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  • June 18, 2014
    This is a Kickstarter for Project NESM (Never Ending Slink Machine). It's a USB powered treadmill for a Slinky. The project is already funded though so you can definitely get one for around $65 when they're shipped this fall. I actually bought one. I'm pretty sure I could w... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2014
    This is the USB powered pollen mask made and sold by Japanese weird shit retailer Thanko ($38). It makes the perfect accessory for anybody who wants to trick-or-treat this year as a beekeeper or nuclear power plant worker. The mask works by drawing outside air in through a po... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2013
    Note: Not a real fire, I just added that for effect. This is the FlameStower USB charger (links to Kickstarter campaign if you want to order one). It charges any USB enabled device with the power of fire. You just unfold the unit, fill the cup on top with water (no word if s... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2013
    This is some weird-ass cartoon commercial from Japan for the Jii lighter, a contact lighter (no flame, just a hot coil) that is USB rechargeable. The commercial starts on a dark and stormy night when a mad scientist creates the lighter Frankenstein style, which then proceeds t... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is the $25 USB Squirming Tentacle from ThinkGeek. You plug it in and it squirms. AND THAT'S ALL. It doesn't store any data or anything, it just squirms. It's the textbook definition of a novelty product. You want to see something squirm for cheaper? Here's what you d... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Note to self: no more borrowing flash drives. Designer Ti Chang (of Knife Coathook fame) just sent me her latest coming-to-market concept: the Duet, a USB flash drive vibrator. Well she didn't actually SEND me one, just the info. Otherwise I'd have a USB vibrator in my butt ... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2011
    'Raspberry Pi' is a $25 computer on a USB drive. It's also delicious, so I'm more than a little miffed I don't have anything but a half gallon of Juicy Juice and a single expired yogurt in the fridge right now. Oh -- what's this?! Moldy cottage cheese. *tastes, begins retch... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2011
    Flashkus USB drives from Art Levedev Studios: they're made out of cardboard. Why the hell you'd make a flashdrive out of cardboard is beyond me, but maybe Mother Nature was really pushing for them as part of her anti-plastic campaign. GET OVER IT LADY -- MILK JUGS WILL NEVER ... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2010
    Pepper Mouth is a little USB peripheral that monitors your typing and releasing a stinky-ass spray if you type dirty words. *poof* WHAT -- because I typed stinky-ass? *poof* Mmmm -- I love a good stink. This first version blasts its obnoxious peppery smell whenever it detec... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2010
    This is an Australian wind farm that, when viewed from above, looks suspiciously like a bunch of USB cables. What's up with that?! Now I'm not saying this proves my conspiracy theory about the Australian government being infiltrated by aliens so they can use the continent as ... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2010
    Ramiro Pareja Veredas went and had functional circuitboard business cards made. When a potential employer breaks off the extra prongs and inserts the device into a USB port, BANGARANG! -- Ramiro's cover letter/resume. Just don't give 'em the one with your nudie pics! Per Ram... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2010
    Chainable USB plugs allow you to plug in multiple newfangled USB powered gizmos without sacrificing a port to any one device. Unfortunately, they're still conceptual at the moment. But did that stop me from plugging 100 of them together and setting my laptop on fire? OF COUR... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    The Porn Detection Stick may look like an ordinary USB drive with "Porn Detection Stick" printed on the side, but it's not! Wait, maybe it is. *reading* No, no it's not. Described as a "robust illicit image detection device designed to protect your family, business or organi... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2010
    Honey, have you seen my lightsaber USB drive? Haha, what do you mean it's in your panty drawer? These USB lightsabers come in red and green, light up when you plug them in and will set you back $20 for 1GB of storage. Amazingly, they're actual Lucasfilm licensed products fro... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2010
    Need more USB ports? Who doesn't, amirite? Well then look no further than Thanko's 80-port USB panel. At $200, there's really no reason not to buy a half dozen. Plus, adjustable voltage. WEEWOOWEEWOOWEEWOO!! みんなきっと驚くこと間違いなし!これ、なんã... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2010
    This is a taxidermied mouse with a flash drive wedged up its ass. It reminds me spying days when I made off with a bunch of top secret files from the Pentagon. Except that wasn't a flash drive, it was a stack of 5¼-inch floppies. And let me tell you: based on the way I was... / Continue →
  • January 4, 2010
    Finally, USB wall outlets. The $10 'TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built-in USB Ports' not only has a terrible name, but will also be shipping early this year. It makes the perfect receptacle for all your USB gadgetry, and a terrible Valentine's gift for a lady-friend. But ... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2009
    Ever wanted a couch with USB storage in it? Me neither, but now that I know it exists I must have it! And I better not lose data like pocket change. The sofas were made by creative design studio Cabracega for last year's International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation C... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2009
    A dangerously metal USB drive shaped like a ninja knife, it just makes sense. The 2GB Ninja Kunai drives cost $125 and are in no way, shape or form safe for airplane travel. Or train. Now that I think about it, I wouldn't even drive anywhere with one. Because I used to keep... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2009
    Worried about somebody getting at the precious files on you flash drive? Try keeping it in your pocket and not leaving it on the bus. But if you're really worried you should handcuff it to your wrist like a briefcase filled with pirate treasure. Alternatively, get a Personal... / Continue →