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Practical or Silly?






I won $25 from Thinkgeek via Intel from a twitter contest. Can you follow that? I posted a question for @IntelSoftware, they liked it, and sent me a gift certificate. Pretty cool, and so I browsed over there today to look at what might be interesting.

I'm not worried about sticking to $25 exactly, though I don't really want to spent $100 either. However I wasn't sure if I wanted something practical, like this charging station:



Or something silly like this multi-color LED panel:


I could get something practical for myself like a handy knife:



or something cool for Delaney like a water bottle cap:



I'm a little torn over getting something I can use or something silly. Any suggestions? Anything you've liked from ThinkGeek?

What about this for my Porsche:


Comments

Posted by wnylibrarian on 21 August 2009

Although the LED panel looks pretty cool, and has a neat "Star Trekish" appeal, I think it's one of those things for me personally I'd tire of after the first hour. My vote is for the pocket knife. They always come in handy. Do you need a charging station? If yes, then go with it, but if no then the pocket knife is the way to go. Hope this helps!

Posted by Tim Mitchell on 21 August 2009

I'd go for the charging station, but interestingly enough, I was just thinking about getting one of those yesterday.  Thanks for the inadvertent reminder!

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