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Crispin Jones’ Tengu: LED Faced Virtual Companion

Crispin Jones’ Tengu: LED Faced Virtual Companion
SolidAlliance, makers of wacky things like USB drives that look like sushi and other edibles, has just revealed their latest creation. The Tengu is an interactive device that displays an animated face using an array of LEDs.

Mouse + Calculator = Mouse-U-Lator?

Mouse + Calculator = Mouse-U-Lator?
Here’s a combo gadget that seems like a pretty good idea on paper, but I don’t know how practical it really is. This USB device from Lexibook mixes an optical mouse, a calculator and a numeric keypad in a single package.

USB Eyeball Massager Seems Like a Really Bad Idea

USB Eyeball Massager Seems Like a Really Bad Idea
Here’s another strange USB device from the Far East. Designed to massage your cares away, these USB-powered eyeball massagers look like they’ll easily poke an eye out if you’re not careful. Available in wholesale lots from Sundayo, I’m not sure how much they cost.

How Does My Laptop Smell?

How Does My Laptop Smell?
The answer to that question is not “with it’s nose.” Instead, it smells like roses or peppermints thanks to this weird new USB device. As if smelly colognes and incense weren’t bad enough, now we have to worry about odoriferous computers.

Datel Games ‘n’ Music Homebrew Cart for Nintendo DS

Datel Games ‘n’ Music Homebrew Cart for Nintendo DS
This add-on for the Nintendo DS not only lets you play MP3 files, but it lets you run tons of homebrew games on the portable console. Datel’s Games ‘n’ Music plugs into the DS and gives you an easy way to play custom games and apps on the DS and DS Lite.

USB Desk Fan Really Blows

USB Desk Fan Really Blows
Here’s a cool way to keep cool at your desk. These retro USB fans from Willstyle look like some sort of cage fan from an old computer, but they’re all new. They have a substantial ball-bearing fan motor, and can really crank out some wind.

Can Speakers be Angelic?

Can Speakers be Angelic?
Fresh off the shelves from Hong Kong’s Brando come these new multimedia speakers with a strange name. They may be calling these “Angel Speakers,” but I actually think they look more like twirling ballerinas (or Whirling Dervishes for that matter.)

Classic Nintendo Controllers for Your Pc or Mac

Classic Nintendo Controllers for Your Pc or Mac
Do you long for the days of the simple, elegantly designed gamepad controllers from Nintendo’s classic gaming systems? Perfect for playing emulated games the way they were meant to be played, you can buy custom-modded versions of the 8-bit NES and 16-bit SNES joypads, ready to use with your PC or Macintosh.

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks
Using a couple keys from a spare keyboard, this guy made up his own custom USB memory stick that looks like a computer key. Modder Alex over on Hacker Zen shows you step-by-step how to make your own using an old keyboard, a flash drive, an Xacto knife, a file and some glue.

Universal Cable Charges Ds, Psp, iPod, Pda

Universal Cable Charges Ds, Psp, iPod, Pda
If you own a bunch of portable gadgets like me, you know how carrying around all of those chargers can be a real drag. Now you can grab a single cable that charges many of them from your computer’s USB port.

The Real Puffy Shirt

The Real Puffy Shirt
Here’s a fun one that must have slipped past my radar screen when it hit the circuit last year. This USB-powered clothing is designed to keep you cool on those warm Summer days. As long as you don’t mind looking like a complete fool, the air conditioned shirt plugs into your computer and blows air onto your sweaty body, keeping you cool all day long.

The Big Shiny Candy-Like Panic Button

The Big Shiny Candy-Like Panic Button
Sometimes you just have one of those stressful days where nothing goes your way. Now you can take out your frustrations using this device that attaches to your computer. Just open up the cover on the USB Stress Panic Button and smack it with your fist.

Geekpark Webcams Frighten Me

Geekpark Webcams Frighten Me
I know these new webcams are supposed to be playful and cute, but their zombie-like gazes and weird headgear just creep me out. Their belly-mounted cameras and butt-mounted USB connectors really push the weird factor over the edge.

Boynq Blox Speakers Make Sound Square

Boynq Blox Speakers Make Sound Square
Speakers are often be the most boring, utilitarian looking devices on your desktop. On occasion, however, a set of speakers will come along that looks as good (or maybe even better) than they sound. Case in point, these Boynq Blox speakers.

Wooden Computer Peripherals

Wooden Computer Peripherals
Japanese electronics company Marubeni Infotec recently showed off a line of peripherals which are made out of wood. Made by design firm Hacoa, the designs include keyboards, USB flash memory drives, a memory card reader and a USB hub, all made from some delightful natural materials.

Worst Webcam Ever: the Stuffed Bear Cam

Worst Webcam Ever: the Stuffed Bear Cam
Japan’s SolidAlliance, known for producing odd, food-inspired USB flash drives, has really outdone themselves this time with what could be the most heinous computer accessory ever. The stuffed bear cam attempts to make passers by smile.