Get your Geek on with these stylish, fresh and elegant Gadgets. Here’s our Geek Gadgets of the Week:
1. Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock Desktop Mug
Screw Urban Spoon! Make a lunch decision in 3…2…1… SHOOT!
We’ll be honest here. We hadn’t heard of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock until that episode of The Big Bang Theory. You could say that prior to that day we were traditional roshamboists. When we heard Sheldon explain how it works and why it’s superior to your standard-grade RPS, we immediately paused the TV and went over to teh Intarwebs to do research. And indeed, we found the page by Sam Kass, the genius behind this version. His phenomenon must now be part of our life. However, none of us knew anything about this version of the game. So we ended up playing Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock to figure out who had to write the copy for the shirt, which was our first RPSSL item.
How the Rookies Play with Others
- Rock crushes lizard.
- Scissors decapitate lizard.
- Lizard eats paper.
- Lizard poisons Spock.
- Paper disproves Spock.
- Spock vaporizes rock.
- Spock bends scissors.
- Mug is not dishwasher or microwave safe to preserve the printing
2. The Ladies of Star Wars Playing Cards
Poker babes that are out of this world
We geeks don’t stop until we know it all. So if you’ve been playing poker with the same people for a while, you learn their tells. John always rubs his right eye when he’s got pocket aces, Mike always blinks uncontrollably when he’s bluffing, Timmy always gnaws on his tail when he’s got a straight. This makes for very boring poker, since you can read everyone like a book.
Add the Ladies of Star Wars Playing Cards to the mix and suddenly, the game is more interesting again. Does Mike have a great hand or is he just staring into the eyes of a Twi’lek dancing girl? Is John not folding because he has a great hand or because he can’t bear the thought of throwing away Senator Amidala? And Timmy… well, he’s still gnawing on his tail, but we’re not sure what that means. Let’s just call.
- Poker-sized playing card deck with photos of the babes of Star Wars
- Durable, quality, brightly colored cards
- 55 unique images (52 cards, 3 jokers)
- All your favorite ladies: humanoid and alien races
- The iconic Slave Leia is the Queen of Hearts, naturally
- Eye candy makes for interesting issues bluffing during poker games – beware!
3. R2-D2 USB Car Charger
No need to go to Tosche Station
R2 units: is there anything those little guys can’t do? While we don’t yet have the technology in this quadrant of the galaxy for fully-automated repair droids like the R2 units from Star Wars, we can get a portion of the R2’s versatility into something small enough to sit in your vehicle’s cupholder.
You see, it makes R2-D2 whistle sadly when he sees a device that’s run out of power. Make him bloop and bleep happily again by letting him use your vehicle’s power to recharge your devices. With him plugged into your cigarette lighter socket, you can get 2.1 Amps through each of his USB charging ports, which is enough to charge two tablets or smartphones or, well, pretty much anything that charges via USB. What’s that, little guy? He says, “Bloop bloop bleep,” which we think means “Yay!”
4. Game of Thrones Coasters
Syrio Forel taught us to remain calm as still water, but we all know that even still water can leave condensation marks on your furniture. Before you have to get fierce like a wolverine on your significant other or children, consider a low-cost alternative: super sweet coasters from your favorite books and TV show, A Game of Thrones.
The Game of Thrones House Sigil Coaster Set comes with four thirsty cork coasters, ready to drink up wayward fluids. Each coaster features the sigil of a house its signature colors: the dragon of Targaryen, the dire wolf of Stark, the stag of Baratheon, and the lion of Lannister. Now raise a glass to the King – whoever that happens to be at the moment.
- Set of four coasters for fans of A Game of Thrones
- One of each for the Targaryen, Stark, Baratheon, and Lannister Houses
- Officially licensed Game of Thrones collectible
- Materials: Cork
- Dimension: 4″ x 4″
5. Star Wars Han and Leia Bathroom Hand Towels
Geeky Housewarming or Wedding Gift
Geeks understand the importance of towels. And sometimes two geeks get together and live in the same house. Know what that leads to? Towel fights. Not the sort where you wet one end and snap it, but fights over whose towel is whose. You could get monogrammed towels, but those are so stuffy and boring. Instead opt for hand towels that reflect your sense of decor, not something out of the pages of House Beautiful or Southern Living.
This set of white hand towels features the words “I Love You.” / “I Know.” along with large silhouettes of Leia and Han, respectively, embroidered in a silvery grey. The opposite side has a line of 1/2″ Rebel Alliance insignia from side to side and a Star Wars logo in the corner; display this side if you want your fandom more subtle. These soft, 60% cotton / 40% bamboo hand towels are finished off with grey edge binding for a polished look.
- I Love You / I Know set of hand towels
- A ThinkGeek creation and exclusive!
- Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
- Embroidery done in silvery-grey thread
- Grey edge binding at top and bottom
- Materials: 60% cotton / 40% bamboo
- Dimensions: 16″ x 28″
- Not guaranteed to work in encounters with the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal