My mind is reeling with a positive plethora of USB-based products ranging from a mouse that also prints labels to a combination blender/clock to a mini-vacuum.
The guys and gals at Brando in Hong Kong are constantly coming up with new wild-wacky-wonderful products with which to tease and tempt us. Just the other day, for example, I received an email about an Air-cooled mouse that set me to thinking. I'm working at my computer all day, and it's true that one's mouse can get a little hot and sticky in the summer ... maybe I will treat myself for Christmas.
But they don't stop with just one product. Every few days I receive notification of something cool that I never knew I needed but – after seeing a few pictures – I find that I cannot live without. For example, consider this mega small 2 GB USB Chocolate MP3 Player, or this USB to eSATA adapter, or this USB Blender / Alarm Clock (yes, it really is a combination of a blender and a clock – don't ask me why), or this Combination USB Mouse and label printer (the mind boggles).
My personal favorites? Good grief, there are so many to choose from. For example, I must admit that I do quite like the USB Mini-Cooler Aroma / Humidifier. Also, I'm quite taken with this USB Mini-Fridge (it's not just a boring old can cooler – it looks like a miniature fridge that sits on your desk). But when it comes to something I could really use on a daily basis, I think I would have to opt for the USB Mini Vacuum With Retractable Cable. Seriously, just looking at all of the dust, crumbs, and other "gunk" that I can see lodged between the keys on my keyboard, I'm amazed it's still functioning at all. So at only $US14, I think this USB mini vacuum is a jolly good deal, plus it would make a nice little Christmas "stocking filler" for several of my friends.
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