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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote

Finally, a universal remote that is simple to use!

Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote
The Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote in action.

Ok, so we can admit it, we’re definitely geeks here at, but I think this thing takes geekdom to an entirely new level.  Doctor Who is all the rage today (who knew this British icon would come back so strong?), and this is one of the coolest gadgets I’ve seen in a while.

Behold, The Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote!  As the description on ThinkGeek says, “Control your TV like The Doctor himself”.  Cool.

The Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote is just that – it’s a fully programmable, fully functional infrared remote control.  It uses programmable gestures to execute commands and has several modes including Practice, Control, Quiet, and FX.  This remote is made of hand-polished die cast metal, ABS plastic, is copper plated, and even comes with a fashionable display case!

There’s a lot more info, some demos, and ordering instructions at ThinkGeek - stuff for smart masses.

Order one at ThinkGeek!

The Passion Pit “Take a Walk” video

Amazing cinematography, unique sound, and a strong message through the lyrics make this video a winner.

One of the best indie bands that I started listening to around 2009 is New England’s own Passion Pit.  This Cambridge, Mass. band has a very unique and you might even say giddy over all uplifting sound.

Embedded above is the video for Take a Walk, their first single from their second studio album Gossamer (2012).  This song reminds me a lot of what my grandparents probably went through while trying to make it in the land of opportunity, America.  According to Michael Angelakos who is the lead singer of Passion Pit, each verse of the song depicts a real life moment in the life of a different family member of his.

The cinematography for this video is just cool.  You basically follow the life a bouncing ball as it travels across several locations – very fluid and almost seemingly uncut.  It is creative and engaging camera work.


Visit the Passion Pit website

Wally The Slim Stick-On Wallet For iPhone

Now this is an accessory for the iPhone that I can actually get behind.

Ican admit that I’m a bit of a risk taker—incomprehensible to most, I’ve now had my iPhone for almost two years and I still have no protective case for it!  The reason being is, I keep it in my front pocket (I’m just a smidge too old to have it constantly glued to the palm of my hand).  I just love the slim form factor and I really don’t want to give that up.  That is, until I met Wally.

The video above is self-explanatory.  This thing is just flat out cool.  It uses “high-tech micro-suction” to cling directly to the back of your iPhone without leaving any tackiness behind and best of all; it secretly holds all of your essentials- credit cards, ID, cash, etc.  Perfect!

Get one on Kickstarter
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