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USB ionizer: A stale idea?

The concept certainly didn't help the Sharper Image.

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It's been clear for some time now that USB gadget makers are getting desperate for new products to plug the ubiquitous port, but this one may be one of the most ill-conceived.

USB air purifiers (or at least gadgets that make that claim) are nothing new, but the timing seems particularly bad for this mini-ionizer seen on GeekAlerts. Obviously, these folks didn't get the memo from the Sharper Image bankruptcy case and its "Ionic Breeze" travails.

Note to USB mavens: It's probably better to play it safe and stick with that aromatherapy stuff.