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USB Airplane Fan/Hub

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB

USB AirplaneSince the summer heat is upon us, and in some cases more than usual, maybe it is time to hook up a fan to your PC. This USB Airplane’s blades are soft to protect the young and it comes with an off/on switch. It also doubles as a 4-port hub. Plug it in and you get takeoff sound effects for 5 seconds. Available in white or silver, the plane carries a MSRP of $14.00.

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Century Netbook Stand

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Misc. Tech, Movies

Century StandThe Century Netbook Stand is more than a basic holder. The device comes equipped with a 2.5-inch SATA bay and a DVD multi-drive. At a size of 260 x 19 x 190mm, it has 2 USB ports and a 4cm cooling fan to keep your netbook from overheating. Available in black or white, connect via USB and AC adapter and you are good to go. The versatile stand is priced at ¥9,980 (~$102.00.)

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Microsoft Notebook Cooling Base

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Microsoft, PC / Laptop, USB

Cooling BaseMicrosoft has unveiled a Notebook Cooling Base with flip-up stand, a first for the company. Only 1.16-inches thick,  it is curved so that it will fit on a desk or lap if adjusted 90º. The USB-powered fan has a built-in height adjustment, comes in black and white, and is lightweight and compact at a size of 11.4 x 11.4-inch. It should be out around November at a price of about $30.00.

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Thanko CoolPad

CoolPadThanko has released their new CoolPad, bound to keep your laptop mildly chilled. But it doesn’t stop there. In addition to being a fan for your notebook or netbook, it also has a 3-port USB hub and additional data storage with its integrated 2.5-inch SATA HDD slot. GeekStuff4U will be offering the CoolPad sometime soon but so far, no mention of the device on the site or its price.

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USB 4-in-1 Webcam

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Cameras

4-in1 WebcamHere’s a 4-in-1 for those with crowded desk tops and only one USB port. The gadget is a Webcam, microphone, fan, and LED light. The USB 2.0 device works with any chatting software, including Skype, has a dimmer switch, an on/off button, and attaches with a suction cup. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista, it is 75 x 75 x 228mm high and weighs 211g. Get yours for $23.00, which makes it less than $6.00 per item if purchased separately.

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Thanko USBCOOLM Mouse

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: PC / Laptop, Peripherals

USBCOOLM Mouse

Thanko has come up with a mouse for those with sweaty palms. The 3-button device has a 2-inch fan built into the base. The USBCOOLM is 6 x 12.6 x 4cm, has an on/off switch and can be used by those who are left and right handers. Compatible with Windows, you can get one for ¥1,980 (~$18.00.) While we are not sure we need a cooler mouse, at the very least we expect is that it might clean off the crumbs we sometimes spill.

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USB Flower Fan

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, USB

USB Flower FanAppease Mom this May with the USB Flower Fan. Not only will it cool down her hot flashes, it will remind her of you every time she turns it on. Made of a safe plastic, it has an on/off button, comes with USB cable, and can run on 3 x AA batteries (not included.) At a size of 190 x 85 x 85mm and a weight of 130g, choose between green or pink at a minimal MSRP of $11.50.

(Thanks, Fanny)

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Turbo Toaster Designed Out of Frustration

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

Turbo Toaster

Oliver Newberry, a graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, got perturbed when his beans, one of his fave meals, wouldn’t stay hot while he was making his toast. His prototype Turbo Toaster was born, apparently impressive enough to allow funding from Heinz. We admire ingenuity here at Gear Live but wonder if he could just keep the legumes on the burner while making his toast or perhaps make the toast first and the beans will reheat it. The thought of that breakfast may not get our taste buds excited, but it certainly helped Newberry land a gig.

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