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)
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.) -
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...
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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