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  • April Fools' Day 2014: The best stories from around the web
    Gadgets

    April Fools' Day 2014: The best stories from around the web

    By 1 April 2014

    Today's the day to keep an eye out for whoopee cushions on seats and (hopefully) joke dog turds in fridges. But April Fools' Day isn't only about physical practical jokes anymore, the internet has becomes riddled with tricksters too. Last year we had...

  • Scottevest and ThinkGeek release tech-focused Tropiformer Jacket capable of holding iPad
    Tablets

    Scottevest and ThinkGeek release tech-focused Tropiformer Jacket capable of holding iPad

    By 9 April 2013

    Tech enthusiast brands ThinkGeek and Scottevest have paired up for a new tech-focused jacket that seems perfect for any geek who carriers multiple gadgets every day.  Scottevest is known for its tech-enabled clothing, with support for a lot of different...

  • Play-Doh 3D Printer: ThinkGeek's best April Fools yet?
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    Play-Doh 3D Printer: ThinkGeek's best April Fools yet?

    By 1 April 2013

    If there's one thing we look forward to every April Fools' Day here on Pocket-lint, that's what US gadget retailer ThinkGeek has up its sleeve. Having already wowed us with such classic spoof products as Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad, Edible Gummy iPhone...

  • Get a slice of the action with the USB Toaster Hub
    Gadgets

    Get a slice of the action with the USB Toaster Hub

    By 9 August 2012

    US online gadget retailer ThinkGeek has added a cute and practical USB Hub to its catalogue of wonderments that immediately falls into the "want badly" category here at Pocket-lint. The USB Toaster Hub and Thumbdrives - to give it its full name - is a...

  • iCade 8-Bitty coming for cheap remote iPad and iPhone retro gaming thrills
    Gaming

    iCade 8-Bitty coming for cheap remote iPad and iPhone retro gaming thrills

    By 13 February 2012

    US gadget retailer ThinkGeek is to sell the iCade 8-Bitty, a Bluetooth game controller that's modelled on classic joypads of old and works with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Launched at the 2012 New York Toy Fair, the iCade 8-bitty works in a similar way...

  • Iris 9000 brings HAL iPhone 4S Siri remote to your living room
    Phones

    Iris 9000 brings HAL iPhone 4S Siri remote to your living room

    By 25 October 2011

    ThinkGeek has just released an innovative remote control for Siri on the iPhone 4S; called Iris 9000 it bears more than a little resemblance to HAL 900 of 2001 fame and will enable you to take control of Siri from across the room. By simply placing your...

  • ThinkGeek April Fool gag becomes reality...
    Online

    ThinkGeek April Fool gag becomes reality...

    By 13 April 2011

    ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store April Fools' Day gag was so good that many of the site's other made-up products for the day were overshadowed. One of which was the Chocolate Zombie Bunny that the US online retailer was proposing for Easter. That was...

  • ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store to go on sale for real?
    Phones

    ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store to go on sale for real?

    By 1 April 2011

    There's no doubt as to what Pocket-lint's favourite April Fools' Day prank was this year, the ThinkGeek Playmobil Apple Store. Indeed, as it was trending on Twitter at one point, it's pretty much everybody else's too. Much like with the company's iPad...

  • April Fools' Day pranks that came true
    Gaming

    April Fools' Day pranks that came true

    By 1 April 2011

    April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own...

  • Joystick-it for iPad hands-on
    Gaming

    Joystick-it for iPad hands-on

    By 16 March 2011

    There's no doubt that, with thousands of titles on offer, the iPad is a valid portable(ish) games machine. Indeed, some apps could happily rival PSP and DS equivalents, yet cost a fraction of the price. One bugbear we've always had with console quality...

  • Become a Test Candidate with the Portal Hoodie
    Gaming

    Become a Test Candidate with the Portal Hoodie

    By 9 March 2011

    The long-awaited sequel to the hit Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac game Portal hits the UK on 22 April 2011 and ThinkGeek is one step ahead of the game offering a new themed hoodie. Portal 2 is essentially much more of the same third-person puzzling adventure,...

  • VIDEO: ThinkGeek Joystick-IT for touchscreen retro gaming
    Gaming

    VIDEO: ThinkGeek Joystick-IT for touchscreen retro gaming

    By 7 January 2011

    This is seriously awesome. Incredibly simple, but still brilliantly intuitive at the same time. The Joystick-IT from makers of all things cool, ThinkGeek, solves the problem of a lack of physical controls with your touschcreen. It allowins you to navigate...

