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Yay! USB-powered fan

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Just in time for summer.
<a href="http://www.kensington.com/products/pro_mob_d1471.html" target="_blank">http://www.kensington.com/products/pro_mob_d1471.html</a>
I wonder why nobody thought of this already. Computers have had enough juice in the batteries to drive small electric things for years.

Hmm... someone probably has. But I've never heard of something - perhaps this idea has never reached the market - just a tinkerer's toy.
post #2 of 7
Can it be pointed at the bottom of the laptop? That would be handy for TiBook users.

J :cool:
post #3 of 7
I love Kensington! :-p

Now that's a reason to have front mounted USB ports...
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post #4 of 7
any decibel or cfm specs.? couldn't find any
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I've gott to assume it's like those cheap plastic battery-powered things you can buy at any tourist shop when it's over 70 degrees.
Very noisy, don't move much air. Fortunately, the blades are soft, so you can't attack your brother with one and hurt him. It sure is annoying though I wonder if you go break the surface of the eye with one of those...

Seriously, have you guys ever seen one of those fans from before 1950? I've got one in my basement - big ass clunker, all iron. It's in a dry spot, so it doesn't rust much. Here's the thing - they didn't know how to make fine wire strong back then, so you had to make the guard thick wire. And too much wire in front of the fan lessens the airflow.... so the guards were about 3 inches apart at the rim. You could easily lose a child's hand in there. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> My Mom put it away when I started investigating electrical things in 1987, and it's remained in the basement since.

I guess if you shine it up it's rather pretty - there's no other reason to keep it. Maybe Grandma owned it.
post #6 of 7
If it's in decent condition you could get a pretty penny for it on eBay.
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post #7 of 7
Looks cool. Good idea by Kensington.
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