A year ago today the world lost one of its most influential and innovative tech visionaries: Steve Jobs. The former Apple CEO and co-founder lost a long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56, and passed just one day after Apple’s iPhone 4S was unveiled.
Apple posted a video on its official website Friday to honor Jobs, commemorating his memory with black-and-white still images and quotes from the late CEO himself. Tim Cook, the company’s current leader, replaced the Apple home page with a letter in remembrance of Jobs.
“One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple,” Cook wrote. “No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for himself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
But Cook isn’t the only one who has paid tribute to Jobs; countless fans and merchandise manufacturers have created memorabilia in his likeness. Below is a list of seven items and keepsakes made to pay homage to the late Apple co-creator.
Steve Jobs Action Figure. A Steve Jobs action figure is available through Amazon.com for $6.99, and depicts Jobs in a serious yet cartoonish manner. The figurine sports an enlarged head and Jobs’ trademark black turtleneck top with an iPhone in his hand. “If you’re building an altar or just miss the guy, this will do,” one customer wrote in a review on the product page.
Steve Jobs Memorial Crystal Cube Gift Set. For Apple fans seeking to keep a subtle yet classy reminder at their work desk or in their home, this item should do the trick. A transparent crystal cube with the Apple logo, bearing similarities to the clear cube of a store on New York City’s 5th Avenue, sits atop a three-inch crystal base. “Steve Jobs 1955-2011” is engraved below the Apple logo on the cube, and the set costs $29.99.
Steve Jobs Plush. Pillow company Throwboy launched this as a limited time collector’s item in March, but fans can still snag one through E-Bay. Only 1,200 of these Steve Jobs toys have been created, but the rare plush can be ordered on the web auction site for $150. “I’ve wanted to design something like this for about two years,” Roberto Hoyos of Throwboy told Mashable. “It really comes from a place of love and it took a lot of hard work to get a design that I was proud of.”
Steve Jobs T-Shirts. There are numerous T-shirts and other forms of apparel commemorating Steve Jobs. CafePress.com has a wide selection for Jobs fans to browse through, from pins and tote bags featuring his famous quotes to iSad T-shirts.
Steve Jobs Christmas Ornament. This one comes courtesy of TheBestMoment.com, and brings a miniature bear version of the late Apple CEO to fans’ Christmas trees. The ornament depicts Jobs with bear ears and a black jumpsuit with the Apple logo across his chest, and it can be ordered for $849 through Amazon.
Steve Jobs Trading Card. Part of the Topps American Pie series, a single Steve Jobs trading card can be ordered for anywhere between 35 cents and $1.09.
Steve Jobs Wristwatch. A silver-tone high quality wrist watch with an image of a young Steve Jobs serving as the clock’s backdrop allows Apple fans to keep a memorial of the late CEO with them at all times. This can also be found on Amazon for $17.99.
See our gallery of these items below.
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