Desk Area Too Warm? Get a Voice Controlled USB Fan!

To be honest, I have been torn between thinking this is really neat and thinking this is the dumbest thing I’ve seen in a while. On the one hand, a USB-powered desk fan would be amazing, as regular desk fans need to be plugged into a different power source from the computer or they interfere with everything (or at least that’s how it’s always worked at my house). On the other hand…voice-controlled? Seriously?! If it’s sitting on your desk, how lazy do you have to be to not move one hand from your keyboard to turn it on or off?

Anyway, this is the deal. The fan comes in black or white, and is only five inches in diameter. As mentioned, it draws power from one of your USB ports rather than needing to be plugged into a wall or power strip. I am unclear on whether or not it has an actual on/off switch or if you can only control it by saying “on” and “off”. I am also unclear if, since this is a Japanese product, you have to say “on” and “off” in Japanese, or if it is compatible with other languages.

Cost is about $35.00 US, so it’s certainly a lot pricier than other desk fan options. But then it does offer things most other fans do not.

Source: Oh Gizmo!

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