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Hello Kitty – Has the Cat Gone too Far?

Hello Kitty – Has the Cat Gone too Far?

I never gave Hello Kitty much thought before today, but after what I’ve seen I must admit I’m a little afraid. Hello Kitty is slowly but surely taking over the world.

It started innocently enough, I’m sure, with DVD’s, clothes, etc… and even this item, the Hello Kitty Bicycle Tires, aren’t that bad. They have the cutesy little kitten’s face imprinted in the tread so wherever you go, Hello Kitty goes too. You can buy them for $20-$25 a piece. To be honest, I passed this item up my first time through. It was the next item that really caught my attention.

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Dr. Who Gadgets – Sonic Screwdriver and R/C K9

Dr. Who Gadgets – Sonic Screwdriver and R/C K9

I’m a big Dr. Who fan, so when I saw these items you can imagine my excitement. The Dr. Who R/C K9 and Sonic Screwdriver are the perfect gift for the Dr. Who buff in your life.

The R/C K9 Robot Dog is a throwback to the original series which came out in the 70’s. He was in a more recent episode so anyone who follows only the new series will recognize him. He speaks 7 different phrases and can move forwards and backwards and do turns. He also as an expendable Nose Blaster along with a few other tricks and surprises. K9 can be yours for just $59.99.

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The Only Gun Ok’d for Office Use – The Gun Shaped Computer Mouse

The Only Gun Ok’d for Office Use – The Gun Shaped Computer Mouse

No matter what your occupation, at some point you’re going to find yourself under some stress. It’s during those times that one might wish for this Gun-Shaped Computer Mouse. The mouse, which is a perfect replica of a Sig P230, offers a fun (and scary!) solution to work related problems. The trigger acts as a left click, while the right click can be found conveniently under your middle finger as you grip the gun. It’ll work both for right handed and left handed people which is a plus.

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Computer Mouse Christmas Ornament

Computer Mouse Christmas Ornament

Not every bit of geekery gets that sought after 'geek chic' title and somehow I don't think this mouse is ever going to get it. There are a few bits of geeky Christmas ornaments that look great. This however, is a bit on cheesy side.

I fully admit that it is incredibly witty and I love anyone who finds a new way to reuse old gadgets. It might be a great thing if your third grade child made it. Then it would be a cherished item, but to actually sell it is a whole different ballgame.

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Cre8txt IM slang translation keypad

Cre8txt IM slang translation keypad

Do you have someone in your family that just absolutely refuses to IM you using proper grammar, maybe even complete sentences? Are you sick of having to go to Urban Dictionary just to look up what the crap that hellion is talking about?

Well Cre8txt, a UK based company, has got a solution, you plug this remote looking thing into your computer and it will work its magic and do translations for you. It appears to work both ways, both converting their l33t sp3@k into common English and also offering you the option to speak their language, to an extent.

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