Everyone knows that USB ports are a great way to move, share and upload data to your computer. Gone are the days when we would have to transfer information in tiny lumps, using CDs or (worse!) floppy discs, or sit staring for hours as we tried to attach files to an email.
But that isn’t all USB ports can be used for! Nowadays, there’s a wealth of novelty USB gadgets that make the perfect gift for your favourite geek (or yourself!), from noodle strainers to Polaroid printers. Here’s a couple of ideas to get you started.
The USB Missile Launcher will be adored by kids and big kids alike, letting you take control of your own foam missile launcher that can be fired off at all and sundry; whether it be an annoying big sister who’s trying to take over the computer, or an annoying boss who won’t leave you alone.
If you’d rather suck up to the boss rather than shoot foam rockets at their head, you could always offer to keep their morning coffee warm with a USB Chiller/ Warmer, designed to keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot. After all, no one wants a cold chocolate!
A pair of USB Heating Gloves will complement your lovely hot drinks throughout the winter, keeping your fingers warm and toasty all day long. If you, like me, are the type that always gets one cold hand when using the computer (invariably the mouse-hand), these will be a godsend for those times when you know you ought to be working but just want to curl up in your nice cosy bed instead.