Darth Vader Toaster, the USB hub of Evil, and other home appliances from the Dark Side
Okay, I know we're all hoarding our money these days, but I wanted to bring this item (and some others) to your attention, in case anybody out there happens to be shopping for USB hubs or Darth Vader helmets anyway. From ThinkGeek.com, Darth USB has 480 MBps of digital connectivity and four ports. The eyes glow, the head turns, and Vader speaks when you insert a new USB device. I want this so bad. He costs fifty bucks.
Speaking of his evilness, at a slightly higher price point, there's also this telephone. "When the phone rings, Darth Vader's motorized head moves, Star Wars music plays, lights flash, and the mechanical respirator breathing apparatus sounds." The handset is on the back of his helmet.
And how about a Darth CD/DVD Wallet Storage Case? This is eleven bucks. This is more my speed. Perhaps it is yours, too.
You know what would have made this Darth Toaster perfect? That's right. If it were shaped more like his head. If the eyes were red indicator lights telling you when your toast is done. It pains me to see a brilliant idea executed in a half-assed manner. Oh well. This one is fifty bucks.
This last one is not something you can readily purchase, and it's not an appliance, but it's pretty hilarious. Read more about it at the creator's website here.