By Andrew Liszewski
Oh look! Yet another device designed to draw power from your PC or laptop’s USB ports with minimal benefit to the user. This time it’s a folding alarm clock that includes a built-in thermometer so you can always know what the temperature is 3 inches from your PC.
But believe it or not there is a plus side. While the device does take up one of the USB connections on your computer, it also works as a hub giving you 4 additional ports in return. I guess for a desktop system without a web connection (which would give you access to more detailed weather reports) it could be handy, but on a laptop why wouldn’t you just use a regular USB hub which would put less drain on your battery?
The USB Hub Alarm Clock is available from the Discovery Channel Store for $19.95.