Heh..heh....as far as the name goes, me either.
But yeah, there's a new Nostromo mini keypad out from Razer I think. Programmable, can store custom configs for a multitude of games. It even comes with some pre-configs for certain titles. I use it a lot for (the sadly outdated) Star Wars: Empire At War. Now I LOVE playing that game on a PC....I do not think it would've translated well, control wise, to a console.
When used in conjunction with a mouse, the Nostromo is a very handy gaming tool.
It also comes in handy to use as quick buttons for apps like PhotoShop or iClone.