Monday, November 21, 2011

Think Geek Review


ThinkGeek started as an idea. A simple idea to create and sell stuff that would appeal to the thousands of people out there who were on the front line and in the trenches as the Internet was forged. ThinkGeek started as a way to serve a market that was passionate about technology, from programmers, engineers, students, lovers of open source, to the masses that helped create the behind-the-scenes Internet culture.
Three out of the four founding ThinkGeek members started an ISP in the Northern Virginia area way way back in 1995. We couldn't afford Solaris, learned about a free UNIX-like OS, and spent almost an entire day downloading it onto over 50 floppies for installation on an old 486 laptop with no cd-rom (thanks Slackware!). After a few years with the ISP gig, the ThinkGeek idea popped into our heads, and, operating out of a spare room at the ISP office we setup shop and launched the site on Friday the 13th, 1999...A month or so later we were Slashdotted. Promptly thereafter, ThinkGeek was acquired by the good folks at Andover.Net who through an acquisition and a bunch of name changes, is now known as Geeknet. So we're part of a cool gaggle of sites including,,, and Pretty nice company to be amongst, eh? We're pretty proud of it!
All the founding members are still in town, and we've continued to grow our product line, expand our staff (including several canines) and enhance the way we interface with customers. Who would have thought...

Think Geek is a very awesome site, and I had tons of fun spending hours looking over all the items they offer. One of the many things that caught my eye was the
In the beginning, there was nothing. And everyone overslept. Then the sun rose and everyone reluctantly got up. And it was good. Then, behold, the Neverlate 7-day Alarm Clock appeared and everyone awoke promptly. And it was gooder. And now, the Executive Neverlate Alarm Clock rises like a phoenix from the ashes of sleep. And it is goodest. Why? Because it has a bajillion alarms, tons of customizable features, and is so loaded, it might be the only alarm clock to come with a "Quick Start Guide."
Okay, we could spend ages writing about all the features the Executive Neverlate has to offer, so let's just hit on some big ones. Two separate ("his" & "hers," if you will) 7-day alarm schedules - and each of those 14 alarms can be set to a different time and ringtone (one of 4 buzzers or 20 preset radio stations). Plus another bank of every day alarms. That's 21 alarms in total! And if you get bored of the radio, you can plug in your MP3 player and listen through the clock's killer speaker - and even charge your MP3 player with the Executive Neverlate's USB port (it's a standard 5V USB port)! This truly is the alarm clock to end all alarm clocks. And with the "Nap" button we can take a little slumber whenever we need it mos . . . . . zzzzzzzzzz.

I have owned alarm clocks over the years that have two alarms but never one with anything as awesome as 21 alarms yes you read that right 21 alarms that can be set to 21 different times. I love the fact I can set one alarm to get my husband up, and then two more to make sure I do not over sleep... I am a HUGE fan of the snooze button. 

I will say that learning to set the alarm isn't the easiest, but once you master it, you'll love it. It does have more buttons then I know what to do with though. Over all it's a wonderful choice and I am glad to have it. Now if only is talked like Moshi... You can read my review on that here.

* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *


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