On Total Nerd-dom

Firebox is selling a USB hub shaped like the TARDIS.

According to this article at The Register the TARDIS USB hub “not only flashes its light and blares out the time-space craft’s famous ripping-a-hole-in-reality take-off sound.”

I don’t need a USB hub–I have one, and I’ve never used it, except for one day where I decided that instead of plugging my keyboard and trackback into the five USB ports my tower has I’d plug them into the USB hub so I could say I was using my USB hub, only to decide an hour later that better not to use something at all than to use it completely pointlessly, and went back to having my keyboard and trackball plugged straight into the back of the tower.

Yet, I want this. It’s a TARDIS! It looks cool!

Unfortunately a search of Firebox’s website doesn’t turn up the TARDIS USB hub. (A search earlier today did, but indicated that it was out of stock.)

I did, however, find the USB-powered Lava Lamp and the USB-powered foam dart cannon. Maybe with toys like those I’d use a USB hub…. 😉

I’ll keep checking back at their website. I want that TARDIS! 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

9 thoughts on “On Total Nerd-dom

  1. I need a USB hub. I have three ports on my computer– and about five peripherals I use on a regular basis (external hard drive, flash chip, mouse, printer, microphone). But I don’t think I want one that big… or one that makes noise…

  2. This is why you need to be on AIM more often so we can talk about things like this and the fact that I can get them at US prices.

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