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What a nightmare: This Claptrap talking car charger is on sale for $20

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This is technically a Black Friday deal: ThinkGeek has a Borderlands Claptrap Car Charger on sale for $20 (opens in new tab), and it will talk to you. The figure fits into cup holders, plugs into that port that hasn't been used for cigarette lighters in years, and says three phrases:

  • Hahaaaa! I am alive! Let's get moving o' noble henchman. 
  • Oooh... I finally got an excuse to turn this on. 
  • How ya feelin' minion? Ya feelin' good? I'm feelin' good.

The second one doesn't even make sense. Turn what on? You're a car charger, bud. And how are there only three phrases? If I'm going to torture myself by putting the annoying Borderlands robot in my car, I want at least 10 irritating catch phrases for my money.

The thing includes two USB charging points, and the product specifications don't forget to point out that it "features a mute button." You'll probably only press it once. 

You can grab Claptrap (if you really want to) and lots of other nerd ephemera on sale during ThinkGeek's Black Friday sale (opens in new tab). If you're more in the market for new PC parts and peripherals, though, head to our PC gaming Black Friday deals hub.

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Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.