Monday, October 30, 2006

12 USB devices you might not want


PC Magazine has collected 12 of the weirdest USB-powered devices, and displayed them on a page titled '10 Weirdest USB Devices'. Curiously, they fail to mention which 2 of the 12 items they don't consider weird.

Amongst the gems are memory sticks made of real sticks, the fondue (sorry, FUNdue) set pictured, a disco ball and a hamster wheel.

It seems to me that the hamster wheel was a wasted opportunity. Surely it would have been better if they had installed a mini-generator in the wheel's hub, the hamster (not included) could then earn its sunflower seeds charging my PowerBook's battery.
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3 comments:

ConradGempf said...

These are obviously for the PeeCee. As usual, Apple is ahead of the curve. With a MacBook Pro, you don't need to tie up a USB socket for a Fondue, just put a little pot on the wristrests and the cheese or chocolate will melt by itself.

brett jordan said...

:-)

Anonymous said...

How could they miss the USB Desktop Tanning Center!

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/usbtanner.shtml

(Another April Fool's Day product from ThinkGeek.)