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Star Wars Cubicle Gear
by Amanda Knoss

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If you're like me, you've spent far too much time in your cubicle this summer. The temperature here is down and the need to budget is up. The abundance of geeky summer movies is quite low, after one gets HARRY POTTER and DISTRICT 9 out of the way. (I purposely omitted G.I. JOE, in case you were wondering.) So what is there left for computer-bound science fiction movie nerds?

Well, there's Star Wars office must-haves, of course! Even if you don't have loads to spend this season, you can at least be as amused as I was in discovering the loads of Star Wars cubicle toys available. Movie fanaticism isn't complete without great office gear. So pop on THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK on your second work screen, set down your NERF rocket launcher and enjoy!

Every Star Wars-loving podster cannot live without the Dark Hub of the Sith, a USB 2.0 hub that has four ports and responds to a new device with glowing eyes, a turning head and the voice of dark Jedi himself. Did I mention that there's also an R2D2 version running about?

Speaking of R2D2, no office is complete without the ability to open up the robot's cranium and dispose of trash into the belly the squirrelly little guy. Well, this garbage can allows you to do just that, and it's made out of durable vinyl as well. Now all you have to worry about are the cleaning ladies and their thrifty hands.

Are you sick of everyone stealing your office supplies? Well now you can know who took your stationary with this unique set that consists of Star Wars portfolios, memo pads, highlighters, pencils and more.

And just in case writing a memo on Star Wars paraphernalia weren't enough, there's also this awesome letter opener to help you with those tricky envelopes, and perhaps threaten doom upon the clumsy water cooler guy.

If the USB hub doesn't fulfill your need for Darth Vader, than adding this excellent pencil holder most definitely will. What could be cooler than jabbing sharp HBs into Vader's skull?

All geeks know that a cubicle isn't home unless it has the right atmosphere. Well decorating your space with a Star Wars bobble head (or multiple ones, if that's how you roll) is a great way to do just that.

The Force is even available to help prevent carpal tunnel and other unsightly injuries from spending far too much time at the keyboard. This Star Wars Wrist-Rest has Yoda, lightsabers and gooshy good fun.

If you need a break from the computer screen, why not have a go at the Darth Maul Rubik's Cube Puzzle? Although it seems to be discontinued, it's bound to pop up on eBay.

Now for my absolute favorite - the Star Wars USB Flash Set. These USB flash drives not only store 2GB worth of data each, but they come in all of your favorite characters. Who wouldn't want to have a cute wookie in their back pocket, or plug in Han to their computer (or even their awesome Darth Vader hub?)

Finally, one last image for the girls, the pod-pranksters, or just to make the hard-cores cringe... Hello Kitty Star Wars, or rather, Hello Wars.

These stickers and its cutsie website have been discontinued due to copyright, which might be for the best. You can bet they'll be selling on eBay at some point, however, so if this is a must-have, keep your eye out!

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Amanda Knoss
If there's something Amanda can't commit to, it's a single taste in films. She believes that Walmart, Starbucks and a certain super-power government are going to clan together to take over the world. Either that, or she's over-caffeinated again.

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