PluggedIn: USB Gizmos, Gadgets and Trinkets Abound

I’ve got several USB devices. They are easy to use and efficient.
Reuters: Back in the 1990s, when the computing industry banded together to develop an easier and faster way to connect peripheral devices to computers, they expected the new technology to be used for printers and cameras, not rubber duckies.
Nor coffee-cup warmers, for that matter. Or blankets or humidifiers or any of the many strange-but-true gizmos that hook up to desktops and laptops.
The Universal Serial Bus, or USB, standard has opened the way for new generations of external devices to connect to computers efficiently and quickly, without the need to tighten screws or adapt different types and sizes of pins and holes so that everything fits together. (full story)