Dress up your desktop and entertain (or annoy) your co-workers with these wacky USB-powered gadgets, from office stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast.

Desktop Bouncer

Distributor: GadgetShop.com

Price: £9.99

What is it: A burly - if very tiny - gentleman dressed to the nines and ready to bark warnings whenever unwanted visitors near your computer. A motion sensor in his coat triggers audio, which includes such gems as 'You're cruisin' for a bruisin' and ‘come on over 'ere if you think you're hard enough'.

Why you want it: You've always wanted to set up surveillance on the cleaning guy who keeps rearranging the things on your desk. Just imagine the look on the culprit's face when out of nowhere your bouncer growls 'Not today, mate'.

1.5in mini digital photo frame

Manufacturer: Unity Electronics

Price: $19.95 (£12.20)

What is it: Windows-compatible mini digital photo frame powered by USB. With a 1.5in display, the Unity Mini Digital Photo Frame has 2GB of storage capacity for holding up to 50 images, which can be displayed manually or in slide-show format. It also shows current date and time.

Why you want it: Polaroids and physical photographs are as outdated as HD-DVD and Betamax. Thanks to Unity's Mini Digital Photo Frame, you can show off all those different images - whatever the size - in one unobtrusive display. Although its currently only available to US residents.

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Toilet speakers

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $13 (£7.90) plus $3 (£1.80) postage

What is it: Toilet-tank-inspired mini-speaker for MP3 and digital-media-players, laptop and desktop-computers, portable gaming systems, handhelds and other products with 3.5mm headset ports.

Why you want it: Those expensive Bose speakers sure do sound nice, but can you get a set to match your favourite latrine? Harmon Kardons with a moveable toilet seat? No way, no how.

Assorted USB desk fans

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $12 to $24 (£7.35 to £14.60), plus postage

What is it: Fans that plug into computers' USB ports to keep you cool while adding a bit of personality to your desktop.

Why you want it: It probably gets hot in your office. Whatever your personal tastes or relationship with the tropics, there's a USB-powered fan with your name written all over it.

NEXT PAGE: Banana shaped battery charger

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  8. Aroma diffuser
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  10. Cup warmer


Dress up your desktop and entertain (or annoy) your co-workers with these wacky USB-powered gadgets, from cubicle stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast.

Banana charger for rechargeable batteries (AA, AAA)

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $22 (£13) plus postage for one AA or AAA set (two adjoined bananas)

What is it: Portable - and delicious-looking - USB-powered charging unit for rechargeable AA or AAA nickel-cadium batteries.

Why you want it: There's no better way to re-up spent batteries than jamming them into tiny electronic bananas. We guar-an-tee it.

USB warmer slippers (wired/wireless) and gloves

Distributor: RareMonoShop.com

Price: USB Warmer Slippers, $29.50 (£18) USB Warmer Gloves, $22.50 (£13.70) plus postage

What is it: Fuzzy slippers and mittens with removable finger-covers that feature built-in, USB-powered ‘warmers' for those frosty winter work days. You can even modify the temperature while they're in use.

Why you want it: Because you'll never finish up those reports with icy fingers and frozen toes.

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TimeCap

Manufacturer: Chi Ha Paura

Price: N/A

What is it: A 'digital urn' of sorts, Chi Ha Paura's TimeCap necklace and pendant "hold the 'digital' dust of a deceased person whether in the shape of pictures, videos etc".

Why you want it: USB jewelry is the ultimate in geek chic...and you get to wear an urn around your neck without the um, hassle of the traditional alternative.

USB scan toaster

Manufacturer: Sung Bae Chang, a design student at Sejong University in South Korea.

Price: N/A

What is it: This USB-powered toaster that ‘prints' text and images onto bread or other compatible materials was one of nine finalists out of more than 600 entries from 49 countries in last year's Electrolux Design Lab competition.

Why you want it: It's a toaster that connects to a computer and prints out news, weather reports and much more onto your breakfast. 'Nuff said.

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Drumming Santa, Snowman

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $18 (£11) plus postage

What is it: Funky Santa Claus and/or Snowman that plays five classic Christmas tunes and drums along with the beat. Flashing blue lights add to the festivities.

Why you want it: Because it's Christmas every day in your office...or at least it should be.

Wrist band battery

Manufacturer: USB.Brando.com

Price: $35 (£21) plus postage

What is it: A portable, rechargeable 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery that straps directly to your wrist to help ensure that none of your gadgets ever run out of juice. The unit comes with nine separate connectors, to fit an army of gizmos.

Why you want it: Because your BlackBerry, iPhone or other favorite gadget, constantly dies at the most inopportune moments...and because you're always looking for funky new wearable gadgetry.

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Dress up your desktop and entertain (or annoy) your co-workers with these wacky USB-powered gadgets, from cubicle stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast.

