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'Star Trek' Borg cube mini-fridge: Refrigeration isn't futile

This particular Borg cube wants to assimilate your beverages and food to keep them at optimum temperatures for consumption.

Borg cube fridge
Keep your Klingon Warnog cool. ThinkGeek

Few enemies from the "Star Trek" universe have been quite so relentless and frightening as the Borg. It's time to embrace the Collective in a better light and to accept its offering of technology in the service of keeping your beer chilled out. The Borg Cube Fridge from ThinkGeek is a mini-fridge made to hold nine cans of soda (or Romulan ale if you can find it in cans).

The Borg is skilled at adapting technology, so it makes sense that this device would have a few tricks up its sleeve. It has settings for keeping the contents cool, but it also has a heat setting for when you need to keep your tea, Earl Grey, hot. It plugs into a standard outlet, but can also be powered by a 12-volt DC source so you can take it along in your car or your shuttlecraft.

The Borg Cube Fridge will look particularly ominous when kept in a darkened place, since it also glows green around the outside, just like the big ships that inspired its design. Naturally, the inside light is green as well. It's all in keeping with classic Borg decor.

Owning a Borg Cube Fridge will cost considerably less than the over $1 million budget for each episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." It will set you back $149.99. The device appears to have neutralized the Borg threat pretty effectively. It won't turn your snacks into cyborgs or try to open fire on your microwave when it resists joining the Collective. Still, you might not want to turn your back on it. You just never know with the Borg.

Borg Cube Fridge open
It's small enough to take on away missions. ThinkGeek