USB gadgets gone wild

This "multi-tasking" device combines several functions in one.

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Once USB gadget makers started competing over aromatherapy , we should have known this was coming. As useless devices continue to pile up in warehouses overseas, at least one manufacturer has just decided to combine several of them into one "Mini USB Desktop Multi-Tasking Device" and be done with them.

OhGizmo says this over-achieving setup includes a USB cup warmer, USB flexible mini-lamp, and USB mini-vacuum cleaner, among other things, as if we need any of them. But given all the competition in this space, we can afford to be picky: We won't even consider one of these gadgets unless it can give a decent massage .

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