Nine Best Geeky Fridge Magnet Sets

Nine Best Geeky Fridge Magnet Sets

Laura E. Hall
Apr 14, 2011

We've covered a lot of geeky (yet stylish!) magnets in the past here at Unplggd, and felt it was high time we gathered them all together. The magnets, photos and miscellanea on your fridge can be used for a lot of personal expression, and having cool stuff on the fridge helps add fun to what can be one of the most social rooms in the house. These nine magnets and sets are designed to help you express your geekitude, loudly and proudly.

1. iPhone slider ($6, Urban Outfitters)
Our personal favorite, this magnet makes a statement at 17 inches wide. Stick it on your fridge, car, dorm room door, or anything else with a lock.

2. Periodic table ($9.99, ThinkGeek)
These magnets pretty much speak for themselves. Who didn't sit in science class, staring at the Periodic Table chart, trying to spell out words with the various combinations? With these magnets, you can do just that -- or use it as a study tool.

3. Zombie magnetic poetry ($11.99, ThinkGeek)
Magnetic poetry is a fridge front staple, but theming a set around zombies is pure genius. 200 walking dead-related words, and you're all set to become a zombie poet.

4. DIY "Key"lendar
If you're like us, you find yourself frequently having to open a calendar program or date manager just to figure out on which day of the week a particular date falls. This Instructable is a cheap and easy solution to this problem, and it yields a delightfully tactile calendar that can be rearranged at your convenience.

5. iPhone icons ($16, Urban Outfitters)
These iPhone icons have made the rounds, but with good reason - they're tactile, cute and attractive. If only there was a way to DIY versions for favorite apps, we'd be all set.

6. Photoshop magnets ($26.40, meninos.us)
These Photoshop-themed magnets are perfect for a graphics geek to display photos with a cheeky edge. Anything you insert into the editing field can immediately becomes a piece of art or a statement about the nature of digital editing. Or maybe it's just a cute picture still. Either way, this would make a great gift.

7. Digit magnets ($16, MOMA Store)
We loved these cool digital shape magnets by Hlynur Vagn Atlason for their old-school feel. They're kind of like a grown-up version of those magnetic plastic letters for kids, no?

8. DIY LED magnets (price of parts)
We covered this cool Instructable in June last year and loved how it reminded us of one of our favorite childhood toys, the Lite Brite. With some LEDs from the hardware store and a bit of soldering, you too can have illuminated peg shapes on the magnetic surface nearest you.

9. Minecraft tiles ($19.99, ThinkGeek)
We're not sure words can describe how truly awesome these are, but we'll give it a shot. This set is officially licensed Minecraft merch, and includes all the raw elements (and then some) you'll need to replicate your from-scratch empire on the front of your refrigerator. Just be thankful they haven't included any Creepers, or you'd never be able to turn out the kitchen light.

What covers your fridge? How much geekery is involved? Share it with us in the comments.

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