Note: As always, our prize list can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page
"Check it out to see past prizes and contest winners.
The items below show the prizes that you can win at Community-Credit this month(November 2007 ). You can have a chance at earning one of these prizes by contributing to the development community
this month. Simply log your contributions (points awarded for close to 100 types
) and the geeks with the most points at the end of November 2007 Contest will win one of the prizes shown below. You can also see the past winners and prizes on our Stupid Prize Page.
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Onto this Month's Prizes...
Grand Prize: Projector Keyboard
No words can adequately describe quite how breathtakingly cool this i.Tech Virtual Keyboard is. Bluetooth enabled, it uses infrared to project a clear and crisp keyboard onto your desktop, and then transfers your keystrokes via wireless networking to your PDA, Pocket PC or smart phone - it sounds far too futuristic to be true. But it's very much for real, and it's awesome.
This 22nd Century gadget is about half the size of your average deck of cards, sits wirelessly on any flat surface, and projects a red standard QWERTY-layout keyboard on any flat opaque surface. Using detection technology it "watches" your fingers hit the key locations it has projected, and then sends the keystrokes through to your PDA, smart phone or pocket PC via Bluetooth.
The projected keyboard is highly visible even in strong light (though it does of course look spectacularly cool in the dark). It's highly portable as well, though it will make you look a bit of a lunatic at the local, as you will look like you're ty
1st Prize: Swiss Memory USB
This is a geek's dream gadget brought to life!!! The Swiss Memory USB is the perfect marriage of technology, practicality, materials, and quality design. It perfectly pulls together four important tools that no geek should ever be without (USB flash drive, LED light, Swiss Army knife, ballpoint pen). These functions have been skillfully integrated into this single super tool. Along with all these great features you also get the legendary construction quality and materials that Swiss Army knives have become famous for throughout the world. The USB flash drive portion of the knife can easily be removed, for safe airline travel (and successful passage thru security).
2nd Prize: iPod Alarm Clock
Well all need some sort of alarm to claw ourselves from the depths of sleep, but for many of us an incessant digital beep is not the sound of choice. In steps the iPod Alarm Clock to save the day. Now you can easily set your alarm to wake you with whatever your favourite song of the moment is - though perhaps not 'Wake me up before you go,go' - there are limits after all. You can easily set the alarm on your iPod to wake you with a specific Playlist, Album or Song, the Alarm Clock has an all important nine minute 'Snooze' (i.e. leave me the hell alone, this dream is more important than punctuality) function, and is adjustable so that it will fit more or less the whole family of iPods. It looks like a funked up traditional alarm clock, and the speakers are in the 'bells' on the top of the unit. It's mains powered, so you'll have no flat battery or recharging problems, and we reckon it's the alarm clock for the iPod generation. Wake up to something more tuneful than a bell or a beep, and considerably less depressing than the news
3rd Prize: 7" Widescreen Digital Frame with USB Host
In 1953 the first widescreen movie wowed theater audiences by providing a vastly superior experience to squinting at a mostly square B&W image on that incredible new device... the Television. Suddenly people all over the world realized one critical truth - "Wider really is Better". Skip forward over half a century to the present... widescreen TVs are in every home and ThinkGeek offers you this fine 7" Widescreen Digital Photo Frame. Coincidence? We think not. Display your photos a-la-widescreen and appeal to your geeky side with the cool USB host feature that allows you to pull images from a USB thumbdrive or external USB hard drive.
Of course you get the standard support for a myriad of media cards... including the one your digital camera uses. Plug n' view capabilities mean the photos start playing the moment you insert a media card... plus you get a handy remote, smooth cross-fades between images and support for videos and MP3 files for background music.
Simply take the memory card out of your camera and insert it into the Digital Picture Frame. Instantly you can view all of your photos as thumbnails or a slide show with crossfade between images. For added pizzazz you can play an MP3 music file during your slide show using the digital photo frame's internal speaker. The Digital Picture Frame supports four different media formats and will work with almost any digital camera. The included remote allows you to jump between photos, or zoom up on a photo without leaving your chair.
4th Prize: Anti Gravity Machine
The objects are held in a magnetic force field where they literally hover in space. Not only that, but at the flick of a switch, and with the gentlest of nudges, you can make the objects auto-rotate in either direction. The Picture Frame will hold a picture on either side, so you can have a slowly spinning two-photo frame right on your desktop. Or get the deeply cool floating Night Light which phases through a series of sumptuous colours for some moody hovering light. There's also a very neat safety function, where if the power gets cut, the object automatically gets stuck to the top module, rather than dropping to the floor.
