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Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster Set

Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster SetThese coasters light up when a drink is set down on them! Since they are from ThinkGeek.com, naturally, they are all labeled as radioactive elements. Here is the list of those elements:

  • Radium-226 (Red)
  • Plutonium-244 (Blue)
  • Uranium-238 (Green)
  • Thorium-232 (Orange)

They look pretty cool. I haven’t seen them in person, but I really want some! Right now, for coasters, I just use some old hard drives I took from some of my old computers, which look cool, but not this cool! I just said cool a lot. Also cool, the batteries are included!

This video alone made me want to buy them. It’s so great. If you love the song as much as I do, you’ll want to click this here link:
TK-421 by MCFlashdance at SoundCloud.

Light up your drinks here.

Portable Nightlight Balls

Boon Glo NightlightThis nightlight is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. I can’t imagine how many scary nights as a kid that this would have fixed.

The Boon Glo Nightlight has three spheres, or balls, that sit atop the spacey designed nightlight. Each sphere can be removed and will glow in the dark for up to 30 minutes. And when the balls are in their holding place on the lamp, they can change colors according to your desire. There’s a color control slider at the base of the lamp, that can also be set to cycle through all the colors.

Now, when you remove the balls, they all glow in the greenish glow in the dark color we all know. Just imagine how handy this would be for children who need to go to the bathroom at night, but can’t reach the light switch, and are scared of dark hallways. It’s brilliant!

It measures in at 15 inches tall, so it’s just the right size. Pretty cool stuff, I think I want one!

Keep scary monsters away here.

Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp

Tetris Stackable LED Desk LampOkay this one is really cool. It’s a lamp constructed of colored Tetris blocks! The blocks can be stacked any way you like, as long as they are in 90 degree variations, and if they touch each other, they light up!

ThinkGeek’s description, as you’ll see if you follow the links, voices a concern that many of you may have. What happens if you stack the blocks in a solid structure? They’ll disappear, right? Well, rest assured, they will do no vanishing, or point-giving, only lighting.

If you know somebody with OCD, this is your chance to build some lamps with gaping holes and blatantly poorly placed blocks, just to drive them mad!

As far as how it works, I have no idea. I do know that somewhere, the thing plugs in to the wall, so you won’t need batteries. I’m guessing one block has a cord attached to it, then the rest hook up magnetically or something. They are lit by LEDs, so you really won’t ever have to replace bulbs.

Play lamp Tetris right here.

I was pretty curious as to how this thing looked in action, so here’s the quick little demo video of the Tetris lamp.

Pixel Heart Heat Changing Mug

Pixel Heart Heat Changing MugThis thing is cool! Or hot, when you put a drink in it.

Get your valentine a special mug that will warm their heart…or at least the mug’s heart! As you can see on the right there, the heart on this mug changes color based on its temperature. So with a fresh cup of coffee, tea, or whatever else you like to drink at high temperatures from a mug, you get a fully red heart. As the mug cools and your stomach fills, the heart will return to its lowly black state.

This is a great little gift, and even something you can get for guys because it’s kind of sort of techy. It does have an 8-bit style to it at least. But be sure that nobody throws it in the microwave or dishwasher. Those will each ruin the color-changing-ness of the mug.

Show your valentine they are loved, just like coffee.

Underwater Light Show in Your Tub

Underwater Light ShowHave you ever been in a hot tub with ambient lighting of different colors? I have, and it’s awesome. There’s just something about it that makes the whole hot tub experience even more enjoyable.

This Underwater Light Show is built to float on the water, and also comes with a weight to attach to the thing so it sinks to the bottom of the tub. It has numerous settings on how to display the colors, whether it be a fast change, a slow change, or just having it on one solid color the whole time.

You don’t even have to have a hot tub to enjoy this, it can light up a bathtub just as well! So this can be a gift idea for anybody who has any type of tub that could use a little lighting up, sweet!

Light up some tub water here.

Flexible Shaft Ratcheting Screwdriver

Flexible Shaft Ratcheting ScrewdriverI can’t count how many times this tool would have come in handy in the past. This is a great gift idea for just about anybody. It’s so annoying to find a screw that needs loosened or tightened but you just can’t quite fit a screwdriver in that spot.

This will let you get to tight spots and still get that screw tightened or undone. It has a magnetic hex tip so it will hold all the many bits it comes with. Here are those as well as the specs and warranty:

  • Has a standard 1/4” (6.35mm) magnetized hex opening to hold all standard driver bits
  • Comes with 15 bits (5 Phillips, 3 slotted, 3 Torx, 3 Hex)
  • Comes with 5 driver sockets (5/32″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 9/32″, 5/16″)
  • Dimensions: 12.75″ length (32.4 cm)
  • One year manufacturer warranty

Good stuff all in one tool, nice.

Work at better angles here.

