So your office needs a little character. Perhaps these geeky gadgets will, ahem, beam it up nicely.
All of these items can be found at ThinkGeek (thinkgeek.com) – or, if you feel like browsing shelves of unadulterated fandom in person, ThinkGeek has physical locations at the North East Mall in Hurst and the Parks Mall in Arlington.
Just try not to geek out too hard. (Actually, just go for it. Have no shame.)
Star Trek Phaser Remote Replica
This phaser can’t shoot Klingons, but it can turn on that TV that scrolls stock market numbers in the office. With lights and 10 different sound effects, this replica phaser works as an infrared remote control. And it doesn’t just work on TVs – the remote can be programmed to control other audio-visual devices, too, from DVD players to stereos.
Star Wars MimoPowerBot
You have a big presentation, your tablet battery is on red, and a plug is nowhere in sight. You need the power of The Force, and where can you get it? From Star Wars MimoPowerBots. These portable 5200mAh batteries come with a USB charging cable with multiple tips for tablets, smartphones and other devices, allowing you to juice up your electronics wherever you go. The bots come as Darth Vader or R2-D2.
Iron Man Mini Fridge
You don’t need to be a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist to appreciate cold drinks and warm lunches. This Iron Man Mini Fridge does both, armed with both cooling and heating capabilities. The fridge is small enough to fit under a desk or on the passenger side of a car and can hold up to six 12-ounce soda cans. Its eyes light up too.
Doctor Who Bluetooth Speaker
Sometimes the office just gets deathly quiet. Perhaps these Doctor Who speakers can help “ex-ter-min-ate” that silence. These speakers come in the shape of a TARDIS, a black Dalek or a bronze Dalek and have Bluetooth capability so you can connect your smartphone. They also come equipped with an omnidirectional microphone that allows you to take calls – you know, just in case Winston Churchill needs you for something.
Super Mario Bros Question Block Lamp
This Question Block Lamp makes for a great stress reliever or mini celebration after a workday success. Press the top, and the lamp’s light turns on and lets out the classic “ba-ding!” sound. Stressed out? Ba-ding! Made a sale? Ba-ding! It doesn’t dispense gold coins, though. Sorry.