5th Prize: Star Trek 40th Anniversary Phaser
Captain's Log: We visited planet M-113 and one of Bones' old flames. Too bad she had a husband, she was a real looker. Also too bad she was really a "salt vampire." I mean, I've been with green chicks before, but this lady looked like she'd melt the paint off a shuttlecraft. We had to blast her with our phasers before she sucked our salt. LOL
That captain's log is from "The Man Trap," the first episode of Star Trek to be aired on television (though the 5th filmed - not including the original pilot episode, of course). This year marks the 40th anniversary of that momentously geeky occasion, and this is the Type II phaser you have been dying to have since the first day you saw Captain Kirk kick Klingon keister. With full lights and sound, the only thing this phaser can't do is really fire. There are 4 power settings (with progressively aggressive sounds and lights), a light control knob (and on/off switch), a flip up "sight," and an overload setting. Oh, and for all those covert missions, the Type I phaser quickly detaches - still with full lights and sound! Grab one and meet the away team in transporter room 2. Just make sure you aren't wearing a red shirt
6th Prize: The Little Lamp
This is a battery powered miniature LED table lamp, but in this case the battery is the base! It's the classic lamp shape but in miniature - complete with fully working pull chain on/off switch. The base of the lamp is produced by the D-Cell battery (kindly supplied!) and the shade and LED clip onto the battery to complete the item. The battery can generate up to 150 hours of light and the LED bulb should last for many years.
7th Prize: Bi-Color LED Blow On-Off Candles
Lasers and super-bright flashlights are quite prevalent sources of illumination in science fiction. But fantasy has always chosen a more classical approach to light. Torches and magical fireballs and candles are what dispel the shadows and blackness of the night. Candles light Great Halls in schools of magical learning; they burn bright in the chambers of Elven Kings; they even sit on the birthday cakes of Norse Gods (or so Dirk Gently tells us). But candles can be dangerous ("Fire bad" and all that), so we've stirred a mix of science fiction into our candles of fantasy and these awesome LED candles are the result.
The LED Blow On-Off Candles are solid wax (except for some electronics) and feature a natural-looking, flickering light just like normal candles, but they have a couple of extra techno enhanced powers. Regular candles will blow out if you blow on the flame, but these LED candles will also blow on. All you have to do is use the master on/off switch on the bottom, and these candles will turn on and off with just a puff at the "flame". Even better, each candle has a switch to select either a cool blue flame, or a more realistic yellowish flame. From the proper distance and height, these candles will fool everyone into thinking they are the real thing; they are a fantastic way to put candles where it is too dangerous to have open flames. And, they won't drip wax all over your mithril armor either.
8th Prize: Geek Temporary Tattoos
There are a few easy ways to discern a Pirate from regular society. Perhaps the easiest way is the giant Pirate Ship they are standing on. Or you could look for the parrot and peg leg (normally they go together). But there is one thing required by law for all pirates to have, and that is a tattoo. Want to be cool like a pirate and still show off how cool you are as a geek? Then it's time for you to lick, stick, and peel.
Well, actually, you don't lick these - you gently wet them. But in about 30 seconds, you'll have a beautiful tattoo emblazoned on your flesh. Everything from retro joysticks to binary numbers to hearts showing your love for caffeine and coding. Take a look at the hunk on the right. Sure, he's got a cute face, but where would he be without that tattoo?!? Click on him and see how tats attract the ladies. W00t, indeed!
9th Prize: Chill Pills
You Must Chill!
It's not the end of the world. Stop getting excited for no reason. You're starting to make people around you nervous. Stop crying and get the help you need before you go insane.
1. Take one Chill Pill when you can't find your keys.
2. Take two Chill Pills when you are late for work.
3. Take half the bottle when you start freaking out for no reason at all.
Side Effects: May cause extreme calmness and inner peace.
10th Prize: Computer Monitor Rearview Mirror
Who couldn't use a rear view mirror at their workstation? Now you'll know when someone is lurking behind you... and you can check your teeth for cilantro after lunch! A handy note clip beneath the mirror helps you keep track of reminders. Sticks to any monitor with a peel-off adhesive square.
11th Prize: Keyboard Tie
Make a key statement. Wearing this fun computer keyboard tie with its all-over printed design. 100% silk