Big Key Doorstop

Big Key DoorstopHere’s another cool little piece of home decor. It’s a doorstop in the shape of a huge key. It’s a pretty good sized doorstop too at almost 6 inches in length.

If you know somebody who has a swaying door and it needs to stop, give them the key to holding the door in place…pun intended! The big rubber doorstop is available in two colors: red or black.

Stop somebody’s door here.

LED Blow On-Off Candles

LED Blow On-Off CandlesI found out about these a while ago, but I bought some for my sisters as Christmas presents, so I didn’t want to risk them finding out. Now that I’ve given them as gifts and they were very well received, I figured I’d share the greatness with the good people online.

These things do just what they say. It’s cool, you blow into the top of the candle just how you would to extinguish a flame, and it turns on! Then when you want to turn it off, do the same thing. It’s actually pretty satisfying to be able to turn it on or off with a quick puff of wind.

The light has a great flame-like flicker to it, and the colors are just as different and vivid as the image here shows they are. The yellow/orange looks just like a real flame and the blue is just cool. The candles are made out of something that really feels like wax. They’re a top notch product.

Save someone matches here.

Incredibly Strong Magnetic Push Pins

Incredibly Strong Magnetic Push PinsThese look pretty awesome. They’re push pin style magnets. Of course, you could use them on any surface that attracts to magnets, but really, the fridge is pretty much the only place most of us use magnets.

At first glance, I thought these things look cool, but probably aren’t very strong. Then I found their FAQ page that blew my doubts out of the water. They’re made of this stuff called Neodymium, which I guess can have crazy strong magnetism.

At that site I just linked to, you can order a “free” sample one, which actually costs a buck for shipping. You can also get more colors there than at ThinkGeek, which is where the other links in this post lead. The ones at ThinkGeek are cheaper though, since you don’t pick the colors. So, there are a couple options.

Stick it to the fridge here.

Hand Hook

Hand HookNow here is a weird one indeed. These guys are called hand hooks. Some are hookish in nature, all are very handish. There are five styles of hands to choose from, and I love the names. They are called C’mere, Grab, Offer, Bestow, and Om. Bestow and Om have pictures in the More Photos link over on the product page. Om is like an orchestra conductor’s hand; wand and all. Bestow costs a bit more because it comes with a candle stick and a flower vase.

These are apparently casts of the hands of the fellow who designed these products. The site gives great use suggestions like soap container and coat hanger. I’ll take the freedom to suggest a few more. Offer could be used for high-fiving practice. Om looks like it would be great for kids to use for sibling torment. C’mere could be used to scratch behind the ear. Another use for Offer could be a good solid facial slap.

Give somebody a third (or fourth) hand here.

Make Yourself at Home Magnet Set by BlueQ

Make Yourself at Home Magnet Set by BlueQI get the feeling we’ll be seeing plenty more of this BlueQ stuff. It’s hilarious! This time around we’ve got the Make Yourself at Home magnet set. It has five individual magnets with the classic American Mother character.

The sayings on each magnet are great. One says If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen. The one that cracked me up is I child-proofed my house but they still get in.

I love a good kitchen magnet, and these are some very fine ones. They’re a great gift idea for any housewife out there. I’d even be happy to get these and I’m a bachelor.

Decorate a fridge here.

Candy Corn Candle at Etsy

Candy Corn Candle at EtsyI don’t eat much candy these days, but candy corn is one of those things that I could just keep eating for a long while. So here we have the candy corn candle. Its fragrance is supposed to smell like the candy. Well, probably not smell like the candy, since they have no odor. I think it smells like the candy tastes.

The description lists the fragrance as a sweet yummy honey vanilla. That sounds about right. I was thinking just sugar, but sweet yummy honey vanilla sounds quite a bit better in the form of a candle. It’s not a big candle, just 3½” tall, but that should be enough to burn much longer than just when trick-or-treaters are knocking on your door. If you order more than one, the shipping price drops, so you might as well get your favorite candy corn lover a few of these scented candles.

Smell like candy corn here.

Airswitch TC

Airswitch TCThere are all kinds of lamps and lights out there. Most have a switch of some sort, some are activated by touch alone, and some are turned on and off when you clap. This one presents a new way to control the light.

All you have to do to turn the Airswitch on and off is wave your hand over it! Not only can you turn it on and off, you can adjust its brightness by moving your hand higher or lower above the thing. Pretty awesome. It reminds me of a theremin, which is a musical instrument played by moving your hands in the proximity of the thing.

The light is available in four colors: red, blue, green, or orange. It’s 9½” tall, is made of glass, and uses a 40 watt bulb. This is apparently just another piece of evidence showing that I must have some weird obsession with lighting. Maybe it’s just that there are so many weird and unique types of lighting out there.

Wave your hand to make this gift show up here.