11 Apr 2013


Jenny Matlock
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday

According to Madame Wikipedia who knows everything, an USB is the abreviation for "Universal Serial Bus " an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices.

The first widely used version of USB was released in September 1998.

and the once we generally know and use looks like this !

But did you know that USB sticks can be used for many other things which you can connect to your computer ?

For example this one ! How many time have you been sitting at your desk, working on various to-do’s and had a craving for some good home cooked barbecue? Well no longer will you have to make the difficult decision between work and burgers! With the USB grill you can grill up a feast without ever leaving the office ! Extremely practical  !

While you are typing this hamster wheel spins when you plug it into your USB port! Sometime you may feel like you’re running on a hamster wheel, going nowhere fast working at your desk.  Let this little guy keep you company as you are probably not allowed to bring a pet to work.

Protect your desk from screaming kids, nagging bosses or gossipy co-workers with this USB missile defense array! Included software allows you to man the cannons, aim and fire at targets of your wrath !

Tired of boring, common USB drives? Express your love for your favorite snack with your storage device and you certainly will get a smile from everyone who sees you plug it in.

Guaranteed to scare kids and repulse sensitive adults, this portable drive gives the illusion that the bear has its head jammed into the computer’s USB port.

Very practical indeed this USB stick ! Can be used as storage, reading glasses or just as a book sign !

And what about this bright idea of using dual-powered UV sanitizer for your toothbrush that offers USB power option. Traveler could always keep your toothbrush clean from germs and bacteria while you’re busy in front of your computer early in the morning.

Is it too hot ? The USB fridge is the only way to keep your drink cold while you're at you computer and it looks cool on any desktop. With this mini fridge at you side, you can keep your beverage chilled and stay at you computer longer !

A practical vacuum cleaner for your computer, desk and keyboard ! I only don't understand why it is a "Ladies Gadget" Men also have dirty working places !

and last but not least but not least my only USB gadget ! It's a saucer to keep the coffee warm in my mug ! I use it every day !

There are so many USB gadgets on the market it's just unbelievable ! Useless and useful !


Andrew said...

I've seen a usb personal cooling fan, but that is all.

Jo said...

OMW sitting here in the African bush, I have never seen any of these gadgets! Amazing and fun while we "slog" away at our posts!

Unknown said...

Excellent U-post!

I want the bear.


Cezar and Léia said...

What a fun article, I love that donuts usb, I want one, please! :)
LOL "Ladies Gadget"!!!
and I love that saucer to keep the cappuccino warm in the mug, it's really cool!
Great work girl, love your post!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. I'm going to come back and read this properly .. so pleased you posted about it!!

Cheers Hilary

diane b said...

Wow I didn't know all those gadgets existed. good post. I liked the bear the best.

Mara said...

That bear is fantastic! Where can I get that?

Erin said...

This is a great post. Made me laugh! I didn't realise there were so many USB gadgets out there. :-) Love the bear!

storybeader said...

now, I need to get out more! I don't remember seeing these neat USB gadgets! I love the teddy bear! And the little vacuum cleaner would be perfect for me, since I eat at my desktop! Great post! {:-Deb

Loree said...

Unbelievable. I guess now I know which USB to buy when I get a burger craving :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I need one of those coffee warmers!

Susan Anderson said...

These are hilarious. And apparently I just bought the most boring flash drive ever last night...


EG CameraGirl said...

This was such an entertaining post, Gattina! Fascinating!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

In Singapore, they call an USB, thumbdrive, and they didn't know what I was talking about.

Pam Beers. said...

HA! This is one funny post. I really enjoyed this. Great use of "U". I'm still laughing.

Peg said...

Wow, I never knew there were so many uses for USB! Hilarious and interesting post! I only wish the computer manufacturers would leave USB alone... now there are USB 2 and USB 3 ports and my old USB attachments will not fit in all of them. I'll need to upgrade and that's exactly why the manufacturers make the changes!

Jenny said...

U are wonderful!

This is such a unique and fun link for the letter 'U'.

I'm still laughing over many of them!

Thank you.