drb
logo
Feel-Good! | airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | cool ads | funny | food | futurism | gadgets | russia | japan
military | music | nature | photo | sci-fi | signs | space | sports | steampunk | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird



"QUANTUM SHOT" #501
link



Cubicle Ambiance Enhanced and Boss Penetration Reduced

We've seen stationery with bite and other office gizmos designed to make your life bearable among the corporate sharks and "Bring Your Fish Friend" Bruce support groups of this world.

Axiom 1: "If your computer rocks, then your USB drive will rock also!" -


(image credit: Vladimir Sergeev)

If you are a computer hater, you can nail your USB flash drive into your laptop and be done with it:


(image via)

We all know that USB drives are becoming weirder and weirder, and soon will hit some kind of evolution dead end, where "normal" will once again be considered utterly cool:




(images via)

But this "thumb" drive is probably the coolest:


(image via, and how to make it)

Outside of flash drives... you think the ultimate office USB device is the stock standard coffee cup warmer? Au contraire, mon frere. First off, you can get units that will both heat and cool your beverage, but why stop there? Here is a USB-powered mini-grill that you can buy (on the left) - but why buy, when you can simply connect 6 PCI USB cards with 30 USB cables to a hacked USB cup warmer and you'll get your own USB grill? (on the right)


(image left via, right - via)

Perhaps more practical is the way to heat or cool your fingers while you type (from Thanko, Japan):


Heat-or-Cool Keyboard from Thanko

OK... but we know that you always wanted to keep your eyes warm... you were sitting there thinking "Gosh, my eyes are cold, why don't I warm them? I NEED to warm them" -


(image via)


Faux Feng Shui, and Other Geeky Delights

All that, however, is but the tiniest tippy top of the strange wonderfulness of office USB gadgetry. Whether you labor for filthy lucre or wonder off to the web to search for online accredited degrees (which is a time better spent than staring at the endless flow of funny pictures), you might as well build comfortable environment around yourself and add some ambiance to your cubicle.

First, ensure your safety with the authentic police flashing siren on your desktop.... "Reports?.. What Reports? STEP AWAY FROM THE DESK!!!" (... put your hands against cubicle wall, etc.) -


(image via)

Something more simple, as hitting a "Panic Button" will also do the trick:


(image via)

When this commotion is over, relax with the Flower Pod Speaker. Channel your tunes through a pot filled with a speaker and fake sphagnum moss (with that neon plastic orchid thing sticking out) and guess what atrocious sound quality it might produce...


(image credit: Thanko)

It will look especially lovely sitting next to your USB Aroma Generator - a sort of "a nose with feet" creating odoriferous ambiance to shoo the boss away from your desk?


(Thanko aroma generator Audiocubes and USB aroma radio LED lamp, by )

Still not feeling very comfortable? -



How about a distraction? Start launching rockets at your co-workers from your very own tiny USB rocket launcher:


(image via)

How about USB Massage Ball? Not so sure about this one. However the USB finger massage (on the right, available here) looks promising:


(images credit: everythingusb and Geek Alerts)

With music, faux feng shui and air freshening covered, move on to the USB Air-Conditioned Shirt from Kuchofuku -


(image via)

or the USB Butt Cooler to get on top of climate control. No translation out of Japanese for the Butt Cooler specs, but it appears to be a chair pad outfitted with a fan that channels cool air up through your shorts. Woo hoo!


(image credit: Thanko)

Then there are the "USB Mobile Ventilators", that want to rip into your neck and tear it to shreds:


(image credit: Thomas W.)

How can you not know when lunch time or happy hour arrives? But in case you do forget, Usb.brando.com makes a USB Blender Alarm Clock. (Okay, it doesn't really make margaritas for you. It just bounces a bunch of little balls around to make you think it's mixing stuff, but hey, it's gonna look great on your desk and you can set the alarm to go off promptly at five.)


