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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 Airplaneā€™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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SmartSwitch Saves Energy Usage

SmartSwitch

Curb your partners/spouses, kids, and neighbors’ bad habits of wasting energy. Peter Russo and Brendan Wypich of Stanford University have created a SmartSwitch. The prototype doesn’t keep anyone from turning one on, but if it is done too often the flipping is more difficult. The device provides tactile feedback with a network connection and brake pad. The SmartSwitch fits into a standard electrical box and can be used for a home or an entire community, unless they have secretly purchased a Clapper.

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