Gifts for electronic musicians $25 – $50


Floppy Disk Necklace – Ball Chain – $14
Inspired by 8Bit Musician Nullsleep‘s necklace, this retro floppy disk hub makes a striking minimal pendant.


Cable Tie – $30
For stylish electronic musicians who need to dress us, the Cable Tie is the best choice.


Electronic Musician’s Emergency Adapters $35
You will be remembered fondly when These are the perfect gift for anyone who’s ever stumbled around underneath a pile of cables in the dark, only to curse the absence of a missing audio adapters. For piece of mind and sanity
Designed in Chicago by subVariant Recordings.


High Voltage Bag – $42
You can practically see the electrons charging through this bag, with it’s HIGH VOLTAGE warning. Pair it with the Padded Netbook / Tablet Sleeve for small computer haulage.

MIDI Cuff $50
These made-in-Chicago cuffs by Zelle are made from real audio cable (also made in the USA) and non-animal vinyl, and the perfect accessory for a musician of the electron-wrangling sort. They also come in a genuine anti-static bag resembling electronics packaging, for extra nerdery.

Check out all of our Gifts for Electronic Musicians!

Plushy lady bits! $10.00 Hearts!

Yes! That’s a Plush Uterus,Plush Ovary, and Plush Mammary Gland!

I bet you didn’t think you wanted to snuggle up to a cute uterus when you woke up this morning, did you?

While we were putting these guys away, I found a whole box full of Plush Hearts, so for the next seven days, they’re only $10! Go, go, go!

-Liz

New green & gold round circuit board cufflinks, and deals on jewelry sets


You guys requested it! These round, more formal additions to our other Circuit Board Cufflinks are matchy-matchy with their gold printed circuitry and matching gold-toned hardware (jewelry nerds call those bits “findings”).

And for the girls, our Red Circuit Board Heart Necklaces are back in stock, too. And our in-stock Microcontroller Cufflink & Tie Clip sets are priced to clear out. So are the Cat5 Bracelet, Necklace & Earring sets. Go!

Magnetic Biochemies Plush Molecules

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These cute new additions to our plush collection are thymine (red), adenine (green), cytosine (green), and guanine (black) are the four nucleotide bases that make up our DNA. Not only are these Biochemies Plush adorably cute, they have magnets to form hydrogen bonds with each other. Thymine matches up to adenine and cytosine interacts with guanine.$29.50

We’ve contributed a gift basket to help the tornado victims in Washington, IL

We’ve donated a sweet gifty bag to a raffle to help people who lost their homes in the recent tornado in Washington IL. It’s part of the Cellar Door Salon & Studio opening party in Wicker Park Chicago, from 7pm to midnight tomorrow (Saturday. December 7), and there are prizes from other local businesses, food from Cellar Door Provisions in Logan Square, a DJ set from Ross Kelly of local vintage boutique kokorokoko, and gin from Letherbee Distillers headquartered up in Ravenswood. Stop by and check it out. http://cellardoorsalon.com/events.html.

Pictured above: SIM Card Address Book, Fan Guard Necklace, Wii Controller Gum, Super Mario Bros. Mushroom Candy, Circuit Board Keychain, MIDI Keychain, Cat5 Earrings, Transistor Earrings, Microcontroller Cufflinks. (Not pictured: Diode Bracelet, Teal Capacitor Earrings, Transistor Earrings – Small, PSP Candy, Microcontroller Tie Tack)

10% off 10 or more Circuit Board Ornaments & Free Gift Tags

Circuit Board Ornaments / Gift Tags

Get a head start and a discount on your holiday decorating / gifting with these cool circuit board ornaments. Buy ten or more ornaments and you’ll get 10% off the total.

We’ve also discovered they make neat gift tags, so we’ll include free removable white labels that you can use for TOing and FROMing.

But if you’re totally impatient, you can get free gift tags with a circuit board design right now! Just download and print these PDFs and cut them out.

