Today's Amazon Finds: Marked-Down VR Headsets and Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Replica

Monday, 14 November 2016 - 5:30PM
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 5:30PM

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Today's Amazon Finds: Marked-Down VR Headsets and Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Replica
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We're only 40 days away from Christmas, so make sure you're on top of your Christmas lists! If you didn't see our last post on great, geeky gifts, check it out here! Today, we've got some practical things for the techies, some great gifts for graphic novel lovers, and some mind-blowingly awesome stuff for everyone else.

iPhone 7, 6S, and 6 Screen Protector Glass (2-Pack) 

Practical, cheap, and handy for anyone who just got the new iPhone, these little screen protectors are 99.9% transparent, ultra-thin, scratch-resistant, and have a special coating to reduce fingerprints. There was a short time in 2013 when it was "cool" to have a cracked screen, but then everyone realized how stupid that was.

It seems like so many gadgets these days (Kindles, phones, tablets, Bluetooth-enabled nunchucks, etc.) need to be charged with a USB port. Sure, your laptop has one to two of those, but it's waaaaay easier just to plug those things into a wall. With the Anker, you can do that—and charge them faster. So much easier.
Not only is Samsung's VR headset lightweight and spacious enough to fit eyeglasses, it's only $58, marked down from $99! VR is the wave of the future, whether's it's movies, games, or Skype, and if you're looking for an easy to way to break into it (and make use of that fancy new phone), the Gear is your best bet. It's compatible with: Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note5, S6 edge+,S6, and S6 Edge. 
It's been called the greatest movie of all time. Based on Phillip K. Dick's sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Blade Runner explored what it means to be human and gave cinema some of its most poignant and beloved moments. With the new Blade Runner remake on the horizon, now's the time to see the classic.
This is it, baby—the latest collection of TWD comics. The official description sums it up: "Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series returns with its third massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror." If you haven't been keeping up, Robert Kirkman knows how the comics are going to end, but won't tell AMC.
For all you laptop streamers out there, this is the best thing to happen to TV since they brought back The X-Files. All you need is a TV with an HDMI input and an Internet connection via Wi-Fi, and bam—live TV and streaming without cable or satellite, all on a big screen. It's got voice commands, too. So yeah...guess we live in the future now.
Cards Against Humanity began as a NSFW "Apples to Apples" clone and has since grown to be one of the funniest, most offensive party games around. The new expansion includes 100 new cards (75 white cards and 25 black cards), as well as blank cards so your game can reflect your own incredibly twisted sense of humor.
Ted Chiang's renowned sci-fi story Stories of Your Life became the basis for the upcoming major motion picture Arrival. The story follows a world-renowned lingust and a team of scientists as they try to communicate with a race of aliens whose language reflects their own bizarre extraterrestrial origins. If you haven't seen the trailers or our articles on the movie, read up here—it's set to be another realistic sci-fi thriller in the vein of The Martian and Insterstellar. This print/ebook edition includes several other short stories by Chiang in addition to the original Stories of Your Life.
Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is one of the most beloved, critically acclaimed graphic novel series of all time. The series features Morpheus, the god of dreams, and his surreal adventures through reality and the Dreaming. Fans will know that the original series starts when a sorcerer captures Morpheus and seals him in his basement, which means we never see him at his height. Overture explores his origins and brings back some of the most popular characters in the series, including the Corinthian and (of course) Death. Winner of the 2016 Hugo Award.

This is one of those amazing, life-changing gifts that we can only hope to receive one day. This is a replica of Luke's lightsaber from Return of the Jedi, the one Vader himself compliments. The saber is a limited edition of only 1000, and is constructed with aluminum, brass, and copper, along with screen-accurate LED lights. One of the coolest things about it is that it opens up to reveal its inner workings (as shown in the picture), including a glowing green kyber crystal. Owning this thing officially makes you nerd royalty (Note: does not actually project a plasma blade).