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Sneezing Electronics Are Not A Bad Idea

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By Evan Ackerman

This is a radio that sneezes. Once every six months, it take a deep breath, and expels all of its frustration with your horrible taste in music along with the pent-up dust that’s been accumulating on its microprocessors. This prolongs the life of the radio, and for other types of electronics, will also keep them running cooler.

Your laptop computer has fans inside of it already, and as you may have noticed (for your computer’s sake, I hope you’ve noticed) while pumping hot air around they also tend to suck up dust. You can artificially sneeze it out with some canned air, but wouldn’t it be so much better if your computer would just have a good sneeze all by itself once in a while?

Plus, it’s cute.

[ James Chambers ] VIA [ Slashgear ]







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  • obi1kenobi1

    I have a vinyl record that does something similar to my stereo system. It's called a “Frequency Sweep,” and every so often I play the record on my turntable and it sends a variety of ascending tones, from subsonic to ultrasonic, through the cartridge, amplifier, and speakers. It shakes dust loose from the cartridge and also degausses any components that may have built up a charge. The other side is a series of sounds and verbal tests for setting up and trying out a new turntable or stylus.

  • Jessicat

    That's different. It didn't seem to make a lot of noise either. I agree that it's a bit cute when you think of it as a real sneeze.

  • Jessicat

    That's different. It didn't seem to make a lot of noise either. I agree that it's a bit cute when you think of it as a real sneeze.