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[Download Stars Gift Tags PDF]
[Download Dreidels Gift Tags PDF]

If you want smaller tags for smaller gifts, just print them out at 50% instead.

Enjoy!

Take the traditional Father’s Day gifts one step further with some geek chic gear for Dad

Instead of just the obligatory tie or pair of cufflinks, what about getting Dad super-cool versions instead? How about tastefully subtle cufflinks made from microcontrollers or circuit boards (below)? Or a tie that first appears to be an edgy, all-over one-color print, but is actually printed with vintage screens used to print circuit boards (at right)?

What about a tie clip made from a real solid state amplifier in a DIP package (above)?

Check out all our Father’s Day Gifts, our cufflinks, tie clips, and ties.

Last minute-y gifts under $50

For geeky girls with an edgy fashion sense:

Green Resistor Necklace and Earrings $39 are a subtle and sophisticated fashion accent that come packaged in an anti-static bag, and the Cat5 Choker and Bracelet set are an irreverent and bright accessory that elevates network cable as a beautiful statement. They also come in petri dishes–the choker in a large Kirby Bauer and the bracelet in a standard 90mm.

For music nerds and DJ types:

Electronic Music Emergency Adapters $30 gives every electronic musician and DJ a safety net for their performance by providing the common adapters needed for connecting computers and music gear into mixers and the house system.

Kids (and grown-up kids) who love science:

Yes, that’s a gigantic Cold Virus $8.50, a Brain Cell, $8.50 and a Robot $12.50 who looks surprised.

For gamers and retrologists (lovers of retro):

That’s a teeny Pac Man Arcade Game with candy inside $3.50, Mario Candy (well, just his grinning head) also $3.50, and one of our most popular guys, the Super Mario Bros. Mushrooms

New geek necklace sets and limited edition earrings in time for Valentine’s Day

Green Resistor Necklace and Earring Set
Here is a companion necklace to our popular Green Resistor Triplets Earrings. The necklace features larger versions of the resistors use on the earrings and comes packaged in an anti-static bag with a tamper-proof holographic authenticity seal.

Teal Capacitor Necklace and Earrings Set
Both our Teal Triple Capacitor Necklace and Capacitor Earrings are popular, so we decided to combine them as a set, with just a slight variation on the necklace.

Orange Varistor Earrings
Varistors are like the “surge protectors” in a circuit. We happen to have two pairs of these orange components elegantly made into earrings.

Bridge Rectifier Earrings
We only have one pair of these earrings made from bridge rectifiers and dangly spring rings

. All of these pieces come in silver anti-static bags with a tamper-proof, holographic seal of authenticity. Make someone happy this V-Day!

Wowz, the price of silver totally jumped!

The price of silver has skyrocketed, so we’ve had to raise our prices on some silver things.

So: freaking out because you think we’re crazy  is totes un=necessaire 🙂

Oh, PS: Everyone loves the Less Than Three Necklace and our Caffeine Earrings. Second runner up is anything “Dopamine” related. (Personally I’m a fan!)

So….yeah, just sayin’

Hipster-Chic Online “Geek Boutique” Fractalspin Recommends Seven Cool, Affordable Geek Gifts for This Holiday Season

Chicago, IL, November 18, 2010 — For anyone with a geek on their shopping list this holiday season, shopping for them is a daunting task, since most hardcore geeks already bought the gadgets they want on launch day, and trying to figure out which ones they don’t have yet is close to impossible. Hipster-chic online geek boutique Fractalspin suggests five cool gifts that won’t break the bank, from tech jewelry to cute video game candy.

Cat5 Bracelet – $12
Who would have thought that the guts of ethernet cable would make such a pretty multicolored bracelet? Anyone who wears this multi-stranded wire bracelet sends a subtle signal to those in the know that the wearer is not just a geek, but one with style.

