Last Updated onNon-tacky geek room decor products are few and far between but look for them long enough, and you’re guaranteed to find at least a handful of hidden gems. Well, we’ve done the looking for you and selected top 5 of the month. Enjoy! Sold exclusively by ThinkGeek, this decorative toy creates a mesmerizing optical illusion that tricks you into believing that you’re looking into an endless corridor illuminated by flicking candles. No matter which direction you look from, the optical illusion keeps your brain confused and satisfied with the purchase of this geeky desk or wall accessory. The ThinkGeek Infinite Dungeon requires three AA batteries to work and features three brightness settings, allowing you to adjust its brightness to add the right atmosphere to your D&D sessions. At less than $30, the ThinkGeek Infinite Dungeon also makes a great gift that is guaranteed to please nerds both young and old. This decorative laser-engraved crystal ball blends modern technology with traditional craftsmanship. The first functioning laser saw the light in 1960 at Columbia University. Since then, lasers have gone through many improvements and iterations and found numerous applications across many industries. Today, laser engraving machines are available for just a few hundred dollars, and the results they deliver are surprisingly great. But don’t expect to create anything like this laser-engraved crystal ball with a regular home laser engraver. Ornerx used a commercial-grade laser to etch a lifelike image of a galaxy inside K9, which is Chinese Optical Borosilicate Crown Glass. K9 is typically used for lenses and prisms for lasers and optics. The crystal ball is supported by a wooden stand, and both the ball and the stand are sold together for $25. To stay with Nintendo for a little longer, we’ve picked another product from ThinkGeek: retro 8-bit NES Mario wall decals. Included in the kit are three 26″ x 40″ sheets with strong yet easily removable adhesive on one side. Depending on your wall paint, you might even be able to reuse the wall decals without any damage to your wall or the decals themselves. To replicate the design displayed on the promotional pictures, you need about three packages, which would bring the total cost up to $150 as one package costs $50. We think that’s a fair price for such well-made wall decals, but we’re admittedly huge Nintendo geeks, so your mileage may vary.
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