1 comment April 7th, 2007at 12:56pm Posted by Eli
Yes, I love technology
Not as much as you, you see
But still, I love technology
Always and forever…

USB Awesomeness!

No carrot noses or coal eyes here: The menacing USB Snowbot‘s most distinctive feature is a scanning light that reminds me of Battlestar Galactica’s Cylons–and not the slinky, well-dressed ones. Switch the scanning light to blue or red depending on whose side you’re on.


Want proof of your awe-inspiring productivity? The USB Hamster Wheel provides a dramatic demonstration. The faster you type, the faster the toy rodent runs, and the faster the wheel spins.


Do you regularly have to dodge paperclips and rubber bands launched by your cubicle neighbors? Escalate your inter-desk warfare with this USB Laser-Guided Missile Launcher, which tilts and pivots remotely via the included software. A laser sight helps to ensure accuracy for strategic attacks, or you can connect as many launchers as you have USB ports for some serious shock and awe. (Ambitious coders can also create their own missile-launching applications with the freely downloadable API.)

But wait, there’s more!

If your office is a circus already, then you’ll appreciate this little circus cannon. It comes with three foam shooters that will fly up to 20 feet into the included net….

Your computer crashed, again. Your boss is yelling at you to meet that deadline, and your car won’t start. Don’t you just feel like blowing up the world? Well, now you can. Just break out the Armageddon Hub, flip the two switches, turn the key, open the plastic cover, and push the red “ultimate destruction” button. Okay, nothing will actually happen (except some loud honking noises), but the Armageddon Hub actually does serve a useful purpose–it doubles as a four-port USB hub.


So you’ve digitized your entire music library and ripped every CD into MP3s to play on your iPod. But there’s one thorn in the side of your plan. Those vinyl records are collecting dust, and you don’t really feel like shelling out for another copy of the White Album. Don’t fret! Just get the USB Turntable. It plugs right into your computer and comes with handy software for ripping your records to MP3s.

NOW how much would you pay?

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology,Weirdness

1 Comment

  • 1. Interrobang  |  April 8th, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Oh. My. God.

    I don’t even actually own any vinyl records anymore, but I’m having wistful dreams of digitising my parents’ record collection. And I think that USB hamster wheel would be perfect for work, except on Fridays, when I have to share my office.

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