(image credit: Usb.brando.com)

Speaking of Happy Hours... This is not USB-powered, this is full desktop-powered beer-filled piece of awesomeness that no office should be without:



Not a beer fan, but a wine connoisseur instead? Check this out, then:


(image credit: bewineconnected)

These are the Ethernet wedding rings, but I am sure you can get ones made out of USB:


(image via)

Once the wedding is out of the way, a true geek should use this device: USB Home Pregnancy Test -


(image via)

USB Hub Octopus would make your office look pretty cool and artsy, but stay away from its creeping tentacles... "It's teething" -


(images by Lacie and Patch Adams)

At least your cat would not touch USB octopus, and not ruin your drive:


(image credit: Andreas Haase)

Speaking of USB hubs, here is a cool-looking chrome motorbike engine hub (more info and video) -


(image via)

...and this experimental-looking thing is 31 USB ports put together as one mega hub. See how you like that -


(image via)

Or copy 60 USB flash drives at once... for some crazy reason (more info)


(image via)

A more constructive gadget (really the only one we're giving the constructive nod to at the moment), is the Visomate USB Vision and Posture Monitor, a sensor that sits on top of your monitor and beeps and flashes at you if you're sitting too close to the computer. Blue light means posture is good to go, red means you're too close.


(image credit: Usb.brando.com)

You can actually make a case for usefulness on this one, along with the USB Heated Gloves from perpetualkid.com. (Heat is a good therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome.)


(image via)

But the ultimate USB office gadget? Hands down, the USB Disco Ball (from Drink Stuff) and a pole dancer on the side. Let it be known the party is in your cubicle. Bring your own beverage warmer and no pouring the punch in the Flower Pod.


(image via)

Meanwhile in the office bathroom - this thing has everything BUT the USB port (thank goodness!..) -



Here is an idea: somebody has to make a USB gadget out of this (though it would not work with the computer mice instead of real ones) -


(image via)

But regardless of all these enhancements, once your work day done, don't hesitate to get out:


Link

Read Previous Part: "Best of Office Comedy" ->

Also Read: Stationery with Bite
Unexpected Creativity Found in Unusual Places

Permanent Link......+StumbleUpon ...+Facebook
Category: Gadgets,Computers




RECENT ARTICLES:

Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

DRB Feel-Good Issue #33

Loads of cool and rare imagery

Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction



"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.



YOUR COMMENTS::


7 Comments:

Blogger Rott said...

A desktop that pours beer? Yess!!

___  
Blogger Nickoli said...

The USB copying device looks useful to me - for organisations that give away USB drives with presentations on as an advertising gimmick.

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

31 USB ports? not 32?

___  
Blogger Cully said...

See USB horn-doggies at
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/japanfan/9c89/

___  
Blogger idpsycho said...

Usb.brando.com mixer would be great alarm for morning:

Get up and turn it off quickly, because otherwise you'll have to pick up the balls all around your room!

___  
Blogger elmegil said...

Y'all know the USB Grill is an April Fool's Joke, right?

___  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh lord, that video, when the geek squeaks his cheeks to get moving & the music pauses was too funny. Thanks for the laugh! :D

___  

Post a Comment

<< Home


SF ART & BOOK REVIEWS:
Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office




READ OTHER RECENT ARTICLES:


World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectable Pedal Vehicles Showcase


Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level


Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!


Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"


Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties


Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline


The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island


Videophones from the Future Past

Skype? Smartphone? Google Hangouts?

The Best of DRB in 2014

Weird & Wonderful 2014 Overview



FULL ARCHIVES
(with previews, fast loading):

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006


Link Lattes

Feel-Good & Biscotti Issues





CATEGORIES:
Feel-Good! | airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird | abandoned



























Airplanes
Animals
Architecture
Art
Auto
Boats
Computers
Cool Ads
Extreme Weather
Food
Funny Pics
Futurism
Gadgets
History
Humour
Link Latte
Military
Music
Nature
Oops Accidents
Photography
Robots
Science
Science Fiction

Space
Sports
Technology
Trains
Travel
UE Abandoned
Vintage
Weird















Avi Abrams
Rachel Abrams
M. Christian
Simon Rose
Paul Schilperoord
Scott Seegert
Constantine vonHoffman


Send us your topic ideas, site suggestions, rants or sweet unpublished poetry. We love to hear from you.

Naples Audubon Homes For Sale -friendly.