USB Mini Fridge drink chiller battles booze?
Hot and bothered in the office? Then you need Hong Kong-based gadget seller Brando's latest: the USB Mini Fridge: a single-can cooler that's there for the lager in your life.
USB Mini Fridge: chill, dude
Or perhaps not. This device may actually be a secret weapon in the temperance war on liquor: while the Mini Fridge looks well able to take a standard 550ml tin containing an beverage of the over-sweetened fizzy kind, the pics suggest it's incapable to holding a crafty can of Special Brew. As for a bottle - the drinks container of the beer connoisseur - forget it.
Fridge fans will be please to know that the gadget's authenticity is exact - right down to the little light that comes on when you open the door.
Perfect for pop - lousy for lager?
Plug it in, says Brando, and five minutes later the cabinet temperature is a cool 8.5°C. It can be yours for just $33 (£17/€25). More here.
Real beer isn't chilled anyway...
The little light
"Fridge fans will be please to know that the gadget's authenticity is exact - right down to the little light that comes on when you open the door."
But how do you know that the light doesn't stay on all the time? Perhaps you could test it with a wireless camera.
Standard 550ml tin?
Surely you meant 330ml tin? even a 'big' lager can is only 500ml as opposed to the normal lager size of 440ml and yes I drink a lot :-p
Good things DO come in small packages
Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of miniaturisation, there is some lager that will fit into this fridge: those "mini-bar" style Heineken cans that are shaped like little beer barrels.
There's hope yet
Of course it could quite adequately house one of those small bottles of continental lager that one got on a booze cruise - and if one wanted to stay with the premium strength, I guess a bottle of Duvel or Chimay might fit ....