Maybe this will turn her on

Hey, it’s worth a try, isn’t it?


Here’s the pitch:

This is a new type of product from Adafruit, creating wearable electronics that are subtle, fun to wear and look classy.

The necklace pendant is CNC machined from the finest 6 series aluminum for durability and beauty. The iNecklace is a remarkable accessory. Machined with a “screw in backing” that allows easy access to the battery using a coin. Each iNecklace pendant contains a circuit board with pulsating LED and battery. The pendant comes strung on a 18″ long sterling silver 1.6mm diamond-cut curb chain that has been treated to inhibit tarnishing. The necklace is placed in a black velveteen box, ready to given as a gift!

And the glow isn’t a fixed quantity, either:

The “pulsing” is similar to the “breathing” LED pattern on many laptop and computer systems. The default pattern is reverse engineered from the Apple “breathing” LED on Macs, MacBooks, iMacs, etc.

Seventy-five bucks for the geek girl you adore. (You do adore a geek girl, don’t you?)

(Swiped from The Mary Sue.)


  1. Donna »

    5 September 2011 · 10:34 am

    That is awesome! I want one!

  2. Tatyana »

    5 September 2011 · 12:59 pm

    so what does it do? just mimicking a police car with “pulsating light”? is that it? that’s a torture device, and one has to pay for it? I saw kids’ sneakers with “pulsating light” – 3 times cheaper, doing the same thing, but in that case at least they supply some useful function – road-crossing visability.
    Besides – when 72hr battery is finished, what you gotta do? there is no charger, now, is it? so you have to buy more batteries from them?

  3. CGHill »

    5 September 2011 · 1:05 pm

    They throw in a second battery, but after that, you’re on your own.

  4. Tatyana »

    5 September 2011 · 4:16 pm

    yeah, some present…imposing on the recipient the need to buy supplies for the gift
    I’d appreciate selection of good teas much more.

  5. GradualDazzle »

    5 September 2011 · 6:59 pm

    LOVE!!! I’m pretty sure I’m a geek girl, too. Captain Picard is my Dream Guy, and my favorite class was Physics. I don’t own a pocket protector, however. Nobody’s perfect, I suppose.

  6. canadienne »

    5 September 2011 · 7:29 pm

    Want. (Geek girl and Mac user from way back.)

  7. Tatyana »

    5 September 2011 · 9:23 pm

    GD, enlighten me. What attracts you to this blinker?

  8. Andrea Harris »

    5 September 2011 · 9:24 pm

    If I were a young woman, I’m not sure I’d be quite so flattered to be gifted with an “on” button.

  9. canadienne »

    5 September 2011 · 9:57 pm

    The real geek girl will build her own:

  10. canadienne »

    5 September 2011 · 10:00 pm

    Also there must be a lot of geek girls around, since the iNecklace is sold out!

  11. CGHill »

    5 September 2011 · 10:01 pm

    Color me awed.

  12. GradualDazzle »

    5 September 2011 · 10:09 pm

    Tatyana, I would probably prefer the teas as well, but I’m not immune to the allure of bling, and this is a nice combination of geeky and pretty. That being said, a lovely Sencha would make my heart go pitty-pat.

  13. fillyjonk »

    6 September 2011 · 7:08 am

    I dunno. Maybe I lose geek cred by saying this, but I can think of other things I’d rather have as a pendant…like old typewriter keys, or a tiny silver replica of one of the organisms I study, or a tiny framed quotation I like…

  14. canadienne »

    6 September 2011 · 1:22 pm

    FJ I actually make jewelry with old typewriter keys, the round kind with the nickel rims. They are great-looking bits of technical flotsam. But I think I like the power button necklace because it reminds me of bringing my first G4 home – don’t think I have bought anything before or since that delighted me as much as that computer. Photoshop! Unix!

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