Protect Your Laptop from the Dark Side

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 3, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars LightSaber USB Desk Lamp

Oh sure anybody can protect their laptop by getting one of those ugly locks — but of you want to do it the Yoda way that just won’t do! This Star Wars LightSaber USB Desk Lamp is perfect for wannabe Jedi knights in training who want a bit of light by their laptop. The lamp comes with its own stand — or you can practice your moves freehand (as shown above). Read more…

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One Piece to Add to Your Computer

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 12, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

USB Oshaberi Talking Chopper

Yes I know on the surface that this USB Oshaberi Talking Chopper seems like a typical superficial useless office toy — but the reality is that it’s highly educational linguistic device! This talking Tony Tony Chopper can not only blink his eyes and move his cheeks but he can also speak up to 70 lines (in japanese of course) from One Piece. Read more…

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A USB Microscope: Because It’s the Little Things That Count

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 2, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Science

Thanko USB Microscope Lite

This nifty gadget is the Thanko USB Microscope Lite which sports a CMOS sensor 1.3 million pixels — which sounds impressive but I’m not quite sure wouldn’t cut it for an actual scientist. The software is Windows only and the manual is in Japanese, although it looks like one might have hours of fun just trying to get started: Read more…



A Rice Cooker to Warm Up Your Tunes

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 9, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Tech

Rice Cooker Type Mini Speaker

This has to be the ultimate Japanese in-joke peripheral: A mini-speaker for your computer or iPod that looks exactly like a miniature version of a Thanko Rice Cooker! Of your course your non-Japanophile friends will be left wondering what’s hooked up to your computer, but then again that’s what makes clever conversation piece. Read more…

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The Most Tidy Droid Since Rosie the Robot Maid

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 25, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

R2-D2 USB Cleaner

Your jealous office mates will accuse you of having yet another toy, however this R2-D2 USB Cleaner isn’t just a plaything as it can destroy any dust bunnies found within a parsec of your PC. This tidy droid stands at just a bit under four inches tall, plugs into any USB port on your computer and should be shipping in August.

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Dodobongo Puts Your PC On a Leash

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 10, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Tech

USB Dodobongo

In the real world there are working dogs who have been bred to perform a specific task — and Dodobongo is not based on any of those canines! The entire “purpose” of USB Dodobongo is to entertain geeks. By plugging Dodobongo port (because geeks have so many free ports) your reward is to watch him bark, run or move his head. Sadly this cute critter is designed for the Japanese market, so I’m not 100% sure that all of his tricks will work for you: Read more…

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Pikachu: Because Your PC Needs a Pokémon Pal

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 14, 2010 in Animation

Pikachu USB Computer Companion

I’ll be honest: I’m not quite sure what the functionality of this Pikachu USB Computer Companion actually does. Although one might divine that if you’re any sort of self respecting Pokémon fan that you’ll need this office toy: Read more…

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Warming Up to USB Powered Cat Cosplay

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 12, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections

Thanko USB Warmer Cat Paw Gloves

Thanks to the Thanko USB Warmer Cat Paw Gloves you can combine cat cosplay with warming up at the office. The gloves include heat generators built inside and can come with optional cat ears earphones which are available in lack or white: Read more…

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