Superhero-themed decoration kits

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $15 (£9.18) plus postage

What is it: Spiderman- and Incredible-Hulk-themed party lights powered by USB. Superhero decoration kits also come with matching screen savers. Lights are attached to seven-foot-long cord.

Why you want it: You sold the comic-book collection and bought a computer...but thanks to the superhero-themed USB decoration kit, you can have the best of both worlds. Lights come with readily-accessible on/off switches and are easily removable in case company - or the boss - stops by unannounced.

Piggy alarm clock

Distributor: USBgeek.com

Price: $15 (£9.18) plus postage

What is it: A glowing, piggy-bank-inspired alarm clock powered by USB. The clock displays current year, month, day and temperature on a multi-color LED. Eight different alarm-tones are available, along with a one-touch snooze button.

Why you want it: Come on. Who doesn't enjoy waking up to glowing, singing piggy banks?

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Dress up your desktop and entertain (or annoy) your co-workers with these wacky USB-powered gadgets, from cubicle stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast.

Sports 'Fidget' games

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $14 (£8.57) each plus postage

What is it: A basic 'video-game' for Windows computers: you roll a ball set into a USB-powered controller to move and manipulate an on-screen ball and rack up points.

Why you want it: You'll never be caught tapping your fingers at your desk again - USB Sports Fidgets will have you mindfully twiddling all your digits whenever there's a free moment.

Ferris wheel phone stand

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $27 (£16.50) plus postage

What is it: A stand and incoming-call alert system for mobile phones.

Why you want it: Because those ringtones, vibrations and other notifications built into your mobile or smartphone have never quite done the trick for you. With the USB Ferris Wheel Phone Stand you'll never miss a call again and your phone will have a home with a view.

NEXT PAGE: Aroma diffuser

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Dress up your desktop and entertain (or annoy) your co-workers with these wacky USB-powered gadgets, from cubicle stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast.

Aroma diffuser (candle light)

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $22 (£13) plus postage

What is it: The Aroma oil 'burner', or 'diffuser', uses USB power to disperse scent throughout your workspace. Aroma diffuser also simulates candle-light for added relaxation.

Why you want it: Office safety measures bar candles and incense. But we all know every office has a stinky kid. Here's your chance to clear the air while working by candle-light.

Gift sets for men and women

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $29.50 (£18) plus postage

What is it: The perfect gift for the USB-nut who has everything, Brando's USB Gift Sets are available in both male- and female-specific versions, with USB-powered fans, mini-vacuums, and compact mirrors for the ladies and cup-warmers, desk lamps, mood-lamp pen-holders and more for the guys.

Why you want it: The USB Gift Sets are a treasure-trove of USB-powered goodies, and they're a cheap way to obtain multiple USB gadgets and gizmos.

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Dress up your desktop and entertain (or annoy) your co-workers with these wacky USB-powered gadgets, from cubicle stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast.

Wireless missile launcher

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $45 (£27.50) plus postage. Three-packs of replacement ‘missiles' sell for $3 (£1.80).

What is it: Not to be confused with the wired USB Missile launcher, this wireless version lets users employ a remote control to remotely launch projectiles. Missiles fly up to 10 feet from the unit. Pre-recorded audio simulates the devastation.

Why you want it: Because everybody has at least one office mate that deserves to be the target of a missile strike.

Disco ball

Distributor: USB.Brando.com

Price: $22 (£13) plus postage

What is it: Mini, USB-powered disco ball with three separate tri-colored LEDs that reflect off tiny embedded mirrors to turn any office into your own personal disco circa 1976.

Why you want it: Because you've got a bad case of Office Fever. And you've always wanted an excuse to wear a sequined-tracksuit to work.

NEXT PAGE: Cup warmer

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Dress up your desktop and entertain (or annoy) your co-workers with these wacky USB-powered gadgets, from cubicle stink-busters to toasters that print the morning news on your breakfast.

Beverage cup cooler/warmer

Distributor: USBGeek.com

Price: $22 (£13) plus postage

What is it: USB-powered heating and cooling plate meant to warm up or chill a beverage while you work. Product reportedly decreases room-temperature beverage by as much as seven degrees Celsius and increases drink temperature by as much as 13 degrees in 10 minutes.

Why you want it: Cold coffee and warm Dr. Pepper just won't cut it anymore.

Fuzzy animal mice

Distributors: USBGeek.com

Price: USB wireless penguin mouse, $20 (£12) plus postage

What is it: Novelty mice shaped to look like your favorite little animals, including penguins, ducks and frogs. Available in wired USB and wireless USB models.

Why you want it: That current mouse is just boring. Make way for ducklings.

See also: Five great gadget stocking fillers

  1. Gizmos to annoy your colleagues with
  2. Toilet speakers
  3. Banana shaped battery charger
  4. TimeCap
  5. Drumming Santa
  6. Piggy alarm clock
  7. Sports games
  8. Aroma diffuser
  9. Wireless missile launcher
  10. Cup warmer