USB Cafe Pad
Keep your drink warm.
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This is probably the most useful USB-powered device we've come across. Not only does it provide a useful function, but it actually makes a ton of sense for it to be USB powered.
Many of us enjoy tasty beverages while working on a computer. The USB Cafe Pad will keep that drink warm! It steals power from your computer's USB port, but it's for a good cause.
Features & specs:
- On/off button
- 3 foot cord
- Instructions included
USB Café Pad. It keeps your coffee warmer.
The USB Café Pad cup warmer is really hot right now. Literally, it's really hot. Not like scorching hot, but definitely toasty enough to keep even the most grandé coffee mug at a good temp.
Plug the USB cup warmer into your computer's USB port and it heats up. You can then put any object on top of it that you want to keep warm. Vat19 and the manufacturer recommend a coffee mug. We're not going to be held responsible if you put your tongue on it. Don't even scroll down. We don't have pictures. Seriously, we don't.
Is the USB cup warmer dangerous?
This is kind of like asking if a microwave is dangerous. No, unless you put your cat inside of it. Let's be sensible. We're dealing with heat and electricity here. So, if you like to work on your laptop in the bathtub, maybe you shouldn't connect up the USB café pad. Just a thought.
For the detail-oriented, the USB Café pad ranges from 104-176 degrees Fahrenheit.
The USB cup warmer at work!
So, you've sauntered into work on Monday at about 9:30am (the line at S'Bucks was a gazillion miles long) and just as you're about to log on to YouTube, your boss comes in barking questions like a maniac. You can't even get a sip of your coffee as you defend yourself. By the time His Highness has left, your coffee is tepid. Which is narsty. But, if you had purchased the USB cup warmer, you'd have coffee warmer than room temp. Dig it.
|Please note that you must leave your mug on the USB coffee warmer in order to enjoy its heat-supplying properties. Also, please take note of the unbelievable cross-promotion in this image. (Check out the Van Gogh disappEARing mug we're holding.) |
Do not fall asleep on your USB café pad. It may cause you to grow a really bad beard.
The USB Café Pad has some awesome packaging
We have mentioned on the USB Christmas Tree page that the packaging has some super sweet Chinese-to-English translations on it. And yes, it certainly does. Check it out:
- "Keep warm for any drink."
- "Temperature range: 40 - 80 celsius (from boarder to center)"
- "Be ideal for using anywhere."
- "Warning: Avoid any tinder." (This warning seems about as useful as a microwave saying, "Avoid any cat.")
Questions about the USB Café Pad
1. Will the USB coffee warmer actually keep my drink warm?
Answer: Most definitely. It gets quite toasty (104 - 176 degrees Fahrenheit).
2. Does the USB cup warmer have an on/off switch?
Answer: Yup. So, if you've plugged in your USB coffee warmer and it's still not heating up, you should probably turn it on. (Hint: check the switch).
3. How long is the cord on the USB cup warmer?
Answer: It's 3ft. If that's not enough cord for you, you can purchase a USB extender.
4. Does the USB cup warmer work on all computers?
Answer: Yes, but only if your computer has a USB port. You can check to see if your computer has a USB port by noticing how many colors you can see on the screen. If you only have a black screen with green text, you definitely don't have a USB port.
If your computer looks anything like this, you probably don't have a USB port.
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