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Weirdest Computer Accessories that I don't have...

By UncleRob ·
It's thursday today (4/13/06) and since tomorrow's a day off (Good Friday), I thought it might be fun to share some opinions & links to the weirdest computer accessories that you don't have yet & why you don't have them.

I'll start it off with this one,
USB powered desktop tanning center,
here's the link:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/usbtanner.shtml?cpg=28H

I don't have one of these because I burn like a sinner - I'm fair skinned and a few hours in the hot sun changes my skin color from ghost white to dark red/purple. I can only imagine what my face would look like after a day of having this usb powered desktop tanning center running at my desktop.

What's the weirdest computer accessory that you don't have (& why)?

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metal coins

by Colonel Panijk In reply to ~sigh~

I don't know about other countries, but in the U.S. it's been a lon-n-n-ng time since the metal in the coin was worth anything near the face value of the coin. I'd be surprised if anyone else had coins worth their metal content in day-to-day circulation -- it's an open invitation to melt them down or file off the edges (that's why coins have ridged edges, to make "clipping" easier to detect). A few years ago, when copper prices soared, people were hoarding pennies in hope that their copper content would exceed $0.01 each (BTW, U.S. pennies are mostly zinc now). Like paper money, metal coins no longer have intrinsic (metal content) value, just what the government says they are worth. Don't be surprised to see plastic coinage some time in the future, maybe with an embedded RFID chip!

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U.S. Penny value

by caduser In reply to metal coins

I beg to differ with you. It takes 160 pre-1984 pennies to make a pound. As a result, copper needs to be $1.60/lb. It is now ~$2.75/lb.

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Australia stoped circulating 1 and 2 cent coins because of their cost

by mjwx In reply to metal coins

It took 4 cents worth of copper to produce one 2 cent coin.

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They do :)

by TonytheTiger In reply to I might get one of these

The twenties smell like weed, the hundreds like coke. Just ask any drug-sniffing dog :^)

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Happy Puppies ?

by dawgit In reply to They do :)
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4 of 'em

by dawgit In reply to I might get one of these

I like the 4 'Female' connector part. Now that has possibilities.

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What I don't have

by oneamazingwriter In reply to Weirdest Computer Accesso ...

Is an ultra sonic field that is so powerful that it will repel liquids from hitting my keyboard when I spill the drinks that I am not supposed to sip at my computer. I think it would be a great companion to Neil's cup warmer.

Now get to work, Guys, and invent one for me!! I'll market it for you!

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simple. you just use the cupholder...

by Colonel Panijk In reply to What I don't have

...on the front of the machine to hold your drink, and sip through a straw. You know, the cupholder that pops out with a whirring noise when you press the button? What do you mean it's not...

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Oh!

by oneamazingwriter In reply to simple. you just use the ...

So that's what that thing is!! ROFL (Another end user "bytes" the dust, thanks To TR Support!)


Edit: "Bytes" is cooler, don't you think?

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Thinkgeek has them all

by stargazerr In reply to Weirdest Computer Accesso ...

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/7830/

Would be cool to have one clipped to your belt

]:)

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