Web Wednesday: The useless box that surprises

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Courtesy of ThinkGeek.
Courtesy of ThinkGeek.

The useless box. We’ve seen it for sale in online shops. We’ve seen it in action. We’ve even thought “what’s the point” – after all, it is called the useless box.

But at no point did somebody think to improve on the idea of the useless box. After all, what more does it need to do than flip a switch?

Until now. Watch the video above and consider yourself enlightened.

Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.

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