Video Game Candy Tins – $3-4
Unexpectedly cute Super Mario Bros. Mushrooms and Stars have the secret bonus of being filled with tasty sour candy, and replicas of a Nintendo Wiimote and NES controller contain gum and mints. Not only are they great stocking stuffers, the tins can be re-used to hold memory cards, games, paper clips, headache medicine or those teeny-tiny mystery screws that you find after you’ve re-assembled your laptop to swap out its hard drive (total bummer).

Credit Card Organizer Wallets – $40-$60
The innovative, patented design of this aluminum wallet allows you to organize, protect and select up to either six or twelve of your favorite credit, ID and membership cards quickly and easily at the push of a switch. No complicated electronics or batteries needed. Never hold up a checkout line again!

Teal Triple Capacitor Necklace – $29
In a way, a capacitor is a little like a battery in that they both store electrical energy, but a capacitor is much simpler than a battery, as it can’t produce new electrons — it only stores them. Three teal capacitors are connected together to form a striking yet suble necklace.

IDE Belts (Gray or Rainbow)- $16-$18
Check it out–here’s a belt made from genuine parallel cable for IDE hard drives. One size fits all–there are instructions in the package how to customize it to your size. And speaking of the packaging–just like working, sensitive electronics, it comes delivered to you in an anti-static bag.

SIM Card Notebook $6
Save your notes IRL! Styled on the design of SIM cards from your mobile phone, these fashionable books are a great and clever way to take notes IRL in magnet-proof paper form.

iBallz iPad Protector $19
iBallz is a “one size fits all” shock absorbant harness that protects devices such as Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader and others. It utilizes balls at the four corners and elastic string along the sides to absorb the shock and reduce the potential damage resulting from dropping the device.

Besides candy, wallets, and jewelry, Fractalspin has many other tasteful geek-chic gifts in stock for pre-Christmas delivery within the United States. http://www.fractalspin.com.

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Five cool, affordable geek gifts for this Christmas at Fractalspin

Everything here is in-stock and will ship via First Class USPS mail if ordered by Dec. 20 in time for Christmas. Woot!

1. Cat5 Bracelet – $15
Who would have thought that the guts of ethernet cable would make such a pretty multicolored bracelet? Anyone who rocks this multi-stranded wire bracelet sends a subtle signal to those in the know that the wearer is not just a geek, but one with style.
http://www.fractalspin.com/x/product.php?productid=9&cat=0&page=1
Video game candy 2. Video Game Candy Tins – $3
Unexpectedly cute Super Mario Bros. Mushrooms and Stars have the secret bonus of being filled with tasty sour candy, and replicas of a Nintendo Wiimote and NES controller contain gum and mints. Not only are they great stocking stuffers, the tins can be re-used to hold memory cards, games, paper clips, headache medicine or those teeny-tiny mystery screws that you find after you’ve re-assembled your laptop to swap out its hard drive (total bummer).
http://www.fractalspin.com/x/home.php?cat=25
Credit Card Organizer 3. Credit Card Organizer Wallets – $40-$60
The innovative, patented design of this aluminum wallet allows you to organize, protect and select up to either six or twelve of your favorite credit, ID and membership cards quickly and easily at the push of a switch. No complicated electronics or batteries needed. Never hold up a checkout line again!
http://www.fractalspin.com/x/product.php?productid=119&cat=0&page=1
Varistor Geek Necklace Geek jewelry 4. Varistor Necklaces – $18
Varistors keep important circuits safe from damaging power surges (variable + resistor), but when worn as jewelry they become elegant geek jewelry. Two versions are available–one in a shorter, black cord for men, and a longer chain version for women.
http://www.fractalspin.com/x/product.php?productid=133&cat=0&page=1
geek belt 5. IDE Belt – $16-$18
Check it out–here’s a belt made from genuine parallel cable for IDE hard drives. One size fits all–there are instructions in the package how to customize it to your size. And speaking of the packaging–just like working, sensitive electronics, it comes delivered to you in an anti-static bag.
http://www.fractalspin.com/x/product.php?productid=4&cat=0&page=1