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Mothers Day is coming up (May 13, 2012) and if you’re looking for a weird gift that only a geek would give, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some of the strangest items on the internet. Continue reading to see five of them.

5. SEGA Homestar Pro 2nd Edition Planetarium

SEGA’s Homestar Pro 2nd Edition Plantarium brings the stars home, literally. That’s right, “designed by artist Kagaya, the Star Discs are packed with 60,000 stars and constellations on two monochrome discs, and the extra alternating Blue Earth + Moon & Stars disc adds amazing color to the projection.” Product page.

4. Xenon LED Light USB Charging Cable

Not just any USB charging cable, the Xenon USB Charging Cable doubles as an LED light show when used with compatible devices. Yes, the streaming LEDs actually match the power surging through the cable and look great in the dark. Product page.

3. Ice Ball Mold

This nifty Ice Ball Mold is not just a novelty item, as it creates perfect icy spheres that supposedly melt slower due to its smaller surface area, keeping your drinks chilled without diluting them. Just “heat briefly in hot water, place good-quality ice in the mold, put on the top, and it works on its own.” Product page.

2. Monolith iPhone 4/4S Micro Projector

At first glance, this may just look like another bulky case, but it’s actually a Monolith iPhone 4/4S Micro Projector. Weighing just 3.6-ounces, “the projected screen size can go up 65 inches and with a range of nearly 3 meters. Plus, there are internal speakers and it can even become a charger for your iPhone once you turn the projector off, adding a neat 100% to your phone battery.” Product page.

1. Noiseless USB Karaoke Microphone

Everyone, even mothers, love singing in the shower right? Well, for those who think they sound good, but aren’t quite sure, there’s this weird Noiseless USB Karaoke Microphone basically a “sound-proof urethane cup that fits around your mouth and the whole set connects to your iPhone or iPad by a simple USB cable and Sega’s karaoke app.” Product page


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