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IPhone Runs Windows Vista (Kinda Sorta).

IPhone Runs Windows Vista (Kinda Sorta).
Here’s a fun iPhone hack you’ll either really love or really hate. VistaPerfection 2.0 is a complete re-skinning kit for Apple’s wonderphone that lets it masquerade as a Windows Vista machine. While many of you will ask: why the heck would you want to go and do that?

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan
Those fortunate enough to live in Tokyo have recently sighted lifesize Coca-Cola robots wandering the streets. Now you can own your own miniature version of the wandering Coke robot for your desktop. Combining robotics, Japanimation and caffeination, the Coca-Cola vending machine robot is the perfect embodiment of all things geeky.
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Rubik’S Cube Clock is Unsolveable

Rubik’S Cube Clock is Unsolveable
If you spent way too many hours of your childhood trying to solve that infuriating Rubik’s Cube, now you can have a constant reminder of your frustration every single morning when you wake up. This Rubik’s-inspired clock takes the basic design concept of the classic cube puzzler, and turns it into an LCD digital alarm clock.

Nintendo Wii Controller Gum: Minty Fresh

Nintendo Wii Controller Gum: Minty Fresh
What better way to purge the flavor of that sticky sweet Super Mario Energy Drink from your mouth but with some minty Nintendo Wii chewing gum? Perfect for satisfying your oral fixation, the little peppermint chiclets of the chewy stuff come packaged inside a life-sized Wii-mote shell (non-functional, of course).

Multi-Tector Singles Out All the Good Ones

Multi-Tector Singles Out All the Good Ones
I’m pretty sure this little gadget would come in handy around my office. Just point it at a crowd, and it’ll help you weed out the geniuses, idiots, crazy people, liars, dorks and people who just plain suck. The Multi-Tector is the latest creation from the novelty house of Stupidiotic.

Your Plants Can Talk (via Twitter)

Your Plants Can Talk (via Twitter)
Now we’ve all heard the myth that talking to your plants help them to thrive, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a way to find out what they’re saying back to us. This gadget lets you keep tabs on your house plants via the Internet, letting them reach out to the world using the popular micro-blogging website Twitter. Adafruit’s Botanicalls Twitter Kit lets your plants communicate over the web, letting you know when they need water, or if they’re feeling happy that they’ve been recently cared for.

LED Hula Hoops: You Know, for Kids.

LED Hula Hoops: You Know, for Kids.
Here’s something that’s sure to draw crowds the next time you feel the need to draw attention to yourself. This dizzying show of colored light is produced by a rapidly spinning Hula Hoop, packed with LED lighting. Handcrafted by Etsy contributor Schablien, the LED Hula Hoop works its magic with 18 super-bright LEDs embedded into the hoop.

How About Some Musical Fruit?

How About Some Musical Fruit?
Getting plenty of fruit each day is an important part of a well-balanced diet. So why shouldn’t your iPod take part in the same healthy lifestyle as you? Thanks to these fruit speakers, your media player can at least look like it’s eating well. Available in green apple, yellow banana, orange orange, and red strawberry flavors, these plush fruit speakers don’t just play your tunes, they give you a nice place to take a nap while you listen.

Geek Flow Chart is Way Too Accurate

Geek Flow Chart is Way Too Accurate
This geek lifecycle flow chart recently appeared in The New York Times, and I’m more than a little frightened by how much of it rings true. Especially the part about blogging about diagrams like this one.

Paper Gps Won’T Get You Lost (if You Write Good Directions)

Paper Gps Won’T Get You Lost (if You Write Good Directions)
Who needs one of those new-fangled e-lec-tronic GPS navigation contraptions, when you can accomplish the same degree of directional guidance with a little old-fashioned paper and ink? Whether you’re ready to head out on a cross-country road trip, or just around the corner to the grocery, all you need to do is surf over to to Google Maps, print out the directions, transcribe them onto this GPS-enabled pad, then hit the road.

Super Mario is Really a Plumber, Really.

Super Mario is Really a Plumber, Really.
I’m not too sure what the trademark police will have to say about this one, but this UK plumbing firm shares more than just a profession with Nintendo’s popular mascot. I’m not sure if SuperMario Plumbing & Heating thinks they can avoid the wrath of the Big “N” by removing the space from the name, or if the fact that Luigi doesn’t work there is is enough to differentiate them.

Super Mario Musical Glow Star Provides Invincibility

Super Mario Musical Glow Star Provides Invincibility
Here’s a fun bit of decor for fans of Nintendo’s Super Mario games. It’s a friendly invincibility star from the game, which can play a little tune while it sits on your desk. Just like those brilliant yellow stars in the Super Mario series, simply activate the star, and you’ll instantly feel invincible (even if your office-mates think you’re a complete dork).

Guitar Hero Necktie Isn’T Skinny Enough

Guitar Hero Necktie Isn’T Skinny Enough
Craving a little Guitar Hero while you slave away at your nine-to-fiver? Just because you have to wear a suit and tie to work doesn’t mean you can’t show your gamer spirit while you’re working your busy executive lifestyle. This spiffy Guitar Hero necktie sports a set of colorful fret buttons which you can “play” with any time you like.

Little Dude Lights Up Your Room, Holds Ipods

Little Dude Lights Up Your Room, Holds Ipods
While this little guy could just hang out on your desk looking cool, he’s much more interested in helping out instead of just sitting around doing nothing. Not only can he function as a brilliant desk lamp, he can hold on to your iPod when you’re not keeping it in your pocket. Industrial design shop Sumajin’s 12-inch tall FLEX Light Bearer has a pair of adjustable hands which can hang on to an included lighting fixture, or can be swapped out for grippy hands which hold your media player while it’s charging or syncing.

Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall

Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall
Looking for a fun way to spruce up your gameroom? These fun Tetris block decals let you enjoy a life-sized version of the classic block puzzle game on your wall. Created by a Vancouver, BC graphic artist going by the moniker “Fame”, the set of vinyl stickers are perfect for any smooth surface.

E-Mail Goes Low Tech

E-Mail Goes Low Tech
Working in the online biz, I just can’t seem to get away from e-mail. All day and all night, the messages flow. I get hundreds each and every day (and that’s before the spam). I can only imagine how big that stack of would be if the messages were written on good old paper. Now you too can put down your laptops, Blackberries and iPhones and go old school with these fun paper e-mail pads.
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