Friday, November 19, 2010

ThinkGeek - Holiday Gift Guide Review and Giveaway


Whether you consider yourself a geek or a collector of all things cool, ThinkGeek has an abundance of amazing gadgets, toys, t-shirts, and electronics. Looking through their site, I found something that would make a great fit for everyone on my Christmas list.
It was rather hard finding something to review. Not because there wasn't anything I liked, but because I liked most everything. I narrowed the selection down to two. The first was the LED Jellyfish Mood Lamp. It is quite mesmerizing to watch the sea of jellyfish move around to changing colors. There are different LED colors, which you can cycle through to change or you can stop it at just one color. Of course, real jellyfish don't make good pets. But this group of fake jellyfish are neat to watch move around. It's especially neat to watch in a dark room because it gives off a glow of color. So far we haven't had any problems with the jellyfish moving around, but a little liquid dish soap is all that's needed to get them going again.



The second thing I chose was the Kids Electronic Drum Kit Shirt. It's a good thing my boys are both the same clothing size because they would've fought over this one. Logan and Adam take turns wearing this shirt, beating the drums to make their own music. What makes this shirt special is that the drum decal on the front also plays like real drums.



My boys are no musicians, but have a good time making their own beat to the sound of the drums. The included battery pack with built-in speaker that's hidden within an inside pocket controls the volume and lets the sound through. There are seven diferent drum sounds, so you get a different beat depending on where you tap the shirt. The sound quality is clear. Full volume isn't my preference of choice, but it's definitely the boys' preference.

To clean the shirt, the drum decal comes off the front and the battery pack unplugs. Once the shirt is clean and dried, the decal gets pressed back into place and the battery pack connects back to the ribbon cable.

This is what the battery pack looks like for the shirt.

Four AAA batteries are required to operate the battery pack. They are not included, so you will need to purchase them separately.

ThinkGeek has a Geek Points program that rewards you for shopping with them. The more you shop, the more points you earn. By earning points from each purchase, you can redeem those points later for free products.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada. Giveaway ends 12/03/2010 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received products for review from ThinkGeek. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

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Mimi said...

I love the bacon soap.

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RaettigFamily said...

I like the Motherboard pencil cup

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bigguysmama said...

My brother gave me his list from ThinkGeek, but I'd pick this for my 11yo son: Star Wars MP3 Alarm Clock Lamp

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bigguysmama said...

Ok since we get to choose again I'll give one of the items off my brother's list: XKCD: Volume 0.

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I've signed up to win their spree.

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Already follow ThinkGeek on Twitter

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B. Wilson said...

star trek pizza cutter. Haha!
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Also like the duct tape wallet
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Love the plush foodchain friends

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I also like the bilibo

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Kristen said...

I like the Obey Gravity tshirt.

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i like the electric rock guitar
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i also like the Electronic Music Synthesizer shirt :)

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Annie1 said...

My husband would love the Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter!!

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I also like the Third Hand Adjustable Parts Holder with Magnification

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Hollowsins said...

I love the Antworks habitat
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JR911 said...

I hate to admit it, but I would LOVE the Star Trek pizza cutter!!

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The unicorn meat is pretty funny too.

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debbie said...

I like the night of the living trekkies book.
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rubynreba said...

I like the LD Jellyfish mood lamp. My grandson was stung by a jellyfish once and he would really think this is neat!
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I love the Star Trek pizza cutter.
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I also love the EvilTron.

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

One of my favorite items is the ant habitat.
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I also love the bacon soap. How fun.
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mandatory entry: usb fishquarium
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also like the penguin mints
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floating said...

i like the stay Puft Caffeinated Gourmet Marshmallows
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erin m. said...

Their Pterrific shirt caught my eye for my dinosaur loving 5 year old at Think Geek!
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For the extra: Their Tauntaun Sleeping Bag also caught my eye at Think Geek.
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Busy Working Mama said...

Definitely the bacon soap. But I'd give this to my hubby and let him pick.

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Shannon said...

My favorite item is the the om nom nom bib

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I also love the jellyfish tank...I even have it on the my Christmas list

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Lois said...

Hi and Happy Thanksgiving! :) Well, I sure like that Periodic table shower curtain!!! :)

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and following the blog via GFC...

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and entered their contest too...

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Lois said...

and would also really like the Empire Strikes Back lunchbox. For me. To use. Even in my 30s. ;)

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sweetpea08 said...

I would get the LEGO Star Wars Alarm Clock
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I like the HoverSpy Video cam R/C Copter.

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✿Heαther S✿ said...

I love all the Star Wars items! My favorite is the Star Wars Rebel Pilot Headphones.
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Mom2anutball said...

I like the Night Vision Digital Video Camera!
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I also like the Rovio WiFi Roaming Bot!

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

How FUN! The boys would love Raptor Kids' Hoodie $24.99

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pamalot said...

One of my son's favourites (he's the geek so I had him check out the website) is the meh shirt.
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I also like the pac-man candy
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