There is a new wave of USB gadgets coming down the line, and some of them are incredibly off-beat. At first, your average USB hub basically sat around waiting for the second or third USB drive to get plugged in. Sometimes, it got to interface with a digital camera. Yay! Nowadays, however, the number of crazy things you can do with a USB drive are exploding exponentially.
Check out some of the USB gadgets you can buy this holiday season that you never saw coming:
The USB Speaker, Hub, Digital Picture Frame, and Pen Holder. Yep. Some ingenious fellow realized that all these different USB devices were clogging up his hub – so he added to his hub. And added. And added! Now, this extraordinary end product looks like a generic plastic cup being used as a pen holder – but it also plays music, has 4 outgoing USB ports on the bottom, and oh – you can display your favorite pictures on it.
The USB Portable Hand-Held Air Conditioner. There’s USB fans, and then there’s this. A genuine hand-held air conditioner that uses evaporative cooling technology to turn dry, hot ambient air into a cool, humid rush of chilledness pointed straight at your face. Sounds like the ultimate in high-tech until you find out that ‘evaporative cooling technology’ means ‘we run the hot air through a wet sponge and then blow it at your face’. Then it’s just plain funny.
The USB Flash Drive Transformer. It comes preloaded with Transformers virtu-swag. It transforms from a cat to a ninja-like robot. And it cracks in half to reveal the flash drive. It’s a freaking Decepticon that plugs into your computer. How can you go wrong?
The USB Vacuum Cleaner. Yep. It’s like those old red Dust Devils only much smaller and with a cute little nozzle specifically designed to get between the keys of your keyboard and get the Cheeto dust out. Perfect for any college freshman or other MMORPG addict. Or you could just get them…
The USB Waterproof Silicon Keyboard. This puppy can be rolled up, sprayed down, washed clean in the shower, slept on, and pretty much abused in every conceivable way without a hitch. If your mess is less Cheeto dust and more Mountain Dew, this is the gizzie for you.