transformer-hubYou know what would be really cool? A netbook that could be folded up and “transformed” into a working MP3 player that you could stick in your pocket. Or how about one that could transform into a programmable robot? You know what’s not quite as cool? A USB hub that only looks like a netbook, and which transforms into a toy robot with a cassette deck in its chest.

Still, that’s exactly what one Japanese company is selling for about $42. Because you know you need a cassette deck to play your Paula Abdul tape collection.

On the other hand, I suppose it would be kind of cool in an ironic way to plug a 4-port USB hub that looks like a netbook into your netbook.

Update: Engadget points out that the cassette deck doesn’t work any better than the fake computer.

via Gizmodo and Craziest Gadgets

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6 replies on “It’s a netbook, wait it’s a USB hub, no, it’s a… really?”

  1. I only have one question, but it’s VERY important. The fate of humanity may depend on it…

    Autobot or Decepticon?

  2. yo dawg, i herd u like netbooks so i got a usb hub like a netbook u can plug into ur netbook so you can netbook while u netbook

    Seriously! Where can I get a Beta tape player that will align its stars with my 8-track and happily display on a CRT?

  3. I believe they (the Japanese) were the ones who originally gave us microwaves that look like TV sets. Their thinking probably ran something like: “Well, the TV sets are selling, so people evidently like stuff that looks like that.” It obviously worked.

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