Hype: Embrace your inner geek with lightsaber chopsticks and electronics-cleaning goo
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 13:06
IT'S GOO TIME. It seems like the more technology progresses, the harder it is to clean fancy gismos and gadgets. Whether it's a keyboard with hard-to-reach crevices or a delicate touch screen, getting rids of crumbs and germs can seem almost impossible.
With the help of Cyber Clean Electronics Cleaning Putty, sprucing up your most beloved items - including iPods, cell phones, video game controllers and digital cameras - is more than just easy, it's fun. The pliable putty-like yellow goo, which has been specially created to kill up to 80 percent of germs on contact, molds to every crevice of your device and removes unwanted dust, crumbs, hair and bacteria.
The putty absorbs the removed grime into itself, leaving behind a fresh scent. Shelf life of the product depends on how often it is used, but it will turn a different color when it's time to throw away the old and start with fresh goo. The material is biodegradable, so it will eventually fade away to nothing. This is a must-have product to keep around the house or office if you want to clean your electronics quickly and painlessly.
The Cyber Clean Electronics Cleaning Putty sells for $8.99 at Thinkgeek.com. The 5.11 ounce jar comes with a pop top lid for easy storage. A 4.94 ounce container is also available at Amazon.com for $6.99.
FOOD FIGHT. Who says you can't play with your food? With the Star Wars Chop Sabers from LucasFilm collectibles, you can embrace your inner Jedi while enjoying a steamy plate of noodles. These lightsaber chopsticks come in six styles, inspired by the Star Wars characters themselves.
Ranging from Yoda to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, the chopsticks feature authentic details just like the real characters' lightsabers. For example, the red Darth Maul lightsabers snap together to create one super double-edged saber, just like in the movies. Although Thinkgeek.com boasts the utensils as a weapon for the truly epic eating experience, the site also warn customers: "Lightsabers do not light up or slice effortlessly through flesh. Sorry."
The Star Wars Chop Sabers sell for $12.99 at Thinkgeek.com. They come in the following character styles and colors: Luke Skywalker chop sabers in green and blue; Darth Maul chop sabers in red; Darth Vader chop sabers in red; Yoda chop sabers in green; and Mace Windu chop sabers in purple.
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