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New USB hub from Thanko looks and feels like a real gold ingot

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. zekrahminator

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    Anyone wanting to pretend to rob Fort Knox in the comfort of their living room can now do it, and get a free USB hub. For ¥5,980 ($52/£27/€40), you can snatch yourself a nice 2.4 Kilogram (weight of a real gold ingot) shiny USB hub. While it has no real gold in/on it, the USB hub certainly has the look. The 19.6 x 7.3 x 4.9cm block, sporting 8 USB ports, should ship sometime in December. More details on Thanko's site.
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    But is it SLI or Crossfire certified? Because I don't attach anything to my system unless it is certified by a graphics card company.
     
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    I like the picture...

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    You're kidding, right?

    A SLI compatible USB hub? Do you have SLI compatible CPU cooler and case fans? SLI hard drives, Mouse/Keyboard, speakers, LCD? Probably the special green SLI-Certified nVidia case? SLI power cables connected to a SLI-Certified power-outlet powered by an SLI-Certified power plant that uses SLI-Certified Uranium from an SLI-Certified country?
     
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    warning! warning! sarcasm completely missed!
     
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    But my computer isn't running off the sweet taste of SLI-Certified power!

    I have some sweet SLI-Certified air if you're running air cooling. And even if you're water cooling, this air is so special that if you cool it to only -182.95 °C, it will condense into LIQUID AIR! Then you can use it in your liquid cooling system. Only $200 a jar! Buy before Christmas and get Half Off!

    Rough amount of air needed to fill an average case is 15 jars. One complete filling will last one to two weeks. nVidia can not be held responsible for any damage that SLI-Air causes to your system. Use at your own risk. SLI-Air is non-refundable. All sales are final. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. In feugiat augue sed magna. Mauris tortor sem, tincidunt quis, lacinia sed, gravida a, massa. Vestibulum lectus. Nullam pellentesque porttitor lacus. Curabitur augue ante, porttitor in, consectetuer ac, venenatis at, lorem. Vestibulum imperdiet, tellus eu sollicitudin convallis, lacus tortor auctor eros, at. Thank you for reading the small, yet pointless, text. Now buy some!
     
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    RoHS compliant no doubt, LOL - I bet it's solid LEAD. That's funny. The weight must make it nice and stable, though. :)
     
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    haha. a japanese pirate! thats great.
     
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    2kg usb hub... wow thats heavy
     
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    Some sort of butt pirate, as it would seem. I can't understand the appeal of this? Particularly, for the price? God, I would be fucking offended if someone got me this for Christmas. I'd want to sling it at them in a manner befitting a biblical scene. Seriously, what a waste of money. For $50? Get me condoms and alcohol of the same value, or piss off entirely.
     
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    No way am I kidding. Every component in any good gaming computer has to be certified by a graphics card company. How else are you supposed to know if a part is good or not?
     
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    LMFAO :roll:
     
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    That looks nothing like gold.
     
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