March 30, 2009 The humble USB device has come a long way in a short time and over the years we have seen the technology used to power a growing array of peripherals from weather stations to personal aroma diffusers, now a device that will heat things up around the office - literally - the USB cup warmer.
Gone are the days of getting sidetracked in front of the PC only to find a cold coffee by your side ten minutes later. This little gadget not only does away with that but adds a few extras to the mix.
The cup warmer simply plugs into a regular USB socket and keeps your drink heated at a constant temperature of about 122 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit. A red LED light indicates when the heating element is on, and the user can switch it off without having to unplug any cables – a handy feature as the unit has a 4-port USB 2.0 hub for connecting other devices. Add to this a battery operated clock for the desktop and you have yourself a “hot” little number.
Five of the devices sell for around 33 Euro.