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A Geekfest - 10 Fun USB Gadgets

Updated on March 31, 2015

Perfect USB Gadgets for the Geek in your life.

The USB port on your computer was designed with a very practical use in mind, however it wasn't long before people with too much time and even greater imaginations started to invent USB based gadgets to both entertain and amuse those of us stuck in the presence of a computer for the majority of our days.

Everyone has someone in their life that loves gadgets and is in this position. What better gift could you give them than a USB Gadget? Or maybe you are the one tied to a computer? Go on, spoil yourself!

Photo Credit: All photos amazon products.

Fun USB Memory Sticks

Very individual USB memory sticks for the unique individual.

USB Aquarium

USB Aquarium
USB Aquarium

If you own a dog and work in an office you will know that you spend more time away from your beloved pooch than with it. What better a solution to this dilemma than to have your pet at work with you?

The one drawback is that most offices don't allow you to bring your dog to work with you, even if it is as gorgeous as Nellie Thedogski, so the solution to this problem is fish. Easy to look after and almost maintenance free, a small fish tank is the perfect Zen pet to adopt in the office environment.

Need help justifying your pet to your boss or colleagues? Then the mini aquarium doubles as a stationary holder, calendar, weather station and clock. All this from a handy USB gadget.

Price of a fish - $4.99.

Enjoyment and peace brought - Priceless

Buy the Zen and Tranquility of a fish here

Available in Black and White and it even comes with an adjustable desk lamp.

Mini USB LCD Desktop Lamp Light Fish Tank Aquarium LED Clock White
Mini USB LCD Desktop Lamp Light Fish Tank Aquarium LED Clock White

Calendar? Yep. Clock? Yep. Thermometer? Yep. Stationary storage? Yep. Lamp? Yep. Oh and a functioning aquarium.

 

USB Fridge - You're cool, so your drink should be.

USB Fridge
USB Fridge

You have just opened that nice cold can of drink and the phone rings. You know it's going to be a long call. When you have finally finished the conversation your lovely cold drink is now at room temperature! Let this happen no more.

The perfect USB gadget for the busy person in your life. Perfectly sized for a single can, just what you need whilst working up a well earned thirst.

Work from home and it's getting late on a Friday afternoon, then what better place to store that nice, cold, well earned beer? Genius.

Find Your New USB Fridge Here

IMAGE® Mini USB-Powered Fridge Cooler for Beverage Drink Cans in Cubicle and Home office (Black)
IMAGE® Mini USB-Powered Fridge Cooler for Beverage Drink Cans in Cubicle and Home office (Black)

Black is cool. Johnny Cash was the man in black and he was cool. Men in Black... Saved the world. Nuff said.

 

USB Cup Warmer

USB Gadget - Cup Warmer
USB Gadget - Cup Warmer

Almost every person who works with computers loves a nice hot drink, whether it be tea, coffee or soup. It is recommended for your health that you stand up and go for a walk at least once an hour and what better way to justify that walk than to get a nice hot beverage? I love coffee, but what happens as soon as I sit back down with my steaming hot latte?

Someone comes to my desk and starts a long conversation. What happens to my nice hot fresh cup of coffee? It becomes a cold cup of horrid brown liquid. How could something that is so delicious hot be so horrid cold? I need a USB Cup Warmer. Do you work at a desk and enjoy hot drinks? Then you need one too!

Get Your USB Cup Warmer for about the price of 2 Coffees!

An almost mandatory requirement for the busy office professional and hot beverage enjoyer. Need more motivation to get one? Some versions come complete with a digital clock...or in the shape of a delicious cookie. Yum.

USB Missile Launcher

A picture tells a 1000 words, so a YouTube video of the genius that is the USB missile launcher is worth about 14,652. Ignoring the warning on the box to not point the missile launcher at anyones face, these two office bound men do what anyone with the opportunity, when presented with a willing victim, would. The launcher can even be setup to work remotely so you can annoy anyone within 10ft of your computer even when you are not there.

A wise investment of time and money. I want one.

Buy your own Missile Defence System here - Or buy me one ;-)

USB Vacuum Cleaner

USB Gadget - Vacuum Cleaner
USB Gadget - Vacuum Cleaner

Working in London during a cold winter, everyone ate their sandwiches at their desk. The result of this was that some peoples keyboards looked like a visual reminder of every meal that they had eaten for the 3 months of winter. I honestly believe if you had managed to get all the crumbs out of some of the keyboards and packed them together you could have made another whole sandwich, such was some peoples crumb hoarding abilities.

The perfect gift for those who fail the challenge to get food into their mouth consistently and successfully.

Get the food challenged in your life a USB Vacuum Cleaner

USB Hubs - When one USB Gadget isn't enough.

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Star Wars Darth Vader USB HUB (4-Port)
Star Wars Darth Vader USB HUB (4-Port)

Most computers, especially netbooks, have 2 USB ports at most, so what do you do when you suddenly have several USB gadgets that you just can't live without? You get a USB Hub! USB hubs convert a singe port into a four point USB station that means that you can run four of your USB gadgets at once.However your hub can't just be a boring piece of plastic, it has to fit in with the cool theme you have created with all your gadgets and what could be cooler than a Darth Vadar hub?"Luke, I am your USB Gadgets father".

 

Luke I am Your USB Father....

USB Hand Warmers - Keeping your pinkies warm since 2006

USB Fan

USB Gadget - Fan
USB Gadget - Fan

At the complete opposite end of the heat spectrum, a USB fan is a great addition to the computer bound individuals arsenal when they work in an environment with poor ventilation. Air conditioning is notoriously inconsistent in older buildings and a little fan that puts out a nice cooling breeze is the perfect solution to keeping your cool.

Great when working in an office or call centre as you can use it quietly with the focus on you individually, that way you are not affecting anyone else around you. Except that they will be green with envy as they perspire whilst you remain like the proverbial cucumber. Cool.

Hands Warm? Check. Feet Warm? - They will be now.

USB Slippers
USB Slippers

So you have your hands warm, but the end of your toes are just like small blocks of ice. The perfect remedy to this is some heated slippers. Want to save on power bills. then low voltage,USB slippers are perfect. Work in an icebox of an office? Yep heated slippers.

Any more uses and they would be up for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Redefining Genius - And Uselessness....

USB Pet Rock
USB Pet Rock

The most spectacularly useless USB Gadget ever invented. What does the Pet Rock do when plugged in to the USB port on your computer? Does it come to life, talk, light up and dance? Nope. It does nothing. NOTHING at all. Not even a little peep. What could be better at your next secret santa or as a gift for the person who has everything, including a well developed sense of irony and humour?

 

What is your favourite USB Gadget?

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      @PaigSr: Some of these border on genius ;-) Hope you got the cup warmer of your dreams!

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      I was expecting USB jump drives. I was greatly surprised, amused and impressed bu the different items you had here. The USB cup warmer may just have to visit me at the office.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow...so many designs. Love them. They are more fun that the standard ones I have.

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      deforst 4 years ago

      I desperately want a USB acquarium...that is just too cool!