  • Flipside wallet safeguards RFID cards
    Gadgets

    Flipside wallet safeguards RFID cards

    By 23 November 2009

    "Modern day pickpockets don't need to touch you to steal your money", warns ThinkGeek on the emergence of RFID-enabled credit and debit cards. Although such thieves would have to be high tech wizards complete with the necessary kit, if you want to be...

  • Aeroplane spoon gets light-up runway bib
    Online

    Aeroplane spoon gets light-up runway bib

    By 23 November 2009

    Even people sans-bambinos know the old aeroplane trick when trying to persuade young ones to open their mouths ready for their baby goo, but this takes the concept a step further. Without thinking too much about whether this is really for baby or dad,...

  • VIDEO: Tauntaun sleeping bag up for pre-order
    Gadgets

    VIDEO: Tauntaun sleeping bag up for pre-order

    By 6 November 2009

    We knew it was coming, and now it's here. The awesome Tauntaun sleeping bag, which began its life as an April Fools Joke, is available for pre-order on ThinkGeek's website. The site says: "after exhaustive movie viewing research and analysis ThinkGeek...

  • VIDEO: ThinkGeek's Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt
    Gaming

    VIDEO: ThinkGeek's Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt

    By 28 October 2009

    You can now be a guitar hero away from the console with ThinkGeek's Electronic Guitar Shirt. $29.99 and four AAA batteries will see you rocking all over the world using just the shirt on your back. Described as a "real instrument", the Electronic Guitar...

  • ThinkGeek offers image.jpg photo frame
    Cameras

    ThinkGeek offers image.jpg photo frame

    By 27 October 2009

    ThinkGeek is offering, what it calls, the first ever analogue "digital" photo frame.  The frame features a Mac software window silk-screened onto it described as "a manually-applied representation of a computer interface which holds your printed image...

  • Tauntaun sleeping bag lets you relive Empire Strikes Back sleepovers
    Gadgets

    Tauntaun sleeping bag lets you relive Empire Strikes Back sleepovers

    By 10 October 2009

    It started off as an April Fools' joke, but rather like Pocket-lint's very own April fool the Tauntaun sleeping bag is to become a reality. Thinkgeek, purveyor of all things geeky that you can buy on the Internet in the US, has announced ity will be selling...

  • LEGO t-shirt launches
    Online

    LEGO t-shirt launches

    By 21 September 2009

    You can now build your own t-shirt design with the Brick Construction Shirt from ThinkGeek. The awesome garment offers a removable black baseplate across the chest to create flat or decidedly 3D designs on. It's compatible with LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega...

  • Fly-Goodbye vacuum gun available
    Gadgets

    Fly-Goodbye vacuum gun available

    By 29 July 2009

    If you want to dispatch flies with a little more finesse that your average fly swat affords, you might like this vacuum gun. With a powerful inward gust of air, the gun sucks flies up and in as fast as you can say "bluebottle". Bundled along with the...

  • "Why Cry" baby analyser launches
    Gadgets

    "Why Cry" baby analyser launches

    By 8 July 2009

    Presumably working along the same lines as the Bowlingual dog bark translating device, ThinkGeek is currently offering the "Why Cry" baby analyser. Described as the baby monitor of new parent's (sleep deprived, scream shattered) dreams, its "advanced...

  • Anonymous Twitter t-shirt
    Online

    Anonymous Twitter t-shirt

    By 15 June 2009

    Managed to get through the brief Twitter registration process, but got bored before it came time to upload an image? Show your Twitter anonymity with this T-shirt from ThinkGeek. This o_O shirt displays the default icon that appears on new Twitter accounts....

  • Tokyo RoboClocks launch
    Gadgets

    Tokyo RoboClocks launch

    By 12 November 2008

    These classically styled pint-sized metal robots look like they stepped right out of a 50s sci-fi film, except they've got timepieces in their torsos. The red fella gets articulated arms and legs and costs $35, while the larger black version just has...

  • ThinkGeek offers DIY plant Twitter kit
    Gadgets

    ThinkGeek offers DIY plant Twitter kit

    By 30 October 2008

    With this $100 kit, a small amount of soldering, some technical knowledge and an Ethernet hook-up, your plant will be able to Twitter you when it needs watering. Or you could just check the soil for the same result.

  • Giant Alien Kubrick available
    Online

    Giant Alien Kubrick available

    By 5 September 2008

    About the only way to render the Alien monster into an almost cute collectable, ThinkGeek are offering this 11-inch tall figure, complete with lever to extend and retract its teeth, as a Japanese import for $69.99.