April 12, 2006 05:00 ET Features Unique Gadgets and Gifts for Dads and Grads

Marshmallow Shooter, Cold Heat Soldering Tool, Caffeinated Soap and USB Mini Lava Lamp Among Those Available From the Leading "Geek" Lifestyle E-Commerce Site

FAIRFAX, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2006 -- This spring, -- the top retailer for consumers passionate about technology -- has amassed a unique, fun, and smart line of useful gifts to impress hard-to-buy-for dads and grads, from the tech-savvy to the computer illiterate. Consistently rated one of the top e-tailers in the world, offers the best in innovative gift and gizmo ideas perfect for Father's Day and for your favorite graduate.

"Technology-savvy individuals might be difficult to shop for, but is made up of geeks who scour the globe for the most technologically innovative ideas for any budget," said Scott Smith, co-founder of ThinkGeek, Inc. "With this in mind, offers thousands of fantastic suggestions in any price range for dads and grads." is famous for both fun and functional items like the marshmallow shooter, cold heat soldering tool, USB lava lamp and their line of caffeinated products. Some of the more unique products offered this spring are a Midas Remote Control Watch; Utili-key 6-in-1 tool; 8" Digital Picture Frame with remote control; and the Skype Cordless Phone. All the products at undergo a rigorous and thorough testing process to ensure that everyone will find them both fun and useful. The products are presented on a witty, fun, and easy-to-navigate Web site that holds users' attentions.

Top Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads This Year:

Gifts Under $20

--  Utili-key 6 in 1 tool (9.99): The most compact tool ever invented --
    shaped like a key, it houses several screwdrivers and two different cutting
    surfaces for many different tasks.
--  TV-B Gone (15.99-18.99). A fun and simple way to create havoc. A key
    fob that can turn off any television, anywhere, any time.  A definite must
    for devious loved ones.
--  Curiously Strong Magnets (19.99):  The strongest permanent magnets
    ever manufactured, this set of 87 Neodymium Rare earth magnets come in an
    array of shapes and sizes and can lift 400 times their weight in steel.
--  Backyard Ballistics (14.99): More Bang for Your Book!  This book
    describes in great detail how to construct awesome ballistic devices such
    as potato cannons, paper match rockets and tennis ball mortars (with a
    strong emphasis on safety).

Gifts Under $50

--  Midas Remote Control Watch (29.99): It's time to take control with
    this stylish analog watch that is designed to double as a universal remote
    for almost any television.
--  Van Hoy Snap Lock 2 (32.99): This compact blade designed by custom
    knife maker Ed Van Hoy features a unique 360-degree side-opening operation
    and features a razor sharp blade that locks into place for easy to use one-
    handed operation.
--  Neverlate 7 Day Alarm Clock (29.99):  Quite possibly the most advanced
    alarm clock ever invented, this clock has seven independent daily alarms
    and a battery backup to ensure whomever it is purchased for will never be
    late again!
Gifts $50 and Over
--  Skype Cordless Phone (129.99): This cordless phone uses Skype
    technology to make calls for free via the newest Internet technology,
    Skype; includes handset and matching base with USB connection, easy to
    install and use.
--  8" Digital Picture Frame with Remote Control (199.99): This
    beautifully crafted frame with a bright 8" TFT active matrix LCD screen for
    viewing digital pictures, videos and listening to .MP3 files from an array
    of compatible memory cards. Users can create and view automatic slide shows
    with background .MP3 music and multiple transition effects and display
--  LED Binary Watch (69.99):  This handsome watch displays time in binary
    format, by lighting a sequence of LEDs for both hours and minutes. With a
    little practice, loved ones will be able to read time and wear an
    interesting conversation piece on their wrist at all times.
About ThinkGeek, Inc.

ThinkGeek, Inc. is the top retailer for the techno-enthusiast market and sells everything from fun gadgetry and computer accessories to apparel, and is the number one online destination for caffeinated products from soap to hot sauce. Founded in 1999 to meet the gadget needs of the Open Source community -- the thousands of programmers, engineers, students and lovers of Open Source out there who were in the trenches as the Internet was forged -- the website now draws a wide cross-section of visitors and appeals to the geek in everyone. ThinkGeek, Inc. is the e-commerce division of OSTG, Inc., the leading network of technology sites (

About OSTG, Inc.

OSTG, Inc. (Open Source Technology Group) is the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG's technology-focused sites include,,,, and OSTG also owns ThinkGeek, Inc., the leading retailer for technology-focused products and gadgets. OSTG ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of VA Software Corporation ( (NASDAQ: LNUX).

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