tech-inspired pendants is custom cut and etched from fiber boards using a (frickin’) laser beam. It seems that NB has a particular affinity towards Nintendo controllers, what with mini necklace versions of the Wii-Mote, the NES Zapper light gun, and the classic (but much maligned) Power Glove controller. Of course, Nintendo controllers aren’t the only thing you can wear around your neck.

Arcadimac: Best Use for an Old iMac [Casemod]

Arcadimac: Best Use for an Old iMac [Casemod]
Got an old Apple iMac lying around? Here’s a great way to put your computing dinosaur to good use. Mac modder Napes took an original bondi blue iMac, built it into a custom cocktail-format arcade cabinet, and transformed it into a full-fledged arcade gaming system.
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Great Geeky T-Shirts From Glennz Tees

Great Geeky T-Shirts From Glennz Tees
Looking for some new fashions to upgrade your geekster wardrobe? Look no further than these clever t-shirt designs from New Zealand graphic artist Glenn Jones. Ever wonder how Darth Vader keeps his helmet so shiny and squeaky clean?

Infinity Digital Watch: Bye, Bye LED, Hello OLED!

Infinity Digital Watch: Bye, Bye LED, Hello OLED!
Despite their bright, energy-efficient displays, OLED (organic light emitting diode) timepieces are still be few and far between. So I was pleased to see another new watch jump on the OLED bandwagon. The Infinity Apus Dark Force digital watch features a luminescent blue OLED screen, which really pops out from the stainless and black backdrop.

Sound/Chairs Get Their Shape From Audio Waves

Sound/Chairs Get Their Shape From Audio Waves
This wild piece of modern furniture may look like an abstract shape from the mind of its creator, but it’s actually been precisely engineered from a 3-dimensional waveform plot of a brief audio clip. To make his Sound/Chair, designer Matthew Plummer-Fernandez started with a 3D plot based on the volume, time and frequency of a short piece of audio. He then fed the data into a computer-controlled water-jet cutter, which carves the body of each individual chair from a block of Polyethelene foam (the original prototype was hand-cut by the designer himself). In the process of coming up with the right audio recipe for his Sound/Chair, Plummer-Fernandez experimented with 719 unique sounds before he found the one that was just right for a comfy chair, with proper arm-rests.

Cakes Just Like Your Motherboard Used to Make

Cakes Just Like Your Motherboard Used to Make
We have seen a lot of geeky treats, but these motherboard cakes can’t be beat! Who would think to combine butter, eggs, flour, and sugar into something resembling a motherboard? It turns out there are multiple people who have done just that, with varying results.

Katamari Prince Dog Costume Just in Time for Halloween

Katamari Prince Dog Costume Just in Time for Halloween
Just because you’re an insane video game addict, does it mean your pets need to be subjected to your obsession? If this Katamari Damacy dog costume is any indication, the answer to that question must be “yes”. From the looks of the pup in the picture, he’s clearly not amused with the whole thing.

Midnight Mexico Minigod Speaker is Muy Macho

Midnight Mexico Minigod Speaker is Muy Macho
Marka27 has wowed us with Minigod speakers in the past. Now they’re out with Round 2, and offering a limited edition of the Midnight Mexico Minigod speaker. At 17 inches tall, this guy has 2 inches on the original models.

This Colorful USB Hub is Fun and Flexy

This Colorful USB Hub is Fun and Flexy
The Flexible Chromatic USB Hub will delight you with bright hues and a flexible design. You can fold and stretch it to your heart’s content, all while you do your USB thing. This gadget reminds me of those toys that have colored blocks of wood connected by fabric straps, that can go either direction.

This Wacky Wii Ad Will Break All of Your Youtubes

This Wacky Wii Ad Will Break All of Your Youtubes
In what can only be a brilliant viral marketing scheme, Wii and YouTube have teamed up to make an advertisement that appears to break YouTube. They employ clever on-screen Flash effects to make it seem like what’s happening in the game is destroying the YouTube website! The screenshots don’t do it justice.

Jeremy Mayer’S Typewriter Robots Will Blow Your Mind

Jeremy Mayer’S Typewriter Robots Will Blow Your Mind
It’s not that I haven’t seen robotic sculptures before, but I can say with confidence that I’ve never seen any as intricate as Jeremy Mayer’s incredible typewriter robots. Mayer builds his amazingly detailed sculptural creations entirely from parts found on old typewriters.

Mac + Magnadoodle = Macnadoodle

Mac + Magnadoodle = Macnadoodle
What do you do when you drop your old laptop on the ground and break it? If you said “bring it to the Geek Squad” or “throw it in the dumpster”, you’re dead wrong. At least that’s the case if you’re the guy who took his recently trashed iBook G3, and turned it into a Magnadoodle (sorta). When modder leadoffdouble dropped his old iBook G3 on the floor and busted its CD-ROM drive, he decided to take his freshly squozen Apple and make himself some tangy Apple-ade. While he did manage to cram the iBook’s circuitry and LCD screen into the Magnadoodle’s case, there was no room for a keyboard or trackball, so an external one needs to be connected to actually use the computer.

Classy Pac-Man on the High Fashion Runway

Classy Pac-Man on the High Fashion Runway
You may not be into high fashion runway shows, the Spring/Summer 2009 Giles Deacon collection might change your mind. Most of the models wore giant Pac-Man characters on their heads! Deacon also had the floor painted with imagery that could only be described as Capcom-tastic.

Color Me Confused: Analog Digital Photo Frame

Color Me Confused: Analog Digital Photo Frame
This is a frame that’s actually a real frame but it looks like a digital frame. Sort of. I’m confused! The frame is made by Irina Blok. It’s a wooden frame with a hand silkscreened design, made to look like an Apple doc screen.

Space Invaders Get Their Own Invaderlicious Chewing Gum

Space Invaders Get Their Own Invaderlicious Chewing Gum
Gotta love them Space Invaders. They’ve had their little alien faces plastered on everything from bendy computer keyboards to delicious cupcakes to boxer shorts. Now it seems that they’ve even got their own chewing gum. Japan’s LOTTE candy company recently partnered up with Taito to create a commemorative Space Invaders gum as part of the game’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Hand Grenade Mouse Mod: Don’T Pull the Pin!

Hand Grenade Mouse Mod: Don’T Pull the Pin!
I don’t know if I’d feel really comfortable putting my hand on this mouse, given the fact that it started its life as a device designed to blow off limbs. Still, assuming the explosives have been thoroughly scrubbed from the innards of the old grenade casing, I suppose you’d look mighty macho controlling your computer with one of these bad boys.
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