5 Geeky Valentine’s Day gifts for her

Heart plushie from I Heart Guts

1. Humongous Heart Plush [$18]

There’s a reason this plush guy is one of our most popular Valentine’s Day gifts: you’re literally giving someone your heart! And he’s just adorkably endearing, too at 10″ high–too big to stuff in a purse and not quite big enough to be a pillow.

We also received this email from a customer last year who had a very clever idea:

… thank you for helping me get my gift together for my girlfriend. I wanted to find a stuffed animal to wear the earrings I bought for her and the heart was the perfect thing […] She loved the earrings and it was fun to surprise her at dinner. – John C.

Why didn’t we think of that? Our plush can be jewelry models! We’ll have to arrange a photo shoot, clearly.

2. Circuit Board Heart Necklace [$40] & 3. Circuit Board Heart Earrings [$50]

And if quirky wordplay isn’t quite your thing, check out the Circuit Board Heart Necklace — a symbolic representation carved out of red circuit board and crafted into a pretty necklace pendant is just the thing to show your love. Might as well snag the matching Circuit Board Heart Earrings, too.

4. Dopamine Necklace [$80]

You know what love it? Dopamine. Yep, sorry you can’t blame it on puppies, newborns, or Belgian waffles, it’s a neurotransmitter that goes to work on your brain. Technically it’s a catecholamine neurotransmitter stored in vesicles in axon terminals and released when the neuron is depolarised. It interacts with specific membrane receptors to produce its effects that are terminated by re-uptake into the presynaptic neuron by a dopamine transporter.
Ah, you’re still reading, so you must be absolutely infatuated with dopamine. Let me direct your attention to the matching sterling silver Dopamine Earrings.

5. Cat 5 Earrings [$12.50]

Handmade in Chicago, old school networking cable becomes colorful earrings. They’re packaged in a real petri dish used for scientific experiments, because, science.

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!

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)

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.

Geeky jewelry sets made from electronic components make gift giving easy





All of these come packaged in an electronics anti-static bag on black foam.


Top Row: Green Resistor Necklace and Earrings3 $42, Teal Capacitor Necklace and Earrings $36

Second Row: Fuse Necklace and Earrings Set $26, Yellow Capacitor Necklace and Earrings $65

Third Row: Diode Chain NEcklace and Earrings $42.50, Cat5 Necklace and Bracelet $32.50.

Fourth Row: Microcontroller Cufflinks and Tie Clip $42.50

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!

“Less Than Three” Necklaces are back in stock, and there’s a new Ferrite Ring Necklace

Less Than Three <3 Necklace

Our popular silver <3 necklace is back in stock!  This time there’s a removable 2″ extender with a cute little heart charm at the end of it.

Ferrite Rings are basically noise filters, and you might have seen them as little black cylinders attached to power and USB cords. Our new Ferrite Ring Pendant Necklace uses a big one as a pendant, and we’ve only got one of them so grab it now if you want it!

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’